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Information Architecture: Effective Techniques For Designers.

Content is a constituent that can make any digital product valuable. Informative copy and well-thought visual elements of UI design are able to …

Information Architecture

Best Practices for Qualitative User Research

No matter how big or small your user research project is, if you are going to do user research, you want to make sure that you are doing it right. …

UX Design

Негативное пространство в WEB Дизайне – Дизайн-кабак (RU)

<i>Кому эта статья будет полезна? Во-первых, всем начинающим дизайнерам, а также всем тем, кто уже начал свой путь в роли UI/UX дизайнера, в студии или</i> …

This Video Shows All The Underhanded Ways Web Design Can Be Used To Rip You Off

Back in the ’90s, Columbia House famously had the biggest scam going in the mail. Subscribers could get 13 CDs for just a penny, but if they didn’t get that little card back to them immediately, every month, they’d overpay for a record Columbia House executives picked for them. Columbia House may …

The essential usability checklist for web apps

5 things you should get right in any screen.The post The essential usability checklist for web apps appeared first on InVision Blog.

Web Applications

Buttons in Design Systems

12 Tips for Setting Up a System That Endures<p>I love buttons. I can <i>do</i> things with buttons. Take a next step. Make a commitment. Get things done. With …

Microcopy: Tiny Words With A Huge UX Impact

When we think about designing a great user experience, it’s easy to get caught up with all the things. The fonts, the colors, the flows, the content. …

How Adding One Button Increased Our Signups by 3x

We’ve run quite a few experiments at Product Hunt in 2015 — however one of them stood out. Here’s how we tested the idea before implementing it.<p>At</b> …

How To Make The User Trust Your UI

You cannot design a good user interface without taking into consideration the importance of user confidence. Unfortunately, it is not as easy as you …

UI Design

Mastering User Interviews: Never Ask Users What They Want

Collecting user feedback is a critical element in developing and improving your product. However, there has been some debate regarding how it can …

LoFi Prototyping (A Low-Cost Prototyping Process)

We are knee deep in development of the core platform for Bound, my new company focused on reimagining the user experience for prose fiction. I …

Designing for Culture: Creating the Perfect UX Persona

Knowing your user is one thing. Knowing about their culture is another. Creating a UX persona becomes quite a different thing when you consider …

UX Design

The Psychology of Simple

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.<p>For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down.<p>We may ‘know it when we see it’, but there’s more to what makes a product or website feel simple than just gut reaction.<p>In the words of Steve Jobs:<p>“Simple can be harder …

How to Design for Color Blindness

Color blindness or color vision deficiency (CVD) affects around 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women worldwide. This means that for every 100 users that …

UI Design

Designing Healthcare Apps With Delight

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

A Collection of Inspiring Sitemaps and User Flow Maps

All websites should start with a good plan. Focussing on the design process first may be common for smaller sites. For larger sites, when user …

4 UX Documents to Help You Fully Understand Your Users

No matter what process or documentation you use, one guideline always remains relevant: design for the user.<i>Photo Credit: “</i><i>Anna</i><i>.” Stefano Montagner.</i></i> …

UX Design

Usability Metrics – A Guide To Quantify The Usability Of Any System

A metric is a “system or standard of measurement” represented in units that can be utilized to describe more than one attribute. Metrics come in very …

Researching Products Before Diving Into Design

Steve Jobs once said that “It isn’t the consumers’ job to know what they want”. While that’s true since you don’t want a committee of customers designing the product, survey results are still helpful as a baseline measurement. They certainly aren’t mandatory for product success, but any insight …

A Closer Look At Personas: A Guide To Developing The Right Ones (Part 2)

16 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

A Closer Look At Personas: What They Are And How They Work | 1

18 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

30 Useful User Experience (UX) Tools

With the growing access to online services, websites and web applications have developed to become increasingly complex. If you are reading this …