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By Hoan Do | User Experience Makes Good Things

Best Practices for Qualitative User Research

<i>No matter how big or small your user research project is, if you are going to do user research, you want to make sure that you are doing it right.</i> …

Usability

Designing The Perfect Accordion

<b>Design patterns.</b> An almost mythical phrase that often inspires either awe or resentment. As designers, we tend to think of design patterns as generic …

Web Design

Adding Delightful Details without Sacrificing UX: Top Tips from Dropbox’s Product Designer

Matt ArmstongA little delight in design can go a long way when it comes to creating websites and apps, but how much is too much? That’s the question …

UX Design

What we learned evolving an App through 20 (!) Alphas and 10 Betas

This article illustrates how an app’s UI evolves during development, and highlights some subtle but important changes.<p>If you aren’t interesting in …

Example UX docs and deliverables - UXM

Following on from my article about how to create great UX documents, I thought that it would be useful to collate some example UX documents and …

UX Design

Design principle: Error & Forgiveness

Making errors is an integral part of the way we humans live. We trip over when we are learning to walk and we press the wrong buttons when we use new …

UX Design

10 Reasons We Don’t Use Video Chat (and how to fix some of them)

This article “Why Don’t We Video Chat More Often?” really made me think… “Ten years ago if someone had told you that in 2011 everyone would have a …

Cameras

I/O 2017: Our Definitive Guide to Design

Welcome to Google Design’s #io17 coverage. Our second annual designer’s guide is your one-stop resource for design programming during Google I/O. …

I Got Rejected by Apple Music… So I Redesigned It

I’d like to preface this case study by stating that my intentions behind redesigning Apple Music were in no way driven by indignation or …

Gamification in UX. Increasing User Engagement.

The user-centered approach, which strives for creating products highly responding to the user’s needs, has become the major philosophy behind many …

Storyboarding in UX Design

In user experience design we’re familiar with user research techniques like workshops and interviews. We synthesise our research into user stories …

Scaling Up Snapchat with Casey Winters and Julie Zhou

Retaining Snapchat’s Core Market<p><b>Casey Winters:</b> There are some concerns that Snapchat’s core market is moving back to Instagram. The college market …

What I Learned From Launching the Messenger Developer Platform

I was lucky to be a part of the Messenger team in the early days. As product manager, I worked on the Messenger Developer Platform, integrations with …

The Power of Defaults

Defaults are the values or settings that come out of the box. They might not seem like much, but defaults (and their designers) hold immense …

A Proven Method For Showing The Value Of Good UX

For a while now, this has been the most common question I get:<p><i>How do I convince people in my organization to take user experience seriously? I’ve</i> …

On Growing: 7 Lessons from the Story of WeChat

Founders are increasingly pointing to Asia when asked for an example of a product they aspire to create, and WeChat is very often that aspirational …

7 Ways to Delight Users with Animation

“Delight” is a word that we’re hearing and using more often to describe pleasurable moments in our products. Delight is the magic that makes us fall …

UX Design

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 …

Spotify’s VP of design on being data aware, debating your ideas and being heard

Rochelle King is the VP of Design and Insights at Spotify. In this episode, we discuss the close relationship between design and data, define metrics in design, and talk the importance of debating your ideas within your organization.<p>The idea that data constrains design is a fallacy. King breaks …

Design

Creating Usability with Motion: The UX in Motion Manifesto

The following manifesto represents my answer to the question — “As a UX or UI, designer, how do I know when and where to implement motion to support …

A Super-Simple Exercise for Solving almost any Product Design Challenge

The Exercise: Lightning Decision Jam (LDJ)<p><i>I know, LDJ sounds weirdly sexual. Come up with a better name, i’ll use it ;)</i><p><b>Total time needed:</b><br>The times …

20 Best UX Patterns Tutorials

Share!<p>Are you a UX designer looking forward to creating professional-looking designs or just wanting to learn more about user experience? This …

UX Design

The Details That Matter

Your product’s success is based on a combination of factors, but the overall user experience tops them all. When it comes down to designing a new app …

User Research. Empathy Is the Best UX Policy.

Starting any project, which is not their personal presentation but a product for users, designers should be deeply aware: they work primarily not for …

Asking the right questions on user research, interviews and testing

Interviewing users is an art — whether you are running usability testing, focus groups, ethnographic research or whatnot. Here are some good …

UX Design

How this one Facebook experiment could foreshadow plans for Messenger

Facebook has been in an R&D phase for the last couple of years pursuing two well documented experiments for Messenger. The first experiment began …

“Blockframing” and 31 Free Sketch-Ready Layouts Using Auto Layout by Anima App

Sketch Tutorials<p>“Blockframing” and 31 Free Sketch-Ready Layouts Using Auto Layout by Anima App<p>Yeah, you can download them. Yes, for free.<p><b>Note from</b> …

How to Create Amazing UX with Anticipatory Design

UX Design