UX makes the world around. Or at least it does to us. We explore the user experience design of apps and web-pages alike, including Facebook's 2020 redesign and the weird world of period tracker apps.

On the benefits and pitfalls of being a Unicorn Designer

A unicorn designer is defined as someone skilled in design, visual design, and coding. While they’re very sought after, they are usually looked down upon by other designers because they’re seen as avoiding being a specialist in anything. Here’s why that shouldn’t be the case. I recently discussed the nature of Unicorn Designers with some […]

Aug 19, 2020

Figma – Exciting New & Upcoming Changes in 2020

Figma, the collaborative design and prototyping tool, has yielded great success as a slick (and free) Adobe XD and Sketch alternative. And this year, its features and UX are being upgraded like never before. So let’s have look at what’s new in Figma in 2020. The ‘What’s New in Figma’ webinar (headed by Yuhki Yamashita) […]

May 15, 2020

The Woes of Bad Period Tracker Apps (& How iOS Solves Them)

People will put up with all manner of design sins when settling for a period tracker. And it wasn’t until I tried Apple’s in-built cycle-tracker that I realised just how dire the situation on the app store was. So whats the big deal? The Importance of a Good Mobile Period Tracker Every friend and family […]

Feb 9, 2020

An in-depth look into Facebook’s new design

After a decade of comfortable design stagnation for the platform, the 2020 Facebook redesign is here. And as one of the lucky people who got to test it this week, and I have to say: I’m impressed. Facebook has been altering bits and pieces of their design for the past couple of years. However, as […]

Jan 31, 2020

What Happened To The Modern Smartphone Market?

It’s harder than ever to find a mid-range phone in android or iOS that does everything you want it to. But why? Let’s analyse the smartphone market in 2020 and go through the best phones for the year. All Out of Options I had a Oneplus 3 for years and I loved it. It was […]

Jan 17, 2020

The Art of Engagement: Duolingo’s Key to Success

Having proved steadfastly popular since its inception a decade ago, Duolingo shows no signs of slowing down. So how does it keep us hooked? Duolingo’s presence as the world’s leading language-learning app is undeniable. In fact, according to their LinkedIn page, the app boasts 300 million users. That’s not a number to be sniffed at. […]

Dec 1, 2019