My name is Doug Collins, and I believe UX can make the world a better place.
Born and raised in Denver, I have vowed to use my skills to bring ethical and accessible user experiences to the world.
I have a passion for sharing my knowledge, growing talent in the UX community, and doing what I can to make the world a better place – one interaction at a time.
I make experiences useful, interesting, and informative for all. My goal is to make information and procedures accessible, intuitive, and thought-provoking.
I talk UX and Product Management with Pavel Samsonov and Vitalik Demin
Here’s Episode description from Medium.com page:
“In this episode, legendary UX designers @DougCollinsUX and @PavelASomsonov join me in the very first three-way podcast conversation. We originally planned to talk about how UX designers deal with Product Owners but quickly pivoted into the subject of what career options UX designers have these days, Product Owner being one of them. This discussion was really great and we also kept it short and sweet at 30ish minutes. We would love to hear any questions or comments that you guys may have! Thank you for tuning in!”
July NUXer Meetup: Dark Patterns
For July, I’ll be covering Dark Patterns. For this event, we’ll discuss what Dark Patterns are, the psychology behind why they work, and look at examples of some of the most common Dark Patterns in use in modern website design.
I’ll also host a practical session where we identify dark patterns in the wild and explore ethical alternatives to their use.
The ROI of UX: Why User Experience is a Zero-Risk Investment
The value of User Experience is undeniable.
The tech industry as a whole is finally catching on the to value of UX and design thinking. Many smaller companies and startups, however, remain reluctant to invest.
But UX more than pays for itself. The math doesn’t lie.
What’s in a Name? UX Job Titles Explained
There are a myriad of UX job titles out there for our industry. This can sometimes cause issues deciphering what each of the UX job titles might entail.
To help on your career search, here are a few of the more common UX job titles you might see out there. Included are a short descriptions of what might be expected from each one.
Why UX Accessibility Design Should be a Top Priority (And a Checklist to Get Your Site Up to Par)
Designing for UX accessibility means designing for those with disabilities. Disabilities can be physical, visual, auditory, or psychological. Whatever the nature of a disability, we as UX professionals need to ensure we are doing all we can to make our sites accessible.
Not every UX professional knows the ins-and-outs of accessibility design (and if you don’t, maybe it’s time to update your skillset.) Far from being a secondary concern, accessibility design should be a primary for every UX professional. Here are some of the big reasons, both from an ethical and bottom-line standpoint, that optimizing a site for accessibility is a must.