Sven Lenaerts
I'm Sven. I'm a product designer available for hire. My intention is to bring every product I touch to the next level, for both users and businesses. Previous: Product manager at Fueled, clients including: HBO & Verizon.
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    Design Tips for Material DesignMaterial design@2x
    Material Design has become a much used visual language within the design community. In this tutorial, we'll cover a number of tips to improve designs that use Material Design as a foundation in order to create more distinct and effective interfaces.Read More…
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    How To Write a Product Feature SetPreview image@2x
    One of the key benefits of a product feature set is that it helps communicate your product vision with others, such as your team or investors. In this article, I'll teach you how to structure your product feature set and what should be covered in such a document.Read More…
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    What You Can Learn From Google’s Material DesignPreview image@2x
    Not too long ago, Google introduced Material Design, a brand new set of guidelines for designers and developers alike. Material Design introduces a fresh perspective on user interfaces, motion, and interaction states, and are a great foundation for you to build a product upon.Read More…
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    How To Create a Minimum Viable ProductPreview image@2x
    Developing a mobile product requires hard work and the results after you launched your application is uncertain. Will it get enough traction? Luckily, there's a method to test possible app ideas you have. You can gain a lot of knowledge by building a minimum viable product. The value of MVPs is that you have to spend less time designing and developing. As a result, you'll get a lot of insight early on.Read More…
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    Introduction to Android Design PatternsPreview image@2x
    Previously, you learned about design patterns and how they applied to the iOS platform. In this article, we take a closer look at design patterns on the Android platform and they differ from design patterns on iOS. If you're unfamiliar with design patterns on Android, then this article is for you.Read More…
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    Introduction to iOS Design PatternsPreview image@2x
    Most established mobile platforms have a set of design patterns, written or unwritten guidelines of how things should look, feel, and function. Applying proven design patterns improves the usability of your product, increases conversion, and provides a feeling of familiarity to users. In this article, we take a look at design patterns on iOS.Read More…
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    An Introduction to App MarketingHub
    Marketing is just as important as the development of your product. Marketing your application helps build an audience, which in turn offers you the opportunity to generate revenue.Read More…
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    Exploring the Human-Centric WebHuman retina
    Some time ago I published an article describing a workflow which supports and emphasizes human-centric thinking in web design. In this article, we'll examining websites that apply this methodology and see how human-centric design has contributed to their success.Read More…
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    What Makes Mobile Design Unique?Mobile unique icon2x
    Are you getting started with mobile design? Any designer who's had the opportunity to design for mobile devices as well as desktop computers knows that mobile design is a one of a kind discipline. You'll find challenges unique for mobile. In this introductory article, I'd like to take a look at some of the attributes that make mobile unique. It's no secret that thinking about a product's design makes for a better product. This doesn't solely relate to aesthetics as design also influences how a product's functionality and how the user interacts with it. Design choices have a distinct influence on usability and user experience. When you start out as a mobile designer or developer, it's your responsibility to make the product not only work for you, but also for its target audience.Read More…
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    Mobile & Emotional DesignEmotional design 400
    The process of designing an application, both functionally and aesthetically, has a large impact on how users feel about the final product. Emotional design can help to improve the user experience significantly. In this article, I will talk about what emotional design is, how you can apply it, and give some examples of applications that already implement emotional design.Read More…
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    Use and Abuse of Icons in the Modern AgeIcon retina
    The number of icons we see on daily basis is amazing. They are everywhere around us, both online and offline. We love to use them. They enhance the aesthetic of our sites and can provide a better user experience. Sometimes however, we forget the reason behind using an icon, and that's when it becomes easy for icons to lose their effectiveness.Read More…
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    User Stories: Realizing Large-Scale ProjectsMobiledesign userstories icon2x
    User Stories are a crucial part of managing interdisciplinary teams on complex projects, and they can also be useful for solo developers who want to ensure that they are delivering a quality product. Read on and learn how user stories can enhance your project workflow!Read More…