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We’ve all heard the news: AI is taking the world by storm. As a designer, one would think it to be a grave threat to our profession, as artificial intelligence (AI) is also very much capable of executing creative work. In a lot of ways, AI carries out creative tasks up to some extent that […]
Ask A Designer Round 4: Considering Accessibility and Designing InclusivelyLaura McCutchan
As a team, we recognize the importance of designing good experiences for everyone. And as the world becomes more and more impacted by advancements in technology and the evolution of digital experiences, our design team decided to actively play a responsibility in ensuring everyone is accounted for. Making it a priority during the first quarter […]
Reducing Uncertainties With Design Thinking: The 7 Uncertainty IndexHamza Qamar
More than just a buzzword, design thinking has been central to solving a lot of customer problems, especially for product managers and designers. However, with so many uncertainties in the business environment, like market volatility, changing customer preferences, and regulatory ambiguity, organizations can find it challenging to make strategic decisions. Hence, it is critical to assess the level of uncertainty associated with the problem at hand, especially when deciding whether or not you want to adopt a design thinking approach to solve the problem. And that’s exactly what Director of Product and Design Hamza Qamar unfolds through the 7 Uncertainty Index in his latest article.
Solving Complexity in Sprints: A 5-Step Breakdown of Design SprintsOsama Nadeem
Design Sprints have long been used as an integral part of the design process used by design and product teams. But is there an effective way to carry out the various stages of the design sprint process? Most teams who conduct design sprints, for example, won’t pay enough attention to research at any stage of the sprint. In this article, Product Designer Osama Nadeem breaks down his 5-stage approach to the design sprint process, detailing what goes into each stage, and when research should come in to play a critical role.
Design Tokens: Creating a Single Source of Truth for Your Design SystemDana Mitchell
Design tokens are the MVPs of the design world. But despite that, there is still much to learn about them and how to use them right. Are they only worth their assigned, numeric values? How integral are they to the rest of your processes? What can go wrong if you don’t introduce them correctly into your design system? All of these are questions that every designer should seek the answers to before getting into design tokens. Or, better yet, you can find the answers in this in-depth write up by Senior Product Designer Dana Mitchell! Join her as she simplifies design tokens and uncovers their true value for design systems.
Ask A Designer Round 3: Staying CuriousLaura McCutchan
From books to blogs to podcasts, UX/UI and product designers have always sought sources of knowledge and inspiration that help keep them on top of the latest trends and advancements in such a competitive field. What methods they adopt, what they suggest designers should do to stay sharp, and what their favorite sources of learning are, Director of Design Laura McCutchan gets the answers to all of these questions in this third part of the Ask A Designer Series — and its a conversation with our design team that you don’t want to miss!
Empowering Your Team through Feedback: A Manager’s Guide For Effective Communication in the WorkplaceHaseeb Danyal
What are the KPIs of success for a team lead or a manager? Is your success reflected in the results delivered by your team? Or does it go deeper than that? Interestingly, the quality of output that comes from your team will largely depend on how you treat each individual on the team, and this is an area where managers will benefit significantly if they invest their time and effort towards it. In this article by Manager Design Operations, Haseeb Danyal, learn how to initiate and maintain effective communication in the workplace to enhance and how you can empower them with valuable feedback using this template and questionnaire.
Designer Career Ladders: Enhancing the Performance and Growth of Design TeamsHaseeb Danyal
Building an efficient and high-performing design team is an integral part of any organization that offers design as part of their service portfolio. But is just hiring designers and assigning them responsibilities enough? Good designers don’t just need to be hired — they need to be motivated, encouraged, and pushed up their respective career paths! That’s what we’ve achieved with the Dual-Lane Designer Career Ladder!
Ask A Designer Round 2: Questions For Designers, From DevelopersLaura McCutchan
In our previous (and first!) Ask A Designer segment, we sat down in conversation with our design team for up close and personal insights into their day to day lives, their challenges, and their ways of working. This time, we’re taking an outside look: our development team sat down with our designers to ask them questions that they’ve always wanted answers to! In an effort to best understand how designers work, and their perspectives on important factors like accessibility, research, etc., this QnA between the two teams did much more than answer questions — it helped break down barriers in communication, improve collaboration, and make the process of working smoother and easier for both sides.
Ask A Designer: An Open Conversation with Product & UX DesignersLaura McCutchan
If you meet any designer and ask them what their day-to-day life looks like, they’ll tell you how many questions they have to deal with on a regular basis. Be it answering to other stakeholders or discussing deadlines, there is a plethora of questions that any UI/UX designer or product designer has to face. So, in order to equip designers to better tackle certain situations, we sat down with five of our own design team members to learn their unique perspectives and approaches in dealing with these various questions and circumstances. Meet our designers and uncover their answers in this Ask A Designer blog.