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How To Design A Game For Maximum Empathy

The clever design in the game What Now? effectively shows how helpless anxiety can make us feel.

Many people play video games to have fun and relax, but the lo-fi What Now? is neither of those things. Instead, it's a game which seeks to convey the ways stress and anxiety affect the mind.

The game is …

Empathy

Wireframes aren't dead: they're just changing | Web design

Given the rise of Agile and Lean UX methodologies in digital design, many are calling into question the value of wireframing. They say the days of …

Wireframing

Why emotion and personal connection are the key to wearables

There is a fair amount of perceived innovation in wearable technology that is actually static reproduction of what’s already out there — with many recycled ideas lacking in originality, foresight and plausibility. So how do you break into that market and do it successfully?

You have to look beyond …

Emotions

How to Improve Retention With Design: 3 UX Laws to Retain Users — Medium

How to Improve Retention With Design: 3 UX Laws to Retain Users

“Customer satisfaction is worthless. Customer loyalty is priceless.” — Jeffrey …

UX Design

New Web trends: immersive interaction design

The wheel of progress is changing what we think of as “new” or “old,” and users can easily scorn the sites and apps they loved only a few months ago. But for every door that technology closes, a new one is opened.

Below we’ve collected some of the modern IxD techniques that users are flocking to. …

Fashion Trends

A Better Way To Design For Retina In Photoshop

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Recently, I had a project in which I needed to produce high-fidelity screens for a tablet. I was to present these screens on the device …

UI Pattern: Natural Language Forms

I recently did some research on a UI pattern called “natural language forms” and got quite excited about it. Although those kinds of forms aren’t …

Natural Language

Mobile Navigation

There are some great debates and articles in the UI/UX designer world about “Should we use hamburger menus in our products?”.

If you are interested in …

UX Design

Why 'mobile first' may already be outdated

What matters is screens, not devices. Mobile app driven companies are now building complimentary web apps.

For a number of years now, we’ve all been …

Intercom

UX Tip: Consider the Empty States

Empty states are often an afterthought for most designers.

The homepage and payment cart, for example, might be the most prioritized feature in your …

Information Architecture

The Future of Web Design is Hidden in the History of Architecture

The history of Western architecture can teach us a lot about the evolution of web design. As forms of art, both are defined by several factors:

They …

Architecture

Functional Animation In UX Design

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Editor’s Note: This article contains many video examples that show functional animation. Therefore, it may take longer to load on slow

UX Design

Rethink the Airline Boarding Pass

It’s time to

Rethink the airline
boarding pass

I’ve boarded 14 planes in the
last two months

There is something thrilling about flying – soaring thousands …

Boarding Pass

The future of interaction design

Jerry Cao is a UX content strategist at UXPin — the wireframing and prototyping app. To learn how to master the art of modern interaction design, check out the free e-book Interaction Design Best Practices. The book teaches with 30+ examples from companies like AirBnB, Google, Apple, Etsy, and

Interaction Design

AMA with Kristina Varshavskaya — Medium

AMA with Facebook Product Designer, Kristina Varshavskaya

March 27th, 2015 via Day One: Design

A significant speed-bump for the beginner or young …

UI Design

Slack’s $2.8 Billion Dollar Secret Sauce

How Slack stole a multi-billion dollar market by becoming everyone’s favorite sassy robot sidekick.

“So what’s the secret behind Slack? What did you …

Slack

How to Use Size & Space in Interaction Design

While he never lived to see the Internet, engineering psychologist Paul Fitts nonetheless had a huge influence on digital design with his 1954 …

Information Architecture

The Invisible Interface

Hang around software companies long enough and you'll certainly hear someone proclaim "the best interface is invisible." While this adage seems …

Invisible

User Experience for Product Designers

Five simple steps product designers can use to build better web apps.

On small teams where time resources are limited user experience can often be …

UX Design

Getting fluent at the language of iconography — Medium

Some icons are verbs, some icons are nouns

Getting fluent at the language of iconography

You see icons everywhere now, in websites, in apps, in software.

Language

Confusing, Confounding Content #wtfUX

The world is full of poorly designed experiences. By identifying and sharing them, maybe we can shrink their numbers. Here we've got some examples of …

Netflix

Why the Best Wireframe Style Is No Style

What tool would you use to hit a nail in? Only a hammer comes to mind. This is because a hammer’s form meets that specific function. It’s form …

Wireframing

5 quick and easy ways to improve your website's usability

The ultimate goal of usability tests is to obtain the necessary information which will give you the possibility to make an interface so simple and …

Information Architecture

First implementation of Material Design

By the feedly team

A couple of weeks ago I wrote An Exploration in Material Design after attending a workshop at Google HQ where I explored what …

Material Design

3 Ways To Get Early Users

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One of the hardest parts of being an entrepreneur is getting early tractions. Here are a few hacks to help you get there.

Getting people to use your product is tough. The odds are stacked against you. People are bombarded with new apps and gadgets to try all the time that finding a way to …

Here's How Things, SoundHound, and Flipboard will look on Apple Watch

As we near deliveries of Apple Watch on April 24th, many of us will be looking for our favorite apps to compliment our newly purchased wrist gadget. …

Personalized News

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February 2015

How It All Got Started

Sparkbox and CodePen have had many awesome conversations over the years. We've laughed together at conferences, …

Design Language

11 tips for prototyping with Sketch

The fine folks over at Bohemian Coding built Sketch specifically for designers who make things for screens, so it’s a natural for prototyping.Here …

Opacity

Five mistakes we all make with product feedback

It rarely makes sense to take feedback from all users and it never makes sense to get it all at once.

At the outset of a new project, or especially if …

Product Management