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Do engineers make for the best product designers?

Maybe budding designers should get comp sci. degrees instead.

Engineers & Product Design

It seems like a rather counter-intuitive thought. Look at some of the design thought leaders of today — Matias Duarte (Google), Julie Zhuo (Facebook), or even some veterans like Jared Spool and Don Norman. Their job titles, the books they write, their talks and seminars are all to do with design.

Except…

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A quick guide to building newsletters

In 2009, The Wall Street Journal declared email dead. “Email has had a good run as king of communications,” the newspaper wrote. “But its reign is over.” Well, wrong. Newsletters have been back for a while no and they are bigger than ever. However, there’s still a lot to be done. Sending an automated digest of stories is no longer effective in the increasingly crowded and competitive inbox.

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Designers, Team Connections & Credibility

I’ve been getting a recurring bundle of questions through the Linkedin Career Advice Program: Designers want to know how their opinions and view points can connect with senior stakeholders, therefore influencing the outcome of the product design strategy, while also increasing visibility to their efforts, to the Discipline itself and the Process by which solutions are achieved. I’ll address my...


Accessible by Design

Accessible design is not only a matter of civic-mindedness. It is becoming risky not to take users of all abilities into account. Here are some simple things we can do to help our apps and website be more accessible to all.

In Ireland alone, there are 643,131 disabled people (2016 Census). This accounts for 13.5 per cent of the population. Statistics can be cold and impersonal. When we witness...


Instruments for UI/UX designer work

To be a good designer it’s not enough to know a basic soft like Sketch, Figma, Adobe Illustrator, etc. Design process can’t be limited…