As technology and efficiency improve, our products have become less beautiful and unique

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Simply Bland

The continued growth of the user experience industry has impacted the design field indefinitely. Much of contemporary design gets driven by UX information such as accessibility standards, research, and…


How designers can use philosophical thinking to create meaning.

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The ability to design well requires knowledge, talent, and wisdom.

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Developing a better user experience requires taking risks

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Sometimes users do not know what they want until we discover and push unique concepts that best solves their needs.

A proper UX ideation phase includes quantitative data, rigorous testing, and vast amounts of research. Add in detailed personas and colored post-it notes on a whiteboard, and you…



Using storytelling to sell your designs to stakeholders

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How history has changed my perspective on getting jabbed


The importance of designing solutions for the needs of everyone


Designers must embrace data and learn how to communicate effectively as UX research continues to drive design decisions

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How strategy and psychology can streamline your design workflow

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1. Avoiding Shiny Object Syndrome

The first method graphic designers…

Michael Buckley

Creative Director & Design Strategist. Interested in philosophy, psychology, and problem-solving. I write to explore my thoughts and share ideas.

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