UI UX

By Hoan Do | User Experience Makes Good Things

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 …

Snapchat

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 …

Facebook

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 …

Usability

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> …

UX Design

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 …

WeChat

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 …

UX Design

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 …

Product Management

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 …

UX Design

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 …

Product Management

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 …

UX Design

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 …

UX Design

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 …

Career Development

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 …

Chatbots

“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> …

Web Design

How to Create Amazing UX with Anticipatory Design

UX Design

Case Study: Health Care App. UI for Doctors.

One of the life aspects whose importance is never faded or lost in any country is the issue of healthcare. This is the factor having, perhaps, the …

Health Care

Zara: A Usability Case Study

Zara is one of my favorite clothing brands, but I run into problems every time I use the app. Although I am not affiliated with Zara, I wanted to …

UX Design

Stop texting right now and learn from the Chinese: there’s a better way to message

Voice messaging—or sending short audio clips instead of text messages—has taken China by storm. Step on a Beijing subway and you’ll see people barking into their phones intermittently, as if they’re using walkie-talkies. On WeChat, the popular Chinese messaging app with over 500 million monthly …

Messaging

Setup a design system

<b>Build a system that provides a unified set of UX, design rules and patterns.</b><p>For the last years I have continued to build and design applications web …

Digital Design

No Such Thing as Offline

Digital natives are redesigning the way we build tech one tap at a time.<p>Whether you find it menacing or miraculous, there's no denying that the …

I Subscribed To Push Notifications From 12 News Outlets For 3 Months — Here’s What I Learned

Intro<p>If you’ve been wondering what it’s like to consume news round-the-clock during this <i>interesting</i> time in American history, well, I am here to tell …

How to construct a design system

Designing a style palette<p>Before we can start designing shiny components, we need to lay the foundations for those components. We need to break the …

Digital Design

As a Designer I want better Release Notes

Simple visual design, applied to plain text release notes<p>Writing release notes is a contentious issue. There are some companies who simply don’t …

iOS

I wanted to see how far I could push myself creatively. So I redesigned Instagram.

<b>The challenge:</b> to take an application I love and use everyday, then see how far I could push myself creatively as a designer, by rebuilding it from …

UX Design

7 Navigational Implementations that Make Kohl's 'Best in Class'

After usability testing 19 leading e-commerce sites and subsequently benchmarking 50 major e-commerce sites (twice) on Homepage & Category UX …

Usability

Design a Perfect Search Box

Search box is a combination of input field and submit button. One may think that the search box doesn’t need a design; after all, it’s just two …