Category: Process

From Idea To Development: How To Write Mobile Application Requirements That Work

    Why write requirements? Well, let’s imagine you want to produce a mobile app, but you don’t have the programming skills. So, you find a developer who can build the app for you, and you describe the idea to him. Surprising...

Applications Of Machine Learning For Designers

    As a designer, you will be facing more demands and opportunities to work with digital systems that embody machine learning. To have your say about how best to use it, you need a good understanding about its applications and relat...

Designing Better App Icons

    Creating that singular piece of graphic design that users will first interact with each time they encounter your product can be intimidating. A beautiful, identifiable and memorable app icon can have a huge impact on the populari...

Algorithm-Driven Design: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Design

    I’ve been following the idea of algorithm-driven design for several years now and have collected some practical examples. The tools of the approach can help us to construct a UI, prepare assets and content, and personalize ...

How Creating A Design Language Can Streamline Your UX Design Process

    Around a year ago, while working at a digital agency, I was given the objective of streamlining our UX design process. Twelve months later, this article shares my thoughts and experiences on how lean thinking helped to instill ef...

What Everyone Should Know About The Process Behind App Design

    I realized something the other day: I’ve been designing apps for nine years now! So much has changed since the early days and, it feels like developers and designers have been through a rollercoaster of evolutions and trend...

Define Your Process To Master Time, Gain Clarity, And Take Control

    How can you be sure you’re moving your design problem in a straight line? That you’re moving directly to a solution? From client to payment, from product to audience? How certain are you of what the second step in yo...

Hey Designers: Stop Being An Afterthought

   There are reasons you’re still saying the same thing after all these years — still talking about how it always seems like design gets tacked on to the end of the process. You should be at the concept meeting, you say, where you can make a real difference. I’ve been hearing it for 15 years....

Product Design Unification Case Study, Part 2: “Burger-Driven” Framework

   In the first part of the case study about Mail.Ru Group product design unification, I described our first approach — a mobile web framework. Aside from creating a unified visual style and interaction principles for a dozen services, we’ve also transformed our design process from the classic &...