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My message to icon designers: stop focusing on the "fun" part of the job so much, which is drawing pretty icons (and don't get me wrong, those look great). The real problem with icons is not that we don't have enough nice-looking icons, it's that it's very hard to find icons. Very few sets are properly tagged beyond a filename, and there's even fewer ways to search across multiple sets.
This set looks great but I also know I'll never use it because there isn't a quick, practical way for me to know if there's an icon for "save" or "shopping cart" beyond looking at the icons one by one and hoping I didn't miss any.
Great post. I think one thing that helps a lot is having hobbies or other activities on the side besides work. Not only does it give you a temporary escape from having to think about work, but it also gives you another source of self-worth and motivation.
Personalizing an email newsletter that goes out to millions of subscribers is actually pretty challenging on a technical level. It means replacing a single API call that passes on a common email template to some newsletter provider by a million individual API calls that each generate a personalized newsletter and send it. So it might not be possible for purely technical reasons.
There's something pretty arbitrary and unsettling about how tech companies deal with these issues these days. If your behavior gets flagged on YouTube you might lose access to your Gmail access; and while not as severe this is another example of how arbitrary the rules can be.
Even if there were good reasons to penalize this agency just suspend their account for a month as a warning, don't just ban them forever. And if you can't share the reason for the ban publicly, then how is anybody going to learn to improve their behavior?
Bold choice to design a calendar that doesn't have sequential dates. Also gotta appreciate how they throw in random non-clickable symbols, numbers, and letters to keep you on your toes.
No no no you're doing it all wrong, you're supposed to announce the feature a year in advance, then release a landing page to collect emails, then make another announcement for the private beta, then release a public beta that nobody can get to work, then a week off release another landing page with a countdown, and only then actually release the feature for everybody to use!
I take real issue with the term "Human Experience". It reeks of a human-centric worldview reinforced by centuries of people-dominated society. What about non-human users, like dogs, AIs, API clients, or cryptocurrency entrepreneurs?
That's why I personally prefer the inclusive term "Being Experience". Here at Being Deluxe Design Studio we really try to focus on all five kingdoms of life (don't forget about those prokaryotes!), and after our workshops many CEOs have told us they now understand the importance of including houseplants in their personas.
[I'll admit I didn't watch the video… but I couldn't resist just based on the title, sorry!]
What really goes into designing the kind of website clients happily pay high prices for?
Finding rich clients.
It might seem obvious to some, but freelancing successfully is much more about picking the right clients than anything else.
The thing with advice is, either it's specific and that means it will only apply to a small percentage of situations; or it's general and it becomes so vague as to be meaningless. Guess which category this falls into…
EDIT: after reading it more that was probably a bit harsh, those are good pieces of advice for beginners. Although my comment does apply to a lot of UX writing more generally…
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