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How to keep focused and finish strong

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More often than not, when beginning a project we start out with the best intentions and get swept away with the notion of creating something awesome and beautiful. Quite often, what happens is after a few days of fumbling around in sketch and endless searching on inspiration websites we become overwhelmed, lose...

Quick tips for App design in Sketch

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In this post, I shall quickly highlight my process for designing an app in Sketch. With a handful of free plugins and a guide to quickly set up your sketch document, this process should streamline your set up time and let you get to the design stage more quickly. Before we start, it's worth noting that in my...

Kicking off a web design project

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As a designer I often find myself browsing inspirations sites in order to get "inspired" before I start into a project, just fire up siteinspire, hpptster or webcreme and cmd+tab+click all those delicious thumbnails until your browsers bursting with tabs, barely big enough to house the...

Getting started with UX / UI animations.

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So, you've been working as a web / UX / UI designer for a while, you've been there when your job consisted of designing pixel perfect mockups in photoshop, then the web became responsive and the need to create iterations at different sizes required the use of multiple artboards, so maybe you moved into illustrator,...

Affordances in design

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Eh, can you use that in a sentence, please? Affordances are the properties of an object that show the possible actions a user can take with it. Affordances suggest how a user should interact with the object. For example, a button on a website or app could look like it needs to be clicked or pushed, the visual...

My First Month at Scaffold

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My First Month at Scaffold   So I started as Scaffold’s new UX Designer about a month ago. I wasn’t the new girl for very long though. Daniel our newest Developer started a week after me - not that I ever felt like the new girl, everyone was so welcoming and I settled in very quickly.  After what...

Working Remotely - N.Ireland & Lisbon

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Throughout lockdown we all had to adjust to a new way of working or the ‘New Normal’. Lockdown has affected every single one of us in good and bad ways, and I thought how can I turn this situation into a positive one. I have always worked in offices where everyone is present with a day of remote working...