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4 Myths About Apple Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer

What's life really like designing for Apple? An alum shares what he learned during his seven years in Cupertino.

Apple is synonymous with upper echelon design, but very little is known about the company's design process. Most of Apple's own employees aren't allowed inside Apple's fabled design …

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Great Font Combinations You Need to Try

You're reading Great Font Combinations You Need to Try, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …


Facebook set to offer video creators revenue split with new Suggested Videos feed

Facebook is set to offer video creators a cut of revenue from ads that display before or during their videos. It’s the first time Facebook has shared video revenue, and may challenge YouTube for the attention of creators.

Speaking to Re/Code, Dan Rose, Facebook’s VP of partnerships says “A lot of …


Snapchat Solicits Longer Content By Ditching Tap-And-Hold-To-Watch

Snapchat wasn’t built to be a mobile television but that’s what it’s become. Having to keep your finger held down on the screen to view worked fine when people were just sending 10 second private snaps. But now amateurs and budding social media stars alike are recording multi-minute stories each …


Is the UX Designer dead?

You might have heard of our recent Goodpatch Berlin opening. Goodpatch is the team behind Prott, and has always been a big fan of the to-do list …

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Top 50 Web & Mobile GUI Templates from 2014

Today, just as we did last year, we have compiled a comprehensive collection of the best free web and mobile GUI templates from this year (2014).

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Facebook’s Snapchatty New Photo Uploader Lets You Overlay Text And More

Face it. Your photos aren’t all that interesting. But Facebook’s going to help you jazz them up with its shiny new photo uploader, which is now available for most users on iOS and is testing on Android. It lets you add overlaid text in any color, instantly preview filters that you swipe across your …


The Only UX Reading List Ever

This recommended reading list is for anyone who wants to learn or deepen their knowledge in the disciplines of User Research, Usability, Information

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Dropbox's New Android App Is All About Invisible Design

When it came time to redesign Dropbox’s five-year-old Android app, the goal was to downplay design even more. And damned if they didn’t pull it off. …


Marketers Will Drool Over Facebook’s New Signup Ads That Auto-Fill Your Email Or Number

Businesses desperately want your email address, but it’s annoying to enter it on mobile. Cue Facebook’s latest News Feed ads. A marketer can buy an ad asking for you to sign-up for a newsletter or request a sales call, and with two-taps you can auto-fill your email address, phone number, or other …


Replacing Personas With Characters

Resolving the destructive effects of Personas.

Read the Persona* (please see note below) below and then learn what your brain does.

Alan is a 30 year …

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Modern Design Tools: Using Real Data

One should be immediately skeptical of presentations that lack adequate sourcing or presentations that contain only tendentious or highly selected, …

Edward Tufte

Slack now has 1.1M daily active users, 300K paid seats, $25M in annual recurring revenue

Startup Slack today announced that more than 1.1 million people use its team communication application every day. That’s up from 750,000 in April, when Slack announced a $160 million funding round.

Companies are now paying for more than 300,000 Slack seats, up from 200,000 three months ago.

Slack is …


Facebook Messenger can now be used without a Facebook account

Facebook Messenger no longer requires a Facebook account. Starting today, new Messenger users in the US, Canada, Venezuela and Peru can sign up using a full name and phone number.

Messenger can still be used with a Facebook account; new users will see a “Log In With Facebook” button on the start …


Responsive design is failing mobile UX

It’s no longer enough to simply make sure your web content fits on a small screen. Google reinforced this precedent by updating its algorithm to …

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Facebook is about to ramp up the number of Instant Articles on your feed

Get ready to see a lot more news on your Facebook feed.

After announcing Instant Articles back in May – stories that load natively through Facebook’s iPhone app – Facebook published a few trial pieces before going through a quiet period without anything new as it prepared for a greater …



A simple Netflix style card hover animation for image gallery websites by Lewi Hussey

A simple profile card animation that can be used in web design …


Innovative Form Design

The dream is to create a “WOW Experience” for your users on their first visit to your website. One of the best analogy I have come across that …

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Meet Meipai, the Chinese app with 100M users that a Facebook exec calls ‘Instagram for video’

For all of our fixation on the latest feature or app or whatever burbling out of some drunken Silicon Valley hackathon, it’s easy to forget that developers in major markets like India and China are building some monster successes in their home markets.

Of course, those markets are so big and so new …


Deconstructing Analysis Techniques

Analysis is that oft-glossed over, but extremely important step in the research process that sits between observation (data gathering) and our design …


Games UX Research with Kids: A Primer

Gaming means a lot to me, not only was it my introduction to the digital world, it gave me a sense of belonging as a teenager. So any opportunity I …


Design for Kids: An interview with Debra Levin Gelman

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Download (mp3: 22.7MB, 47:14) Getting onto the floor for user research. Measuring PTR (Parental Threshold for the Revolting.) And designing …

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Little People, Big Challenges: UX with Kids. Presented at Midwest UX 2011 in Columbus, Ohio.

Conducting UX activities with school-age children is fun and interesting, though it can also be frustrating at times. If you are planning a project whose user group includes children, this is the session for you. These aren’t just little people after all, they have a completely different range of …


9 Design Insights We Got from UX Testing on Kids


UX and working with kids

“Never work with kids & animals…”…unless of course you want them to enjoy using your product/service!Kids and teens are not just small adults! They …

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Designing User Experiences for Children

“Children, as an audience, do not differ dramatically from adults when it comes to navigation and usability issues. When creating Web sites for …

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Designing for Kids, Then and Now

July 14, 2014In the following excerpt from her new book, Design for Kids: Digital Products for Playing and Learning (available now from Rosenfeld

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The future of UX design

This post was brought to you by Adobe and Creative Cloud, building apps that help you design websites and mobile apps faster.

User experience design is often thought of as a new or emerging concept in Web design and app design. However, it has been around long before it was ever given the name “user …

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