User Experience and Tech Design

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

Celebrating the Marriage of Design + Content

When designers and content strategists team up, big things happen. The 2017 Design + Content Conference is approaching quickly, and we here at UX …

Design

How to build a chatbot interface

<i>Chatbots are being discussed at all</i> <i>Generate conferences</i> <i>this year. In</i> <i>New York</i> <i>on Friday CapitalOne's Mindy Gold will talk about what it means to design</i> …

Chatbots

52 Research Terms you need to know as a UX Designer

“Pay attention to what users do, not what they say.”<p>Jakob Nielsen<p>This is the theory that users will leave a website if they can’t get to the page …

Usability

How to Become a Designer Without Going to School

Humans have been creating art for thousands of years, with the oldest known human-made works of artistic expression dating back 40,000 years to caves …

Graphic Design

Interaction Design and UI/UX: Caseture Display

Let's take a look at this interaction design project that is quite interesting that involves UI/UX as well. It's a concept display named: <b>Caseture</b> …

A Component-based Workflow for Sketch

The way we design is changing, and so are our tools.<p><i>This article was originally posted on the</i> <i>Abstract blog</i><i>.</i><p>Give people a tool, and they’ll find …

Digital Design

7 Ways to Delight Users with Animation

“Delight” is a word that we’re hearing and using more often to describe pleasurable moments in our products. Delight is the magic that makes us fall …

UX Design

"Seek To Bring Peace To Our World"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5bnnagxt38

How We Write Proposals in My Design Studio

AS THE HEAD of a <b>newish design studio</b>, I spend a fair amount of time writing proposals. And here’s how I like to do it.<p>I do it like a conversation, …

UX Design

The Power of Experience Mapping

Somewhere in the depths of Netflix, there’s a team whose primary responsibility is to make sure the bits move quickly. As Netflix serves its …

UX Design

Shaping Our Design Principles

I’ve been working on Creative Market for 5 years this month. Where did the time go? I thought it was finally time for us to shape our design …

UX Design

4 Steps to Reverse Engineer Your Performance Metrics

Most companies skip this critical step when completing their strategic plan<p>We all want better information available at our fingertips on how we're doing. Unfortunately, we typically measure performance using data that, while readily available, doesn't tell us much. Linking specific metrics to your …

Product Management

Design Systems Sprint 0: The Silver Bullet of Product Development.

<b>A brief introduction:</b> <i>I’m Marcin: a former UX manager and now co-founder and CEO at</i> <i>UXPin — the full stack UX design platform</i><i>. In this series of posts,</i> …

Product Management

6 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Undergoing a Redesign

Create an irresistible momentum by removing any friction.<p><i>By Shirin Oreizy, founder of Next Step.</i><p>Maybe you're launching a new product. Or maybe your outdated site is starting to turn away business. There are several good (and even urgent) reasons to overhaul your company's site, design and …

UX Design

New Google tool helps developers pick the right colors for their apps

With its Material Design guidelines, Google set out to create a unified set of ideas for how it wants developers to think about all the different aspects of their applications’ design, ranging from the basic layout to how to use animations effectively. As part of those guidelines, it also offered …

Digital Design

For Web Developers, Speed Is the New SEO

If your website doesn't load in half a second, you're building it wrong.<p>We are in the golden age of mobile. Nearly every person in this world uses a mobile device when looking for information online. For this reason, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have catered to the needs and behaviors …

Web Design

It's Time to Relax With These Soothing Geometric GIFs - Creators

<i>This article was originally published on June 24, 2014 but we think it still rocks!</i><p>One look at the GIFs on this page and you can tell that the person behind them has mathematical sensibilities. They were created by David Whyte using the Processing software, and their spinning geometric movements …

GIF Animations

Fill and stroke selections, layers, and paths in Photoshop

You can fill the inside of a selection, path, or layer with a color or pattern. You can also add color to the outline of a selection or path, called …

Adobe

How Sonos’s Design Chief Stays Creative And Inspired Despite The Noise

Sonos VP of design Tad Toulis talks about the tension between technology and creative life, and how he stays focused in spite of it.<p>For an executive at a consumer tech company, Tad Toulis is surprisingly disinterested in gadgets. While he carries two phones and keeps a range of devices at home, the …

Creativity

Localizing Your Website Can Help You Win Customers [Infographic]

If you're doing business internationally, it's important for your website to be available in local languages, according to an infographic released by …

Marketing

The Ultimate Guide To Optimizing First-Time User Experience On Mobile

The first five minutes on mobile, and particularly the mobile app, are absolutely essential. If you doubt that in any way, consider the following …

UX Design

How To Develop a Great App For Apple Watch

Apple Watch has been the most innovative technological invention made by Apple. However, the real challenge is faced by iOS designers and developers …

UI Design

5 Key Elements Every Small Business Website Should Have

Incorporate these five important website elements into your site to build an online presence that brings customers directly to your business, no matter where they're located.<p>Your business may be small, but a business website is no longer optional -- even if you serve a local customer base, and have …

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 …

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 …

Web Design

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 …

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 …

DevOps

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 …

Customer Experience