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Project: Create User Personas for Commonlounge
In this project, you’ll be working with the Commonlounge team to help us create personas for our users. As you already know, Commonlounge (the platform you're on!) has courses with up-to-date, bite-sized lessons. We aim to deliver the most value for the time you invest in. You learn by working on real-world projects and getting feedback from industry mentors.
Given this, your task is to create detailed personas for Commonlounge users. Please refer to User Research and User Personas tutorial before getting started with this task.
Ideal User of Commonlounge will be a student either from the college or high school because they tend to have a keen interest in pursuing some knowledge
Others users may be some professionals who want to e...
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What is UI Design, and how is it different from UX Design?
If you’ve done any kind of research about software design, you’ve probably heard of the terms “UI” and “UX”. But what separates UI from UX?
At their most simple forms, UX design is what makes an interface useful, and UI design is what makes an interface beautiful. For UI, this includes a blend of visual hierarchy and interface elements. To understand what separates a great interface from a good interface, one must understand the UI design is merely just one layer of the entire design process. Perhaps this is why people often confuse UX and UI. In the following few paragraphs, however, we hope to help you understand where the differences lie in the context of the design process.
Is there any update on this? I found this course rea...
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Digital Design tools: Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD and Photoshop
In this tutorial, we will cover a brief history and pros and cons of the various digital design tools available to visual interface designers today. Although Adobe Photoshop has been around for decades, the past few years have seen the rise of new tools like Sketch, Figma and now Adobe XD that are designed from the ground up to be fast, collaborative, and meet the needs of interface designers as opposed to graphic designers.
Photoshop was created in 1988 (yes, it's close to 30 years old) — it is a bitmap graphics editor, i.e., it is used to edit bitmap images that are rectangular grids of pixels. To put it simply, Photoshop was designed for tasks like image/photo editing, and until other tools like Sketch came along, UI Designers had to force themselves to use Photoshop. It is quite bulky, and we added it here only to let you know that there are far better tools than Photoshop for visual interface design.
I am using Adobe XD and protopie. Have any of you used this combination before?
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Project: Improve Wikipedia's Visual Design
Being run by a non-profit and 100% dependent on donations, Wikipedia is always constrained for resources — not just in terms of hiring visual designers, but also how heavy the page can be — serving large pages costs more money. But, for a bit, let's assume that Wikipedia is not constrained monetarily and can go wild on hiring the best UI Designers (so they hired you!) and giving them full freedom to improve the visual design however they want.