Erica Kitamura

86 Added | 16 Magazines | 106 Likes | 6 Following | 3 Followers | @ericakitamura | Creative director / Graphic designer

Split the Contents of a Website with the Pagination Design Pattern

The pagination design pattern is widely used in websites that open up a lot of content to users. From search engines such as Google and Firefox, to …

Interaction Design

Tests Go First. Usability Testing in Design.

A tech guru, Steve Jobs, once said: “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” Unfortunately, some people still …

UX Design

5 Reasons to Learn CSS

Why CSS is Important for Web Designers<p>Cascading Style Sheets or CSS are an important way to control how your Web pages look. CSS can control the …

Web Design

What is Information Architecture?

Introduction<p>Within the UX industry, there are myriad terms and concepts you’ll need to understand in order to get your job done.<p>One of the most …

Information Architecture

Essential Practices for Mobile App Testing You Should Always Follow

Every new day, thousands of new apps are launched. WithThe post Essential Practices for Mobile App Testing You Should Always Follow appeared first on …

Apps

20 best free fonts of 2017

We all love a free font. But with so many new free fonts continually being released, it’s easy to get a little lost.So in this post, we’ve brought …

Typography

The Essential Guide to Writing Effective Survey Questions

User surveys are popping up on websites and mobile apps everywhere. Well-designed ones yield helpful data. Poorly executed ones are a waste of time …

UX Design

Designing Interface Animations: The Book Excerpt

April 13, 2017Chapter 7: Using Animation for FeedbackGiving good feedback is imperative for good interface design. When something is happening behind …

Web Design

Behance

Information Architecture. Basics for Designers.

The World Wide Web contains a tremendous amount of information which is hard to imagine unstructured because a human brain wouldn’t be able to …

UX Design

Google Updates Material Design and Adds Color Tool

You're reading Google Updates Material Design and Adds Color Tool, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

Material Design

10 Steps to Creating an Engaging Digital Experience

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In order to be effective, websites need to be multifunctional in design. They need to be built like a house: protecting against the elements, providing a comfortable living space with ample storage, meeting basic needs, etc. Your website …

UX Design

Before you can master design, you must first master the fundamentals

Finally, learn how to pair fonts together. A great resource for this is FontWolf and FontPair. Being able to pair fonts together will dramatically …

UI Design

20 Best Responsive Menu CSS Snippets

This article contains an excellent collection of responsive menu CSS snippets which will automatically adapt to any screen size, regardless if it’s a …

Web Design

Dropbox rolling out all-new user interface on the web

Dropbox today announced a redesigned interface on its website. The new interface makes it significantly easier for users to navigate throughout interface, preview files, and much more.<p>Dropbox announced the new interface in a post on its blog, explaining that there are four different aspects to the …

100+ CSS Resources For Web Designers And Developers

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>A serious web designer/developer must call for a skill to write good CSS. CSS is simple, very easy to …

How to Design a Large Scale Responsive Site

Responsive design has evolved considerably since it was first defined by Ethan Marcotte in 2010. The discussion now isn’t whether you should develop …

Web Design

Top 7 typography galleries to inspire your designs

Ever spent time scrolling through font libraries, only to experience the typography equivalent of snow blindness? Us too. And we’ve found that when …

Typography

Download 243 Free eBooks on Design, Data, Software, Web Development & Business from O’Reilly Media

Last week we highlighted for you 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media. Little did we know that we were just scratching the surface of the …

Web Design

Form – Free Font for Download

Form, a free font designed by Wassim Awadallah.Wassim Awadallah, a Beirut, Lebanon based graphic designer has created the Form typeface, a free font …

Typography

Instead of Optimizing Processes, Reimagine Them as Platforms

Process optimization can transform user experience. <i>Rethinking</i> process optimization — visualizing processes as platforms — can transform your business model.<p>One applications outsourcing team, for example, proposed a clever UX tweak to help optimize a global fulfillment process their company managed …

Innovation

15 Powerful Plugins For Photoshop And Sketch

Photoshop and Sketch are powerful tools widely used by designers and developers. Sometimes it might seem that features are endless. But it can get better.<p>What could help significantly increase the efficiency and quality of the work are powerful plugins.<p>Here you will find a list of 15 plugins for …

Tutorials

Top UI Design Trends to Expect in 2017

Serif Combos by Marina Matijaca for Spelar<p>This guest column is authored by John Stone, SEO Consultant at Nirmal Web Design<p>The last couple of year saw …

The chilling stories behind Japan’s ‘evaporating people’

As a newlywed in the 1980s, a Japanese martial arts master named Ichiro expected only good things. He and his wife, Tomoko, lived among the cherry …

Multitasking Is No Longer Something to Boast About

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>What are you doing while you read this? Are you dipping into your email while texting, reading …

Time Management

4 Ways to Make Yourself More Productive, According to an Expert

Ever needed to be productive… but you just don’t <i>feel</i> like it? And you literally end up negotiating with yourself in order to get things done?<p>I end up …

Adam Grant

25 Design Freebies Websites Every Designer Should Know

One of the most clever shortcuts I’ve found as a creative entrepreneur is to use freebies. Whether you’re prototyping a new website or designing a package for your product, you can find high-quality resources to help you speed up the process and get things done in a professional manner.<p>There are …

Graphic Design

100 Useful Web Design Tools For Creative Entrepreneurs

Whether you’re a designer in an agency, freelancer or entrepreneur, you use a variety of design tools to get the job done.<p>In the past couple of years, I cofounded a startup, a design magazine and worked with several businesses and individual entrepreneurs. I have tried hundreds of different tools …

Graphic Design

How To Use Color To Prove Your Point, From A Data Viz Expert

The importance of color theory is a well-explored topic in art and design. But what about when it comes to information design?<p>When working with large amounts of data, precision is key. The same is true of the art of data visualization: size, shape, shade, hue–the tiniest details of a visualization …

Data Visualization