Duncan Hopkins

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10 Tips for Prototyping Your Designs

Even though there’s a wide variety of prototyping techniques, they all share plenty of common ground. In this article, I’ve distilled years of …

UX Design

Becoming a More Thoughtful User Experience Designer

A simple experience that opened my eyes to new possibilities took the form of a 170px smiley face. After a stressful day, I attempted to clear my …

Making and Breaking UX Best Practices

Imagine a website with a beautiful, enticing, full-screen image, where a transparent button leads to pages of well constructed, adaptive content. The …

UI Design

Stop Being a People Pleaser

If you've always felt a compulsion to meet everyone else's needs before your own, it's hard to imagine being different. People-pleasing is not only …

Customer Service

How to Stop Giving a F*ck What People Think

We're all guilty. Every day from the moment we wake up, we live our lives caring what other people think of us.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> …

Self-improvement

What You Can Learn From Google’s Material Design

Not too long ago, Google introduced Material Design, a brand new set of guidelines for designers and developers alike. Material Design introduces a …

The UX Newsletter

Gather the information. Make sense of the information. Share the information. Discuss the information. Four simple steps, when all is said and done, …

Cymbalta Withdrawal

<b>Where supplements are available:</b><p>In <b>The United States</b> Click Here (The Road Back is currently able to subsidize the cost of the supplements in the U.S. …

Pain

How To Stop Negative Thoughts From Getting You Down

Have you ever thought about the things that go through your mind on a daily basis? Most of us are consumed by a great deal of negative ideas and …

Self-help

The Power of Disciplined Simplification

<b>Over the last few years, we’ve seen a noted shift in the quality of customer experiences across industries, as well as an increased emphasis on</b> …

It's Not UX vs. UI, It's UX & UI

How differentiating the two will improve them both<p>Chris Bank of UXPin — the wireframing & prototyping app — compares and contrasts web UI and UX, …

Self-Control of Anxiety and Stress by Karma Yoga

Swami Swayamjyoti Saraswati<p>Today, the 20th century phenomenon known as 'burn-out', which is an important concomitant of stress, has become a common …

SAYING THE JESUS PRAYER By Dr. Albert S Rossi, Director of Field Education and licensed clinical psychologist

<b>my source: St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary</b><p><b>"Prayer is Not Optional"</b><p><i>A layman at the St Vladimir's Seminary Summer Institute, wrote this</i> …

Go From Stressed to Sane with a Life Detox.

Even though we know Albert Einstein was right when he defined insanity as <i>“</i>doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,<i>“</i> …

The Ritual Maker: Why Every Man Should Develop Healthy Patterns in Life and Embrace Them Fully

Shares 0<p><i>Joe Rutland wonders how much time men take to fully engage in a well-rounded life, filled with joy, work and play.</i><p><b>—</b><p>Don’t like ads? Become a …

Self-help

How Google's Material Design In Android Lollipop Will Reduce Fragmentation

With the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop (Gordon Kelly has more on the launch here on Forbes), the biggest visible change to Android over the last few years is being rolled out. The ‘Material’ UI design extends the metaphor of ’cards’ across the platform, as well as the smart use of whitespace, …

How to get mobile UX right in a notification-driven world

<i>Picture credit: iStockPhoto</i><p><b>Analysis</b> Recently I’ve been thinking about a trend in mobile apps, which seem to be moving away from the “user interface …

Open Source iOS Component For Creating Swipeable Card Interfaces

Here’s an open source interface component called ZLSwipeableView from Zhixuan Lai that allows you to create interfaces with swipeable cards with some …

Coffee With Two Friends : UX And UI [#Talk]

Hi! I am a User and today is the world’s most user friendly day. Today is so special that I can see a silver lining around me. Wanna know why?<p>Today I …

IxD Checklist

Form a better understanding of interaction through using the IxD Checklist by Amit Jakhu and Aaron Legaspi from Myplanet.

A Graphical Guide to Prototyping

Prototyping can serve a number of distinct purposes and can take on different forms dependent on what you want to examine. At a low fidelity, a …

Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills

Essential Backcountry Camping Preparation Checklist

Homemade Pontoon Boat<p>Homemade Roof Rack With Accessories<p>Hatchet Restoring (Viking-ish)<p>Rockets Class<p>It went much simpler when I still had the time for …

Short Hair

Prototyping UI Animation

Interaction design with Edge Animate<p><b>Update</b>: this post is now a couple of years old. Tools for prototyping UI animation have (happily) <i>improved greatly</i> …

Web Development

When You Start to Let Go of Your Past, These 10 Things Will Happen

We have all experienced the loss of something significant that has caused us great sadness and pain. Maybe you are holding on to a relationship you …

Account Suspended

Eliminating Taps with Fluid Touch Gestures

by Luke Wroblewski November 4, 2014<p>Getting things done in most mobile applications requires taps -lots of them. But because of discovery issues, …

The Rise of the Phablet: Designing for Larger Phones

Ever since Samsung created the large-phone market with their Galaxy Note line, people have called these devices <i>phablets</i> because they fill the size …

We're Designing Apps Wrong for Huge Smartphones

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