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Paul Olyslager
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Freelancer specialised in UX, Interface Design and Usability
  • nu3
    User Experience Manager, 2013 - present
  • Project A Ventures
    Senior User Experience Designer, 2013 - 2013
  • Corelio Publishing
    Web Master Traffic Team, 2010 - 2013
    Webmaster at Corelio publishing specialised in UX, Interface Design and Usability
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I’m a graphic / web designer from Antwerp (Belgium) and obsessed with web usability, UX (user experience) -and UI (user interface) design.
I'm the creator and editor of, a blog about UX and web usability. I work as a web designer and usability consultant.
  • Interactive Multimedia Design
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I did find UUXD to be great for its practical advice, but not very deep in regards to theory. It contains a lot of basics that are wonderful for its intended audience. The value for the more seasoned UX practitioner would be the reading tips at the end of each chapter and the online resources and tools it mentioned throughout. Practical advice that goes beyond most UX books!
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This article doesn't involve breathing deeply or listening to whale music. It's about the impact of digital technology and how to get some time off.
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