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UX design, broadly defined as the vocational area that defines how users interact with digital services, has had a terrific decade. Some see the last ten years as a sort of ‘Golden Age’ of UX during which the field blossomed both in importance and recognition.

Can we stop talking about UX design, and start talking about service design.

  • I tell my mum I make websites, which is like an architect telling their step-dad they make buildings.
  • I don’t get my hands dirty.
  • I can’t write Javascript or even how to write an ‘if’ statement.
  • broadly defined as the vocational area that defines how users interact with digital services, has had a terrific decade.
  • Some see the last ten years as a sort of ‘Golden Age’ of UX
  • Automation and Artificial Intelligence are Already Doing the Job
  • Facebook Pages as the New Small-Business Homepage
  • The Rise of Web Services and the Content that Finds You
This golden era seems to come to an end and requires that UX designers find their role in a changed environment. The main forces driving this need for adaptation.

Don’t worry, it’s actually a good thing!

Some off-the-cuff opportunities in no particular order:
  • Startup entrepreneurs with highly innovative solutions and ideas that need rapid prototyping, user research, and UI design refinement.
  • Government agencies still looking for ways to digitize their services.
  • Entire healthcare industry struggling to build a cohesive infrastructure for innovative healthcare management interfaces.
  • Big-data / IoT / business intelligence pools without meaningful interfaces to mine and take action.
UX designers should be thankful for the liberation brought about by this change. Automating mundane tasks will free them from having to re-create simple interactions or interfaces over and over again. This is most apparent in already highly commoditised contexts such as ecommerce. There is little to be gained from trying to one-up Amazon’s 1-click checkout process benchmark. Instead, UX design should focus on creating truly amazing and inspiring experiences.
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But perhaps more importantly, we have been recommending their trees for nearly two years before they reached out and asked us to join their partnership program. We recommend them because they’re the real deal. As you read on you’ll find out for yourself what makes this organization such a great choice.

Here’s how it works:

  1. You order a memorial tree gift
  2. They will send a certificate and/or card to you (or the recipient, your choice)
  3. The tree gets planted in partnership with the Forest Service experts in the area most needed
  4. Trees for a Change lists photos, maps, and other info regarding the tree online for the recipient to view
  5. The Forest Service cares for and maintains the tree, ensuring that it grows into a “living memorial” in honor of your loved one, all while helping restore the forests to their natural beauty

This is the certificate and card for the recipient:
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Memory Tree Gift

So what type of tree is best to plant as a memory tree? If you go through Trees for a Change, they will plant a tree that is native to the devastated forest area, one that will help restore that particular forest in the most natural way. For this purpose, whatever that tree type might be is the best memorial tree: Ponderosa pine, sugar pine, longleaf pine, Jeffrey pine, incense cedar, Douglas fir, and more.

Here are a few popular options, which are regarded as the best memorial trees:

Living Memorials

When you plant a tree in memory of someone who has died, it grows to stand as a “living memorial.” It’s a way to honor someone by emphasizing life. It’s a way to give back to the earth which by God’s grace sustains us. And it is a memorial that literally lives on.