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19 Barns Transformed into Modern Farm Fantasy Homes

With high ceilings and wide open spaces, barns have become the perfect dwellings for homeowners looking to repurpose architecture or simply live expansively. Increasingly, architects are being asked to convert barns into homes, with some homeowners even purchasing historic barn frames and …

Home Ownership

It's official: Users navigate flat UI designs 22 per cent slower

Put in some chrome and shadeThe mania for "flat" user interfaces is costing publishers and ecommerce sites billions in lost revenue.…

Leak of >1,700 valid passwords could make the IoT mess much worse

List of unsecured devices lived in obscurity since June. Now, it's going mainstream.<p>Security researchers have unearthed a sprawling list of login …

Learn something new, from coding to marketing, with these free online courses

Whether it’s a love for education, the drive to succeed, or just genuine curiosity, the hunger for knowledge and learning is what keeps us moving …

How Google Designers Adapt Material

Material Design provides a set of tools and guidance to help you make informed decisions about the different UX design directions you could take when …

UI Design

The Art of Guerrilla Usability Testing

<i>This article was originally published on July 2, 2013. It was revised on July 25, 2017 to include updated recommendations.</i><p>Guerrilla usability testing …

UX Design

How to Measure a Product’s User Experience

Of course, your goal is to get more and more users and engage them with your application. But how can the user experience of your product help? How …

How to Write a Perfect Error Message

Every system can’t work without errors. It can be user’s errors or system’s fails. In both cases, it’s very important to handle errors in a right way …

Why Design Is the Best Bottom-Line Strategy

2017 Design In Tech's report shows us markets are relying on design for a higher ROI; all of the details are here.<p>Design celebrity, John Maeda; former RISD President, Global Head of Computational Design + Inclusion at Automattic, recently released the 2017 Design In Tech report and here are some of …

UX Design

Why Today's Designers Are Different

A look into what it means to be a designer in the digital age.<p>What do you think of when you hear the word <i>design</i>?<p>You probably think about finely crafted objects that you can hold in your hand, or maybe logos and posters that visually explain things.<p>What you might not immediately think of is the kind …

Digital Design

“As a user” needs to stop.

Sing it with me: As a _<i>user_</i> I want to _<i>perform an action_</i> so I can _<i>achieve an end result_</i>.<p>This is great in theory, but writing good user stories is …

UX & Psychology go hand in hand— How Gestalt theory appears in UX design?

Source: iStockIn the age of AI and “Human Centered Machine Learning”, it’s essential that we understand the needs and behaviour of our users. This is …

Why Mobile App Testing is Important for Application Development?

Very few business ventures today can think of functioning without a mobile application. According to the Transparency Market Research (TMR), the …

Mobile Devices

7 common mistakes to avoid on your next design proposal

<i>Fix these typical problems to win more design contracts.</i>Design proposals are a beast. All too often, you put in hours of hard work to woo that new …

Designer’s Guide to Prototyping [2017 edition]

Credit: FlintoA guide to the landscape of prototyping in 2017.It’s been close to a year since I’ve reviewed and assessed the state of prototyping …

Top publishing execs say interstitial ads are the worst user experience trade-off

Digiday+ Member Article<p>Spending time on digital media properties can be a horror show. The pressures of the market mean that monetization comes well …

Advertising Industry

Become a UX Designer from Scratch

Lesson 0: Welcome and Introduction<p>To be scheduled. Estimated time to complete: 40 mins.<p>0.1: Welcome and Introduction – Become a UX Designer from …

UX Design

The Best of Material Design in July 2017 – Design, Code and Prototyping

A collection of the 20 most up-voted posts on MaterialUp<p>This July brought us even more amazing Material Design creations from the UpLabs community …

Material Design

The Best Homepage Designs on the Internet and How to Copy Them

People have been predicting the “death of the homepage” for years.But the homepage will never go away.Each site needs a front door to welcome its new …

The ultimate guide for mobile developers, who want to design.

Part 1: Design Thinking<p>As a startup founder, one of the most common questions I’m asked is:<p>How can you do both design and development, as well as …

How Visual Feedback Helps in Web Development Collaboration

Most applications and products on the web today have a visual interface. We see everyone discuss user interface and user experience more prominently …

​One executive’s perspective on the ‘jobs-to-be-done’ innovation approach - The Business Journals

By Urko Wood <br>– Contributing Writer<p>Aug 4, 2017, 3:20am EDT<b><br>Updated</b> Aug 11, 2017, 8:40am EDT<p>I recently had an opportunity to interview Jeff Baker, head …

Product Management

Four Steps to Ensure Successful User Experiences No Matter How POS Evolves

When you are in a store and ready to check out, you go to a queue, and there is a physical register. When you are online, you still add things to a …

Top Web Design Trends in 2017 [infographic]

What do some of the top web designers have up their sleeves for 2017? In an industry that thrives on innovation and creativity, it's no surprise that …

User research that will transform your company

<i>We hosted a</i> <i>DesignTalk</i><i> with David Darmanin of Hotjar on how to use user research to transform your company. Below is the full recording and an excerpt</i> …

The State of Enterprise UX in 2017: An Industry Report Featuring 3,157 Designers

August 3, 2017Think about all the frustrating products you’ve used at work. Expense reporting apps. Outdated CRM systems. Database management tools. …

What is Information Architecture?

Introduction<p>Within the UX industry, there are myriad terms and concepts you’ll need to understand in order to get your job done.<p>One of the most …

Information Architecture

Heuristic Analysis for UX - How to Run a Usability Evaluation

What is a heuristic analysis? How do you run one effectively by employing a group of usability experts to dramatically improve a product’s UX?