Erin Newby

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My “UX” Reading List — 2015

Today I was asked by someone for a good reading list for Interaction Designers, Design Researchers, Information Architects, Usability Professionals …

The Colors Of An App Icon

I wrote an eBook called “Secrets of the App Store”, get it free!<p>At Appbot we get to see a lot of app icons while providing insights into app …

Mobile:2015

UI / UX Trends<p>Whether on an app screen, a web browser, or a wearable watch face, design is one of the most important drivers of consumer engagement. …

Colour trends in web design for 2015

While the way designers use colour changes dramatically based on trends and time periods, we are definitely designing in the decade of vibrant colour.<p>…

7 everyday ways you are ruining your IQ

Are you taking Thomas Piketty’s Capital on holiday with you? Do you do sudoku for the promised brain work-out it provides? Have you forced yourself to sit through improving documentaries on BBC Four when you would rather have been watching Come Dine With Me? Bad news: it may all be for …

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Tattoo Artist Beautifully Conceals Scars of Breast Cancer Survivors

Years ago, tattoo artist David Allen was approached by a client with an unusual request. Adriana had fought breast cancer and won, but she had to undergo a mastectomy and breast reconstruction. She asked Allen to conceal the scarring left on her breast using his skills as a tattoo artist. What …

5 Things App Designers Could Learn From Walt Disney

Think Disney’s 12 Principles of Animation was only for animators? Think again.<p>Among animation and film buffs, Walt Disney’s 12 Principles of Animation is rightly revered, but is that where their usefulness ends? Rebecca Ussai doesn’t think so. With the help of ex-Disney animator Glen Keane, the …

The Art of Copy - How To Design Words for Websites

Taking the above point a step further, the context surrounding your product determines the best tone and other language choices you make. The golden rule is that no one rule will apply in every circumstance… but similar contexts will have similar best practices.<p>When isolating the context you’re …

15 Best Graphic Design Magazines for Designers and Artists

The internet has expanded a lot over the last few decades, but still printed material like magazines and newspapers are popular. For the web, print …

The typographic secrets behind visual hierarchy

Typography is a second language communicating on a subtler level beyond your actual words. The actual content is what you say, but typography is the …

Design Exercises To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

The creative mind is like the human body.<p>Creativity is something that should be trained everyday, or else it would get out of shape. Thus, doing some …

SMS vs. Push vs. Email: When Should You Use Which?

A main concern for many companies is evaluating the best communication technique to increase customer engagement. How do you convince customers to interact with your product in the most contextual manner?<p>Email, push notifications and SMS are all popular methods of communicating with customers, but …

Product Design Unification Case Study: Mobile Web Framework

This approach has several benefits:<p>The <b>visual style, interaction design principles and information architecture are unified</b>. Making a group of …

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Designing for Discover

I… er… don’t usually do things like this. Writing blog posts, I mean. But a bit of work went live the other day that we’re pretty excited about.<p>On …

25 Inspirational Examples of UI Style Guides

According to Wikipedia, a UI style guide is a ‘set of standards for the writing and design of documents’ and that it ‘ensures consistency and …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

How to use UI patterns in 5 easy steps

<i>In this article, Chris Bank of UXPin – the wireframing & prototyping app – explains the theory and practices applying UI patterns to your website.</i> …

19 exceptionally well designed mobile app experiences

Mobile apps are becoming increasingly refined: Where once an app performed numerous functions, now there are apps that focus on a single task. As …

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Typographer’s typefaces

<b>The 25 most admired typefaces by typographers, type designers and letterers.</b><p>Selecting the right typeface makes all the difference to effective design and communication. But with over 100,000 font families to pick from it can be a daunting task. There are some excellent guides on how to choose a typeface and helpful methods for pairing typefaces but in order to apply these principles it’s important to be familiar with a broad range of quality typefaces.<p>Wouldn’t it be great to start with a short …

The end of apps as we know them

The experience of our primary mobile screen being a bank of app icons that lead to independent destinations is dying. And that changes what we need …