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10 Awesome CSS3 Tricks

This article will introduce you to 10 CSS3 tricks that will enhance your website.<p>When CSS was developed around 1995, you could not do much with it …

An Event Apart News: Video

In this free 60-minute video, captured live at An Event Apart Orlando: Special Edition, Val Head explores key animation principles such as timing, …

UX Design

What is Visual Hierarchy?

Visual Hierarchy: Organizing content to follow natural eye movement patterns<p>Let’s look at a topic that deals with, oddly enough, how we look at …

UI Design

Forget Coding: Writing Is Design’s “Unicorn Skill”

In a new report, John Maeda explains why writing is a must-have skill for designers.<p>These days many designers can code–an increasingly important skill for landing a job. But few are just as fluent in their own language as they are in Javascript. That presents a serious problem in terms of design. …

How Stores Are Designed To Fat Shame

Store layouts often discriminate against plus-size shoppers, writes professor Kathryn Anthony. What can be done about it?<p>According to the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, the average American woman weighs 162.9 pounds and wears a size 14, yet retailers treat her like an anomaly. Almost two-thirds (62%) of …

Yves Béhar & Samsung Create a TV That Allows You to Collect Art

The Frame is like having a world-renowned art curator in your living room<p>How do you add more aesthetic value to a television? You can gussy up the …

Diario in Mexico City: An Industrial Designer Reimagines South of the Border Craft

Founded in 2013 by industrial designer Moisés Hernández with the aim of reimagining everyday Mexican objects for a design-savvy audience, Diario is …

Mexico City

How to apply a design thinking, HCD, UX or any creative process from scratch

This how-to article aims at providing designers, creative thinkers or even project managers with a tool to set up, frame, organise, structure, run or …

Inside The Organic UX Design Process At Slack

“Because we use Slack every day ourselves, new ideas keep coming every day–that’s a serious competitive advantage.”<p>Valued at more than $3 billion dollars with more than 600,000 paying customers at the start of 2016, Slack is on a mission to simplify how teams communicate–a philosophy echoed in the …

Scott Hurff

How to fix a bad user interface<p>3 years ago<p><i>Hey! This is an excerpt from my book</i> Designing Products People Love, <i>which was published by O'Reilly in</i> …

UX Design

Interview: Photos Capture the Rarely-Seen Interior of a Lavish Abandoned Castle

Martino Zegwaard has always been drawn to the art of photography. As a young boy, he made sure to bring a camera along on all of his family's travels. Later in life, he continued to embrace this passion as he pursued an education in the arts. He serendipitously discovered urban exploring, which led …

Paul Ford: What Is Code? | Bloomberg

Remember Netscape, the first huge commercial Web browser? In 1995, as Java was blooming, Netscape was resolving a problem. It displayed Web pages …

JavaScript

The first secret of design is ... noticing

As human beings, we get used to "the way things are" really fast. But for designers, the way things are is an opportunity ... Could things be better? …

Modern Design Tools: Adaptive Layouts

As software designers, we have more tools available than ever before to help us design beautiful software and rich interactions. However, I believe …

Programming

Meta-Moments: Thoughtfulness by Design

Ever had a moment on the internet when you’ve been forced to stop and think about what you’re doing? Maybe you’ve been surprised. Maybe you’ve …

The True Cost of Progressive Enhancement

<i>by</i> <i>Aaron Gustafson</i><p>When you’ve been evangelizing progressive enhancement for as long as I have, you invariably come across skeptics. Take this comment …

Web Development

Hamburger icon: How these three lines mystify most people

<b>The hamburger button has become a common symbol on our smartphones, tablets and computers. But, Chris Stokel-Walker asks, what is it, where did it come from, and do people really know what it means?</b><p>Open up a smartphone, tablet application, or a website these days, and you're likely to see an odd …

Sagmeister & Walsh’s New Identity For A Software Brand Makes Security Tech Look Sexy

The designers use data viz to avoid stereotypical tech bro graphics in their elegant identity for cloud infrastructure software Fugue.<p>If you do a Google image search for “security tech company,” the designs that come up are a homogenous mass of masculine, Matrix-inspired graphics, the visual …

A Brief History Of User Experience Design

Look to the past, whether 1430 or 1930, for clues as to where user experiences are heading.<p>Think about the last time you ate at a restaurant. What cuisine did it serve?<p>What made you to choose that particular restaurant? What was your first impression as you walked in? Were you asked to wait until …

The 5 Pillars of Interaction Design

<i>Jerry Cao is a content strategist at UXPin —</i> <i>the wireframing and prototyping app</i> <i>— where he develops in-app and online content for the wireframing and prototyping platform.</i><p>In today’s world of infinite-scrolling websites and touch devices, you must understand interaction design in order to create user …

UI Design

Frere-Jones Type

Today in Gear: a luxury ping pong table, Wilson Tennis serve up their Blade rackets, and more. http://gearpatrol.com/2015/01/05/today-in-gear-january-5-2015/

The Rapidly Disappearing Business of Design

By almost every measure, 2014 was a breakthrough year for design and big business. Any list of highlights would include John Maeda joining the ranks …

Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace.

A year ago, my boss announced that our large New York ad agency would be moving to an open office. After nine years as a senior writer, I was forced to trade in my private office for a seat at a long, shared table. It felt like my boss had ripped off my clothes and left me standing in my …

The 20 most expensive photographs of all time are worth millions

If a picture's worth a thousand words, these photographs may as well be <i>War and Peace</i>.<p>While most of us are fretting over a selfie hitting the double …

Designing for Large Screen Smartphones

As smartphones continue to get larger but our hands don’t, what kinds of design solutions can ensure mobile interactions remain comfortable, quick, …

UI Design

Much Ado About Hamburger Icons

Much has been written of late in regards to the embattled “hamburger” icon. It shows up all over the web and abounds in mobile apps, all the while …

Visual Design