Francis De Block

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Supernova promises to automatically convert Sketch mobile app designs into native UI code

Supernova, a startup operating out of Prague in the Czech Republic, is on a mission to accelerate the app development workflow of mobile designers and developers. More than three years in the making — and the brainchild of co-founder Jiří Třečák — the Supernova Studio macOS app promises to …

Apps

Making It Pop — 5 Ways to Combat Subjective Design Feedback

“It looks great, but can you make it ‘pop’ more?”We’ve all been there, the dreaded subjective design feedback, no use to anyone; let’s stop a moment …

Sweatcoin lets you earn crypto for working out

Want a way to workout and earn some coin? Sweatcoin has risen to the top of the App Store for helping folks get something more than just a glow for taking those daily steps.<p>The startup says it has accumulated more than 5 million users in the past year and increased revenue by 266 percent in the …

App Store

Universal Principles Of User Experience Design

(This is a sponsored article.) As designers working in an ever-changing field, it’s important that we develop an understanding of the timeless design …

UX trends, 2017 highlights, and more UX links this week

The State of UX in 2018 →We have seen quite a lot this year. After curating and sharing 1,926 links with 189,489 designers all over the world, we see …

Honda unveils all-electric sports car concept based on new electric platform

Honda is among the several automakers unveiling new electric vehicle concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show today.<p>The automaker brought a new retro-looking all-electric sports car concept based on a new electric platform that they plan to bring to market in 2019.<p>At the Frankfurt Motor Show last month, …

Motiv’s fitness ring is simple, but surprisingly capable

When Motiv told me what they were working on just ahead of CES, I perked up. It wasn’t the functionality — there are a million trackers out there that do what the device does and much more. It was the potential the product represents — the beginnings of liberation from the tyranny of the wrist.<p>It’s …

Warby Parker

UX Case Study: Duolingo

In a blogosphere full of articles honing in on single, often granular components of user experience design, Codal‘s UX Case Study aims to examine UX …

The Ultimate UX Reading List to Take You to the Next Level

To paraphrase Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a design can be considered perfect not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to …

UX Design

Modern Manual and Automated Cross-Browser Testing

In this article, we will take a look at the current state of modern cross-browser testing and how it is possible to leverage proven techniques to …

A Great Way to Learn About Product Design: Visit the Museum of Failures

You've already seen plenty of do's. Check out the don't's<p>In every History of Industrial Design class, you look at slide after slide of the hits, the …

Can A Machine Choose Fonts And Colors Better Than You? Try It

These automated design tools let you find new font and color combinations with the push of a button. And then call it a weekend.<p>Maybe you’re just feeling uninspired. Maybe you took a job that pays less than you’re worth. Look, I’m not here to judge. We’re all going to be working for AI in a few …

Typography

The expanding role of design in creating an end-to-end customer experience

Lines between products, services, and user environments are blurring. The ability to craft an integrated customer experience will open enormous …

Design

Apps

What is User Research?

Getting into the Mobile App User’s Mind – User Research for Mobile Applications<p>It’s well understood that user research is what makes for the best …

User Flows | 20 Inspiring Examples

When building a new website you might want to take into consideration to first create the sitemap. This assures you that your future site is fully …

Aperture Wrench Shows What Happens When Photographer Designs Tools

What happens when a photographer designs a tool? The Aperture Wrench is what happens.<p>“Inspired by the apertures in cameras, the idea was formed to …

A selection of the best product design and UX/UI design resources

Came together with the cool wind of this fall is the Mockplus v3.2. Recently, Jongde Software has just released this fully optimized version. Let's se …

UX Design

20 Smart Tools and Apps for UX Designers

In a world where hundreds of new apps and websites are released each day, creating high quality and user-friendly products is essential if you want …

UI Design: PayPal Concept Design

PayPal seems to be one service that a lot of designers use for UI design or concept redesigns. I quite like that because it's a finance application. …

Concept Design

A bigger view of UX

This is my closing plenary from World Usability Day in Tallinn, Estonia on November 10, 2016.<p>User experience has been around since the dawn of time. But for most<p>people and their employers, UX is something that happens on a<p>two-dimensional interface – a laptop, a tablet, a smartphone. As a<p>result, our …

Enterprise Project Management Platform Uses VR and 3D Printing to Save You Billions

What does 3D printing have to do with project and program management? According to dFakto CEO Thibaut de Vylder, it could help you create $3.3 billion worth of savings.<p>Along with a little virtual reality and some Twitter-like project status updates, of course.<p>dFakto is a small 45-person startup in …

Project Management

A selection of the best product design and UX/UI design resources

Came together with the cool wind of this fall is the Mockplus v3.2. Recently, Jongde Software has just released this fully optimized version. Let's se …

The 10 Best Wireframing and Prototyping Tools for Designers

Wireframe becomes more and more important as it will make it easier to communicate ideas and cut down project cost. The prototyping tools for designer …