Out of all the different types of card sorting I’ve learned, this modified Delphi card sorting method is the most interesting one.
As designers, our intuition and judgement take a big part when it comes to evaluating our own design ideas.
Sometimes, I kill ideas when they’re still in my head.
The problem with that is several fold.
How to expand your design explorations? How not to explore just “safe” design options?
Trained academically as a computer science student, I was used to/still sometimes evaluate feasibility too early. When a solution appears, my mind starts asking “is this feasible” very quickly. That’s the downside of having an engineering mindset: you may run “feasibility evaluations” for your design solutions your head too early, rather than putting all the solution options onto the table, and waiting for your engineering partners’ expertise. This resulted in eliminating certain solutions prematurely. When you care about “what is feasible” too much too early, you stop going an extra mile to add a level of star experience for your users.
Thoughts & learnings cost & benefits of doing user testing in the best way.
You’ve applied a few UX designer jobs. You check your email every few hours to see if there are any interview opportunities. No matter which channel you’ve used to send out resume/portfolio, if the hiring manager likes your info, you’ll head into further conversations.
Chinese version: 《UX设计师美国找工作总结 | 第二弹：面试来袭！？》
You just checked your resume to make sure every “i” dotted and “t” crossed. You polished your portfolio once again. You’re good to go to apply for your next job as a UX Designer. But, where to begin? How can you maximize your exposure to recruiters/HR/Hiring Managers? Which channels should you focus your efforts on?
Chinese version: 《UX设计师美国找工作总结 | 第一弹：简历、作品集投到哪里？》
So far, I’ve experienced the following airline traveling within the United States: Delta, United Airlines, Island Air (commuter flight in Hawaii) and today Virgin America. It’s hard to say which one I prefer the most.
After a much needed break (more than one month), I’m back today on my 100 days of daily UI design project. Today’s theme is a “Location Tracker”, an interface that track something’s location.
I remember the day when I got this theme, well, more than one month ago, and I thought, uh – a running route tracker? Can I think of anything other than what everyone else is designing? Finally, after the holidays and all the festivity, when I looked at this theme again — why not a Santa tracker?
San Francisco has a much better public transportation system than cities and towns around it, but it still needs to better.