John Hondroulis

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Inside The Design Processes At Netflix, Slack, Pinterest, And More

The design platform company InVision has released an intriguing report on how some of the world’s most innovative companies approach design. The Design Genome Project is an online resource describing the processes, organizational structures, and tool stacks (predictably heavy on InVision) at …

Psychology Principles & Laws To Influence People with Your Designs

This curated post is authored by Graphic Designer, Jacob CassThe post Psychology Principles & Laws To Influence People with Your Designs appeared …

The State of UX in 2017 – UX Collective

The uxdesign.cc team has seen a lot this year: 48 issues published, 576 links curated, and sent to 98,381 designers around the world every week. When …

UX Design

Tinder cofounder reveals how he came up with the app's game-changing 'swipe' feature in the shower

You're human, and you can't help but make a series of judgments about the people standing before you. Do you like them? Do you dislike them? Who are you interested in? Who should you avoid?<p>From facial features and voice to clothing and body language, everything about them provides a clue to who …

Apps

In-App Gestures And Mobile App User Experience

Remember the days when hovering and clicking using the mouse were the most used trigger for interaction with site or app? Those days are gone. When …

Wireframing

Designing With Human Centered Usability Standards

Standards and best practices are tools that UX designers rely on, to help us focus our work and ensure we design for the end-user, and not just for …

UX Design

Experience Design Essentials: Animated Microinteractions In Mobile Apps

Dariel Fitzkee, the famous magician, once said, “Magic is both in the details and in the performance.” Interaction design is just like that. …

Apps

The Art of Minimalism in Mobile App UI Design

Design is one of the most important drivers of user engagement. As users’ preferences shift toward a simpler interface, stripping the UI to its very …

Why this Microsoft exec totally shook up the team that makes one of its most important products

But on stage at the Bloomberg Technology Conference, Microsoft Office Chief Experience Officer Julie Larson-Green revealed that she recently shook up the whole Office organization — because people just don't get stuff done the way they used to.<p>When people are working on their smartphones, or even …

Suspended – Medium

Microinteractions: the secret of great app design

The best products do two things well: features and details. Features are what draw people to your product. <i>Details</i> are what keeps them there. And …

UI Design

5 ways to get the most out of mobile UX

The ethos of mobile user experience (UX) has become narrow and indifferent to human needs.<p>Today, designers boast about the “ease of use,” “intuitiveness” and “addictiveness” of their apps, as if these traits were worthy goals in themselves. I’d like to propose a more empathetic goal for mobile UX:</b> …

The Most Creative Mobile Navigation Patterns

by Nick Babich<p>Designers know that design is more than good looks. Design also covers how users <i>engage</i> with a product, whether it’s a website or app. …

UX Research Methods

<b>By: Jackie Tanner, UI/UX Designer</b><p>Edited By: Alicia Olivares, UI/UX Designer<p>I’ve outlined several of the most common user experience research methods …

UI Design Showcase: 25 Best UI / UX Design Projects

User Interface Design is an extremely important part of a website, app or any other interactive digital project dedicated to users. That is why we …

UI, UX: Who Does What? A Designer’s Guide To The Tech Industry

Plus: How Apple, Facebook, Google, and more tech-world heavyweights describe their design jobs.<p>Design is a rather broad and vague term. When someone says “I’m a designer,” it is not immediately clear what they actually do day to day. There are a number of different responsibilities encompassed by …

The empathy paradox

Empathy is so hot right now.Whether you’re a user experience professional, visual designer, marketer, developer, empathy is the new skill to have. …

7 pillars of minimalist Web design

To be most effective, a minimal design framework needs a solid backbone. The key components of visual organization include a strong grid, visual balance, and close attention to alignment.<p>A strong grid is the foundation for organization. The grid – built through tactically using negative space – …

UI Design

Apple Finally Learns AI Is The New UI

But is it too late to beat Google?<p>“Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like,” Steve Jobs once said. “That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”<p>It’s an ironic quote, given the countless examples of Apple …

Comparing Popular Layer-Based and Code-Based Prototyping Tools

<b>I recently had an opportunity to research prototyping tools for my company, Smule, which makes a slew of mobile music apps that let users create</b> …

Apple’s new gesture tech could bring Star Wars-style Force controls to Mac

Apple may have already used the name “Force Touch” for its touch-sensitive tech, but if you’re a sci-fi fan who’s ever dreamed of wielding The Force to control your Mac with an Obi Wan-like sweep of the hand, you could be in luck.<p>Apple today published a patent for a technology which describes …

Media Players

The 5 Pillars of Interaction Design

<i>Jerry Cao is a content strategist at UXPin —</i> <i>the wireframing and prototyping app</i> <i>— where he develops in-app and online content for the wireframing and prototyping platform.</i><p>In today’s world of infinite-scrolling websites and touch devices, you must understand interaction design in order to create user …

Prototyping with Sketch and Origami

Origami is a free prototyping tool with a large library of customizable, built-in animations and interactions. You might have heard of Origami …

A brief history of user experience

Think about the last time you ate at a restaurant. What cuisine did it serve?<p>What made you to choose that particular restaurant? What was your first …

Should a multinational website background color be a conscious choice?

We know that colors represent different things in different cultures, and selecting the wrong color can have unexpected and unwanted effect on how we …

UX Design

The Current Video Background Design Trends in Web Design

It should come as no surprise that fullscreen video backgrounds are quickly growing in popularity. Internet speeds are increasing, browser technology …

The ultimate guide to information architecture

Information architecture is equal parts art and science. Whether you hire a dedicated IA professional, or just sort of let IA happen on your …

Free ebook: The Guide to Usability Testing

Usability testing helps you see the bottom line of whether your design works or doesn’t. Listed as a top 10 design tool for 2015 by net magazine for …

eBooks

32 Posters That Debunk Common UX Misconceptions

You may have heard of UX Myths from user-experience designer Zoltán Gócza. It’s basically a collection of 32 (now up to 33!) common web design user …