Adding a coupon code feature to a checkout process: how hard could it be?

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This week, I tackled a common checkout flow feature: coupon codes. …


Adding Director, Producer, and Editor to my Skills

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This week at my internship, I was asked to create a product demo video ahead of our soft launch. It made sense, considering that I worked closest to the product aside from the developers (who had more than enough on their plate)…


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This is a a bit of a sequel to my earlier post about usability testing and gathering insights at my UX internship. As I mentioned, the interviews I conducted were the only monitored usability testing that had been performed on the app. There was more than a handful — perhaps…


Or, “What I ordered vs what arrived”

Over the past several weeks, as I’ve been working on a side project that involves actual developer involvement, and it’s not as easy as handing off a prototype and annotated wireframes.

As a group of 4 designers, we brought a LOT of ideas…


How to incorporate a new feature into my workflow?

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As an Adobe XD fan, I wanted to like their new feature Stacks. XD has so many features that are specifically created to ease a UX designer’s workflow, like Component States and Repeat Grid, that I had expected their new Stacks…


A newer feature to explore

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Simply because it lacks the powerful real time collaboration capabilities of Figma, Adobe XD has become my second go-to prototyping tool (sorry, Sketch). Its Component States, Repeat Grid, and quick prototyping tools make it one of the easiest tools to use. I noticed that XD…


Conveying Ideas to Developers

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In a perfect world (like those described in academic settings), developers will wait for high fidelity, pixel perfect, annotated mockups from designers, complete with a fully functional prototype that illustrates their ideas. …


Feedback is great — but what if you have too much?

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As I described in this post, I recently started a UX design internship and conducted a usability test for the product, a mobile app. …


Even if you fit the user persona, you’re not designing for yourself

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I recently started a UX design internship, and my first order of business was completing an audit of their current product. I used the app as I would if I was a user — and I very well…


When in person testing is impossible, how can we cheaply test mobile apps?

This week, I started a UX design internship at a very small startup. By very small, I mean bootstrapped and equipped with a rudimentary mobile app. My job is to test and improve this first version of…

Kash Ehsan

UX Designer, eater, thinker

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