UX Power Tools

A publication for designers, written by designers.

Jon Moore

Senior Design Partner at www.innovatemap.com in Indianapolis, and co-founder of www.uxpower.tools. Contact me for writing opportunities at 1jonmoore@gmail.com.

Christian Beck

By day, executive designer at Innovatemap where I help tech companies design marketable products. By night, co-founder of UX Power Tools.

Latest Posts

10 Basic Tips to Creating a Design System from Scratch

I’ve been critical of design systems in the past (and still am), but there’s no doubt that design systems are here to stay. They help UX…

How to Become a Design Leader in 7 Not-So-Easy Steps

Based on my time transitioning from a designer to design leader, I’ve reflected on a few not-so-obvious steps I took to becoming a design…

How to Design With Ethics

If you’re looking for a proper definition of design ethics, then you’ll be disappointed. If you are, however, looking for the opinion of…

5 Things Designers Should Spend Time On Besides Your Design Portfolio

The design portfolio has amazingly elbowed its way into becoming the single most valuable piece of work a designer must create and…

Design Systems, Sprint Weeks and other UX Snake Oils

If you clicked on this article because the title got your blood boiling, then go make a cup of chamomile tea. It doesn’t get much better…

Become a Successful Design Leader by Being More Persuadable

In the book “Persuadable,” Al Pittampalli argues that people must be open to persuasion in order to become great leaders. He dispels of…

10 Qualities of Highly Effective Designers

How to be, or hire, the best designer possible.

How to Critique the Latest Tech Rebrand

A simple framework for assessing a tech product’s rebrand for the brand layperson

Designers Should Read

In grad school, I had to read more than I read the previous five years of undergrad combined (yes, it took me five years. It would have…

Tastemaking: 2019 Design Trends

Design has gotten so…cold. And sterile. And lifeless. Apps and entire brands have started to feel like hospitals and laboratories.


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