This year started with an exciting invitation: together with a diverse team of 132 design experts from 20+ countries, I had the honor to explore and discuss some great entries with my fellow iF Design Award jurors.
“Please Make Me Think!” — Explainable AI & User ExperienceExperience Design
Happy 2022! Before this year gets as busy as the last one, I’d like to take the time to share my insights on a topic I worked on last year: Explainable AI and its connection to UX. This post was triggered by a a 5-day research clinic, organized by Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), where I had the pleasure of joining a group of experts in technology, law and design in September 2021.
UX Camp Europe 2021 | Switching SidesEvents
This year’s UXcamp Europe was a special experience. Instead of standing in a Berlin yard with like-minded people during the session breaks, I found myself doing a remote joint session with my dear colleague Kai Frederik Dellinger.
Information Architecture and Visual Design Essentials in Two Short BooksInsights
Between Christmas and New Year I found the time to read through two great books. Both are short, entertaining and insightful. One introduces the practice of Information Architecture, the other illustrates basic principles of visual design. I recommend them to anyone who wants to learn more about the essentials of user experience design.
UX Camp Hamburg 2015: UX Design With Distributed TeamsUX Remotely
Last Saturday I had the pleasure to do a session on remote work with distributed teams at UX Camp Hamburg — a perfectly organised and fun event.
User Experience Design With Distributed Teams – Part 1: Ideation & SketchingUX Remotely
UPDATE: Instead of continuing with part 2, I decided to not label articles “part 1” again and instead talk about the topic, collect more ways to do ux work remotely on Twitter and write more specific articles on the subject.
Lately, I’ve been working more and more with teams spread across different cities, countries and timezones. Though there are times when it’s difficult not having everyone in the same room (you know the drill), user experience design can work quite well remotely when you give thought to the tools and methods you are using. Starting with ideation and sketching, I will have a closer look at how the different steps of the ux design process are affected by remote work.
An Architect’s View On Design Process, Limitations And ContextInsights
Today’s awful weather was perfect for rereading 101 Things I Learned In Architecture School. It’s a short book I bought a few years ago for a UX Book Club meeting. Matthew Frederick included a few thoughts particularly interesting for user experience designers:
Fitting Big-Picture UX Into Agile Development | Smashing UX DesignMisc
Mobile prototyping: a new paradigm | .net magazinePrototyping
Designers and UX professionals use design techniques like sketches, wireframes and mockups to visualise a website during the design process. Can these web design techniques also be used for mobile app design – or is it time for change?