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Essential Reading for UX Designers

An ongoing reading list of essential reading for UX Designers. These books cover the main skills and knowledge you need to survive as a user-centred designer. Design Fundamentals…

Evil UX Practices

When you walk into a supermarket you are typically greeted by the smell of fresh baked bread or the sight of row upon row of colourful, fragrant vegetables….

Tips for Low Fidelity Wireframing

Fancy prototyping and wireframing software comes and goes but sketching is still the ultimate design communication tool. Some tips for low fidelity wireframing: Start rough and refine. Use…

Unconscious Bias in Design

Although we all like to consider ourselves completely objective, we each are prey to a whole host of assumptions, thought patterns and preferences that affect our decisions and…

Newstalk: The Business of Design

This podcast from Ireland’s Newstalk fm discusses the business side of design in Ireland, from high street fashion and design education to manufacturing. “The function of design is…

Book Review: Design is a Job

Mike Monteiro’s irreverent “Design is a Job” is the only self-help book any designer will ever need. Full of practical advice such as how to network effectively, what…

Ikea Concept Kitchen 2025

Recently unveiled at the 2015 Milan design fair was Ikea’s Concept Kitchen 2025. This kitchen includes a really interesting piece of design incorporating a kitchen table with an…

Simon Sinek: Start With Why

This inspiring TedxPugetSound talk from Simon Sinek implores us to examine not just the things we do but why we do it. Sinek’s hypothesis is that great designers,…

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UX Designers on Twitter

I’m putting together a Twitter list of people who regularly talk about web and interaction design. So far, this list includes some very interesting people: user experience advocates,…

Design on TV

I just came across a design reality tv show from 2005 whilst falling down a YouTube rabbithole. Design for Life, follows petulant French designer Phillippe Starck as he…