When we hear about UX designers, images of colorful post-its, user journeys, brand stories, fun animated prototypes, about cool future technologies, making cool apps and a lot of creative work is probably what popped into your head. But the reality is a little bit different.
I want to know: What you think is the most boring things about UX work?
Although that sounds fun, that’s not all there is to be a UX Designer and actually doing the work. Many things in UX Design are quite boring, repetitive, and not all colorful. (Grey boxes anyone?) …
I know a lot of people are soon going to come out of spring & summer looking for an internship or a job! Maybe you have already started thinking about what the future hold and what you want to create! I also know it can be very scary, stressful and you might even feel a bit lost in it all. …
I have played Pokémon games since I got the Game Boy Advance as a child. I fell in love with the strategy of the games in combination with the cute and cool looking creatures.
But there are some things that are quite annoying and somewhat strangely designed that has stuck around in the series of games. So I was happily surprised when I played through the latest title in the series and noticed quite a few updates and positive changes! (Sword & Shield → I’m going to write S&S for short). …
I will give you a short description, my thoughts & 3 key learnings of the books Emotional Design by Don Norman, Nudge by Richard H. Thaler & Cass R. Sunstein, The Psychology of Video Games by Celia Hodent & Ruined By Design by Mike Monterio. I hope this will inspire you to pick up these books as well.
The Books: 100 Things by Susan M. Weinschennk, Ph.D. Mismatch by Kate Holmes, Lean UX by Jeff Gothelf & Josh Seiden, and User Friendly by Robert Fabricant & Cliff Kuang.
This will give you short descriptions of each book, with my thoughts on them as well as 3 key things I think are the best learnings. I hope this will inspire you to pick up these books too!
Do you hear yourself say: “I wish I could read more” or “I should finish that book I started” or “I wish I was one of those people that reads a lot”?
What type of book you want to learn from, be inspired by or experience a story in, determine if you should get it as an audiobook or a physical copy to read.
Books that are meant to inspire you to take action often explain one concept in-depth and mostly fill the rest of the book with stories about how the method or philosophy was applied for other people…
This will give you short introduction to & the most important learnings from the books Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, Creative Confidence by Tom & David Kelley, as well as The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.
With thoughts of what I think of the book as well as the 3 key things I learned from them. I hope this will inspire you too pick up these books too!
This will give you short descriptions of the books The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson, You are a Badass by Jen Sincero & Personality isn’t Permanent by Benjamin Hardy. With my thoughts of the books as well as the 3 key things I learned from each one.
I hope this will inspire you too pick up these books too!
This this will give you short descriptions of the 3 books Atomic Habits by James Clear, The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg & Good Habits Bad Habits by Wendy Wood. With my thoughts of the book as well as the 3 key things I learned from each one. I hope this will inspire you too pick up these books too!