Luca Giorcelli

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7 things I learned working at a user-centred design agency

At the end of November, I handed my MacBook back over to cxpartners and moved on to new pastures over at Hudl.<p>I’ve learned a huge amount during my …

How Visual Design Makes for Great UX

In Don Norman’s book, Emotional Design: Why we Love (or Hate) Everyday Things, Norman describes a study in which he discovered “…the degree of [a] …

How mobile became the perfect home for flat design

There were doubters when flat design started emerging, but this design trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Flat design is only getting started and is more popular than ever when it comes to mobile UI design.<p>The principles behind this design technique are so universally — and aesthetically — …

Data without Emotion Doesn't Bring about Change

1. Gapminder, Hans Rosling<p>Hans Rosling’s TED talks are incredible. He realized that in order to drive change, showing an animated chart wasn’t …

What’s The One Thing That Creates High User Engagement?

There’s one thing that influences user engagement on your website more than anything else.It’s not animated video backgrounds or design that “pops”. …

How The Internet Of Things Is Changing Work

Here’s how technologists think the world of IoT will change the workplace–and how it’s already changing how we do business today.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is an exciting concept, a future where “billions of things are talking to each other,” as technology consulting company SAP describes it. …

Making Things People Want

The problems people encounter in their lives rarely change from generation to generation. The products they hire to solve these problems change all …

8 Mobile UX Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore in 2015

This year, we continue our Holiday tradition of predicting the key trends in the mobile UX industry you will have to face in the coming year. Without …

Material Design

How an Open Critique Culture Improves User Experience Design

On the benefits of making open critique part of the UX design process.<p>If you’re a designer, you may remember fondly the good old days of art school, …

Why Onboarding Shouldn't Be An Optional Extra

<i>This article originally appeared on HelpScout.</i><p>I’ve spoken to many companies about their onboarding experiences, and I often hear them enthusiastically tell me that they finally got onboarding on their roadmap and plan to roll it out soon. I cringe a bit when I hear this.<p>Weird, right? For someone …

The New Rules for Scrolling in Web Design

You're reading The New Rules for Scrolling in Web Design, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

Web Design

Long-Term Exposure to Flat Design: How the Trend Slowly Makes Users Less Efficient

<b>Summary:</b> Clickable UI elements with absent or weak visual signifiers condition users over time to click and hover uncertainly across pages — reducing …

Will Flat Design Ever Die?

And what can you do to help?<p>This essay is excerpted from the ebook Web Design Trends 2015 & 2016 by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba, and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>Flat design rose in popularity pretty quickly back in 2013. But is its success thanks to its genuine usefulness and practicality, …

Customer Engagement & Retention Software with Zendesk Connect

Be ahead of the game<p>Zendesk Connect manages proactive customer communication across channels, to deliver better customer experiences at scale<p>Sign up …

36 E-commerce Homepage Design Best Practices from the Experts

The homepage is often the highest traffic page on an e-commerce site. This single page is responsible for building trust, driving sales, and creating …

6 habits of inefficient designers

Ever see somebody biting their nails? Kinda gross, right? It’s a bad habit and everybody’s got them.<p>While nail-biting may not be super hygienic, at least it doesn’t tend to ruin you, professionally. Inefficiency on the other hand, will put you behind schedule and in the dog house with coworkers and …

9 responsive design mistakes you don't want to make

As explained in UX Design Trends 2015 & 2016, responsive Web design has become the industry’s recommend approach for supporting multiple screen sizes and devices. But not all responsive sites are created equally.<p><i>Photo credit:</i> <i>PlasmaComp</i><p>Whether you’re designing a small company website or reworking an …

Web Design

An Easy, Intuitive Tool For Making Sense Of Your Data

Tableau’s new Vizable app transforms spreadsheets into information you can actually use and understand.<p>Tableau, the Seattle-based software firm that helps major businesses make sense of their data, is now bringing its data visualization expertise to the everyday user. Their new app, Vizable, …

How to design with developers

As explained in The Designer’s Guide to Collaborating With Developers, a comparable analogy for learning about development could be learning about computer hardware. Although you may never install a new graphics card or upgrade your RAM, it’s good to understand how these things work and how they …

5 roles every great designer must play

As Whitney Hess points out, UX designers can’t rely on only themselves. Designing based on personal preferences with no reference to usability studies, demographic data, or business goals is ineffectual. Great designers understand their users, and not simply from their instincts or “born talent.”<p>To …

Launching a New Ecommerce Product? Research Marketing Options (Carefully)

New product introductions require a blend of creativity and number crunching. Do it well and your online business will generate sales and profits; do …

Online Life

Website Usability Testing: 7 ways to make it a habit

7 Steps to Effective Usability Testing<p>by Stefan Rössler on September 14, 2015 –<p>Effective usability testing is all about smart use & spread of …

6 Usability Tasks You Haven’t Tried So Far But Really Should!

by Markus Pirker on April 24, 2015 –<p>Usability testing can be a really easy thing to do. You can do almost anything wrong – as long as you get your …

10 rules of best practice for responsive design

Responsive Web design has become the preferred method for developing websites with a multi-device friendly approach. Recommend by Google and embraced by some of the largest sites on the Web today, quality responsive websites are equal parts development and design efforts.<p>In this article, we will …

Web Design

The Only UX Reading List Ever

This reading list is for anyone who wants to learn or deepen their knowledge in the disciplines of <i>User Research, Usability, Information Architecture,</i> …

The psychology behind successful Web design

As designers, we are user advocates first and foremost.<p>We need to understand what users want versus need before they ever encounter our designs. Once they do encounter it, they must first feel safe and comfortable. This sometimes contrasts with our desire to innovate – which is why we have to align …

Enhancing Responsiveness with Flexbox (CSS Conf EU 2015)

Flexbox and responsive web design go great together, like peanut butter and jelly! Flexbox gives you more control over the things you care about in a responsive layout and lets you create much morecomplex and reliable layouts than you can with floats, table display, or inline-block. All with far …

Web Design

Adobe gets creative with new data visualization product

Adobe is a strong and active player in the marketing tech landscape. We’ve studied their solutions in market across marketing clouds, mobile analytics and acquisition tools, and marketing automation tools at VB Insight. Frankly, with so many digital marketing solutions across so many areas — …

3 Steps to Better UI Wireframes

Creating sketches of a user interface, called wireframes, is often the first step in the design phase of a software or web project. Wireframing your …

Wireframing

What do companies mean when they say they want a UI/UX Designer?

Is it like an either-or? One with a dash of the other?<p>Like ordering a sandwich with just a tiny bit of mayo? Which one’s the sandwich and which is …