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— John Maeda, Designer and Technologist

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Privacy Policy

This Privacy policy was published on March 1st, 2020.

GDPR compliance

At UX GIRL we are committed to protect and respect your privacy in compliance with EU - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679, dated April 27th, 2016. This privacy statement explains when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. This Privacy Policy applies to the use of our services, products and our sales, but also marketing and client contract fulfilment activities. It also applies to individuals seeking a job at UX GIRL.


UX GIRL is a design studio firm that specialises in research, strategy and design and offers clients software design services. Our company is headquartered in Warsaw, Poland and you can get in touch with us by writing to hello@uxgirl.com.

When we collect personal data about you
  • When you interact with us in person – through correspondence, by phone, by social media, or through our uxgirl.com (“Site”).
  • When we get personal information from other legitimate sources, such as third-party data aggregators, UX GIRL marketing partners, public sources or social networks. We only use this data if you have given your consent to them to share your personal data with others.
  • We may collect personal data if it is considered to be of legitimate interest and if this interest is not overridden by your privacy interests. We make sure an assessment is made, with an established mutual interest between you and UX GIRL.
  • When you are using our products.
Why we collect and use personal data

We collect and use personal data mainly to perform direct sales, direct marketing, and customer service. We also collect data about partners and persons seeking a job or working in our company. We may use your information for the following purposes:

  • Send you marketing communications which you have requested. These may include information about our services, products, events, activities, and promotions of our partners. This communication is subscription based and requires your consent.
  • Send you information about the services and products that you have purchased from us.
  • Perform direct sales activities in cases where legitimate and mutual interest is established.
  • Provide you content and venue details on a webinar or event you signed up for.
  • Reply to a ‘Contact me’ or other web forms you have completed on our Site (e.g., to download an ebook).
  • Follow up on incoming requests (client support, emails, chats, or phone calls).
  • Perform contractual obligations such as invoices, reminders, and similar. The contract may be with UX GIRL directly or with a UX GIRL partner.
  • Notify you of any disruptions to our services.
  • Contact you to conduct surveys about your opinion on our services and products.
  • When we do a business deal or negotiate a business deal, involving sale or transfer of all or a part of our business or assets. These deals can include any merger, financing, acquisition, or bankruptcy transaction or proceeding.
  • Process a job application.
  • To comply with laws.
  • To respond to lawful requests and legal process.
  • To protect the rights and property of UX GIRL, our agents, customers, and others. Includes enforcing our agreements, policies, and terms of use.
  • In an emergency. Includes protecting the safety of our employees, our customers, or any person.
Type of personal data collected

We collect your email, full name and company’s name, but in addition, we can also collect phone numbers. We may also collect feedback, comments and questions received from you in service-related communication and activities, such as meetings, phone calls, chats, documents, and emails.

If you apply for a job at UX GIRL, we collect the data you provide during the application process. UX GIRL does not collect or process any particular categories of personal data, such as unique public identifiers or sensitive personal data.

Information we collect automatically

We automatically log information about you and your computer. For example, when visiting uxgirl.com, we log ‎your computer operating system type,‎ browser type,‎ browser language,‎ pages you viewed,‎ how long you spent on a page,‎ access times,‎ internet protocol (IP) address and information about your actions on our Site.

The use of cookies and web beacons

We may log information using "cookies." Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website. Cookies help us make our Site and your visit better.

We may log information using digital images called web beacons on our Site or in our emails.

This information is used to make our Site work more efficiently, as well as to provide business and marketing information to the owners of the Site, and to gather such personal data as browser type and operating system, referring page, path through site, domain of ISP, etc. for the purposes of understanding how visitors use our Site. Cookies and similar technologies help us tailor our Site to your personal needs, as well as to detect and prevent security threats and abuse. If used alone, cookies and web beacons do not personally identify you.

How long we keep your data

We store personal data for as long as we find it necessary to fulfil the purpose for which the personal data was collected, while also considering our need to answer your queries or resolve possible problems. This helps us to comply with legal requirements under applicable laws, to attend to any legal claims/complaints, and for safeguarding purposes.

This means that we may retain your personal data for a reasonable period after your last interaction with us. When the personal data that we have collected is no longer required, we will delete it securely. We may process data for statistical purposes, but in such cases, data will be anonymised.

Your rights to your personal data

You have the following rights concerning your personal data:

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data that UX GIRL holds about you.
  • The right to request that UX GIRL correct your personal data if inaccurate or out of date.
  • The right to request that your personal data is deleted when it is no longer necessary for UX GIRL to retain such data.
  • The right to withdraw any consent to personal data processing at any time. For example, your consent to receive digital marketing messages. If you want to withdraw your consent for digital marketing messages, please make use of the link to manage your subscriptions included in our communication.
  • The right to request that UX GIRL provides you with your personal data.
  • The right to request a restriction on further data processing, in case there is a dispute about the accuracy or processing of your personal data.
  • The right to object to the processing of personal data, in case data processing has been based on legitimate interest and/or direct marketing.

Any query about your privacy rights should be sent to hello@uxgirl.com.

Hotjar’s privacy policy

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices (in particular device's IP address (captured and stored only in anonymized form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), preferred language used to display our website). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. For further details, please see Hotjar’s privacy policy by clicking on this link.

You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link.

Sharethis’s privacy policy

We use Sharethis to enable our users to share our content on social media. Sharethis lets us collects information about the number of shares of our posts. For further details, please see Sharethis’s privacy policy by clicking on this link.

You can opt-out of Sharethis collecting data about you by following this opt-out link.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

UX GIRL reserves the right to amend this privacy policy at any time. The latest version will always be found on our Site. We encourage you to check this page occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

If we make changes that significantly alter our privacy practices, we will notify you by email or post a notice on our Site before the change takes effect.

Best Design Conferences moved to Remote Online this year 2020

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Best Design Conferences moved to Remote Online this year 2020


This post originally appeared on uxgirl medium.

This years work leisure times meaning attending conferences might be a little troublesome for most of us to say the least with all the restrictions due to COVID-19 situation. Even though travelling to a distant country to meet new people and talk work matters in a light way while drinking free beverages is not possible, there is another option to learn something new and possibly meet others, meaning online remote conferences.

Many of the yearly happenings have successfully moved to the virtual space this year to accommodate new conditions. While the experience might be slightly different we still think it’s worth it, so grab your favourite beverage and snacks and get ready for some binge keynoting.

UX Healthcare: Frankfurt

July 8, 2020

Better user experience can save lives. With this bold statement UX Healthcare conference presents their mission. At UX GIRL Healthcare is at the forefront of our services sectors and we, as well as UX Healthcare, also see a big need in revolutionising this industry. Healthcare systems need better design and need some talks about it. Frankfurt edition of this conference will be held fully online with later editions to stay in the usual format. It’s a great possibility to catch a glimpse of the healthcare industry progress in terms of technology and experience working products. We particularly recommend attending these sessions: Adventures in Surgical UX from Tim Caynes and UX for AR: Brain Surgery with Augmented Reality.

Gdynia Design Days

July 4–11, 2020

Gdynia Design Days: Attention theme 2020 poster with Akiyoshi Kitaoka optical illusion

This baltic conference is already an established brand in the polish design scene. 2020s’ years theme is Attention! which was announced even before the worldwide epidemic of COVID-19. It was chosen to showcase mindfulness and enhance focusing on values, that we sometimes forget these days. We have our own possibility of adding to the theme, as Magdalena-our founder will be performing design workshops there. If you want to learn more about Blockchain and how to solve sustainability issues with it through design be sure to sing up here.

HCI International

July 19–24, 2020

We were particularly looking forward to visiting this conference, as it was scheduled to be held in a beautiful venue Bella Sky, Copenhagen, but it’s great to know that the conference has been fully moved to the online. HCI International is a very solid science-oriented conference covering all aspects of Human Computer Interaction. If want to see factual research studies being presented-this is something for you. We also highly recommend it for people interested in accessibility.

FinTech Design Summit

July 30, 2020

Financial world is finally catching up with new technology and it’s a very interesting moment for designers to dive deeper into Capital Markets, Corporate and Personal Banking and Brokerage. The conference will feature aspects of Product, Design, UX and Strategy in the Fintech sector. It would be great to listen to Andy Montgomery talk about Square, which was one of the hottest startups in the early fintech days and still stays strong in e-commerce. For people more interested in Blockchain we think listening to Sarah Gregory from Coinbase might just be the best thing to do in your free time.

Enterprise Experience 2020

August 31-September 3, 2020

It’s hard not to notice the organiser of the event Rosenfeld Media, which is responsible for delivering technology and design oriented books to eager reading designers for over a decade. The program of the conference is quite robust with lectures ranging from design for US satellites, through LEGO and giants like Mastercard, Salesforce, ZenDesk. Seems like everyone will find something worthy to listen to.

UXPA 2020 International

September TBA, 2020

Offline conference that was supposed to be cancelled and moved to 2021 decided to run a mini version of it during September. Dates are still TBA, so make sure to write it down a check once in a while. Conference is organized by UXPA association (former UPA) and will be free for all it’s members. Special feature for this conference is a big UX Quiz, which can be completed solo or in team.

Design Thinking: Virtual Experience

September 8–11, 2020

John Maeda @ Design Thinking: Virtual Experience

Biggest highlight of this conference is John Maeda, a designer and technologist that was marked by Wired magazine as to be to design as Warren Buffet is to finance. He will be talking about transformation and going beyond design — we can’t wait. Apart from this talk we think it would be beneficial to attend to some workshops that are being held by people from IDEO U.

Disrupt 2020

September 14–18, 2020

It’s hard not to know this conference if you have been to the startup world once in your lifetime. Techrunch Disrupt offers a glide through this years hottest startups that will certainly be big in years to come. It might be the best place to catch a glimpse at the newest user interface trends to come and see them in action on a live product. The conference is supposed to be held offline, but will feature a Digital Pass, that will allow attendees to listen to select keynotes from their homes.

Design Matters ‘20

September 23–24, 2020

Shot from the Design Matters 90' inspired website

A conference with a rebel flare, we really recommend you visit their 90' inspired website. Design Matters explores new movements in the digital design scene. This year it features Real Fake, Next Gen Design and Scrappy Creative as the conference themes. All sound pretty neat, so we think you should attend just to check them out of curiosity. It will be held onsite in Copenhagen, but live stream tickets are available.

Mobile HCI 2020

October 5–8, 2020

This Mobile conference is organized by ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), a nearly 75-years old organisation directed at technology and computing. We expect a decent dose of research backed information concerning mobile applications and human computer interaction there. The conference has been fully moved to the virtual space, so expect lots of presentations and insights delivered straight to your comfortable sofa.


October 6–9, 2020

Last but not least, UXDX offers a fresh view on combining product, design and development topics. Conference is to be held online and will get you the knowledge needed to amp your product development process a level higher.

Either onsite or online we still think conferences do broaden up your horizons. Make sure to save some time for these events and try to network, given our current possibilities.

Have fun!

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The Evolution of the Blinking Cursor: Navigating the Challenge of Multiple Cursors in Design

The digital environment is constantly changing. Design evolves and adapts to new needs and new users. However, some solutions do not go out of fashion. People from all generations know them and changing them could introduce chaos or at least frustration.

All of you know it very well and see it every day while typing on any of your devices. It helps you by indicating the spot for your future text and does follow new letters as you type. It also specifies the location in the text where you want to paste something that you previously copied. You might have seen it as an underscore or a block but usually, it takes the form of a blinking vertical line. As we found out while researching for this article - it also has a lot of names

  • caret
  • blinking cursor
  • text cursor
  • text insertion point

Where did the blinking cursor even come from?

In the last century, along with technological development, the possibility of creating and editing texts on the first computers appeared. However, writers struggled with the problem of the lack of a quick and intuitive possibility of changing or removing a selected fragment of the text.

Charles Kiesling was one of the engineers interested in advancing the capabilities of computers in the 1950s. He worked on improving the logic circuitry of computers such as the IBM 650. In 1967, Kiesling filed a patent for a new typing solution - a blinking cursor. However, this solution became widely known and used in 1977 with the premiere of Apple II and a year later with the premiere of the first commercially popular word processor WordStar.

Today, anyone who has had a computer in their hands at least once knows what a cursor means. Designers and developers working on products and adding new features can’t disregard  solutions users are already used to.

So what should we do if we need to point two spots at once?

We’ve recently asked ourselves this question for the first time. We came across a case that made us think about it while designing a tool similar to code creator. The user was supposed to add a few elements in the line, which together created a whole code. Each of the elements could have been selected from a code completion list that also had a search function. First caret: the user needed to be able to see the location of a new element added in the "code". Second caret: if the user wanted to search for an element, the caret must have appeared in the active textfield.

What now? Should we delete one cursor? Gray it out? How about leaving both of them and ignoring the problem? We’ve decided to check some popular apps - desktop and mobile and find out how they solve this problem.
Gmail on Mac - Adding emoji to a new email

One caret follows the text entered in the search box. The other indicates the place in the email where the selected emoji will appear. It's worth noticing that they are both blinking and have the same color.

Adding emoji to a new email. Illustration of the cursors' behavior.
Google Docs - Searching an element in the doc

In that case, the first cursor follows the text typed in the finder tool. The second one points to the last active text location. Both of the cursors have the same color, but just the one in the finder is blinking. The second cursor starts to blink again after closing the finder.

Searching an element in the google document. Illustration of the cursors' behavior.
iOS Notes - Adding emoji to the note

iPhone users can experience a double text cursor creating a new note on their phones. The cursors are very different from each other - they have different colors and only the one in the search box is blinking.

Adding emoji to the iOS note. Illustration of the cursors' behavior.
WhatsApp for Android - Adding emoji to the new message

In that case, we can see only one caret and it’s in a search box. The one in the textfield is invisible but the selected emoji appears in the place where a caret was active the last time.

Adding emoji to the new WhatsApp message. Illustration of the cursors' behavior.

Which one is the best?

After testing a few apps, it's time to summarize the pros and cons of each solution.

Visibility of both cursors at once

In our opinion, the user should always be able to see where the result of their action will appear. Making one of the carets invisible takes away some part of the user's control. So we stand for keeping both cursors visible to the user. What is important here is creating a hierarchy for them. So now let's take care of…


Let's pay attention to a good idea that appeared in one of the inspirations we found: the cursor that is not responsible for the main action on the screen is grayed out. To highlight the importance of the main cursor, we can also choose colors other than black. Blue for example will call attention to the active status of the textfield.


Last but not least - blinking of the cursor. It is obvious that this function helps a lot in finding our current location in the text. But aren't two elements blinking on the screen too much? In our opinion, yes. In the case of a double cursor, we would definitely choose to animate only one of them, the main action one.


Adding a blinking cursor to the interfaces was undoubtedly necessary to facilitate many people's daily work. This invention has stood the test of time and is still widely used today. However, sometimes even the most reliable solutions need an adaptation to more complex features. Yet, as designers, we have to remember that if the user already knows the action of a component, we shouldn’t change it.

In our opinion, in this task, we should focus on designing the hierarchy of elements. We have the ability to work on the visibility, color, and movement of elements. This essential UX designer skill will keep the interface transparent and let the user stay in control. 

And you? How would you design a tool that requires two cursors? And as a user, have you noticed this problem in the apps you use?

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Hard Work Pays Off: UX GIRL Studio Ranks 13th in The Manifest's Top Design Studios in Poland

At UX GIRL Studio, we strongly believe in the adage that hard work always pays off. It is with great pride and excitement that we announce our achievement of the 13th place in The Manifest's ranking of top design studios in Poland. The Manifest is a trusted B2B research and review platform, and being listed on their ranking is a testament to our team's talent and expertise.

Our studio is committed to providing exceptional design services to our clients, with a focus on creating innovative, user-centric designs that help our clients achieve their business goals. Our dedication to quality and excellence has earned us this recognition on The Manifest.

We are grateful to The Manifest for including us in their ranking and providing a platform for B2B buyers to find the best companies in various industries, including design, marketing, development, and IT services. Our team's hard work and dedication are the driving forces behind this achievement, and we are excited to share it with our clients, colleagues, and friends.

While we celebrate this accomplishment, we recognize that this is just the beginning. Our commitment to continued growth and improvement is unwavering, and we are constantly exploring new design techniques and technologies to provide the best possible solutions to our clients.

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our clients for their trust and support, as well as our team members for their hard work and contributions. Together, we will continue to push the boundaries of design excellence and provide exceptional services to our clients.

In conclusion, we are proud to be listed among the top design studios in Poland on The Manifest. This recognition validates our team's hard work and dedication to delivering outstanding results to our clients. We will continue to uphold our commitment to quality and excellence as we strive for even greater heights in the future. Let's keep up the hard work!

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UX GIRL among the best UX Design suppliers - SuperbCompanies rank

The main values of UX GIRL are a holistic approach, leadership and passion. Although the team is not large, we strive to maintain these values fully. Since its inception, UX GIRL has been joined by new people who bring different perspectives and experiences. This allowed us to create a group of people who work as a team to create great designs and have already many satisfied customers.

What does this lead to?

Amazing people and great results provide success for UX GIRL. One of these successes is being included in the ranking of the best UI/UX Design Agencies by SuperbCompanies! It is an honor for us to be among the best, and we are also glad that our hard work has been recognized by SuperbCompanies.

About SuperbCompanies

SuperbCompanies is a platform that includes SEO and IT service providers to help users find the best of the best. When creating the ranking, various aspects such as quality, reliability, and market presence are taken into account.

Each SuperbCompanies ranking includes suppliers of specific categories and since it has existed for 10 years now it makes them a reliable source of information

In addition to feeling joy, we are also motivated and have enormous strength to continue working hard. Although we are already included in this ranking, our aim is to achieve the highest possible position!

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