10 Platforms to Help Small Business Owners Find the Best Web Designers

You need a website the way businesses needed storefronts back in the day. No matter which sector your small business fits into, there’s a good chance it can be boosted with an online presence. But, not everyone knows how to develop and design a great website.   Most business owners simply lack the skills necessary

January’s Top Picks: Will UX Designers Be Replaced by Artificial Intelligence in 2017?

As the technological industry continues to advance and develop more intricate technologies, many designers wonder if their jobs will remain relevant. While artificial intelligence gains the ability to understand human behavior on a far more advanced level, in addition to having the ability to essentially do our jobs better than us, will the need for

Unusual Books That Will Take Your UX Skills to the Next Level

I’ve read a lot of design books over the years but, surprisingly, the books that have nothing to do with design are the ones that have helped me grow the most as a designer. While design-specific texts provide direct information and insight on familiar topics, reading books outside of the field has given me the

The Psychology Lesson You Should Have Taken Years Ago: Improve Your Creative and Design Skills with Hoa Loranger

Designers and creative directors may not directly associate psychology with the design and tech world, although it is actually one of the most important tools you can implement.   A proper understanding of the human psyche allows designers to properly understand users’ needs which allows us to create and design more usable products. While we

The Most Promising 2017 UX and Web Design Trends (Infographic)

2017 is predicted to be a year full of technological advancements and notable achievements, and I’m sure all you designers out there are searching hungrily for new and innovative ideas to implement in order to beat the rush and stay on top.   Well, have no fear, this infographic by The Deep End has everything

The 5 Pillars of the Design Thinking Process

“Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it’s this veneer — that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” —

Top Blogs Every UX Designer and Software Developer Must Add to their Holiday Reading List

As an avid blogger, I often enjoy browsing through various other blogs and forums in order to gain insight into the latest trends in the field, in addition to discovering new information about the design industry as a whole.   I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite UX design and software and app