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Is Apple’s Focus on Beauty Destroying Good Design

Apple former UX and UI designers, Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini (wrote Apple’s first human interface guidelines) and Don Norman (UX designer 1993 - 1996) …

Web Design

Best Practices & Examples of Excellent Responsive Design

Still putting off making your site responsive? These facts will make you reconsider:• More than a year ago, mobile users surpassed desktop users.<br>• Over a …

Web Design

5 psychology secrets for great interaction design

Designs with a human touch just feel right. It might be intangible, but it’s undeniably powerful.<p>Think of interactions between people. Most communication happens using common languages, such as speech or even posture or gestures. It’s usable communication.<p>It’s the very same thing when it comes to …

UI Design

41 amazing public space transformations captured by Google Street View

Cities are built for humans.<p>But if you look at the layout of most of them, it looks like they're made for cars.<p>Especially in the world's most populated places. In São Paulo, Brazil — which boasts over 10 million residents — a third of the people travel by car, another third takes public transit, …

Eight ways to make usability testing simple and speedy

Usability testing for applications need not be an overbearing, expensive exercise. A UX expert describes a different way.<p>Usability testing for …

20 tools to help you craft irresistible infographics

Imagine helping people digest 1,000 words' worth of information in a few seconds.<p>Readers want quick access to information, and infographics are a …

Infographics

How one woman turned her passion for tinkering into a $33 million business — without a dime of funding

Her classmates couldn't help but notice her personal style, and they asked how they could build their own. Fried started selling little kits with all the electronics they needed to get started.<p>It became a nice little business for Fried, and she saw the opportunity to turn her passion for teaching …

A beginner’s guide to understanding UX design

If you are thinking of working on your conversion optimization and landing page optimization, understanding UX design is essential. As you know, we write a lot about the user, the single visitor that arrives on your site or landing page and needs to be triggered and helped around. UX design helps …

8 Useful Tools For Professional Writers

Are you a professional writer? Are you looking for some useful web tools that would be helpful in your writing tasks? Well, if your answer is yes, …

Writing

Lifehacker Pack For Mac 2015: Our List Of The Best Mac Apps

There's no shortage of useful, interesting apps for the Mac, but some of them you just can't live without. In this year's annual Lifehacker Pack for …

15 Mac Hacks You've Probably Never Heard Of

The Mac is one of the most powerful and versatile machines on the market today. There are so many great features included with your Mac that it’s …

Operating Systems

15 great parallax scrolling websites

One web design trend that refuses to go away is parallax scrolling. With this, the website layout sees the background of the web page moving at a …

The 50 Best Web Design Books Worth Reading in 2017

Learning is constant. As web design professionals, you have to be constantly in the know about the latest trends and technologies in web design. …

UX Design

5 UX mistakes that make users feel stupid

Building any website that users will fall in love with requires a few very important things.<p>It must be easy to find. It must know who it exists to serve. It must anticipate and address their questions. It must be their guide. It must help them solve their problem. It must provide ways to connect …

UX Design

The future of flat design

Flat will also continue to evolve to incorporate more images.<p>Many of the flat or almost flat sites hitting the web today include photos, something very few early flat sites had. Flat-style colors and typography paired with great images reflect hints of a flat aesthetic that is comfortable with …

UI Design

Design of Complex Forms: For Responsiveness, Accessibility and Friction Free Experience

Filling in <b>online forms</b> is an inevitable part of living our lives online and digitizing our world. But do they have to be so onerous.Offline, forms …

UX Design

Becoming a More Thoughtful User Experience Designer

<b>A simple experience that opened my eyes to new possibilities took the form of a 170px smiley face.</b> After a stressful day, I attempted to clear my …

UX Design

5 Time Management Tips For Lazy Entrepreneurs

Admit it, building a business is tough.<p>You have a million different things to do, and you must prioritize from a list as long as the Nile.<p>It drives …

Five Cities Show the Future of Walkability | Smart Cities Dive

<i>Pedestrian-only zones, well-maintained sidewalks, and good traffic signage are important for strengthening a city's walkability, as shown here in</i> …

Learning Experience Design vs. User Experience: Moving From “User” to “Learner”

We read and write a lot about blended learning, online learning, and digital learning. The element that these models share that makes them powerful …

UX Design

Has this ever happened to you?

<b>Hi! I’m Anton, and I make digital products users love 👋</b><br>From start to finish, I can lead your design/UX and make your website work the way it should. …

UX Design

Designing Collaboration Inside A New Business

As we described in The Guide to Usability Testing, we always recommend collaborating with users for research. For starters, user interviews can produce more honest and unguarded feedback since there can be too many social-psychological factors at play in focus groups that add bias and skew the …

UX Design

7 Bestsellers That Entrepreneurs Must Read | Inc.com

Last month, I posted the 10 best books written by entrepreneurs. While those books are fascinating reads, with only one exception (<i>Art of the Start</i>), they don't provide a plan of action or road map to making your startup successful.<p>The following seven bestsellers contain all the information and …

Entrepreneurship

15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don’t have enough employees to cover all the areas you need.<p>Learning the new skills necessary to start a new …

Dare to Skip Wireframes?

Recently we spoke to Mark Bell, Experience Planning Director at renowned London digital agency Dare. He told us about the importance of going quickly …

One Way To Fix Cities is to Eliminate the One-Way

Pedestrian zones and bike lanes, increased access to green space, investing in sustainable infrastructure — all may lead to a more enlightened metropolis. But according to a study by two academics, one of the easiest, cheapest route to improving a city may be re-routing, specifically, <b>eliminating</b> …

Measuring the Value of Street Performers in the Public Space

I love vibrant public spaces. In fact, I’m scratching out this article as I sit in the Main Plaza in San Antonio overlooking the historic San …

New Orleans

10 Free Online Courses First-time Entrepreneurs Shouldn’t Miss

Coursera is one of the most popular online platforms which provide free online courses from top universities and colleges worldwide. We are able to …