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Designing User Experience for Minimum Viable Product

For some people, the first version of the product doesn’t need to be nice and perfect. Just go ugly early with one killer single-feature, so you can …

The ultimate guide to getting started in web design

Do you want to learn how to design your very first website? Perhaps you’ve designed a few and now you’d like to turn your skills into a career? This …

You Are NOT a User Experience Designer

When I used to train for motor racing, I’d always exercise and practice as if I was a sprinter. Being a sprinter requires you to be incredibly fit, …

The Minimum Lovable Product

A can of cat food may seem like a viable option when you are starving, but it is highly unsatisfying and unlikely to generate a loyal following of …

Ways To Avoid Overwhelming Users: Lessons Learned From My High-School Teachers

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

Off To The Races: Getting Started With Design Sprints

13 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

The Psychologist’s View of UX Design

You may have heard this story about an elephant:<p>A king brings six men into a dark building. They cannot see anything. The king says to them, "I have …

UI Design

Rethinking Mobile Tutorials: Which Patterns Really Work?

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

Next-Generation Responsive Web Design Tools: Webflow, Edge Reflow, Macaw

22 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Facing Your Fears: Approaching People For Research

18 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

The ultimate guide to user experience

The ultimate UX guide: Quick links<p>If you've not heard of the term user experience (UX), the clue's in the title. It's about creating a great …

Why UX is critical: every $1 invested in UX yields a $2 to $100 return - The American Genius

Back in the day, the idea of interacting with robots and computers seemed out of an episode of <i>The Jetsons</i>. But fast-forward to 2018, and some of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Stop Asking Me to “Sign Up”

The fate of many startups depends almost entirely on one conversion point: When a visitor becomes a user.<p>All too often, this pivotal role falls on …

Generating Data on What Customers Really Want

At a fundamental level, the decisions managers make about revenue and profits fall into two categories—those related to growth and those related to cost reduction. Both types are meant to increase margins. But how data are used in each decision-making process is completely different.<p>Cost reduction …

Why Behavior Change Apps Fail To Change Behavior

<i>Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com. Follow him @nireyal.</i><p>Imagine walking into a busy mall when someone approaches you with an open hand. “Would you have some coins to take the bus, please?” he asks. But in this case, the …

Optimizing UI icons for faster recognition

What makes an icon a valuable addition to the interface, rather than a mere decorative element? Intuitiveness, aesthetic value, memorability, …

UI Design

Blogging Didn't Save My Business. Neither Did Content Marketing.

The guiding light of your business’ digital marketing success is not based in simple words, but rather “philosophies” that are built to last.<p>Blogging …

Marketing

Five Things Every UX Designer Should Do Well

Common & simple UX mistakes

small things that can make us nervous<p>Welcome to the internet<p>If you are like me and spend most of your time on the web (via mobile devices & desktop …

Here’s an emerging UI pattern: a web page loading bar. Unsatisfied with progress indicators provided by the browser, some sites are implementing …

Proto.io Lets You Create Mobile App Prototypes And See Them Run In A Native App

Proto.io, a mobile prototyping platform that’s been organically growing its footprint over the last couple of years, is now offering a fairly notable new feature: In addition to being able to easily build mobile app prototypes using its service, it has just launched native iOS and Android apps that …

Guy Kawasaki Joins Australian Design Startup Canva As Chief Evangelist

Guy Kawasaki, who held the chief evangelist title at Apple during late nineties, is joining Australian design startup Canva, making a comeback into the role after nearly two decades of advising entrepreneurs and founding Alltop in 2008.<p>“Macintosh democratized computers; Google democratized …

Wireframes vs. Prototypes: What's the Difference?

A wireframe is a low-fidelity representation of a product’s design.<p>It has three simple objectives; the clear presentation of:<p>Main groups of …

The More Beautiful Wikipedia That Almost Was

Skinnier columns. Bigger images. White space. It was a brilliant vision proposed by Wikipedia’s in-house design staff, but Wikipedia’s own community rejected it.<p>Today, Wikipedia is launching a redesign across more than 32 million pages in hundreds of languages. That’s staggering in scope, but the …

How To Run Live User Testing, Part 2: Test Day

<b>Editor’s Note</b>: <i>Brenden Mulligan is a co-founder and designer at Cluster, and previously created Onesheet, MorningPics, ArtistData, and others.</i> <i>This is the second part of a three-part series on how we run live user testing at</i> <i>Cluster</i><i>. After months of constant iteration, we’ve paused to focus on testing</i> …

10 Feedback Tools for Designers

If you want a project to be successful, user experience and interaction are key. An effective web design process needs to include testing, feedback …

Useful Web Design Resources – Learning Coding & Design

26 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …