How to learn English by doing UX: the history of the Brazilian designer

How to learn English by doing UX: the history of the Brazilian designer From the translator: this text is written by UX-designer from Brazil. In the process of mastering a new profession for him, the author managed to learn English practically from scratch. Actually, the post itself is an excellent example if not a new teaching method, then a way to combine work and study.
 
 
Something about me: I was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, where I lived for more than 20 years. In Brazil, we speak Portuguese, every day, anywhere. Less than 3% of Brazilians speak fluent English.
 
 
English lessons are compulsory for all high school students, but for a number of ...
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Than Figma is better than Photoshop for the development of web interfaces

Than Figma is better than Photoshop for the development of web interfaces
 
 
A huge number of designers around the world use Adobe Photoshop as a tool for developing web interfaces. This is not surprising - Photoshop is able to cope with almost any task that is relevant to the schedule.
 
 
But like all combine harvesters, the Adobe tool is in some cases too unwieldy and complex. In solving specific problems, including the development of web interfaces, you can try and other tools. Among others, you can name Sketch, Adobe XD and Figma. Now we suggest that we talk just about the latter, the rest will be discussed in the following publications.
 
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Common errors that developers allow in UX

I hold the position of a UX consultant for one of the partners of Mendix , and I often have to work with small self-organized teams that create excellent applications for solving internal problems. My task is to improve UX in these applications.
 
 
Common errors that developers allow in UX
 
 
The best moments in my work are when I am completely taken aback by the originality and creativity of approaches to problem solving and I have to explain why some seemingly logical practices are in fact a bad idea.
 
 
All the solutions that I propose here are not the only ones that are true, in each case there are exceptions; consider everything ...
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Designers and developers: sworn friends and the best enemies

Hello, Habr! My name is Lena Zhukova, I'm a front-end developer in Sbertech.
 
 
In fasting, I will analyze not a new, but always relevant topic - the relationship between the designer and the front-end developer. The article is useful for beginners and teams who have not yet built the work processes. Let's look at some examples from life and try to figure out how to avoid disagreements.
 
 
Designers and developers: sworn friends and the best enemies  
"Why the designer and the developer should work together" the author gives advice on this matter. To bridge the gap, the developer and designer should speak the same language and, if possible, expand ...
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How to improve the quality of their work

Often I have to work with mock-ups of different designers and their quality also leaves much to be desired.
 
 
How to improve the quality of their work
 
 
 
Although I'm a pedantic person, it did not always help me. For example, I could do something neatly, scrupulously, but incorrectly, simply because of a lack of experience. Now I constantly observe the same problems of designers and, to help, I collected some practical advice. Here are some of them:
 
 

Use the mounting areas


 

 
 
This greatly facilitates the work, both with small, and with large ...[/h]
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Using the principles of Gestalt psychology in web design

The author of the material, the translation of which we are publishing today, Mariel Mosqueriola, says she always believed that the "user experience" consists of psychology and design. The work of a designer, when he deals with the needs of people whose satisfaction is his task, includes the need to feel at the user's place. In this article Mariel will talk about the application of the principles of gestalt psychology in the design of user interfaces.
 
 
Using the principles of Gestalt psychology in web design
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Checking the source code of the free graphics editor Krita 4.0

Not so long ago, a new version of the free graphics editor Krita 4.0 was released. It's time to check this project with the help of PVS-Studio.
 
 
Checking the source code of the free graphics editor Krita 4.0

 
Krita ??? and successfully corrected using it errors . However, apparently, the analyzer has not been used since. In all our articles, we are talking about the importance of regular checks, because if developers continued to use PVS-Studio, the errors that I will discuss in this article would simply not be included in the release.
 
 

Useless range-based for


 
Warning PVS-Studio: ...[/h]
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Concept: logo for Yekaterinburg from Logomashina

Concept: logo for Yekaterinburg from Logomashina  
 

Introduction


 
Logotype volunteered to make a logo to one of the Russian cities from a random list.
 
 
To determine which city will get the logo, we held a popular vote. Out of 18 cities, Yekaterinburg and Kaliningrad reached the final, where the capital of the Urals was defeated with a minimal margin.
 
 
 
Poll in the Logomachine group
 
 

As in Yekaterinburg with the design of


 

The coat of arms is


 
The history of the EKB logo is like a dramatic detective story. Until 2015 the city was content with the coat of arms, which combined in itself the whole 10 (!) Images. Try to find them all:
 
 
 
Beautiful and self-contained emblem of Yekaterinburg
 
 

Competition


 
However, in May 201? the "competition for the development of the logo and identity of Yekaterinburg" began, where there was already 330 works different levels of elaboration.
 
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The latest version of updates for our superpowers. Review of the book by Dan Roem "Draw to win"

The latest version of updates for our superpowers. Review of the book by Dan Roem "Draw to win"Vision is your superpower. You already have all the necessary tools, the device you have since birth, and the software has turned on as soon as you first open the eyelids. Now you need to install updates.
 
So ends the new book by Dan Roehm " Draw to win: a proven way to lead, sell, reinvent and train " Her idea is that modern communication is mostly visually. And in order to communicate effectively, you need to know and use the laws of visual thinking.
 
From the title it is clear that the book will be useful to all those who direct, sell, train. Although it can be addressed at all to anyone ...
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A desperate search for a quadrug


Search for the mysterious mathematics on which the figure in iOS
is based.


 
A desperate search for a quadrug  
 
This is a story about how one engineer Figma was looking for the perfect answer to a programming task.
 
 
 
In a famous interview in 197? Charles Eames briefly responded to a few fundamental questions about the nature of design . Answering the first question, he defined the design as "the layout of the elements to achieve a certain goal."
 
 
The rest of the answers are also very concise, down to metaphors. But when Imza was asked about the role of design constraints, he stopped and gave the longest and most thoughtful ...[/h]
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