At UXPin’s Design Value Conference in March 2022, we hosted five design industry leaders to understand Design and DesignOps at some of the world’s biggest organizations. We were honored to have Salomé Mortazavi share her insights and experience from working with multiple Fortune 500 organizations helping to “break down silos to align teams around customer(…)
As technology and product design workflows evolve, new tech roles open. UX engineers are one of those emerging niche positions, helping to facilitate collaboration between design and development. We’ll explore the difference between a UX designer vs. UX engineer, their responsibilities, and how these team members work together. UXPin is a code-based design tool bridging(…)
DesignOps requires a different skillset to UX design and design leaders, so understanding its role and function are essential for hiring the right people and management. A design leader is responsible for “what” the organization is creating (the product), while DesignOps must focus on “how” the company delivers the product.
ing with designers to turn design ideas into functioning code. Front-end and back-end engineers use this code as a foundation to develop the final product.
In February 2022, UXPin hosted a free webinar with DesignOps expert Dave Malouf titled Holistic Design Operations. Dave discusses how he and his team solved the “human operational problem” to break down silos–a common issue with large and enterprise organizations. Join us for the May 2022 webinar about building centralized design system for enterprises. Sign(…)
Many programming languages use packages to build and scale websites, software, and other digital products. These packages allow engineers to extend a project’s functionality without writing and maintaining additional code. This article will explain these terms from a designer’s perspective, so you get a basic understanding of how packages work and why engineers use them.
A UX engineer’s (UXE) toolkit includes design and engineering tools. They are engineers first, so most tools apply to development, but they also use a fair share of design tools. Working between product design and development means that UX engineer tools must allow for collaboration between both disciplines. They must also work with DesignOps and(…)
Prototyping is challenging for designers using image-based design tools. These static mockups and prototypes never achieve the fidelity and functionality required to get accurate feedback from testing and stakeholders. Designers often have to use several tools throughout the design process; one for design, one for prototyping, and another for testing. This workflow is not only(…)
Design sprints have become common strategies for companies to solve big problems fast! Developed by ex-Googler Jake Knapp, the design sprint methodology is about prototyping and testing a product in just five days. Prototype and test your design sprint product with UXPin. Built-in design libraries allow you to drag-and-drop components to quickly build high-fidelity mockups(…)
The industry average for designer to developer ratio is between 1:10 and 1:20. Some of the biggest tech companies operate with much lower ratios between 1:5 and 1:8. Many factors influence the designer to developer ratio, and there is no secret formula early-stage startups can apply. Companies can take steps to optimize design workflows to(…)
Design handoff tools help facilitate smoother transitions from design to development. These tools provide engineers with practical documentation, high-fidelity prototypes, and features to communicate and collaborate effectively. Without an effective design handoff process, designers and engineers spend hours, days, or even weeks of back and forth trying to bridge the gap between design and development.
On the surface, building a design system is a matter of designing a collection of elements, components, text styles, and colors. But the truth is it’s a more complex procedure. Building, managing, and scaling a design system requires principles and direction. This article was inspired by the webinar about Design System with Carola Cassaro, which(…)
Developing a design system is not about aesthetics and making things look pretty. It’s a powerful design tool that improves cohesion and consistency, reduces time-to-market, and enhances collaboration between teams. In our free eBook, Design Systems: Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your Own, we succinctly define a design system and its purpose as follows: “The primary(…)
Design is much more than creating the look and feel of a product, isn’t it? It has a real impact on the people, processes, and business. We gathered top specialists who have influenced the way things are run in their companies to tell you their stories. It’s all for free! Sign up and join us(…)
Enterprise design thinking was invented by IBM to compensate for the disconnect that enterprises often experience between teams, stakeholders, and end-users. It takes IDEO’s traditional design thinking methodology and changes it in a way to tackle the unique challenges of enterprise-level projects. IBM’s Enterprise design thinking methodology has one major benefit. It prioritizes human connections(…)
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