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The Only UX Reading List Ever

This recommended reading list is for anyone who wants to learn or deepen their knowledge in the disciplines of User Research, Usability, Information

UX Design

Dropbox's New Android App Is All About Invisible Design

When it came time to redesign Dropbox’s five-year-old Android app, the goal was to downplay design even more. And damned if they didn’t pull it off. …


Replacing Personas With Characters

Resolving the destructive effects of Personas.

Read the Persona* (please see note below) below and then learn what your brain does.

Alan is a 30 year …

Formal Wear

Modern Design Tools: Using Real Data

One should be immediately skeptical of presentations that lack adequate sourcing or presentations that contain only tendentious or highly selected, …

Edward Tufte

Responsive design is failing mobile UX

It’s no longer enough to simply make sure your web content fits on a small screen. Google reinforced this precedent by updating its algorithm to …

UX Design

Innovative Form Design

The dream is to create a “WOW Experience” for your users on their first visit to your website. One of the best analogy I have come across that …

Natural Language

Deconstructing Analysis Techniques

Analysis is that oft-glossed over, but extremely important step in the research process that sits between observation (data gathering) and our design …


Designing User Experiences for Children

“Children, as an audience, do not differ dramatically from adults when it comes to navigation and usability issues. When creating Web sites for …

UX Design

The future of UX design

This post was brought to you by Adobe and Creative Cloud, building apps that help you design websites and mobile apps faster.

User experience design is often thought of as a new or emerging concept in Web design and app design. However, it has been around long before it was ever given the name “user …

UX Design

PayPal’s head of design on the value of good form: ‘If it’s not functional, it’s not worthwhile’

When you think of Web design, PayPal might not be the first company that springs to mind.

PayPal’s business depends more on its servers than its interface. However, in recent times, PayPal has taken a closer look at its design and how it can still remain simple and functional, as it redefines itself …

Information Architecture

NYTimes Design Concept

New York Times redesign was done for study purposes only
and is not supposed to be implemented. The redesign contain ideas, which I would like New …

New York Style

Photoshop 2015 Has Artboards

A couple of quick pointers

Yes. This happened. It’s the first release of Artboards in Photoshop. We have more to do, but here’s some interesting stuff …

Adobe Photoshop

How cards are taking over Web design

From news sites to real estate, cards are everywhere on the Web today.

Those little rectangles full of inclusive images and text have been so successful in Web design that they’ve almost become a default option when it comes to balancing clear aesthetics with simple usability. But don’t mistake …

Web Design

Web Design for Kids - Tuts+ Web Design Tutorials

Joni Trythall22 days ago27 May 2015284 shares

Welcome to Tuts+ Town, where everybody loves web design! In this series we will learn all about …

Web Design

Designing Moments

We set out to help people gather the photos they take with friends. A strong collaboration among our multidisciplinary team got us there.



How to design websites that mirror how our eyes work

Jerry Cao is a UX content strategist at UXPin — the wireframing and prototyping app. To learn more about content-first design, download the free e-book Web UI Design for the Human Eye: Content Patterns & Typography.

Don’t be fooled: chances are, your users scan your content for the best parts. Don’t …

Web Design

Sneak Peek: Artboards in Photoshop CC

Adobe Photoshop

Low-Contrast Text Is Not the Answer

A low-contrast design aesthetic is haunting the web, taking legibility and discoverability with it. It’s straining our eyes, making us all feel …

Information Architecture

UX Design Tips for Your App

By Clark Wimberly


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

UX Design

How to perfect UX with design affordances

Affordances in design are important to usability and function. They’re one of the components of design that have to come together to provide an …

UX Design

Material Design: Why the Floating Action Button is bad UX design

Material Design is a design language introduced by Google a year ago, and represents the company’s bold attempt at creating a unified user experience …

UX Design

Embracing emptiness in Web design

In Web design, white space, or negative space, makes the difference between an ordered layout that’s easy to comprehend, and a chaotic, cluttered mess. Buttons, links, text, and other media all need room to breath. The spacing between them improves the overall composition and is often seen as a …

Web Design

Optical Adjustment

Logic vs. Designers

In my early days as a designer, I relied on Photoshop or CSS to tell me whether something was right or wrong. If Photoshop …

Optical Illusions

Change Blindness: Why People Don’t See What Designers Expect

Summary: People often overlook new visual details added to an existing image. This change blindness can affect critical information such as error …


Understanding the Mobile User

There was a time when the only form of Internet access was through desktop computers. Today, most users access the Internet from multiple devices - …

UX Design

Exploring the Design Trends of Small Business Websites

Small businesses make up most of the cogs that keep society moving. Every successful business provides something of value and this is especially true …

Fashion Trends

3 new image formats all designers must know | Web design

Some of the raster image formats in use today date as far back as 1987, when the GIF image was first presented by CompuServe, with JPEG and PNG …

Web Design

The 22 Rules of UX