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Wireframes - The Beginner's Guide

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Beginner's Guide To UX<p>Our Beginner’s Guide series is designed to help those who are just starting to learn …

User Interviews - The Beginner's Guide

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Beginner's Guide To UX<p><i>Disclosure: This post contains some links (marked with *) on which a small commission</i> …

What You Need to Know About Responsive Web Design

One solution is responsive web design (RWD). Ethan Marcotte coined the term in a 2010 article on A List Apart. RWD gives users a seamless web …

Designing Solutions for Unpleasant Tasks

Compare Quicken to TurboTax, also from Intuit. I wouldn’t say that using TurboTax makes doing your taxes fun, but it does ease a lot of the pain—and …

Notifications are a UX Anti-Pattern

Don Knuth, one of the fathers of modern computer science, has this to say on email:<p>I have been a happy man ever since January 1, 1990, when I no …

10 of the Best UX Infographics - Part 1

on December 16, 2016 /<p>Sometimes, as the old saying goes, pictures really do tell 1000 words. And if that’s the case, what’s better than a picture …

Users Want More Than "Pretty" - Using Personas & Scenarios to Aid Visual Design

So you just put the finishing touches on your new and beautifully designed website. The drop shadows are spot on and the textures look great. It’s …

UX Design

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

Google’s 25 Rules For Building A Better Mobile Site

Google researchers listened to 119 hours of user complaints about mobile websites. Here’s what they learned.<p>Some mobile websites are borderline unusable, forcing you to squint and peck around in hopes of finding whatever piece of information you need. But others seem to fit your phone like a glove. …

UX Design

Usability Tip: Don’t Rely on Color to Convey Your Message

<b>In general—but particularly in the design world—color is a powerful tool.</b> It conveys moods and emotions, adds presence to designs, and builds brand …

Usability Tip: One Main Call-to-Action Item Per Task

<b>One of the best ways to learn what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to UI and usability is to look at as many samples as possible and test</b> …

Beware of Feature Overload: A Case Study

ICQ used to be the most popular online communications tool in the world. Released in 1996, it succeeded in the marketplace, registering 100 million …

Why UX Designers Need to Think like Architects

<b>During a recent conversation with my father-in-law, an architect with nearly 40 years of experience, I couldn’t help but notice the parallels between</b> …

Defining UX

Like every senior practitioner within the fields of UX, I too have cast my modeling hat in the ring when it comes to defining User Experience Design. …

UX Design

The Silktide blog

5 lessons learned from Apple’s conquest of the world<p>Apple is the highest valued company in the world, and love them or hate them, everyone can learn …

UXD21 – UI | UX Designer | Information Architect

UX Vs. UI Designer<p>Game UI Kit<p>Storyboard<p>User Persona<p>User Flow (Customer User Flow)<p>Real Growth-Homepage redesign<p>Facil-Go – Web App (UI/UX Design)<p>Emblem …

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 …

Prototypes

Petit guide de démarrage du UX Design.

<b>Hey 🙂</b><p><b>Le design d’expérience utilisateur aussi appelé « UX Design«</b> est un travail sur la qualité de l’expérience vécue lors de l’usage d’un site web, …

Graphisme

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

Side Drawer Navigation Could Cost Half Your User Engagement

<i>Anthony Rose is co-founder and CTO of</i> <i>zeebox</i><i>, the social network for TV.</i><p>So, you have a mobile app where there are more pages or sections than can fit on a mobile screen at once. Your first thought might be to create a tabbed design, with a row of tabs along the top or buttons along the bottom.<p>But …

Post Flat Design

View Comments<p>There’s been growing unrest about the future of interaction design trends. In the past week alone, I’ve read three separate discussions …

Creating Style Guides

Several years ago, I was working on a large, complex application. It was a bit of a legacy project: many different designers and front-end developers …

Style Guides

Design Principles: Visual Perception And The Principles Of Gestalt

This is the start of a series of posts about design principles. It begins with these principles of gestalt, because <b>many of the design principles we</b> …

Is It Good To Be A Perfectionist As A UI Or UX Designer?

<i>Answer by Emma Oivio, Interaction designer, on Quora,</i><p>As a perfectionist UX designer, I of course believe that it is a good thing to be a perfectionist designer. The important thing to understand is, <b>uncontrolled perfectionism is bad in any profession, but especially in UX design</b>.<p>As a UX designer, …

How to Use Visual Hierarchy to Create Clear and Easy-to-Read Web Pages

Imagine you’ve entered a cave.<p>Your eyes slowly adjust to your surroundings and begin to make out the shapes and forms around you.<p>You see three …

UI Design

The UX Design Paradox

<b>As the recent debacle surrounding Healthcare.gov has shown, user experience (UX) design, in all its shapes and forms, is critical to the success of</b> …

The Realmac Blog

Efficiently Simplifying Navigation, Part 1: Information Architecture

• How do I best structure the content?<br>• How do I best explain the navigational choices?<br>• Which type of navigation menu is best suited to accommodate the …

Nine rules for running productive design critiques – GV Library

Four people crowd around a 27-inch monitor, peering at a design mockup:<p>Developer 1: “Are you nuts? We can’t build all that for the next …

UX Design