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Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Willmichael(m): 4:23pm On Aug 17
Nothing to see here yet... grin

This thread was inspired by missimelda01 and Ademat7 and borne out of the desire to see other designer beginners in Nairaland grow.

I have tried my hands on a few things, and I discover there are very long and quite serious threads for Stock traders, forex, Mturk, travelling abroad and the likes, but there's few to none dedicated threads for Design. If there is, I have not seen

The ones I've seen are just scattered about Nairaland. Also this section has the least amount of topics in the Science and Tech section.

There's no guide or single community of designers here.

I'd like to solve that problem. I'd like you to join me in solving that problem.

So we'd be dropping tips, resources, design inspirations, links, articles, books, and even our designs for critics in this thread

Hmmm... No reason am, I'm not good at writing

For a start, anyone who wants to begin a career in design, go to https://start.uxdesign.cc

More to come.

Gracias �

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Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Ademat7(m): 6:09pm On Aug 17
I must appreciate you for creating this thread.

Personally I'm not a designer but I'm attracted to knowledge and tech(my data for YouTube is to explore what's going on in tech world)

I believe I apps can revolutionise a lot of things but we are all focused on solving social interaction problems(which later result in hookup app) instead solving a life threatening problems.

Once again I welcome everyone to this thread, let's start cooking already.

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Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Willmichael(m): 3:46pm On Aug 18
Lol. Thank you
Tel'mabout hookup apps grin grin
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Willmichael(m): 3:50pm On Aug 18
Welcome to the world of design. Lemme jst drop this

If you are going to be doing design, just know you'd be doing tons of reading...that's if you really want to be good at the craft.

Focusing on the practical aspect is good, but the theory would put you in much better position for the industry.

If you don't like to read...hmm...jst learn am, even if na short 2min medium articles

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Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by missimelda01(f): 2:17am On Aug 19
And it begins...finally. Nice thread!

Just finished an HNG task, I’m off to sleep embarassed
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Effulgent(m): 8:07am On Aug 19
missimelda01:
And it begins...finally. Nice thread!

Just finished an HNG task, I’m off to sleep embarassed


it's good to be here, I got into the HNG internship as well, but I'm currently having my exams and I'm not able to attend to anything else.... when does it end and how long have you guys gone.


Na only once I don enter my Slack
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Emeraldfynest(m): 9:46am On Aug 19
Good morning it's great to be here, I'm an aspiring UI/UX designer, looking to start in the next few weeks. missimelda01 how long have you been into UI/UX?
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Willmichael(m): 8:15pm On Aug 19
It's a good decision you've made... Be ready to dedicate time and efforts into learning @Emerald


HNG is supposed to end in 2-3 months...

I fell out tho. I'd take HNG seriously next year, pro'ly
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Willmichael(m): 8:33pm On Aug 19
Like I said yesterday...for you to be a very good and sound designer, you have to read...a lot.

I'd recommend reading

Steal like an Artist by Austin Kleon and

the Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman

I'm currently reading UX Fundamentals and Principles for Non-UX Professionals this month.

You can also suggest other good books in Design

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Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Effulgent(m): 1:33pm On Aug 20
Willmichael:
Like I said yesterday...for you to be a very good and sound designer, you have to read...a lot.

I'd recommend reading

Steal like an Artist by Austin Kleon and

the Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman

I'm currently reading UX Fundamentals and Principles for Non-UX Professionals this month.

You can also suggest other good books in Design

These books are Good.

for a beginner, one should still leave out the design of everyday things though.


But you see that steal like an artist is good for designers and beginners who questions their creativity and how to be creative

while UX Fundamentals and Principles for Non-UX Professionals ,omoor, this book is sweet o, damn, it opens up everything and you get deep understanding.


these two I would gladly recommend for a beginner

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Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Effulgent(m): 1:35pm On Aug 20
Willmichael:
It's a good decision you've made... Be ready to dedicate time and efforts into learning @Emerald


HNG is supposed to end in 2-3 months...

I fell out tho. I'd take HNG seriously next year, pro'ly

thery didn't pick you or you were kicked out?
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Willmichael(m): 4:12pm On Aug 20
Effulgent:


thery didn't pick you or you were kicked out?

I did only the first test. And I didn't pass. I don't know their criteria, but, it might be flawed

I no wan begin talk about HNG now jare. I'd tried again next year, when I'm better at design
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Willmichael(m): 4:15pm On Aug 20
Yea. That's probably true about DOET, I started, then I stopped.

Seems like you're an avid reader, which other books would you suggest?

Effulgent:


These books are Good.

for a beginner, one should still leave out the design of everyday things though.


But you see that steal like an artist is good for designers and beginners who questions their creativity and how to be creative

while UX Fundamentals and Principles for Non-UX Professionals ,omoor, this book is sweet o, damn, it opens up everything and you get deep understanding.


these two I would gladly recommend for a beginner
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Willmichael(m): 4:19pm On Aug 20
Nothing to say here today...

...but Design is hard, and that is what makes it fun!

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Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Effulgent(m): 6:38pm On Aug 20
Willmichael:
Yea. That's probably true about DOET, I started, then I stopped.

Seems like you're an avid reader, which other books would you suggest?


Logo design love, to learn more about branding

I hate to recommend too many books, it will get too cumbersome

logo design love
steal like an artist
UX Fundamentals and Principles for Non-UX Professionals

these three books, them good, directed towards specific purpose, finally
A book on marketing, the writer of steal like an artist has a book, I think it's sell yourself or something, I no just remember

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Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by arthurwillia(m): 7:41pm On Aug 20
Just the thread I’m looking for
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by missimelda01(f): 8:04pm On Aug 20
Refactoring UI is also a good read, it’s very practical..can’t remember the author though.

Willmichael I’m really interested in how you got the Coursera Google UX scholarship.
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by missimelda01(f): 8:08pm On Aug 20
Emeraldfynest:
Good morning it's great to be here, I'm an aspiring UI/UX designer, looking to start in the next few weeks. missimelda01 how long have you been into UI/UX?
6 months, I transitioned from Biotechnology and it’s not been easy at all. Why are you waiting for a few weeks to start though?
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Emeraldfynest(m): 8:15pm On Aug 20
Wow, that's great, with time you will get better. I'm trying to get a good laptop, hence the waiting.
missimelda01:

6 months, I transitioned from Biotechnology and it’s not been easy at all. Why are you waiting for a few weeks to start though?
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Willmichael(m): 9:26pm On Aug 20
missimelda01:
Refactoring UI is also a good read, it’s very practical..can’t remember the author though.

Willmichael I’m really interested in how you got the Coursera Google UX scholarship.

I've heard so much about that Refactoring UI sumtin...I shud have it in my Drive somewhere

Go to https://foundation.blacksintechnology.net

scroll down, or click on trainings, you'll see Google sumtin sumtin...

If you join the scholarship, which is going to be Cohort 2, it will help you waiver having to go through applying for Financial Aids
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Willmichael(m): 9:27pm On Aug 20
Effulgent:


Logo design love, to learn more about branding

I hate to recommend too many books, it will get too cumbersome

logo design love
steal like an artist
UX Fundamentals and Principles for Non-UX Professionals

these three books, them good, directed towards specific purpose, finally
A book on marketing, the writer of steal like an artist has a book, I think it's sell yourself or something, I no just remember

Which one is logo design love?

And I'd really like to know, what's the relationship between UI and branding?

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Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Willmichael(m): 9:28pm On Aug 20
arthurwillia:
Just the thread I’m looking for

...and just the person we're looking for grin

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Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Willmichael(m): 9:31pm On Aug 20
missimelda01:

6 months, I transitioned from Biotechnology and it’s not been easy at all. Why are you waiting for a few weeks to start though?

Really?

Biotech...That's cool

Have you served. NYSC?
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Willmichael(m): 9:33pm On Aug 20
Emeraldfynest:
Wow, that's great, with time you will get better. I'm trying to get a good laptop, hence the waiting.

Oh... I understand, but while you wait, I suggest you start reading articles or books to fuel your interest, before the practical aspect gan
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Effulgent(m): 9:37pm On Aug 20
Willmichael:


Which one is logo design love?

And I'd really like to know, what's the relationship between UI and branding?

knowledge about branding is just an added advantage.

logo design love just walks you through how some iconic logos were made and the thought process behind them.

there should be reason and purpose for everything of choice including font, color, design modes.
Logo is a form of branding ,when you understand the branding, you'd be able to make good decisions for your clients including font type, color, etc... but then most people learn it on the way sha but do not know it's a form of branding.

somaoe we all continue on our chats
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Emeraldfynest(m): 9:47pm On Aug 20
Ok thanks. I will check the books you recommended, probably if I find them on pdfdrive.
Willmichael:


Oh... I understand, but while you wait, I suggest you start reading articles or books to fuel your interest, before the practical aspect gan
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by arthurwillia(m): 10:42pm On Aug 20
Willmichael:


...and just the person we're looking for grin

Where do I start from please
I’ve downloaded those recommended books
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by missimelda01(f): 11:38pm On Aug 21
Willmichael:


Really?

Biotech...That's cool

Have you served. NYSC?
No, I plan to serve next year.
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by missimelda01(f): 11:39pm On Aug 21
Willmichael:


I've heard so much about that Refactoring UI sumtin...I shud have it in my Drive somewhere

Go to https://foundation.blacksintechnology.net

scroll down, or click on trainings, you'll see Google sumtin sumtin...

If you join the scholarship, which is going to be Cohort 2, it will help you waiver having to go through applying for Financial Aids

I applied last night..thank youuu for the link.
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Willmichael(m): 11:10am On Aug 22
missimelda01:

I applied last night..thank youuu for the link.

De nada. All of us go win
Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Willmichael(m): 11:14am On Aug 22
arthurwillia:

Where do I start from please I’ve downloaded those recommended books
Lol... Start frm anywhere. Start now!
Start from https://start.uxdesign.cc

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Re: Tips And Tricks In Design. UI/UX Designers, Gather Here!!! by Willmichael(m): 11:17am On Aug 22
Make a everyday
or make sure to learn something new about design everyday!

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