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Empathy for the User: Experience Design Secrets from an Expert

<i>Jo Plumridge is a UK-based photographer, writer and lecturer. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been adapted with permission.</i><p>User experience (UX) designers are among the unsung heroes of the digital world. They make the tools, sites and apps we use simple, …

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 …

Universal Symbols For Verbs, From Headbanging To Hallucinating

The world of icons suffers from a shortage of symbols for verbs. An Amsterdam-based design collective is trying to change that.<p>The world of icons is suffering from a shortage of verbs. Nouns tend to be easy to represent as tiny graphic illustrations–there are icons symbolizing everything from Star …

How To Conduct Your Own Google Ventures Design Sprint

To mentor 150 startups in its portfolio, Google Ventures developed a five-day design process. Here, the method’s mastermind, Jake Knapp, details how your company can run its own sprint to solve a big problem.<p><i>Editor’s note: This post is part of a seven-part series originally published on Google</i> …

Announcing Winners in the International Design for Experience Awards

<b>We are thrilled to be able announce winners in the inaugural international Design for Experience awards.</b> Presented by UX Magazine, the DfE awards …