UX Power Tools

A publication for designers, written by designers.

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Jon Moore

Senior Design Partner at Innovatemap in Indianapolis, and co-founder of UX Power 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

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.

Become a Master at Design Planning

Using Scope, Cost, and Time to Plan Your Design Work

9 Steps in the Lifecycle of a Design Trend

Trends are important for designers because they help keep us from doing too much work. We love to act the part of creative savants, but…


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