Becoming a UX Designer

Becoming a UX Designer Picture this: you’re at a party, swinging and mingling with other young professionals or students such as yourself. You strike up a conversation with someone at the popcorn bowl. “I’m working as an account manager at KPMG,” he says. “I’m a UX Designer,” you respond. “Oh, so you build websites?” he queries, raising his eyebrows. “I have a friend who needs some work done-” “Well, not exactly…” you stammer. But before you leap into a detailed explanation about UX design and how it is the “process of enhancing user satisfaction with a product by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction with the product” (thanks Wikipedia), you see their eyes glaze over as their beer takes them to their ‘happy place’. And so it goes. Many of us have found ourselves in these situations. But I have finally found a concise way to describe the practice of UX Design parked Read the full article…

Cross-cultural Interface design.

How does culture affect UI design? Last year the design agency I work for merged with a large multinational IT-company. We started to get a lot more international clients so I got the opportunity to help in a pitch for an Arabic airline. This is when I found out that designing for other cultures is much more than just changing currencies and translating the text. It’s the way the website is perceived, what makes it trustworthy?—?it all depends on the norms and values we get from our cultural background. For me, as an interaction designer, this presents a true challenge: How can I ensure an effective design if I’m not truly familiar with cultures other than my own? What is cross-cultural design? Cross-cultural design can be defined as.. … designing technology for different cultures, languages, and economic standings to ensure usability and user experience across cultural boundaries. Why is it so important? The Read the full article…

They turned ‘Rampage’ into a movie (and here’s the first trailer)

 Remember Rampage? It was a classic Midway arcade game (perhaps the greatest arcade game) where you got to bash cities to rubble while playing as a giant gorilla, lizard or wolf. (Let’s be real though: no one wanted to play as the wolf.) Well, Warner Bros. is turning it into a movie starring Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, directed by Brad Peyton. Read the full article…

Overwatch’s Latest Character Moira Is Now Available

Support healer Moira is now available to play in Blizzard’s Overwatch. The new hero is playable on Xbox One, PC, and PS4, according to the official Overwatch Twitter. Moira is described as a “brilliant geneticist,” but one who “pursues scientific discovery unburdened by ethics.” Moira was revealed at BlizzCon 2017 at the start of the month. While Moira’s primary role is as a healer, she can also deliver a fair amount of damage. Her Fade ability lets her teleport around the battlefield. When she isn’t Fade-ing, she Naruto-runs through the action. Read the full article…

The Idiot’s Guide to Stardew Valley Haley Guide Explained

Farming Guide is most likely the most efficient means to earn money early on, in combination with different activities like foraging and fishing. If you don’t comply with this guide you’re objectively playing wrong. This guide to mining is going to teach you nearly everything you must know to be prosperous in the mines, and by what method the mining skill is raised. Why Almost Everything You’ve Learned About Stardew Valley Haley Guide Is Wrong The game provides you with a good experience as you get to relish simulation of what really happens in the actual world in regards to farming. The social game is exactly the same. It’s a really huge game disguising itself as a little indie darling. Recently it has grown into one of the very best multiplayer RPG game. It’s also rated among the very best multiplayer rpg games out there. If you’ve ever tried catching a live fish Read the full article…

A diamond in my circle trademarked “Have fun!” Don’t try angling that square.

? is my response to the prompt “17 syllables on geometric shapes and fun’” Scratch work: I’d say have fun, but that’s trademarked, square. What kind of square trademarks “Have fun!”? in my circle A diamond in my circle trademarked “Have fun!” What a square. 14 Try angling that square. 5 A diamond in my circle trademarked “Have fun!” 11 A diamond in my circle trademarked “Have fun!” Try angling that square. A diamond in my circle trademarked “Have fun!” Don’t try angling that square. Read the full article…

Microsoft now supports game gifting on Xbox One

Microsoft is now rolling out game gifting to all Xbox One owners in time for the holidays, following a test period earlier this year. Gift purchases can be made through the Microsoft Store, allowing friends to buy games for others regardless of regions. While the purchase of new games is supported, Microsoft still isn’t enabling transferring an existing digital game to a friend. Game gifting was a highly-requested feature by Xbox One fans. A post on Microsoft’s Xbox feedback site amassed nearly 5,000 votes over the past three years. Sony still doesn’t support game gifting on the PlayStation 4, but Valve has offered its Steam Gifts feature for quite some time. Game gifting is part of a number of new features Microsoft is rolling out to… Read the full article…

Modernising Corporate Systems: From Chaos To Usability

When talking about users, we usually refer to our existing or potential clients. But it is important to remember that users are not only the customers but also your employees, those who face in-house systems. Their user experience is at least as significant as this of your paying clients, but they are the easiest to […] The post Modernising Corporate Systems: From Chaos To Usability appeared first on Usability Geek Read the full article…

Call of Duty: WW2’s Microtransactions Delayed

Activision has announced a delay for the launch of Call of Duty: WWII’s microtransaction system, which has been pushed until next week. The system allows players to purchase sums of Call of Duty: WWII’s in-game currency (COD Points), which can be exchanged for what the series calls Supply Drops (conventionally dubbed loot boxes). As an update to an earlier announcement, the COD Points live date has been shifted to November 21. As a digital edition owner, your bonus of 1,100 CP will be awarded at that time. Thank you for your patience. — Activision Support (@ATVIAssist) November 14, 2017 Read the full article…

The 6 Things People Won’t Tell You About Leadership in the Design Industry

http://catalystreview.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Design-Leadership.jpg When we think about the skills we want to learn, we often think about hard skills such as systems, research, visuals and so on. What most young designers often don’t realize is that soft skills, specifically the skills of communication and collaboration, are just as important as technical skills. A skill that encompasses the two is leadership. For any aspiring designer wanting to become a design leader, it is helpful to have an understanding of leadership and how it works in order to decide if you want to be in this position. Leading a team is hard if you haven’t had any experience directing people or the nature of the work itself. The results of a project can be disappointing if you don’t directly work with your peers, but when you do, it’ll can lead to great results and tangible impact. In design school, I have been the group leader Read the full article…

Design bound by ethics

Being able to sleep at night after work Design is a beautiful thing. You have the ability to take an idea and effectively make it a great experience for another person. In other words, your design has the power to affect the people that come face to face with it. When you have that type of role in the design process of these ideas, you are bound ethically to how your design helps or hinders someone their goal. Great design blends in and furthers the goals of the person it’s used by.Bad design is, in it’s purest form, harmful to the person it’s consumed by. Whether their goals are: physical, emotional, psychological, financial… there is something that person needs to accomplish with something that you have designed. If they can’t accomplish their goals, or are even hindered by it trying to use it, then you are essentially at fault. The great thing is that if Read the full article…

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How to fight back against image fraud

Anger. Frustration. Dismay. Even boredom. The unauthorised use of imagery is taking an emotional toll on artists around the world, for sure. Every single day, artists like John Howe report on their Facebook page that their imagery has been used without permission. Exclusive offer: Save 15% on Adobe Creative Cloud now Prints, coffee mugs, T-shirts, aprons, pencil cases… you name it, pinched artwork appears in many forms on Etsy. Then there are those unscrupulous dealers who’ll scan artwork in and sell it as their own to publishers who should be buying work from the original artist. And the problem seems to be getting worse. Mike Lim’s artwork, published in Portugal without permission “To be honest, it makes me mad,” says Mike Lim, AKA Daarken, whose work was lifted from Spectrum and used as a Game of Thrones cover by a Portuguese publisher. “Stolen art can be a huge problem for Read the full article…

How Snipperclips went from tiny indie game to Nintendo Switch launch title

In the summer of 2015, brothers Adam and Tom Vian spent eight hours building a prototype game about two cute pieces of paper who could snip each other into different shapes in order to solve puzzles. They called it Friendshapes. Two years later, the game — under the new moniker Snipperclips — was one of just a handful of Nintendo-published titles available at the launch of the Switch, alongside the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. For the small team at London-based SFB Games, it’s been a surreal journey, one that continues today with the launch of an enhanced version called Snipperclips Plus, which will see the previously digital-only game sold at retail for the first time. “[The game’s success] cemented in my mind that… Read the full article…

The best iPad deals for November 2017

If you’re looking to pick up a hot iPad deal this November, then you’ve come to the right place. Apple’s unlikely to take much, if anything, off its flagship iPad models on Black Friday or Cyber Monday at the end of the month, but there are bargains to be had right now from retailers – and we’ve got the best ones right here.  We’ll be working hard all month to dig out the biggest bargains from the most reputable retailers, and we’ll be posting them here as soon as they launch.  And if you’re in the market for more creative hardware generally, don’t miss the following articles: Best cheap laptop deals, Best monitors for creatives, The best Wacom tablet deals, 6 smartphone deals for designers, and our exclusive Adobe Creative Cloud deal.  Read on for the best iPad deals to be had this November… 01. iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) deals Read the full article…

5 PC Games You Don’t Want to Miss – November 10

Welcome to the first episode of our newest PC-focused show, Hot Keys! Every Friday, Hot Keys will take a look at the five PC games you don’t want to miss this week. We’ll be finding you the diamond in the rough games you may not have seen, as well as letting you know when a game you might already love has something exciting going on. We’ll also dive deeper into our top pick of the week for a hands-on Let’s Play to show off exactly why we like it so much. Watch the first episode above, and read on to see our key picks this week. Read the full article…

Tips for the Most Interactive Digital Signage Content Creation

While every single business field today is competing hard and fast for better customer traffic, noteworthy is the fact that a lot of factors play an effective role in this. Do you know about the Digital Signage content creation? Revealing a flash content with proper media in a better sequence is not everybody’s cup of tea. You must hold on to see if your content stands adequate enough for the readers to read and grasp at once, or is it too slow to still the readers’ attention and getting them with the flow of reading! · Evaluate the targeted audience first: Indeed! Not every spectacular is the same. Not everyone looks at your content and advertisement in the same manner as the others. As such, while you are portraying your contents with the medium of video walls, digital signage, touch screen, or even way finding, having a content structure that can Read the full article…

Hulu is the first big streaming service coming to the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo’s gaming tablet is finally getting some streaming content. Today, the company revealed its first major media app will be Hulu, which will be available later today. The Switch version will be the full Hulu app, including the company’s live TV package and on-demand subscription service. With the release Hulu becomes the first major streaming service available on the Switch to users in the US. Hulu. It’s been a long time coming for Nintendo fans; since the Switch first launched in March, the focus has been almost entirely on games. The console did receive some streaming content with the launch of YouTube-like service Niconico in July, but it was exclusive to Japan. With the very important holiday season soon… Read the full article…