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User Research: Common Mistakes and Best Practices

If I were to write about user research 5 years ago, half of this article would focus on convincing people to include research as part of their product development cycle. However, that time is long gone. Now everyone is customer obsessed. Most product teams spend hours talking to customers in an attempt to empathise before… Keep reading

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Make the Leap —How to Get a UX Design Job without a UX Background

Learn 3 takeaways from 3 designers who got a UX design job without a design degree You’ve probably already heard of the field of UX Design, or User Experience Design. After all, it’s the field responsible for designing the end-to-end experiences of the apps and websites you love. UX Design has become increasingly important for companies,… Keep reading

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People Smarts: 5 Essential Soft Skills for UX Designers

One of the biggest things I learnt when I became a UX designer was the importance of soft skills. A UX practitioner relies heavily on person-to-person know how. Knowing what people need and how to craft a solution that is easy to use, useful, and delightful takes a significant amount of reading between the lines… Keep reading

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The Users Don’t Know What They Want, or Do They?—Asking the Right Questions for UX

There's a stigma in asking questions in professional capacity. Many people worry that asking questions will make them look less informed or worse, ignorant. But I think one of the greatest things about being a UX practitioner is this: you now have the license to ask. Keep Reading

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Getting Started with UX Writing

I came across this tweet from Smashing Magazine the other day, asking, “What are the things you wish you’d known when you started working on the web?”   Two things came to mind: one, is that you will not get good overnight — and knowing the fast-paced tech industry, even if you have mastered one skill,… Keep reading

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So You Wanna Be a UI/UX Designer: Part 2

In previous post, we talked about the core skills needed to become a UI/UX designer, which includes user research, wireframing, visual design, prototyping, basic coding, metric and analytics & writing. In Part 2 today, we are going to take a look at some personal attributes of a UI/UX designer. As a UI/UX designer, your responsibility… Keep reading

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Accessibility & MaGIC

Recently Shaza and UX team had the opportunity to facilitate a citizen ideation programme. In this blog post, she talks on designing UX for scale comes with a moral and ethical obligations to champion accessibility and inclusivity for all, especially one for an entire nation. Keep Reading

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So You Wanna Be a UI/UX Designer

Good user experience is good for business. Zana walks you through some core skills to become a good UI/UX designer in an increasingly challenging industry. Keep Reading

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How Personalization Helps the Online Shopping Experience

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The online shopping experience has gone through personalization and customization as users become more accustomed to shopping online. Jared elaborates on how companies are wagering on making experience more human to attract these savvy shoppers. Keep Reading

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The 6 Commandments of UX Workshop Facilitation

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Facilitating a #UX workshop is a user experience lesson by itself. We learn a lot from it, as summarised by Zana in a series of commandments. Keep Reading