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8 UX Advice For Beginners UX Designers (From My Experience)

<i>“Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.” ― Albert Einstein</i><p>I read a lot about UX before getting my first UX Designer job, I was …

UX Design

The Rainbow Spreadsheet: A Collaborative Lean UX Research Tool

Before The Study<p>As you prepare to run the study, your goal is to have a spreadsheet ready to be used, with all of the known information about …

You don’t need to lower your rate. Just tell better stories.

Great stories improve margins—and they improve the work you're doing for your clients.The post You don’t need to lower your rate. Just tell better …

Framing

Making Usability Findings Actionable

<b>Summary:</b> For usability testing to be valuable, study findings must clearly identify issues and help the team move toward design solutions.<p>If product …

UX Design

How to present design decisions (Framework)

<i>5 steps to prepare for any presentation whether explaining a paper prototype to a colleague or presenting a product to a client.</i><p>Designers explain …

UX Design

A practical way to organize usability test insights

Try this note-taking and prioritization tool<p>The most overwhelming thing when conducting multiple user tests is knowing what to do with all of the …

UX Design

The Post-PSD Era

Are we entering the Post-PSD Era of web design?<p>Throughout my career, I’ve watched immensely talented designers waste a shitload of time creating …

Prototypes

Illustrator VS Photoshop

Pixel based VS Vector based design<p>I have heard the question about what program to use to design with a lot lately, so I wanted to lay out the facts …

Graphics

A Guide to Discernible Web Design

Take a look at a recent comp. Layers named? Original assets preserved with masks? We may be detail-oriented when it comes to prescribing layout and …

Web Design

Color Theory for Designers: How To Create Your Own Color Schemes

In part 2, we covered color terminology: hue (what color something is, like blue or red); chroma (how pure a color is, the lack of white, black or …

Pantone®, Color, And What I Wish I'd Known

As you probably know, most color printers create color by mixing cyan, magenta, yellow and black inks. This is called CMYK, 4-color, or “process” …

Audio Mixing

Josef Albers: The Interaction of Color

When we look at individual colors our perception of them is strongly influenced by their environment including the adjacent or surrounding colors and …

Art

Color Matters. 6 Tips on Choosing UI Colors. – UX Planet

User experience design involves many processes which need to be done thoughtfully so that an interface would meet the needs of the target audience. …

UI Design

Color Theory 101 — SitePoint

First impressions are everything. How you look and how you present yourself can determine how you are perceived. The same goes for our design work. …

A Simple Web Developer's Color Guide

You will, of course, subconsciously be learning the theory along the way. So, just for funsies (yes, I said “funsies”), I recommend coming back in a …

Web Design

Typography Tutorial for Beginners: Everything You Need to Learn Typography Basics

Typography

Fontface Ninja

Okomito - Regular 120px120px0px#000000<p>Image courtesy of Lionel Durimel<p>Inspect any websites<p>Find the name of any fonts by hovering it.<br>You also get …

Typography

Typography in ten minutes

The ty­po­graphic qual­ity of your doc­u­ment is de­ter­mined largely by how the body text looks. Why? Be­cause there’s more body text than any­thing …

Typography

The History of Typography - Animated Short

What Font Should I Use? 5 Principles for Choosing and Using Typefaces

<i>The most appropriate analogy for picking type. (Photo credit: Samuuraijohnny. Used under Creative Commons license.)</i><p>For better or for worse, picking a …

A guide to conducting a heuristic evaluation

Before you dive into your own heuristic evaluation, take some time to learn what they are, what’s involved, and how to conduct one.

10 Heuristics for User Interface Design: Article by Jakob Nielsen

<b>Summary:</b> Jakob Nielsen's 10 general principles for interaction design. They are called "heuristics" because they are broad rules of thumb and not …

UX Design

Transform user goals into test scenarios : Open ended vs specific tasks

Honestly, there are no hard and fast rules for writing tasks, scenarios and questions for your usability test. But maybe that’s what makes the …

UX Design

Six Steps to Ensure a Successful Usability Test

by Janice (Ginny) Redish<p>In the early days of usability testing, most design teams waited until the end of production to test. They were doing what …

UX Design

How Many Test Users in a Usability Study?

<b>Summary:</b> The answer is 5, except when it's not. Most arguments for using more test participants are wrong, but some tests should be bigger and some …

UX Design

Level Up Tutorials

1.5 Shape Combination Tools<p>Learn the new industry standard for web design. Become an expert in Sketch, the app that is changing how designers work in …

Tutorials

How To Be More Organized While Designing UI

After working 4 years in the field of digital design I got obsessed with tidying up and sorting information. This lead to the creation of a …

UI Design

Crash Course: UI Design

<i>A recap of my design workshop</i> <i>PennApps</i><i>XV.</i><p>UI vs. UX<p>If you’ve done any kind of research about software design, you’ve probably heard of the terms “UI” …

UI Design

Don't Make Me Think: 20 Thoughts on Usability by Steve Krug.

<i>Design, as well as many other fields, is built upon the works and discoveries of the great professionals. Everyone who wants to be an expert in their</i> …

UX Design

Design Elements and Principles - Tips and Inspiration By Canva

<i>Design is an intricate, complicated, fun and exciting business.</i><p>There’s always a lot to learn, a lot to do, and a lot to consider when you’re a …

Graphic Design