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On being a designer in the 21st century

As designers, we waste too much time in discussions about taste, style, pixels or ego. Thus, we are not focusing on what makes design such a challenging job. As designers at the beginning of the 21st century, we have both a great opportunity and a greater responsibility to redefine the role of the designer. Form follows function follows experience I am excited being part of the generation that is…

What UX really is

Often times, I see people confusing what UX really is. UX means user experience. In order to make it tangible for everyone, here is a detailed scenario of what great user experience feels like:   Imagine you’re hungry and, instead of cooking your own food, you decide to go out for dinner. How do you choose the right restaurant? Well, you would just ask a few friends to recommend a nice,…

Thoughts on business software

There is a lot going on in the B2B software market these days. The new big thing are “consumer-like” B2B services. That makes me wonder. Because I don’t see any difference between business and consumer people. We only try really hard to create one. We are all humans and we all work the exact same way. So, why do business processes have to be complicated? Why should business software be more…