6 Key Design Lessons from a UX/Sales Perspective (website included)

3 Weeks ago there was a post made about 6 key lessons from a legend designer. First and foremost I am writing this article in hopes that start ups can take away that you can make a nice looking website that focuses on sales rather than aesthetics. I have nothing…

Wikipedia SERP redesign contest Part 3: Conclusion

The contest ended about 2 weeks ago and here are my final designs. I am going to go over the lessons and subtle design tricks I learned during this process. The key points I will discuss are text colors, interaction design, and why I designed or chose certain ways to…

Wikipedia search redesign contest Part 2: Results design and adjustments

With search becoming a more prominent part of the Wikipedia experience I attempted to make it more prominent on the page and more simplified. One of the highlighted things is the left navigation, re-organized and moved to the top. There is a lot of potential in providing more usability with…

Wikipedia search redesign contest Part 1: Initial design and thoughts

The more I attempt to redesign the wikipedia search results page, the more I see the potential in a full redesign of Wikipedia and the way it delivers content in general. In order to balance the concepts I am presenting, I feel there needs to be uniformity with the rest…

Lessons from Nature Part 1: 3d space

Photo credit: Tree by Helen Rickard I have been going on daily jogs lately which have been helping a lot with my energy levels, I highly recommend it if you feel somewhat sluggish after 6 hours of work. Anyway, after I was really tired and maybe partially delusional from the…

Occam's Razor, the UX interpretation

Occam’s razor, the law of succinctness or “the simplest explanation is most likely the correct one.” The way I look at it is how can you break something down into its simplest nature before racking your brain with a ton of What if’s? I’m not saying that…