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21 Things I Didn't Know About The Apple Watch Until I Started Wearing One

Initial ruminations on a tiny device that's bursting at the seams with new ideas, features, and approaches.

Today is launch day for the Apple Watch. In some ways, that's more of a ceremonial rite than a statement of practical reality. With Apple's online-only ordering, you can't just barge into an …

Apple Watch

Apple, Google & Starbucks: Inside the Web Design Style Guides of 10 Famous Companies

Take a peak at the digital style guides designers use at influential companies like Apple, Google, and Starbucks.


Create an SVG Animation using CSS and JavaScript

You're reading Create an SVG Animation using CSS and JavaScript, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …


The typographic secrets behind visual hierarchy

Read more about The typographic secrets behind visual hierarchy at CreativeBloq.comTypography is a second language communicating on a subtler level …


Three Responsive Design Considerations

3 Responsive Design Considerations: Audience, Alignment and Resources

A recent Digiday article for which I was interviewed, “The Problems with …


Guest Blogs - UX Design: The Age of Voice Is Here

User Rank

HW is not the main challenge
BrianD 4/27/2015 10:13:33 AM

As someone involved in speech recognition and voice user interfaces for …

UX Design

eCommerce and the User Experience: What Can We Learn From the Activewear Industry?

We’ve all heard the quote, “good artists copy; great artists steal.” While this is not something to be taken literally, it’s an idea that has some …


Microsoft Invents A Better Way To Sense Hand Gestures

Handpose promises the holy grail of motion detection: fast, accurate hand recognition.

Imagine strapping on a virtual reality headset, then using your hands to pick up a sword and swing it around your head. Imagine a hazard team able to defuse a complicated bomb from a mile away, just by controlling …

Virtual Reality

Adobe unleashes 3 new apps to make the Apple Watch relevant to designers

Read more about Adobe unleashes 3 new apps to make the Apple Watch relevant to designers at CreativeBloq.comWondering why anyone would bother buying …

Apple Watch

Poetry in Motion: Designing textual experiences for virtual environments

With virtual reality headsets like HTC Vive, Sony's Project Morpheus, Microsoft HoloLens, and Facebook's Oculus Rift firmly on the horizon and

Virtual Reality

5 vertical scrolling trends for 2015

Read more about 5 vertical scrolling trends for 2015 at CreativeBloq.com2014 was the year that vertical scrolling bubbled through from burgeoning fad …


Using Golden Ratio In Web Design Is Not Ludicrous, It’s Actually Ideal

Every good web designer knows that a website needs to be harmonious as well as being functional. Some web designers, even those with years of …

Web Design

Do Users Notice Your Design Elements? 3 Ways to Find Out

Jeff Sauro • April 21, 2015

Did they see it?

We're often asked whether participants in a study notice certain design elements—icons, labels, ads, a …

Eye Tracking

How To Become A UX Leader

Let’s say you run a UX team. Better yet, let’s say you don’t. Let’s say you just want to do great work. You’re a consultant. You’re a newbie. You’re …

UX Design

Inside Apple’s ResearchKit

Performing large-scale medical studies has never been easy. Getting people to provide informed consent, respond to surveys, or (even worse) show up …


Busting 6 myths about DevOps

Just as with any transformational and disruptive movement, DevOps can be misunderstood or mischaracterized. Gene Kim rounds up six common myths.


Box wants to be a platform for easy-to-write enterprise apps

A developer edition of Box will allow enterprises to build applications on top of the company’s content collaboration and sharing capabilities without using the Box user interface or requiring users to have a Box account.The announcement of the Developer Edition at the Box Dev conference is the …

Amazon Web Services

Manage large-scale web projects with new CSS architecture ITCSS

Read more about Manage large-scale web projects with new CSS architecture ITCSS at CreativeBloq.comyoutube: hz76JIU_xB0 CSS architecture are in vogue …


Why the Best Wireframe Style Is No Style

What tool would you use to hit a nail in? Only a hammer comes to mind. This is because a hammer’s form meets that specific function. It’s form …


Website Accessibility: The Untapped Global Income Stream

“I know of a relatively untapped market that, in the USA alone, accounts for over 12% of the entire population…. This market is, of course, people …


How and When to Involve Stakeholders

Send your questions to Ask UXmatters and get answers from some of the top professionals in UX.

In this edition of Ask UXmatters, our panel of UX experts …

UX Design

Note to Designers: Forget Wearables, Tackle Senseables

Ravi Sawney, CEO of RKS, calls on designers to think about the next stage of personal technology.

Let’s face it: the concept behind wearables—collecting data on oneself—is something people have sought for generations. French philosopher Michel Foucault, for instance, points to the ancient …

Michel Foucault

Digital hives: Creating a surge around change

Online communities are helping companies engage with employees to accelerate change.New lessons are emerging for executives striving to harness the …


React To The Future With Isomorphic Apps

Things often come full circle in software engineering. The web in particular started with servers delivering content down to the client. Recently, …


Standardization and the Open Web

We’re done arguing over the importance of web standards. Accessibility, stability, quality control, and ease-of-use all helped to settle the debate …


What Really Matters: Focusing on Top Tasks

Digital is a space of endless replication. It has never been easier to create—and create, and create. People love to publish, but they hate to …

Cisco Systems

The Redesign of the Design Process

It wasn’t that long ago that we believed in a romanticized notion of the power of the talented solo designer. This individual would lean back in …

UX Design

Can Good Design Be Measured?

By Pamela PavliscakPublished: April 20, 2015“Teams need to have a way to know whether they’ve achieved their goal.”Recently, I was invited to speak …