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  • 16 Core UX Principles That Will Have Your Users Smiling

    by UXPin
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      All designers should place the user experience at the center of their design work. If people have a difficult time using a product (website or app), they’re going to take their business somewhere else. UX design is about making sure there’s a match between the website or app’s use and the user’s needs.  We write

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    • How to Apply Strategic Design Principles to UX

      by UXPin
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        Strategic design is the crossroads between user experience and business objectives. It means creating a set of design principles that guide your team through the process of building a product or experience. The principles articulate the vision and mission of your project and keep you focused on the big picture as you move through the

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      • We’ve open sourced the Merge CLI

        by Derek Haynes
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          The release of the recently announced UXPin Merge introduces a new era for UXPin: we’re not just for designers anymore. Merge allows frontend devs to push live, working React components to UXPin. This ensures designers are prototyping with real, up-to-date components and reduces friction in the design/dev handoff. How do developers test components locally and

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        • Meet UXPin Merge: quickly launch a design system devs and designers will love

          by Derek Haynes
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            Like Patrick Bateman inspecting Paul Allen’s business card, it’s easy to be envious when inspecting the design systems of GitHub, IBM, and Atlassian. Responsive? Check. Patterns? Check. Vector-based design libraries? Check. These systems are monuments to work-ethic, discipline, and teamwork. When a design system is launched, it dramatically reduces the time it takes to go

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          • UX Consulting: How To Know When You Need It

            by UXPin
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              You may want to hire a UX consultant before you begin your next product development project. User experience consultants become particularly valuable when you have a team of junior designers or you want to create a product outside of your expertise. By bringing a consultant in before you start the project, you can create an

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            • What Actually Constitutes Design Language?

              by UXPin
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                Visual communication is exceptionally complicated. It’s diverse, boundless, and relentless. To induce a sense of clarity and coherence to it, we need to establish a series of constraints that will help us communicate with our end-users. This is where Design Language comes into play.  Historically, we’ve done the same thing with natural languages. Syntax, semantics,

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              • Join our free webinar “Scaling design with DesignOps2.0”

                by Julia Haleniuk
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                  We’re happy to let you know that we’re hosting a free webinar “Scale design efficiently with DesignOps2.0” with a guest speaker: Erica Rider from PayPal’s internal developer tools team on Oct 29th, 2020 at 10:00 PDT. Join now for free! During the webinar, Erica will share some DesignOps best practices and explain how to smoothly

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                • Creating A User Research Plan (with Examples)

                  by UXPin
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                    Every UX research plan should start with a solid outline. A UX research plan helps to set expectations and document the essentials you need to communicate to stakeholders and clients. Your company needs a strong business case for every user research session, complete with research objectives, goals, methods, and logistical needs for the study. Master

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                  • Interaction Design (IxD): The Next Step for UX Designers

                    by UXPin
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                      There is no single definition for interaction design. However, much of its character shapes digital products, services, artefacts, and spaces with a strong emphasis on user experience. The field is broad, user interaction is diverse and dynamic and involves aesthetics, motion, sound, space. With these elements becoming more granular, i.e. sound design for the crafting

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                    • What Should You Expect From a UX Developer?

                      by UXPin
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                        UX developers can play critical roles in product development. Oddly enough, some people in the industry don’t know what UX developers do. Many others confuse them with front-end developers and UI designers. The following article will give you a deeper understanding of what UX developers do and how they can help you build great products.

                      • How to Use a Design System to Make Great UX Design Decisions

                        by UXPin
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                          Making the right design decision on any stage of the process is tough. What’s more science shows that humans have a finite ability to make good decisions throughout the day. Our willpower literally evaporates during the day as we make decision after decision. Did you ever intend to eat something healthy for dinner, but, too

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