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Learn from 29 beginner to advanced courses that cover the entire spectrum of UX design. All courses feature in-depth, high-quality content taught by academics and industry experts.
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Latest UX design articles
15 Popular Reasons to Become a Freelancer or Entrepreneur
You can pick from literally hundreds of reasons to become a freelancer or entrepreneur, but some crop up more than others. This section provides an overview of 15 of the most popular reasons that people choose to go out on their own and start a business rather than staying in the safe, secure and sometimes more limiting field of employment. If y...
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Occam’s Razor: The simplest solution is always the best
Now that we appreciate the need for simplicity in designs better, let’s see another great concept. You may have heard of Occam’s Razor; did you know that you can apply it to web design? When you’ve got it in your “toolbox”, you’ll have an edge in the marketplace. Occam’s Razor, put simply, states: “the simplest solution is almost always the bes...
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Vision and Visual Perception Challenges
It sounds so simple; take some light and turn it into an understanding of the world around you – we all do it every day; yet, there isn’t a single computer on earth, no matter how powerful, that can mimic the feat of vision to any real extent. Vision requires us to separate the foreground from the background, to recognize objects that are viewe...
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Horror Vacui: The Fear of Emptiness
Our next article is all about a scary-looking subject in that its title may look ominous. Fear not! It covers a concept that will seem familiarvery quickly. Of course, having a better understanding of it will let you work its antidote into your designs with confidence. Horror Vacui — the fear of not filling upHorror Vacui (a Latin-derived term)...
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