UI UX

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When Change Is Constant: A Spiral UX Design Model

By Hang GuoPublished: April 6, 2015“It is widely accepted that creative design is not a matter of first fixing the problem and then searching for a …

Design

How Pornhub's designers keep you coming…back

This is the point where you can stop pretending you’ve never heard of Pornhub. It’s the Facebook of the adult world, ubiquitous and all-conquering. Its brands deliver epic Web traffic, claiming 60 million unique users <i>a day</i>.<p><i>Note: From here on, all links in this post should be considered NSFW.</i><p>But …

Social Media

A Usability Test on the Starbucks iOS App

<b>Usability Testing</b><p>Using my personas, I went out to find 6 Starbucks drinkers to run through a usability test on the Starbucks app.<p>Each user was given …

Design

Usability Testing Accordion-Style Checkouts: 2 UX Pitfalls that 75% of Sites Neglect

When benchmarking checkout flows for the first time back in 2012, we found that 14% of the top 100 US e-commerce sites used an accordion-style …

Design

Inside a Design Critique with Facebook

At Facebook, our mission to make the world more open and connected means being open ourselves, sharing not only the work we do but also how we do it. …

Facebook

Simplifying Facebook Search

Facebook Search was originally designed to let people easily navigate to profiles, businesses, groups, and events. Over the past few years it has …

Facebook

A critical analysis of the iOS 10 lockscreen experience

The iOS 10 lockscreen has little round-cornered cells which represent your most recent un-attended notifications on the lockscreen.<p>Swipe right on a …

How To Align Text In Buttons And Other UI Elements

<i>by</i> <i>Max Snitser</i><i><br>first appeared on</i> <i>my personal blog</i><p>I’ve struggled for some time about the right way of aligning text in buttons and not only this. So I …

Making Your Icons User-Friendly: A Guide to Usability in UI Design

Any icon in your interface should serve a purpose, whether you’re designing a website or an app. Sure, icons are there to save space on the screen. …

Design

5 UX tips from Facebook's VP of Design

Julie Zhuo, VP of product design for Facebook, has been at the company since 2006. Since joining, she’s helped grow the service from eight million college and high school kids to over one billion people worldwide.<p>How’d she do it? Read on for highlights from her recent AMA interview.<p><b>Do more</b><p>Julie is …

Design

Mobile Design Best Practices

Apps are now a mainstream, trusted way to deliver content and services. But in a crowded market, how does a mobile app become useful, relevant, and …

Design

Designing Confirmation

Best practices and the future of confirmed action<p>The confirmation design pattern isn’t something to be taken lightly. If employed erroneously, or not …

Hamburger menu alternatives for mobile navigation

If you’re working on digital products, you have already read dozens of articles describing how and why the hamburger navigation on mobile (and …

Mobile

Designing for Disappearing Interfaces

“I will answer very simply, that the internet will disappear… It will be part of your presence all the time.” That was Eric Schmidt talking on a …

What Everyone Should Know About The Process Behind App Design

I realized something the other day: I've been designing apps for nine years now! So much has changed since the early days and, it feels like …

Software Engineering

Redesigning the Spotify Icon Suite

By Andrea Limjoco & Rob Bartlett<p><i>This week we updated our Spotify icon suite. It was a four month process of creating and implementing six hundred</i> …

Spotify

The Golden Rules Of Bottom Navigation Design

Design is more than just good looks – something all designers should know. Design also covers how users <i>engage</i> with a product. Whether it’s a site or …

World Wide Web

Design thinking is the new core

There has been an absolute flurry of excitement lately within the industry, with regards to the advent of design thinking. From its origins back in …

Design

Google is making it easier for anyone to design beautiful apps

New collaboration tools for designers embrace the Material Design philosophy<p>Google is launching a new suite of tools meant to make it easier for designers and app makers to collaborate. It’s partially an expansion of Google’s Material Design efforts, which launched two years ago as a way to rethink …

Google

Designing More Effective UI Navigation

Effective navigation is an essential part of <i>any</i> great Android app. Get your navigation right, and users will have no problems finding their way around your app’s screens, completing tasks, and generally having an all-round positive user experience. If your app’s navigation is clunky or confusing, …

UI Design

Reducing Cognitive Overload For A Better User Experience

The best user experience is the one the user doesn’t notice. It appears smooth and simple on the surface, but hundreds of crucial design decisions …

Design

Preparing for your Design Sprint

Preparing for the Design Sprint<p>Design sprints sound too good to be true! But, it does work. And for it to work out perfectly, you need to have the …

I almost lost 10,000 users

I made a big mistake when deploying new features for Toby, the Chrome extension I've been working on. Here are some of the things I learned in the …

Personas and their jobs

The usage of personas has always been controversial amongst designers and professionals within the industry. But lately a few practitioners in the …

Please Make Facebook’s Workplace Different

Facebook should not make Workplace become a Email or Slack killer. It should be a better email platform and Linkedin with some new features. Or other …

Podo - The First Stick and Shoot Camera: The Sequel

<b>Explore:</b> Intro • Benefits • Uses • Features • Specs • Rewards • About • How To<p>WHAT IS PODO?<p>Podo is the world's first "stick and shoot" camera. Simply:<p>…

Eight don’ts for your Material Design app

Is your app going Material? Here there are my top 8 bad practices to avoid at all costs if you really want to rely on the Material Design system.<p>1. …

Never forget you are a consumer

I regularly get pulled into discussions about design ethics and dark patterns. These conversations are quite heated. A fellow designer even went as …

Designing Card-Based User Interfaces

Web and mobile apps are moving away from pages towards completely personalized experiences. These new experiences are built on an aggregation of many …

UI Design