About 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
We are thrilled to announce that our founder and CEO Magdalena has been selected as an ambassador for Women in Web3 at the upcoming Next Block Expo in Warsaw, one of the largest blockchain festivals in Europe. This event will take place on May 24-25 and will feature some of the most prominent women speakers in the industry.
As a Women in Web3 ambassador, Magdalena is proud to represent our company and the broader community of women in the blockchain and tech space.
What is the Women in Web3 campaign?
The Women in Web3 campaign is focused on empowering and connecting women in the industry, and we are excited to be a part of it.
If you'll be attending the event, be sure to connect with Magdalena and our team. Magdalena would love to meet other ambassadors, attendees, and women speakers who share her passion for advancing Women in Web3. Don't miss the opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas with her!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?