Practice makes perfect.
Or at least, it does help improve your skills.
It does make you a better designer.
A better problem solver.
A better engineer.
A better maker.
Here are some resources to up your game.
Fancy designing a sortable list view for a habit-tracking app to help film snobs?
Or how about designin dashboard for a smart home watering system, to help social media managers?
or, a a settings view for a professional networking site designed for restaurant patrons?
Really, there are no limits to imagination and this very entertaining game interfaced design for a design learning website for designers – is real neat.
This is a challenge to take to improve your design skills – everyday with one new thing.
For instance on day 01: Design thinking – where you need to use design thinking to create something new : a new way to get to school, a time travel machine a personal jetpack that fits in a backpack. or on day 05: empathy maps, where you make an empathy map for a coffee shop.
If you like to take things day by day, here is the daily UX challenge – where get a daily email for 20 days – to improve your UX skills.
Jon Crabb is a UX designer from London and he’s put together a great list of of UX problems to think about – which I think does largely broaden the scope of UX thinking.
Problems range from :
Find your way around a new city.
Fill small amounts of “bored” time in your day with something interesting.
Split a check at a restaurant.
Split a check at a restaurant between vegetarians and meat-eaters.
Split a check at a restaurant between drinkers and nondrinkers.
to recommend a funnel management flow to Google or design a new app for Go Pro.