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5 psychology secrets for great interaction design

It’s becoming more important every day for your designs to connect more with users and include a “human element.” Website and user experience design needs to feel real, from aesthetics to interactions to motion (perceived and real) to emotional connection.<p>The problem designers most often encounter …

UI Design
Stephen King

Showcasing UI Interaction Design with Animated GIFs

The humble animated GIF has become a popular tool for designers to share their UI designs. How a web or app interface works is just as important as …

25 Rules & Recommendations for the UX Researcher

User research is not a hard science.<p>But like all behavioral sciences, there are principles, best-practices, rules and recommendations.<p>Across dozens …

The slow, unsettling burn of Owl Cave's indie horror

Owl Cave popped onto the indie scene in 2013 with a macabre, witty point-and-click adventure called <i>Richard & Alice</i>, which received a slew of rave reviews. Studio co-founder Nina White specializes in crafting vaguely horrific stories packed with tension, and her latest creation, <i>The Charnel House</i> …

How to gather quantitative data on user behaviors and mental models

For the closed card sort on Yelp’s homepage, we asked participants how often they used Yelp, and how often they used the search filters, so that we could filter our data based on users with more or less experience. Knowing how many people used search filters would also give us an insight into how …

UX Design

My 7 Favorite Shooters of 2014

This year has been amazing for first person shooters. The genre has languished, recently, forcing players to mostly settle for shooting galleries …

Heroism

The 35 Greatest Murder Mystery Movies Ever Made

Murder mysteries are so commonplace on TV that each week offers seemingly dozens of them on police procedural series and detective shows. But in the movies, whodunits are surprisingly rare, and really good ones rarer still. There's really only a handful of movies that excel in offering the viewer …

Celebrate 20 Years Of ‘The Professional’ With This Action-Packed Ranking Of Movie Hitman Vengeance

The backlash came and went pretty quickly from Gary Oldman’s June interview in Playboy. If you don’t recall, the celebrated actor was very candid and open about everything from the politics of Hollywood to whether or not Philip Seymour Hoffman could have been “saved,” and in between he revealed …

The Top 10 Horror Movies Since 2000

This October, London Film Fest revealed a new 4K restoration of Tobe Hooper’s “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” the one that started it all in 1974. Buzz …

Horror