October is finishing soon...

Hello there, fellow creative!
I hope you're having a good last day of October.

Design podcast I like and recommend

There is so much content out there...it can be difficult to consume design-related content on a daily basis (it's certainly a challenge for me at times).

However, if you don't have a problem with this, I'd recommend listening to a few of these design podcasts:

UX podcast

NN/g UX podcast

Smashing magazine

What’s wrong with UX

Design details

Design review

Design life

Design matters

In conversation with UX Mag

YouTube related things

In case you're interested, here are some videos I made in October:

I’ve started a new video series about my web design process - to be precise, website redesign process, so I thought I’d document my website redesign process. Here’s the first episode, in which I discuss Google Analytics, Canva, and Webflow insights: link to YouTube video.

There are numerous analytics and tracking tools available to help you better understand user behaviour. I simply prefer to use GA. If you're unfamiliar with it or how to get started, but would like to learn more about your users/customers, Google offers free training: link to Google Analytics training.

As a product/UX/UI designer, you may be asked to conduct quantitative user research, and I believe GA is ideal for this type of data collection. When I can, I always prefer data-drive design.

One of my most controversial videos to date...why junior designers have a difficult time finding work. I'd love to hear your thoughts...link to video.

My favourite video of the month has to be this: UX design explained in 2 min.

Food for thoughts

It occurred to me that we only have 63 days until 2022 as of October 31st, 2021.

What are you going to do with it?

I do have a plan...I’m going to participate in NaNoWriMo and write a first draft of my book. Stay tuned for an update! :) 

Until next time, take care!

Niki T.