UX writing and how I learned to unlearn long-form

An anecdotal learning experience Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash I used to work as an in-house creative for an eCommerce company. I was head of the creative team working on an ATL and social media campaign when a job dropped in my inbox that I was highly unqualified for (but I didn’t know that then).Continue reading “UX writing and how I learned to unlearn long-form”

Why The Minimal Design Movement Stunted My Skills & Ruined Everything

Ask me for a sphere and I’ll draw you a circle. Photo by pure julia on Unsplash I am not a designer, nor have I ever been. Have people thought I was a designer? Yes. Is it a product of a perfectly curated image I present of myself online? Also, yes. That is not to sayContinue reading “Why The Minimal Design Movement Stunted My Skills & Ruined Everything”

User journeys and paywalls on news media sites

An analysis of four news media sites and how they use paywalls. Photo by UX Indonesia on Unsplash Pop-ups and paywalls have long been the bane of UX designers across the world. No user wants to fend off advances from unwelcome pop-ups asking them to sign up to newsletters, allow cookies, download that free e-book orContinue reading “User journeys and paywalls on news media sites”

Prototype for BFF (Best Fashion Finds)

I’ll say right off the bat, I’ve been lazy. instead of writing down a long honest to goodness blog about the prototype, I’ve simply copy-pasted a presentation I made about it. Let’s hope things don’t get too vague. Feel free to drop a comment and ask me about it. The brief was to make anContinue reading “Prototype for BFF (Best Fashion Finds)”

Netflix Recommendations and Visual Personalization

Photo by Mahrous Houses on Unsplash With binge-watching audience behaviour on the rise, there are many of us who are all too familiar with the UX of the video platform. Up until online video sharing and platforms, audiences were stuck watching whatever movie or show that their cable provider had decided to show them. The internetContinue reading “Netflix Recommendations and Visual Personalization”

Left Handedness and Mobile User Experience

An inconvenience experiment Photo by Rob Hampson on Unsplash It’s no secret that the world has always favoured right-handed users over left-handed users when it comes to product design. Whether it’s a mobile app or something as simple as a writing desk, left-handed users have always lamented the fact that they are usually an afterthought. AccordingContinue reading “Left Handedness and Mobile User Experience”

The Unspoken Rules of the Period Sisterhood

Photo by Polina Zimmerman from Pexels I was stood outside the stalls in the girl’s bathroom. Obscene artworks by untrained hands lined the walls. The stalls, on the other hand, served as our daily gossip bulletins. My best friend was sequestered in one such stall. She had just gotten her period and in true form hadContinue reading “The Unspoken Rules of the Period Sisterhood”