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The word “Design System” has been around for quite some time now. The design systems were initially used and build as manuals of standards used for signs and brand books, which later came to web word with CSS frameworks, like the famous Twitter Bootstrap functioning and serving as a set of UI elements. Over time, the Design System has become more mainstream with the Atomic Design methodology, adopted patterns, and guidelines.

Over the years, we have seen the world’s top companies create their unique design systems. They have changed the way we design digital products by utilizing a set of…


Cover image with title and photograph of Prabudha Agnihotri Sr. UX designer at Service now. Mentioning Episode 2 . Design Thinking and Remote work with Prabudha Agnihotri with a CTA button Listen on Spotify
Cover image with title and photograph of Prabudha Agnihotri Sr. UX designer at Service now. Mentioning Episode 2 . Design Thinking and Remote work with Prabudha Agnihotri with a CTA button Listen on Spotify

Powered by innovative thinkers, influential leaders, and creative networking platforms, switching careers is becoming safer via slow and steady progress. This change is not about perfection but realistic progress or slow changes that improve over time. This change is for happiness and contentment and something that we will get to see more with the changing definitions for work integration at home.

The second part of the podcast moves to Design Thinking, a process of change, a process that helps to innovate, strategize and create. Design thinking — a user-centric methodology that uses techniques borrowed from the designer toolbox, such as…


It’s not a constraint, digital accessibility is the aesthetic we need, it’s a design element that makes a digital experience beautiful.

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An illustration by reconteur showing a women sitting on a chair
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As the integration between online and physical grows, digital products are set to transform how everyone from boomers to Gen Z turns into digital natives, connect, shop, work, and play. This has resulted in physical points of sale diminish in many regions. Digital and experiential business strategies are now imperative for brands. People have accepted digital mediums as a way of life and have moved years forward in digital adoption for business. …


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Designwise Episode 1

“Research is an extraordinary process that enables functioning and an understanding between the people and the creators. It allows us to rehearse it and, in the process, also helps us to deploy it,”.

Research is a medium to understand the evolving needs of the people. Brands must focus on research to win minds and market share, well not just that! There is more to it, experienced creatives are actively using user research to shift perceptions and encourage empathy. The hope is to increase the understanding of people to address their true needs.

Our first episode of “designwise” is a real, raw, and honest design conversation with Shivani. From the experience of being a designer for over twelve years, She tells us about, how do designers advocate the need for user research? How does user research address business needs? and why should we all adopt user research as a groundwork for every design process? Let’s Listen!

“Being a product designer…


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Designwise is a podcast created by QED42. It’s a collection of honest conversations with creators, leaders, artists, founders, corporates, peers and misfits.

Why one more podcast?

2020 brought some significant shifts to our priorities and the way people perceive design. We all faced shifting parameters regarding connectedness and business. Similar feelings and experiences led to conversations that gave birth to designwise.

The products we make, the experiences we create — “designwise” talks the truth within and outside the digital ecosystem. Listen and interact with artists and creators from diverse fields as they share their stories, processes, approach and hacks applied by them to achieve desired outcomes. From a Designer-turned-Dj to a street-food-chef. We got it all covered. The promo is here, let’s listen!

To stay updated for our first podcast release, tune into Spotify or Breaker.

Originally published at https://www.qed42.com.


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A design system is a collection of rules, constraints, principles and repeatable components that help to create a company’s process to design and build digital products. It is imperative to protect a brand, elevate its end-user experience, align teams and increase the speed of the product development.

When teams come together to work on different parts of the digital product, inconsistencies in aesthetics and usability become unavoidable over time. A design system aims to solve these problems, that is why some of the biggest brands use design systems for a more efficient design and development process. …


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What are Style Guides and Design Systems? The Style Guide establishes the root for visual presentations and a design system connects components, patterns, and visuals together to become one single source of truth for products and brands. Well, something like that and as there are many differences there are similarities as well. Style guides and design systems both save a lot of time and misunderstandings. They both increase the workflow and efficiency of the team. …


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When designers begin to think, process, and write about design it leads to ideas, it leads to concepts and ideas that you wouldn’t be able to create otherwise. Similarly, when designers observe how their design add value to the people’s life, when they make an effort to learn about how the design has empowered people, made their lives easier, how is the design being used and most importantly when designers analyze the end result of their design solutions and follow up on it, this analysis certainly makes them, “design-wise”.

All that wisdom but how do you explain that with numbers…


Cover Image with a quote — If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design. by RALF SPETH
Cover Image with a quote — If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design. by RALF SPETH

As we spend more and more time with our digital devices, we are all that we describe as “users”. When we visit a website or use an app all we are looking for is a way to have an effortless experience, without having to think less and do less.

There are reasons why some search engines feel better to use, why some payment apps feel safer than the others, why it’s easy to use one website’s customer care service and on the other, we can’t seem to find the options we are looking for. All those unforgettable user experiences come…


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So, after running some successful ideation sessions and finding a perfect idea that addresses the pain points, now is the time to create some scenarios and storyboards to create a more complete design solution, communicate the interaction and user experience in a human-centered way. Scenarios and storyboards, both can be understood and practiced with people who do not specifically have a design or technical background.

A Scenario is a description of a possible, imagined, and projected sequence of events. A Storyboard is an illustrative representation of how the scenario unfolds. Scenarios are self-created, workable, and flexible scenes created to motivate…

Priyanka J

UX writer at QED42

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