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All based on research and personal experiences.

Collaborative documentation: Feature passports

Alex Vandoren

Crafting digital products is an interdisciplinary process, which makes aligning visions and communicating between separate disciplines quite challenging. Feature passports help lower those barriers.

Design discussions can be messy

Hypotheses: the design nursery

Hannes D’Hulster

As good designers, we all know that everything starts with understanding our users. But sometimes we are already having discussions with clients, drawing things and checking out competitors.

The oak table

Hannes D’Hulster

I want you to imagine a large massive oak table that has been passed on to you by your grandparents. It is robust and serves its purpose well: supporting food and enabling social contact.

How usability lets your users engage more

Alex Vandoren

Whether you are selling toys to new parents online through a webshop or providing your employees with a platform to manage customers’ financial data, your digital solution will sabotage your company if it is not user-friendly.

Hey Google, how do I design for Voice?

Inti Valderas Caro

Voice is popping up everywhere. It’s integrated in our phones, tablets, speakers, headphones and even our cars. Our designer Inti explains on how to get started with Voice Interface. It is the ideal step to start even without technical knowledge.

Let’s go Smooth Sailing ⛵

Hannes D’Hulster

It has been 5 years already since I went my own way, head-first into design research. I was a bit scared, naturally, but I was also really eager to be my own boss.

Time for software design to grow up

Hannes D’Hulster

The value of software design is greater than having good looking interfaces and frictionless flows. Good design creates an impact on the long-term behaviour of people and therefore it impacts the world we live in.

A designer’s guide to talking with users

Hannes D’Hulster

Even with good intentions, it is not easy to get the right user insights. Qualitative research is the basis of a solid digital product that people can relate to. This is why I wrote a blog post or two (in Dutch) about how important it is to involve users in your design research.

Never ask a designer to build a bridge

Hannes D’Hulster

Have you ever worked on a project where something looks off and it’s easy to adjust, but your designer says no? If the designer would just make this simple change, but still no!

Hi, I'm Hannes

If you’re bobbing around in client requests, prioritisation and interface patterns, let us know. We’ll come and save your soul!

The ☀️ was in my eyes for the picture. Sorry for that.

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