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Best Practices for Designing Overlays

With overlay support now live in the latest update for Adobe XD, you can easily stack content over another artboard instead of having to duplicate …

UX Design

5 key animation patterns and how to use them

Animation can be a very powerful web design tool. But before animating every element of our designs, we must learn when and how to use this new tool. …

UI Design

Essential Design Thinking Videos and Methods

The following resources are recommended in order to assist you to better understand Design Thinking. These resources, videos, and tools should be …

How to make your designs responsive

Back in the ‘olden days’ (before 2010), most web design involved the creation of two separate websites: one for desktop, one for mobile. Then Apple …

Web Design

A Model for Conducting UX Workshops and Exercises

<b>Summary:</b> To ensure activity participants get the most out of UX activities, use a three-step process to conduct them: explain, execute, and …

Design

Last week we welcomed our new @DeloitteDIGI_AU grads! Here's the 'grad wall' our Melbourne office created, which featured each grad in their favourite film. https://t.co/JG3ptNGvXV

5 typography trends for 2018

Typography trends – like graphic design trends, or colour trends – rarely appear out of nowhere. Instead, they evolve and grow as they move from the …

Watch: How to Make a Flipboard Smart Magazine

Never miss a thing with a Smart Magazine on Flipboard. Whether it’s Game of Thrones fan theories, sports plays of the day, or planning a trip you’ve always wanted to take, Smart Magazines are automatically updating ‘playlists’ of articles, photos, videos and audio around a passion.<p><b>Log in</b><b>.</b> Swipe to …

How to use Instagram’s new Hashtag and Location stories

Instagram just added two new ways to explore photos that aren’t from the folks you follow: Hashtag Stories and Location Stories. These gather photos by place or subject, whereupon you can browse by tapping through them. If you see a picture you like, you can then then explore the area (or hashtag) …

The Fundamental Elements of Design

Professional Watercolor and Mixed Media Artist. Includes detailed painting instructions. Information on art materials, design, workshops and exhibitions.

Original Design Overview<p>Design Features<p>DESIGN AND COLOUR<p>The elements and principles of design are the building blocks used to create a work of …

Top 5 User Interface Design Trends in 2017

Mobile market shows a huge growth every year. It’s not a secret that more and more people get involved in smartphones and tablets. And some mobile …

UI Design

UI/UX Design Glossary. Navigation Elements.

One of the basic features of product usability is thoughtfully created navigation. It doesn’t matter if the visual performance is creative, stylish, …

Critical Design Critical Futures - Beyond Design Thinking

Design is never finished, never complete. Every design project is an iteration on a much greater process that has been unfolding since our ancestors …

Personas – A Simple Introduction

Personas are fictional characters, which you create based upon your research in order to represent the different user types that might use your …

Here are the winners of the 2017 Interaction Awards by IxDA

A few months ago we shared the shortlist. Now it’s time to look at the <b>winners</b>. The Interaction Awards are broken down in 6 categories:<p><b>Connecting:</b> …

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How to Reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on Your Mac

- Feb 8, 2017<p>While your Mac will most likely give you years of service with no problems, you may find that from time to time you experience issues …

Why You Should Include Your Developer In The Design Process

6 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. …

52 Weeks of UX

All designers say simplicity is important, but what does it really mean to make something simple? Most of the time we think it means less, that by …

Mistakes Developers Make When Learning Design

The blank Photoshop document glows in front of you. You've been trying to design a website for an hour but it's going nowhere. <b>You feel defeated</b>. You …

Web Design

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This Beautiful iOS Game Is Tappable Art

Like Monument Valley, Islands invites players to explore a strange, atmospheric universe.<p>Headshots. High scores. Puzzles. Platforming. <i>Infinite</i> warfare. These are familiar tropes of video games. But sometimes, games are a means to explore art, a place for curiosity to play.<p>Nowhere is this more true …

Meta's New AR Glasses Let You Touch The Virtual World

The $949 headset, which is shipping now, lets you interact with digital objects without the need for physical controllers.<p>It takes automakers many years to go from design concept to showroom-ready cars, and by the time designers see their new vehicles in the flesh, it’s often too late to make any …

'No Man's Sky' just planted its flag as a next-gen 'Minecraft'

The Foundation update for <i>No Man's Sky</i> is here, and it's remarkably familiar. Didn't <i>Minecraft</i> tread this path already?<p>Back in May 2009, the game that …

A bigger view of UX

This is my closing plenary from World Usability Day in Tallinn, Estonia on November 10, 2016.<p>User experience has been around since the dawn of time. But for most<p>people and their employers, UX is something that happens on a<p>two-dimensional interface – a laptop, a tablet, a smartphone. As a<p>result, our …

UX Design

Studying design for the next century

User Experience (UX) is an approach to design that focuses on enhancing user satisfaction, improving its usability and accessibility and making …

Redesigning the 12 Principles of Animation for Motion Design

Like photography, motion design is its own medium and yet it faces many of the same challenges photography faced over a century ago. The approach to …

User Experience Honeycomb

I’ve had two big surprises as a writer. The first was the success of the polar bear book. The second was/is the longevity of the user experience …

From web dev to VR: how to get started with VR development

Earlier this year, I set myself the challenge to learn 3d in a month by modeling this scene in Tokyo:If you haven't, read about that first. …