Blog Category: UX/UI

12 UX Designer Tools You Should Be Using (From Beginner to Pro)

UX designers strive to create beautiful user experiences, and are thus responsible for defining the path a user takes when using a product or service. UX designers frequently utilize a variety of design tools, including those pertaining to wireframing and prototyping. Typically, the most commonly used tools include some kind of collaborative functionality — since…

What is UX Design? Differences Between UX and UI Design

Though they fall under the same umbrella in web design, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) are two terms that are frequently used interchangeably despite their different purposes and definitions. For aspiring designers, understanding these distinctions are key in establishing general web development knowledge, honing applicable skills, and breaking into the UX/UI design field. …

What is UX Research?

At a high level, user experience (UX) refers to the experiences, feelings, and perceptions that one has when interacting with a company’s products, services, and engagement channels (e.g., website, kiosk, customer service). UX encompasses usability, design, marketing, accessibility, performance, comfort, utility, and other related dynamics. UX research refers to the process of studying and understanding…

Cristian Pineda’s Journey to Inclusive Web Design

For as long as he can remember, Cristian Pineda has been doing freelance work — specifically, graphic design for various businesses including photography studios, e-commerce stores, and real estate companies.  Naturally drawn to the design world, Cristian first cultivated his passion while attending a vocational high school in Queens, NY. The graphic design skills he…

How to Become a UX Designer: Career Paths in a Growing Field

User experience (UX) design is ever-present in the way we interact with everyday things. In recent years, UX and user interface (UI) designers have enjoyed an upswing in relevance for their ability to optimize the usability of websites, apps, and other digital products. Notably, even outside of dedicated UX or UI positions, many tech sector…

How to Set Up Your Online Classroom for Teaching (and Learning!) Success

Table of Contents: Why UX and Usability Matter in Online Learning Tips For Building an Accessible Classroom Optimizing for User Experience Let’s face it: a virtual classroom looks and feels different than a physical classroom. Sure, it’s an obvious statement — but it’s also an important one. When COVID-19 first compelled us to pack up…