Google Design Certification

I started my journey to learn the Foundations of User Experience a couple of weeks ago and recently completed the first certification course. It has been a very immersive experience for me and I have learned a lot from Michael Dedrick and other facilitators on user experience design and why it is important.

In this article, you will learn a summary of the foundations of user experience design, the definition of terms used in user experience design, the tools and different processes involved in designing a product or an experience, and building an online presence. …

Cognition is the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thoughts, experiences and the senses.

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cognition illustration
Cognition is the activities of thinking, understanding, learning, and remembering. — Webster Dictionary

Simply put, it is how we process information after reading a Charles Darwin book on Human Evolution, understand why chameleons change to adapt to the colour of their surroundings as a defence mechanism or starting an online class on Udemy.

The Biochemicals/ Happy Hormones

Ever heard of the “happy hormone” ? A lot of us have probably heard or experienced it. It could come from the pure satisfaction after a good run mostly called “runners high” or the feeling after a completing a project, winning the Sunday Night raffle or even smoking a cigarette. These are as a result of biochemicals released causing you to feel a surge of positive emotions. The common ones are:

1. Endorphins

2. Dopamine

3. Serotonin


Endorphins interact with the opiate receptors in the brain to reduce our perception of pain and act similarly to drugs such as morphine…

Oscar Eche

UX designer with passion for people, products and tech. Sustainable development advocate.

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