Michael Sarpong

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How can companies innovate through design thinking?

Design thinking is less abstract than it sounds and more organisations are using it to drive innovation and create winning solutions

Making Simple Ideas Simpler

Simplicity, or the lack thereof, is one of the first things users notice as they acquaint themselves with a new interface. To make that first …

UX Design

UX. How to start?

10 UX Design Trends You Shouldn't Overlook in 2015

In today’s fast-changing world of user experience design, predicting the future is no longer the art of gazing into a crystal ball. Instead, keeping …

Designing User Interfaces Is Now As Easy As Putting Stickers On A Trapper Keeper

Two Frog alums took inspiration from Lisa Frank to create a sticker book for designers.<p>Back in the ’80s, Lisa Frank inspired an entire generation of kids to cover everything they owned with colorful, neon stickers. Now, some of those kids have grown up to be designers, and there’s a new sticker …

The Grid Is The Website Of The Future: It Builds Itself

GSS is an open source project which has been getting a good amount of traffic and recognition on its own recently. The description from the product …

The More You Fail, The Greater Your Success: A User-Centered Design Case Study

Growing up, I have always seen how much Dustin has struggled to communicate a simple word to anyone in our family, much less a random stranger. He …

Web Design

Design Principles: Visual Weight And Direction

In the previous post in this series I talked about primitive features, or the intrinsic characteristics of an element, such as size, color and shape. …

Visual Design

10 Years of Designing for Humans

<i>This blog as it was in 2005, courtesy of the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine</i><b>A Brief History of Designing for Humans</b>This month marks the 10th …

Ergonomics

40 Resources Every Designer Should Know

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, …

Photoshop

Designing Case Studies: Showcasing A Human-Centered Design Process

Writing in <i>Design for Human Scale</i>, Victor Papanek puts it like this:<p>Design is a joyous, creative act. It concerns itself with problem solving and …

UX Design

Designing for Mobile, Part 1: Information Architecture

Around 1993, my dad brought home a large, brick-shaped mobile phone. We were all incredibly excited by the new technology, even though none of us …

We Are Living In A Material World And I Am A Material Girl

An in depth look at how we redesigned the Trello Android app using Google's Material design guidelines.

Designing Happiness

How to achieve happiness in your career and create experiences that inspire happiness in others.<p>A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being invited …