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40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

Realizing Empathy, Part 1: Art

For as long as I can remember, I’d considered art to be the antithesis of design. But after spending four years studying both the visual and …

Coming and Going Web Design Trends for 2014

Over the last couple of years we saw such a change in web design that it is unbelievable to anticipate what could possibly the next hot things. …

9 Common Misconceptions about Users

Many website owners have persistent misconceptions about users, which could lead to a bad interface design and overall user experience. During …

The Importance of Emotion in Design

<b>Clear and easily understood.</b> This means navigation nomenclature makes sense and any calls to action are logical next steps.<p><b>Visually appealing.</b> Design looks professional, consistent and elements of the layout are in expected places.<p><b>Enjoyable.</b> The design wants to be looked at, the writing wants to be …