User Experience and Tech Design

By Beth Blecherman | User experience and UX design for websites, apps, wearables and consumer electronics

Motion design: UI and UX Collection

Motion design is intrinsically useful for product design, especially when designing for mobile devices. Even experience designers might have a …

UI Design

Canva — Design for the Internet Age • Beautiful Pixels

One of the banes of my existence is my complete lack of ability with design. Sure, I can appreciate good design just as well as anyone else, but …

Interaction Design: Upper, Simple To-Do List

To-Do List apps, I’ve tried them all and have many of them on my phone. Obviously, all my notes are scattered and lost all over. We are taking a look …

UI Design

4 of the Most Interesting and Exciting APIs to Improve Your Applications

Application development today revolves around the use of APIs and the API economy.<p>The Web API economy is disrupting the way that organizations …

Automation

20 UX/UI instagram accounts you must follow

With over 600 million monthly active users, Instagram is a fabulous visual platform for designers. The Facebook-owned social network lets you share …

Web Design

6 smart questions to get you the most useful customer feedback

Every business thrives on knowing what their customers are thinking. The reason why top companies are successful is they consistently conduct surveys and get customer feedback early and often.<p>Unfortunately, few people will contact you voluntarily — in fact, 96 percet of people with negative …

Marketing

Inside Instagram’s reinvention

How Kevin Systrom got over minimalism and snapped into building mode.<p>Toward the tail end of 2015, Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram, came to a realization: The photo-sharing app he had founded five years earlier was straying too far from its roots.<p>Instagram was growing, yes, and finally …

Mapping App Engagement Along Your Customer’s Lifecycle (Infographic)

Thousands of mobile apps are added to the Play Store and App Store <i>everyday</i> – and both stores have millions of apps available.Despite the overwhelming …

Apps

6 must-have skills for young web developers

While it can be difficult to develop hard skills from scratch, it’s certainly not as difficult to hone your skills (including those softer skills) to …

Emerging Technology

Web Design: Squarespace Re-design

Squarespace Re-Design is a web design and art direction project shared by Peter Bagi on his Behance profile. I have been a fan of Squarespace pretty …

How to build useful and engaging mobile apps

Developers and brands are all racing to become mobile as users spend more time online via their smartphone over desktops. But just having an app, or a responsive site, isn’t enough to win over discerning mobile users.<p>An estimated 200 billion apps are expected to be downloaded in 2017. As of June …

Apps

Netflix enters the design world for its next docu-series

'Abstract' looks like 'Chef's Table' without the food.<p>Engadget Job Board<p>Digital Growth Manager at Wealthsimple Wealthsimple - New York, NY, United States<p>Associate Creative Director at Ramsey Solutions, A Dave Ramsey Company Ramsey Solutions, A Dave Ramsey Company - Nashville, TN, United States<p>Sr. …

10 best new web design tools for January

If you work in the world of web design, whether that be in a studio or working from home, it's vital to keep up-to-date with the latest industry …

Web Design

The End Of User-Friendly Design

As emotive, verbal AI colonizes our world, "user-friendly" doesn't mean what it once did.<p>There’s a new sub-genre of ghost stories out there today—one where the antagonist isn't quite human. You can find these tales on user forums for many voice assistants: One user reports he and his wife heard …

How to Design a Large Scale Responsive Site

Responsive design has evolved considerably since it was first defined by Ethan Marcotte in 2010. The discussion now isn’t whether you should develop …

Web Design

Elon Musk Takes Customer Complaint on Twitter From Idea to Execution in 6 Days

Attention business leaders: This is how it's done.<p>For business leaders, social media can be confusing (and sometimes dangerous) territory.<p>But last month, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk provided a master class in how to use social media effectively. When a Tesla owner complained about fellow …

Elon Musk

How to Speed Up Your Website (8 Actionable Tips)

Have you ever abandoned a website because it was taking too long to load? I know I have.<p>Sadly, Leo Tolstoy’s famous quote “<i>The two most powerful</i> …

The Mobile Design Elements That You Have to A/B Test

UX is at the intersection of product and design. If UI designers are fixated on the look and feel of an app, while product managers are focused on …

Review of Popular Design Trends for Interfaces in 2016

The year is going away so fast: seems each day just melts away like a snowflake. Traditionally, before the holidays start, it is the high time to …

The secret sauce to creating dynamic, advanced websites is this PHP and MySQL training

If you’re going to build for the web, you need to know PHP and MySQL. In tandem, these vital web development tools can produce function-rich, beautifully customized websites and databases, and you’ll learn all you need in this Complete PHP & MySQL Web Development Bundle. Pick up this package of …

Web design trends we can expect to see in 2017

It’s that time of year where we look at the year that was and the year that will be. We’ve seen a lot of amazing website designs this year, and I’m eager to see what 2017 has in store for website and website design.<p>2017 is sure to bring some amazing website designs, but if we look hard enough, we …

Web Design

21 Free, Easy-To-Use Design Tools And Resources For Marketers

Is it just me, or is picking out the art to accompany a blog or social media post sometimes more difficult than the writing itself?<p>Everyone, …

Web Design

A day in the life of a voice-experience designer

The only living creature in Steven Hansen’s life that does not use the Amazon Echo is his dog.<p>“I use it both at work and home. My wife listens to …

Creating a Platform, Not a Product

Founder, Living in Digital Times (LIDT)<p>This post is hosted on the Huffington Post's Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email.<p>Farhad Manjoo predicted the demise of gadgets in his NY Times column …

The Current State of Adaptive Design

I dream of the day where I design an interface using systematic logic and never again have to push individual objects around different sized …

Adobe Color Themes | How To Create & Use Them For Color Grading In Photoshop

Made from Adobe’s ever-expanding knowledge base gleaned from basically every creative industry, Creative Cloud contains many, many, useful features …

Books and Tools for Learning Web Design and Development

<i>This story was originally published by AIGA Houston.</i><p>More and more designers are itching to learn web design and development lately. Thankfully …

How to learn coding for free: A complete guide for designers

How to learn coding for free: A guide for designers<p>Learning to code can be one of the most daunting tasks a designer can undertake. Code looks …