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Should you use Material Design on iOS?

We met with Jason Zigrino, a talented iOS designer who took the risk of taking the Material Design influence to create stunning UI motion design for …

Material Design

Tools, speccing and assets

Layout, UI and motion design

Preliminary notes: This article is the second and last part of the “Redesigning Chrome Android” series. It is the direct

UI Design

Visual directions

Content, not Chrome

Preliminary notes: When I started writing this article, I didn’t know how much detail I wanted to put into it. As it turns out, it

UI Design

A UI so good, it breaks language barriers

I’m here to talk about a mobile app that’s quickly drawing a huge fan following all over the Internet. I’m of course talking about ねこあつめ.

Are you an …

UX Design

A Guide To Heuristic Website Reviews

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In this article, we’ll explore a scoring system for rating and comparing websites, we’ll visualize those ratings using infographics, and …

Information Architecture

The Principles of UX Choreography

The intersection of Disney and UX and why learning how to draw Mickey Mouse will change how you approach design

Recently I collaborated together with

UX Design

A guide to carrying out usability reviews

Feb 11, 2011 | Estimated reading time: 9 minutes

Think that you need to be a usability expert to carry out a usability review? Well I won’t deny that …

Information Architecture

Making Time: Redesigning A Calendar Experience For Android

In UX design, few things are more intricate than time and personal time management — only a good arsenal of mobile design patterns and information …

UX Design

Animation — Smoke and Mirrors

This mini essay will explore the over use of animation in UI design, show comparisons with early visual design and offer some suggestions for …

Animation

A Wide Perspective for Designing User Experience

The UX diagram above is the clearest one I’ve ever seen on the web. The overlapping cases give the whole UX design idea.

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UX Design

'Century Old Style + Sweet Sans' from R

R/m Design School is a series of educational projects about design, a constantly expanding “design primer”, covering such fundamental concepts as …

Enhance Your User Experience with Animated Transitions

Providing users with a seamless experience while using your interface is a popular goal when building digital products. Modern day devices and …

UX Design

Comparing Bootstrap With Google’s New Material Design Lite

Since Google announced Material Design with the introduction of Android 5.0, a large number of frontend frameworks emerged with the goal of bringing …

Bootstrapping

iOS Design Rules to Break

Large software organizations (such as Apple, Microsoft, and Google) create design guidelines to help both users and designers.

On the one hand, …

UI Design

Designing Musical User Interfaces

Using harmonies and chords to go beyond visuals and enhance the user experience

We leverage the sounds of our morning alarm or the distinct beep of an …

UI Design

What Japanese Etiquette Can Tell Us About Good UX Design

Traditional Japanese hospitality, or motenashi, can provide inspiration for the design of smart interactive experiences.

The connections between hospitality and design are well known. Charles Eames once remarked to his contemporary and collaborator Eero Saarinen that "the role of the architect, or …

Asia

Third Pillar Of Mapping Data To Visualizations: Usage

You may remember my first two posts in this series about classifying data attributes and encoding the values in graphic charts. My goal in putting …

Information Design

Dark UX patterns are bad for your business

Once in a while I’ll come across a service which I won’t sign up for, or will immediately cancel my account. I probably think that service is a great

Money

5 UX mistakes that make users feel stupid

Building any website that users will fall in love with requires a few very important things.

It must be easy to find. It must know who it exists to serve. It must anticipate and address their questions. It must be their guide. It must help them solve their problem. It must provide ways to connect …

UX Design

The rise of the “Full Stack” Designer and the tools they use

When I had just started as a web designer, I already had some experience with front-end development. So instead of treating web design as coloring …

Web Design

Facebook’s Four Business Design Principles for Crafting Elegant Tools

When I joined Facebook three years ago to lead Business Design, I faced a steep learning curve. I had spent my whole career designing consumer …

Facebook

Analysis Isn’t Cool

By Jim RossPublished: July 6, 2015“Unfortunately, analysis remains underappreciated and is often overlooked. … Analysis [is] the process that …

Jim Ross

Decoding the Elusive ‘Wow! Factor’ in Mobile Apps

As a UX designer, I have been told umpteen times by clients or stakeholders to add some ‘Wow! factors’ in the design. There is nothing wrong in this …

Mobile Apps

6 Predictions that will change design as we know it

This post was written by Dan Formosa, founding member of Smart Design. Follow him on Twitter @danformosa, or get in touch by commenting on this post.

As …

Predictions

The future of flat design

Despite its sudden popularity, flat design is not just some fly-by-night trend. It’s a substantial approach to Web design that’s rooted in practicality, and necessity. The balance between aesthetics and usability reflected in flat design 2.0 demonstrates that the principles behind the philosophy …

Information Architecture

How We Changed the Facebook Friends Icon

Facebook headquarters is an amazing place. The snacks are free, the sun always shines and everyone is full of the best intentions. During my first …

Facebook

The anatomy of a credit card form

Paying for something online with a credit card is simple, right? Yes and no. Yes, because we’ve been doing it since the early days of the Internet …

American Express

Why Product Thinking is the next big thing in UX Design

Life’s too short to build something nobody wants…

When thinking of User Experience, we often think of a simple, beautiful, and easy to use feature-set …

UX Design