Musings of a busy user experience designer on
design, art, music and working life.

User Experience

NoUI and the danger of invisible design

Product designers are hiding the workings of the system as they try to create a better user experience. Users are becoming increasingly divorced from their actions. Is there a danger here? Why should designers counteract this and can we be smarter without sacrificing simplicity?

Working life

UI and UX design tools of choice

I finally did it. Last year, I ditched Adobe software and moved on. It wasn’t an easy decision, as Photoshop and Illustrator, both workhorses of the design industry, have served me extremely well over nearly 16 years.

Working life

Designer’s Stockholm syndrome

They are overly expensive, closed to any modification and difficult to fix by oneself if hardware goes bad. So why are designers so fixated by their Macs?

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