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Icons really are everywhere! I hadn’t realized that until recently and that’s probably because of their very recognizable and memorable nature. And they’ve been around for a long time, too! Here was the definition I found when I Googled the word:

A person or thing regarded as a representative symbol or as worthy of veneration.

For this reflection, I started looking around my house for icons and honestly couldn’t find too many right away. But then I immediately thought of the icons used in social media apps that I use daily…

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I’m often ashamed to admit how attached I am to social media, especially Instagram. Just look at the Screen Time on my phone! You would think working with it professionally I would grow tired of it, but I don’t. My social media consumption is a bigger fish to fry that can be discussed at a later date. Instead, we can think positively on how Instagram helps its users like myself perform certain tasks, taking into consideration user flows and design patterns the product uses.

Concise and Clear Flows

As I mentioned, I use Instagram on…

[This post was written for Designlab’s UX Academy course]

As someone who loves music, Spotify is a product that I use on a daily basis. Whether I’m in the car, working on my computer or cleaning the house, Spotify is an integral part of my life. And despite using it daily, I’ve never dug deep into the intricacies of the app itself. And I’m going to do just that!

Spotify provides utility, as it meets the need of music listeners. With that, they provide a usable product that’s easy to use and access with free and paid options as well…

Bo Bayerl

Social media professional on a journey to pivot into UX Design.

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