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Tabs for Mobile UX Design

Tabs are one of the most used components of mobile UIs. They allow users to quickly move between a small number of equally important views and bring …

UI Design

8 habits of awesome UX designers

One of the fables that floats around UX teams is that of the US space program and its quest for a pen that could be used in anti-gravity.<p>They reportedly spent million dollars developing a high-tech writing utensil with ink that remained solid until the flow of writing and a pressurized chamber that …

10 Hottest Design Tools You Must Try In 2016

A recent design tools survey conducted by Khoi Vinh, one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America”, shows that Photoshop is slowly losing its popularity among designers.<p>Answers from over 4,000 participants hailing from almost 200 countries prove that designers are open to new …

Wireframing

How to move from imitation to innovation

How do we stop clients from taking inspiration too literally and creating a product that lacks the right context for their audience?The post How to …

UX Design

MBA056: Design Thinking for Better Business Analysis

In this episode, Blair Loveday and Kupe Kupersmith discuss the benefits of design thinking and show us how to apply design thinking for better …

Design

How to wow me with your UX research portfolio

When I started out in user experience in 1989 — the field was called ‘human factors’ back then — there was no concept of the ‘UX portfolio’.<p>Just …

UX Design

UX Patterns of the Future: Anticipatory Design

Anticipatory design is a fairly new UX pattern that seeks to entirely remove user choice from the equation. While this sounds creepy (and to be fair, …

UX Design

7 User Interface Guidelines For Designing Watch Apps

The first constraint (or opportunity) when designing any app is the screen size that the device on which it is accessed is going to offer. With …

Apps

Paper Prototyping: The 10-Minute Practical Guide

In the high tech world of digital design, sometimes the best method is still pen and paper. To this day, paper prototypes continue to be not only …

Prototyping

Beyond design trends: Timeless user interface techniques

Access to better internet connections and design tools are giving designers more flexibility to use techniques – such as video, custom typography and animation – that were off-limits a few years ago.<p>We are already starting to see some of the tactics that are likely to dominate the design scene, and …

Good design and visual appeal, a relationship of compromise

Good design and visual appeal:<br>A relationship of compromise.Author: Nick Lehrain Good design is invisible.It can be felt, appreciated and understood, …

UI Design

UX Case Study: Designing Whitespace to Improve Conversions

Whitespace is the blank canvas from which every design begins. The design elements contained on any website stand out or blend in based largely on …

UI Design

Good Interaction Design = Good UX

UX is no longer just a concern resigned to technical teams; it’s now a focus that transcends departments as more and more businesses are realizing …

UX Design

Speaking the Same Language About Research

I recently wrote about how we’re taking steps to do more research at Viget. Part of that effort is educating teammates on high-level, pragmatic …

UX Design

Example UX docs and deliverables - UXM

Following on from my article about how to create great UX documents, I thought that it would be useful to collate some example UX documents and …

UX Design

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

Graphic Design

Designing for Culture: Creating the Perfect UX Persona

Knowing your user is one thing. Knowing about their culture is another. Creating a UX persona becomes quite a different thing when you consider …

UX Design

Best Practices for the UX of Navigation

Navigation is a make or break aspect of the user experience of a site. It is a way for users to find where they need to go, and navigation that is …

UI Design

Free stock photos

Top Photographers<p>1 bruce mars 11.6M Views 2 Oleg Magni 8.15M Views 3 Godisable Jacob 7.75M Views 4 Bibhash Banerjee 6.72M Views 5 Min An 5.81M Views …

UI Design Do's and Don'ts

Designing with Data

We’re constantly looking for new ways to improve how we design at Depop.<p>This morning Sam, our product manager, posted a link into our Slack channel: …

Great Font Combinations You Need to Try

In flat and material design, we use more bare typography on web pages. And we need fonts to look nice in combination with each other.<p>You’ve surely …

On Colors, Gradients and Chat Bubbles

<b>This story has been updated. Head over and</b> <b>read the latest version</b><b>.</b><p>In his latest exposé, writer and programmer Paul Ford describes a <i>grave injustice</i> …

A Crash Course in UX Design Research

The material in this article was originally presented to the Downtown UX Meetup here in Orlando. A member described it as “a firehose of UX …

7 secrets for enhancing UX with micro-interactions

Knowing that we all judge a book by its cover, smart designers create catchy and practical interfaces. Potential users may be hooked, but how do you …

UI Design

7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI (Part 1)

A non-artsy primer in digital aesthetics<p>Introduction<p>OK, first things first. This guide is not for everyone. Who is this guide for?<p><b>Developers</b> who want …

UI Design

How to Add Special Effects in Photoshop

Learn How to Add Special Effects in Photoshop in today’s episode! All it takes is a little practice with blend modes, Adjustment Layers, and Layer …

Tutorials

Lighting 101: Creative White Balance

You are watching a free tutorial from Lighting 101.<br>To view the entire course, upgrade to Premium or purchase it in the SLR Lounge Store.<p>X<p>Beyond …

Types of Camera Lenses

If you’re new to photography, the vast array of lenses on the market might seem a little daunting. There exists not just a range of focal lengths, …

Cameras