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Should UX Designers Design? Yes, no, maybe

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Like an engineer would have stated: it depends 😊

My skill set really doesn’t strongly suggest visual design. But yes, I’m a UX Designer, for sure. And I’m confident enough to add that I’m pretty good at it. But I’m not the pixel acrobatic.

Side note: you’re unsure about your own skill set or how to put your superpowers? Find a handy tool at the end of this post.

Yes there are plenty of reasons why a UX Designer’s skill set should include strongly developed skills in visual design. No wonder, as most of the results of our work are visual– at least superficially. And so most of us designers are really good– you guess it– designers. But this doesn’t have to be the case for all of us.

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A/B Testing a Physical Prototype

Recently I wrote about a little UX exercise I did at work. It was about prototyping for designers. I’ve been building a prototype of a donation box, to help a colleague to collect some compensation for his expenses—Designers also should build physical prototypes


Meanwhile, that fellow colleague has set up an a/b-test, to find out how to increase the amount per donation. It’s very interesting to see, which issues, or hypothetical improvements were already addressed, while not being aware of my last article.

  • Security — there’s no lock on the prototype
  • Insertion slot — big coins, like our 2€, don’t fit
  • Visual Design — as it is a quick and dirty prototype, the design is quite basic, even ugly
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Colors of India—Personal Filter, Part 3

Week two in India and still a lot of impressions and motifs to capture. We were on a temple trip for two days, and are now back at Mahabalipuram—room at the beach.

Room with a view and sound of the Indian Ocean
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Colors of India—Personal Filter, Part 2

Food Hub in Covelong Rd, Mahabalipuram

Another bunch of photos from our trip to India. After six days at the Ideal Beach Resort, we move on, and are looking forward to seeing other places.

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Colors of India—Personal Filter, Part 1

Some photos of my trip with my family to India—Tamil Nadu in the south. Partly heavily edited with filters and effects. By this I tried to catch the sceneries how I’ve seen them just in these particular moments.

Vibrant colors of housing buildings in Mahabalipuram

Not only incredible—in many dimensions—India is very vibrant, colorful, and full of contrasts.

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Have Your Say in UX 2019

Must be a UX Designer

Be prepared for the forthcoming 2019 UX bingo talks. Here’s a list of (UX) Design vocabulary* you definitely should know.

  • Design Thinking
  • UX Research
  • Journey Maps
  • Content Strategy
  • Storytelling
  • UX Writing
  • Illustrations
  • 3D flat Design
  • Gradients
  • Personalization

* Useless if you don’t know how to talk. Still, only crafting nice pixels and feeling hyper-emphatic won’t get you far.

I’m afraid, you’ve got to do the grammar work, too. Build sentences, write chapters, practice, do, and then, one day, maybe, write your complete book.


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Content & Pixels #3

They’re not only producing happy little moments—Micro Interactions. They can enhance the whole UX.

The valuable process of Design Thinking under discussion. But worth it, if done right.

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