Tiffany Zink

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Why Design Systems Fail

Design systems are so hot right now, and for good reason. They promote a modular approach to building a product, and ensure organizational unity and …

Stop Building Apps, Start Building User Behaviors

Do you get the feeling apps are getting dumber? They are, and that’s a good thing. Behind the surprising simplicity of some of today’s top apps, …

Software Testing 101: 8 Practices Successful App Testers Embrace

Millions of people use mobile and desktop apps every day–usually without thinking about the behind-the-scenes work that went into creating them. And though users certainly notice when a bug makes it through and negatively impacts their experience, not many people stop to think about how nice it is …

DevOps

How to Create Amazing Design Portfolio Projects

<b>by Alec McGuffey</b><p>If you’ve started learning design skills with the hopes of launching a career in the creative industry, you probably already know …

UX Design

Free UI design kits

InVision is happy to offer resources and components, including complete design templates and icons, you can use in your protoypes. Check out the …

Accessibility Testing Tools

There is a sentiment that <i>accessibility isn't a checklist</i>, meaning that if you're really trying to make a site accessible, you don't just get to check …

Web Development

What a developer can do to enhance User Experience?

Essentially, user experience development is designing an interface with keeping user's perspective in mind. But, people often confuse UI with UX. UI …

Get Better Results From Your Current Website Design

How to Have a More Successful Website Design With Multivariate TestingIf you have a high traffic website it’s important to know which design elements …

Performance Testing

Awesome Web Design for Marvel Black Panther

Andriy Bata shared an awesome web design project for the upcoming Marvel movie Black Panther. There are so many cool things about this project but I …

Many ways to learn

<i>This was first published on my mailing list</i> <i>The Looking Glass</i><i>. Every week, I answer a reader’s question.</i><p><i>Q: As the only UX/UI designer in my company, I</i> …

UX Design

Tips & tricks for tongue-tied designers

A practical and actionable guide to talking about your designs<p>People told me my designs were a thing I had to “sell.” Like hawking jewelry at a flea …

POST: What We Know and What They Know: Scholarly Communication, Usability, and Un-Usability

In a post for the ACRLog entitled, “What We Know and What They Know: Scholarly Communication, Usability, and Un-Usability,” Dylan Burns (Utah State …

Relating traditional storytelling to brand storytelling, emotional intelligence, and the user…

Relating traditional storytelling to brand storytelling, emotional intelligence, and the user experience<p><i>‘Once upon a time…’</i> — the most delightful …

Picture Perfect. UI Screens for Photo Editors.

Designers know so much about graphic editing art, so it seems like a pleasure and honor for them to take part in the creation of photo editing …

Is Design Thinking a Method of Design? No.

Recently, I have been taking The History and Theory of Design instructed by Barry Katz.<p>Barry Katz is Consulting Professor in the Design Group, …

Chatbot design may freak you out, and it’s normal

During my day to day at Botsociety, I have the privilege of talking with a lot of designers that are approaching the bot space. I often encounter …

5 best practices for implementing voice marketing in 2018

Hey Alexa, play some music.<br>Ok, Google, turn on the lights.<p>Five years ago, these commands would have made no sense. But for the past two and a half years, voice-enabled speakers have steadily gained traction, introducing the world to voice-activated technologies. As we approach 2018, there’s no sign …

Automation

Why All Prototyping is Rapid Prototyping

The concept behind prototyping is simple: create a barebones, as-complex-as-it-needs-to-be-but-no-more working model of an app or webpage and keep …

Top 15 UI Test Automation Best Practices You Should Follow

In the past several years, I have heard many engineers from various projects complain about the stability and the reliability of UI automation tests. …

Case Study: Watering Tracker. UI Design for Home Needs.

In all the diversity of applications fulfilling different personal, social and business needs, the special place will always belong to the ones that …

Creating User Centered Metrics

Issue 20.1<p><b>Adventures in UX Design</b> <i>is a newsletter helping you navigate UX roadblocks</i><p>We gather data to determine the direction and assess the value of …

HOW TO START YOUR DESIGN CAREER IN 2018

<i>Hello guys, My name is</i> <i>Henry</i> <i>and I am a Human-centered design advocate, The founder of a growing design agency in Lagos Nigeria, SENPAI, and I’m</i> …

Top UX design trends for 2018: 10 experts

Augmented reality UX, developer-friendly prototyping and voice user interface — top UX design trends for 2018 by the UX experts<p><b>UX design</b> has had yet …

Avoid Leading Questions to Get Better Insights from Participants

<b>Summary:</b> In user research, the facilitator's choice of words can affect the participants' feedback or behavior.<p>Quick quiz. Which phrasing of a …

7 reasons for sketching in UX design

User experience designers like me have to generate concepts, communicate ideas, map processes, or simply problem solve throughout each project we …

From User to Customer, From Silo to Experience

In 2004, there was roughly the same number of searches for user experience in comparison to customer experience, according to Google Trends. By 2017, …

Designing for Mobile Performance

<i>Mustafa Kurtuldu</i> mulls over the topic of performance - both perceived and measured - for users of mobile devices. Of course, in managing to deliver …

UI Design

How To Not Screw Up UX In A Single-Page Application

If there were a Hippocratic oath for web developers, it would surely include a promise that any modification to a web page will provide a net …

Now UI Kit: A Free Bootstrap 4 HTML UI Kit - Freebie No. 28

Now UI Kit is one of the most promising Bootstrap 4 UI kits with beautiful cross-platform UI, featuring over 50 elements and 3 pre-built page …