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March 2020




And on the horizon the sun light begins to climb

And it seems like it's been so long since he shined

But I'm sure it was only yesterday


Extract from “Namaste" by the Beastie Boys

Tips to fasten Figma workflow

ProductivityTips to fasten your Figma workflow

Quick but awesome tips to work more efficiently with Figma.

The most important overlooked design skill

LearnThe most important overlooked design skill

The ability to critically conduct a retrospective on your work post-shipping. And why it is so important.

Remote working

ShareRemote working - from home - with everybody home? How different.

Marc prepared a summary of useful links on the topic of home office.

User research in times of Corona

VideoUser research in times of pandemics

Testing Time organized a discussion on remote testing for companies, inviting Denise Rieser from Scout24 (approx. 50 minutes).

Siri, Alexa, Cortana, and Why All Boats are a “She”

Digital Voice AgentsSiri, Alexa, Cortana, and Why All Boats are a “She”

By default in most (but not all) markets DVA are feminine, and identified by most users as such.


Point of view

User research in the current context

User research in the current context

What I like in my job is the contact with people. Whether with clients: understand their problem and help them reach their goal; with the clients of our clients: discuss their habits, observe the way of doing things; and with my colleagues: submit ideas, discuss concepts.

With the current situation, where proximity is prohibited, we must find other ways to continue to keep this contact and the essential information we obtain during user research.

  • We experiment with remote user testing (video all the way!) via screen sharing.
  • We take half an hour each day to discuss design deliverables with the design team.
  • We keep the pace of projects with regular video meetings with our clients.

Basically, keeping people at the center of each of our daily routine.

And you, how do you live this situation? What are the processes that you have set up?

- Noémie


March 2020

This month we like

color parrot

ToolColor Parrot

A twitter bot that gives a name to a color. Comes in handy when you're on the lookout for inspiration.

News Fred Perry's collection

Ecommerce • New Fred Perry's collection.

Discover the new Fred Perry collection via an original concept, from Random Studio.


Illustration"Quarantena" in Italia by Ale Giorgini

In these illustrations, Italian illustrator Ale Giorgini expresses - on her Instagram page - what Italians feel, confined to their homes during the pandemic.


Architecture에이오에이 아키텍츠 건축사사무소

Aoa is a small architecture studio in South Korea. Their unconventional process is fuelled by references such as Minecraft.


Quote of the month

Stay safe, stay home!