Professional skills, in-demand among UX-specialists (slice 2018)

From August 29 to September ? 201? the UX SPb community (an independent community of UX-specialists from St. Petersburg) conducted a survey aimed at studying the professional skills of specialists in user interfaces. The community promised to publish the results. The promise is fulfilled :)
 
 
Professional skills, in-demand among UX-specialists (slice 2018)
 
 
The survey was conducted in the thematic groups UX SPb and UXClub in social networks VK and Facebook. 109 respondents took part in the study. First, a few words about the methodology of the study. After - about the results.
 
 
 

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7 practical lessons on UX

This article will be an analysis of several lessons on UX /UI that we received, attentively watching the exhibition for a couple of hundred people who were engaged in the playtesting of the early assembly of our game Steamhounds .
 
 
7 practical lessons on UX

 
To understand the context, I will say that Steamhounds - This is a turn-based game, a mixture of JRPG and tactical combat on the grid. Players can fight against AI, but we tried as much as possible to motivate them to play against each other, sitting next to different monitors.
 
 
In general, before the experiment, the basic scheme and presentation of information ...
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Games with time: accelerate the application at the level of perception

A recent study from Google in collaboration with Awwwards found that the speed at the moment occupies the highest place in the UX hierarchy. It's unlikely that anyone will be surprised: the pace of everyday life increases, mobile solutions tend to integrate into it as organic as possible - all this sets a certain level of expectations. Users expect minimal downtime.
 
 
Games with time: accelerate the application at the level of perception
 
 
In this article, we will not dwell on technical ways to honestly speed up site loading and processing operations. Instead, we will dissect the temporal aspect of the user experience: let's see what really stands behind the words ...
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Animated numbers on Android

A beautiful and attractive UI is important. Therefore, for Android there is a huge number of libraries for beautiful display of design elements. Often an application needs to show a field with a number or some counter. For example, the counter of the number of selected elements of the list or the amount of expenses for the month. Of course, such a problem can easily be solved with the help of the usual TextView , but you can solve it elegantly and add another animation of the number change:
 

Animated numbers on Android


 

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Designer's Guide to Networking. How to find a mentor, benefit from the event and create a name for yourself

Designer's Guide to Networking. How to find a mentor, benefit from the event and create a name for yourself  
 
I know professionals who are very good at it, but they could not scale it. And at the same time, I know less talented specialists who could achieve very high results without having outstanding abilities.
 
 
Not fair? By no means. Welcome to the real world.
 
 
Most of us do not just get acquainted, despite the fact that contacts are an excellent way to gain access to private information, experience and opportunities of other people.
 
 
 
 
Contrary to the romantic opinion, successful initiatives are not created by lonely geniuses, but by joint work of several complementary people. In addition, the ...
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How I reanimated the device (JTAG emulator BH-USB-560v2) via U-Boot

I have doubts that the JTAG emulator for debugging processors from Texas Instruments is so common that its resuscitation would be of interest to someone. However, the article can be useful to those who are trying to reanimate something on the basis of a single-board with Linux, having limited resources and information. You can consider this as some practice of working with U-Boot.
 
How I reanimated the device (JTAG emulator BH-USB-560v2) via U-Boot
Blackhawk USB560v2 . I must admit, not the cheapest piece of hardware. And then one day she stopped working for no apparent reason.
 
Symptoms of
 
Everything happened one day, the device just stopped loading and being detected ...
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Design system in Figma. A look at the interface through the components

Design system in Figma. A look at the interface through the components  
 
What should be the optimal design system in Figma? What is a reusable component? How clear and convenient is it to organize the structure inside the Instance panel? What are the stages of developing a similar product? And so on. The answers to these and many other questions I will try to give in this article.
 
 
hyperpixel.io and www.lapa.ninja . I guess I looked through 100+ different links and this is only a small part of the list. There must be a sense of proportion to understand the volume required for the first version (read MVP). So I stopped when the volume of components in the Text ...
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10 citations of bad designers

10 citations of bad designers
 
 
There are a lot of materials on the Internet about how to identify a good designer. This article approaches the issue on the other hand - in it I would like to talk about what signs indicate a bad designer. Below are ten quotes that will help you identify severe cases.
 
 

№1 "I'm a designer, I know what the user needs"


 
Often come across designers who believe that they understand the problem field better than all the rest - investors, other team members, in particularly neglected cases, even the users themselves. In the end, they cling to the solution that they have outlined, and dodge any criticism.
 
 
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"Yandex.Money in your application to enter uninterestingly make shtonibut"

"Yandex.Money in your application to enter uninterestingly make shtonibut"
 
Somewhere inside the Yandex.Money application, the "Suggest an idea" button is hidden. People click on it and write about their pain, offer help or ask for money for the incredible new opportunities that they have already devised, it remains only to pay them a hundred thousand.
 
Often the guys asked this button to change the design - in whole or in part - to make it better. We read these letters (I'm in the morning for coffee) and see that a dark theme is being asked more often than a custom unlock, but less often than a photo of your favorite coteyka on the main screen.
 
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Problems of interfaces of ground-based transitions

Problems of interfaces of ground-based transitionsWhen it comes to the drawbacks of user interfaces, complex, visually overloaded computer programs are presented, such as the ERMS or graphics editors. But even in a simpler interface, consisting of one button and several light signals, there are many problems and shortcomings. An example of such an interface is a traffic light. If you dig even deeper - then the pedestrian crossing of the road is suitable for defining the interface (the "common border" between the individual systems through which they interact, the set of tools and rules that ensure the interaction of individual systems). The problems ...
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