💥 Design Brief #56: UX Research, Visual Sugar, Experience Design and Job Opportunities
Welcome to the 56th edition of the Design Brief, a weekly selection of news and tips from the design world.
Carousell: a Guerilla UX Case Study
Carousell is a Southeast Asian peer-to-peer marketplace for selling and buying expendable stuff. Their goal is make buying and selling of goods with the app as easy and frictionless as possible. Alexey Samkov, as a Product Manager, tries to indicate the ways of how it could be done in his independent case study. Read more
How We Conducted User Research in The Arab Market
If you target your product at different cultural areas, including the Arab market, you should definitely read about this user research. Although the main usability guidelines remain the same across different cultures, the devil is in the detail. Learn how users interact and engage with apps in Arabic countries. Read more
How do you improve the taste of your food? Just add sugar to it. The same goes with design. If you want to make your design better add some visual sugar to it. There is nothing wrong with this method, as long as you can find some nutritional value behind it. How to achieve a healthy balance and not to make your design sickly sweet? Read more
Sequoia’s James Buckhouse On The Role of Story in Experience Design
An interview with James Buckhouse, the founder of the Sequoia Creative Lab. Buckhouse shares how applies storytelling to his design work. Learn what film can teach us about building products, what exercises your team can do to uncover your own product’s story, and much more. Read more
How Do You Responsibly Design a Transformational Experience?
“The experiences we have affect who we are, what we can accomplish, and where we are going, and we will increasingly ask companies to stage experiences that change us.” Therefore, it is necessary to consider how an interface ultimately affects a human’s life – within a larger workflow, within a product offering, and together with a company’s philosophy. Read more
First Steps for Better UX Research
UX research is an inherent part of providing exceptional user experiences. It lets you tailor your product to users’ minds and emotions. Lucas Neumann, a designer at Nunbank shares easy first steps to successful UX research based on his own work experience. Read more
Design Job Opportunities at Netguru
Netguru’s Product Design Team is growing exponentially. Over the last year, we’ve nearly tripled the size of the department (from 6 to 17 employees!), and we won’t be stopping anytime soon. More and more projects are on the horizon, and we will need more talent in our team. Depending on your skills and experience, apply for one of the open positions: