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Raffaele Di Meo

I am a perfectionist, and I admit that. Is this my best or worst quality? Maybe it’s both. It’s a trait that defines a lot of who I am, not only professionally, but also personally. There’s a sense of validation that comes when you get something done to perfection that everyone enjoys. However, how far […]

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  Have you ever been asked in a job interview, “What’s your design process?”. Let’s get straight to the point. It’s a question that shouldn’t been asked, and the reason for that is simple. Thanks for reading Some Designers! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work. It’s ridiculous to think that […]

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This week, I have been doing more IC work than usual. Yep, even though I manage a team, from time to time, I sit in a squad to get discovery and design done. That’s the world of a startup with big ambitions and a small budget! In the last couple of weeks, whilst getting my […]

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I want to talk about design maturity, as it has been a heated topic on the old good LinkedIn. I have watched the conversation unfold and learned a lot from what other people shared. It’s a topic close to my heart, as I have worked in businesses without an established UX practice. I have often […]

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  Facilitation is the most underrated skill in the design world. Being able to facilitate conversations in meetings and workshops is one of the core skills of a Product Designer. You can apply facilitation techniques to conducting user research and/or user interviews to structure the conversation to understand your users’ problems and needs. The same […]

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Consumers don’t want a convenient shopping experience. They want more than that.  Convenience is the typical word used to describe what customers seek in their shopping experience. This is often combined with ‘easy to use’ or ‘simplicity’ in the digital world. What does it even mean that consumers want a convenient experience? Nothing. These descriptions […]

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Designs are a great visual representation of how we can solve user problems. We create screens that illustrate what and how technology needs to work to allow users to perform specific tasks as seamlessly as possible. Most importantly, designs are the best way to communicate with teams, ensure we are all on the same page […]

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Creating a culture based on feedback is incredibly valuable for businesses, but it doesn’t happen overnight. We all know that feedback is essential. Whether you are a manager or working in a team, giving constructive feedback is a core factor to working together effectively, and it’s the foundation for building solid relationships. In addition, good […]

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Most designers start their career in design because they have a strong passion and enthusiasm for the craft, and they have a natural aptitude for creating beautiful, functional designs. Designers are driven by the desire to create something that will bring joy and utility to people’s lives, and this fuels them to create innovative, meaningful […]

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UX Brighton write-up

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Last week I attended the UX Brighton conference for the first time. It was the perfect opportunity to meet the design community in Brighton, and being at the Brighton Dome made the event even more special. The overall message of the conference was loud and clear. The design industry has evolved in the past years, and […]

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There’s a lot of talk about titles within the design industry and a lot of confusion about roles and responsibilities. I summarised the comments from a few practitioners on LinkedIn to identify what skills a Senior UX Designer should have. Craft Know how to produce compelling experiences that are usable and delightful for users and […]

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We all have love-hate relationships with people, places, activities and things.   I absolutely love London! The million and one cultures, arts, fashion and nightlife. That’s what makes me fall in love with this city over and over again. At the same time, I deeply hate London! The commute when I get crushed on the […]

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Today, on my bus journey, I came across a very interesting article from Fabricio Teixeira (founder of UX Collective) on how relevant it is to split participants by gender when conducting user testing.   In this article, Fabricio questions if gender affects the results of usability testing and raises doubts around some of the assumptions that […]

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Raffaele Di Meo

Design, mentoring, workshops, strategies and innovation

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