Top Design Articles from the UX Design Field [2019 Edition]

User Experience Design Dec 02, 2019
Pixar’s Rules of Storytelling Applied to Product Managers & UX Designers
When I meet people at social gatherings and I’m asked what I do for a living, my response is: “I’m a storyteller.” It makes for a way better conversation than leading with “product management in a…

Galvanize’s (formerly ACL) Shahed Khalili writes about how to frame product design from the perspective of a storyteller.

Great products do less, but better
A few years later, the team behind the product comes to the conclusion it has to do more. Features are added, new use cases are covered, and functionality becomes more sophisticated. That happens…

UX Collective founder Fabricio Teixeira talks about the risk of diluting the value of an application in the case of a feature bloat.

The hidden bias in iterative product development
In his book Thinking, Fast and Slow, Noble Prize-winning economist Daniel Kahneman discusses the psychological phenomenon of loss aversion, which he, along with Amos Tversky, first identified back…

Jesse Weaver warns about the dangers of weakness-based product development over strengths-based product development.

Design tools are holding us back
But design tools are still holding us back. Our tools are still using methods, workflows, and features from graphic and visual design. I get it though. A lot of UI designers come from that…

Tom Johnson bemoans about the restricted nature of most design tools that emulate the tools that were born out of the printing industry.

Stop designing for one user
How many times has this happened to you as an enterprise designer? You start a new project and you’re excited to begin user research. So, you ask someone to provide a list of users, and you get… one…

Gitlab’s UX Director Christie Lenneville gives a glimpse into a dystopian world where entreprise products are built according to the needs of a single, expert user.