By Hoan Do | User Experience Makes Good Things

5 psychology secrets for great interaction design

It’s becoming more important every day for your designs to connect more with users and include a “human element.” Website and user experience design needs to feel real, from aesthetics to interactions to motion (perceived and real) to emotional connection.

The problem designers most often encounter …

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Is adaptive better than responsive design?

If you have been remotely listening to the Web design conversation in the past five years, one phrase keeps coming up – responsive Web design. By now, you are probably designing every one of your site outlines with a responsive framework.

But some of the talk is shifting to adaptive Web design. The …

Web Design

How Skype Onboards New Users

Skype.com, 09/2015

Back in 2013, Skype reported having 300 million users, which would have made them more populous than the 4th largest country in the …


Approaches For Multiplatform UI Design Adaptation: A Case Study

There is no winner in the battle between iOS and Android, and we all know that. If a product succeeds on one platform, it will undoubtedly be ported …

UI Design

26 digital typography rules for beginners

The beautiful art of typography is clearly one of the most basic skills every designer should master. After all it’s one thing that can make or break …


The Colors Of An App Icon

At Appbot we get to see a lot of app icons while providing insights into app reviews.

In the past I have studied everything from app descriptions, to …

Google Play

How We Designed And Built Our First Apple Watch App

One sunny morning in the summer of 2014, I was sitting in a café having just finished an hour-long call with my remote team. Scheduling that call had …

Apple Watch

Emotional Intelligence in Design

How Design Grows Up

We’re on a journey together, you and me. We’ve come a long way, but design for the web is still in its adolescence. In the early …


UI Mechanics of a Date Picker

A study and an experience redesign of selecting dates from a calendar

Choosing dates using a date picker has been one of the most commonly followed …

UI Design

The New Generation of Prototyping Tools (Part 1/2)

Stepping Up the Craft of Design

There has been an explosion of web innovation recently. Compelling design makes many people use their devices and apps …


Supporting Mobile Navigation in Spite of a Hamburger Menu

In mobile designs the hamburger menu or three-line icon is a popular tool to address the concern that on a small screen, space for navigation is …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

What can we learn from this?

Many people claim there’s a big difference between a UX Designer and a UI Designer. It’s true, but in reality, the UX is designed only by the …

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A Guide to Design Mockup Fidelity

This is a guest post by Jerry Cao, coauthor of The Guide to Mockups.In this article, I will discuss the various levels of UI design mockup fidelity to …


Gridalicious Magic

Modular grid is a must for web and mobile design

I can’t but share the point of view on positive user experience and accuracy in design of our …

Web Design

4 Invisible User Experiences you

Never Knew About

Great Design Is Invisible by Michael W.

Originally posted on Mizko.net
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UI / UX Trends

Whether on an app screen, a web browser, or a wearable watch face, design is one of the most important drivers of consumer engagement. …

Attention Economy

Redesigning the Apple Watch UI

After wearing my Apple watch daily for the past two+ months, I've found myself wishing for a simpler interaction model for moving between content and …

Apple Watch

Material Design is Different, Not Better

When Material Design was announced, I was impressed with Google’s efforts to raise their game in the design field. It’s something that Apple had …

Material Design

UX design tips for your app

A gorgeous app with poor UX isn’t a gorgeous app—it’s an invitation to frustration. Your users deserve better than that.The UX design tips in this …

UX Design

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

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


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 …


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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