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The Responsive Web Design War Strategy

It seems like everyone is hailing Responsive Web Design (RWD) as the savior for the mobile site development in 2013. That’s reasonable too, since RWD …

Flat or Skeuomorphic is the Wrong Question; It's About Satisfaction

A great deal of digital ink has been spilled of late regarding the relative merits of Flat or Skeuomorphic design. On one side of the spectrum, both …

How To Style A Checkbox With CSS

27th March 2013 in CSS<p>Checkboxes is a HTML element that is possibly used on every website, but most people don't style them so they look the same as …

Designing for Mobile, Part 2: Interaction Design

My first mobile phone, a Nokia 5110 (purchased in 1998!), offered very few features: I could call, text or play Snake. What’s more, these …

Why Sketchnoting Makes You A Better UX Designer

I haven’t written about sketchnoting much since my article Sketchnoting 101: How To Create Awesome Visual Notes, which is kind of silly of me given …

The Five Worst UX Mistakes Websites Make

The user experience of websites has improved by leaps and bounds over the years, but I still run into sites that make me ask, “What were they …

UX Behind the Firewall

User experience is most often thought of in the context of public-facing designs, like e-commerce sites and, more recently, mobile apps. …

How to Effectively Manage a UX Design Team

I've managed a few teams in my time (cue crotchety old man music), and have accrued some insights that can help your design team run (semi) …

The RITE Way to Prototype

<i>When testing prototypes with users, how do we know if the insights we’re gathering will improve the design?</i><p><i>How can we make sure developers will</i> …

How To Estimate a UX Project

One of the most difficult things to get right, even for more experienced UX designers, is correctly estimating a UX project.<p>Whether you’re a …

Project Management

Apps Are Over: Frog Design's Scott Jenson Want to Overthrow the Desktop Paradigm

Apps, as we know them, are over. This thing of having the home screen of your device littered with hundreds of little icons that you have to download, organize, search and prune is kinda insane, eh?<p>So, apps are over, but it’s going to take a while. But the writing is on the wall. Or at least the …

Infographic: The Intricate Anatomy Of UX Design

This mega graphic attempts to tackle the relationship between UX and all other aspects of design.<p>We toss around the term “user experience” (UX) a lot, mostly as a shorthand for something like “where industrial design meets interface design.” But to be perfectly honest, that tendency does this …

UX Design

Know Your UX Hats

New! Arrive here looking for help with a UX resume, or needing some professional consultation? <b>I’m offering resume critique and phone consultation on</b> …

4 Reasons Your UX Investment Isn’t Paying Off

We all know the business case for doing user experience (UX) work: Investing upfront in making products easy to use really pays off. It reduces …

Reframing “UX Design”

I was asked to speak at UX Week 2012, and figured I’d turn my blog post “User experience is strategy, not design” into a talk, but a funny thing …

UX Statistic | Vitamin T

Are you a UX statistic?<p>If spending on UX is a no-brainer, then why do so many sites send users careening off the road to conversion? Just a little UX …

Adaptive Vs. Responsive Layouts And Optimal Form Field Labels

"In which kinds of sites/projects is it better to use an adaptive layout (fixed break points)? In which kinds of sites is it better to use a …

frog

COLLECTION NO. 9SXSW 2016Follow frog as we cover the South by Southwest Interactive Festival live from Austin, Texas.4 Stories 2 Contributors …