What kind of tools do UX designers use? I get asked this all the time by people new to user experience (UX) design. Understandably, they want to learn the tools of the industry so they can get hired, but hiring someone based on the tools they use would be like hiring an artist because they have the right brushes. It’s not about the tools, it’s about method and craft. UX design relies heavily on process and the tools that I use mirror that process.
Despite its slow start, voice interaction is now gaining momentum at an exciting rate. So far, we’ve aimed to recreate basic human conversations. In the future, we may see voice surpass keyboards and screens in terms of the richness of interactions. I take a look at some industries that may be shaken up by this renewed interest in Voice User Interfaces.
YouTube is one of the most successful apps of all time, so it's expert transition from 2D to VR is no surprise. I spent a week studying what YouTube did to transition from a mobile app, into a Virtual Reality experience for Google Daydream. I summarized my findings into 5 valuable lessons that you can apply to the design of any VR app:
Lately, it feels keeping up with all of the trends in UX design feels like a full-time job. I made this playlist as a starting point for any UX designer who wants to keep up with UX design trends. Once you start to like a few videos, YouTube’s algorithm will take over, and you will be swimming in fresh UX content!
I often get asked by students how they can get that first entry-level UX job. I tried to gather all of these questions and give my most comprehensive answers based on the current job market. It covers things such as portfolio help, job-finding sites and getting you an interview when your application hasn't been noticed.