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Yet another article about design systems 😺

In this article, I’ll explain my experience with the discovery and initial setup of a new design system. We will cover the evaluation of what a design system is, what is required in the system and finally setting up a development process.

The problem

It happens frequently that companies that…


Building my product design portfolio — Lessons learned.

Recently I joined a community of designers which give a one-time portfolio review for designers during the pandemic. Giving back to the community has been great and I’ve learnt a lot myself from the designers too, taking part in the portfolio review.

I’ve reviewed over 50 portfolios so far and…


Tips for devs and design teams: how to become allies, not enemies.

Alex has just started her new job as a UX designer at GoodSoftware, her aim is to design beautiful and useful products and always listening to her users.

Jo is a principal engineer at GoodSoftware, she loves best dev practices and clean code.

Alex joins the company’s design team. She…


  • What is fake news?

Today, most of the time spent on social networks, we are literally surrounded by fake information and hoaxes.

Wikipedia defines fake news as “a type of yellow journalism that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread via the traditional print, broadcasting news media, or via Internet-based…


A view on UCD and how I implement it in my everyday job

User Experience is essential nowadays: everything needs to be designed for us, to make our lives easier.
Some days ago a colleague asked my help to scan a document on our office printer. We tried to do it, but the printer interface was so bloated that we couldn’t make it. After…

Annalisa Valente

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