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Stop Killing Good Design: Open Letter To Stakeholders

Have you ever seen the design of your new website or application, had a few ideas for improvements and decided to make changes yourself — much to the objections of your designer? Even if you think you know your customers best, your User Experience (UX designer) likely knows better.<p>To help bridge …

UX Design

Design process

With the goal of <b>enhancing visibility</b> into my own design process I will continue with article series that I started with Design Toolset. I would like …

Why empty states deserve more design time

An empty state, or zero-data state, is an afterthought for many designers. The thing you design last—if at all—because it’s a temporary or minor part …

The Best User Experience Design Links of 2014

<i>For 2015, check out</i> <i>The Best User Experience Design Links of 2015</i><p>2014 was quite a year for user experience design - Google unveiled Material Design, …

The Skeptic’s Guide To Low-Fidelity Prototyping

What Is Low-Fidelity Prototyping And Why Will It Improve The Way You Work?<p>Have you ever spent an overwhelming amount of time and resources designing …

UX Design

UX Without Users Is Not UX

<b>Summary:</b> UX teams are responsible for creating desirable experiences for users. Yet many organizations fail to include users in the development …

Customer Interview Template + Sections: Validates, Invalidates, Surprises & Emotions by @cindyalvarez #LeanStartup http://t.co/eVG7LMG8jr

The dream office of the future: No email!

April 17, 2014 | 11:11 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/04/17/tech/dream-office-future-no-email/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/04/17/tech/dream-office-future-no-email/popout" …

Google Docs

Apple TV is Apple’s fastest-growing product

Apple TV generated more than $1 billion in hardware and content sales last fiscal year, CEO Tim Cook just revealed. That makes Apple TV the company’s fastest-growing product, according to estimates by analyst Horace Dediu.<p>Apple has long referred to its set-top box for television sets as a “hobby,” …

Apple TV

Photoshop is not a design tool.

It is a communication tool.<p>I have spent my entire professional career sweating the intricacies of Photoshop, practising and perfecting my workflow in …

Beyond Flat

It seems mobile UIs are converging. Next month, millions of iPhone users will download a flatter version of iOS, one that doesn’t mimic real-life …

UI Design

The Many Faces of 'Adaptive Design'

Lots of terms evolve beyond their initial definitions and become a catch-all for a general notion or idea. I’ve talked about this regarding …

Web Design

Building a better nest: Inside Twitter's continuous redesign

Will aggressive experimentation help Twitter grow faster?<p>It’s early evening on the day of Twitter’s holiday party, and the company’s headquarters are emptying out. Michael Sippey, the company’s vice president of product, is holding office hours in the large dining area next to Twitter’s cafeteria, …

With Moore’s Law receding, design is how we decide

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: (c) Pinar Ozger<p>For me, the best analogy for the current state of Moore’s Law comes from one of the first times I …

Moore's Law

How to Teach UX: Methods and Philosophies

When General Assembly decided to add a new full-time, immersive program to its suite of educational offerings, user experience (UX) design was the …

UX Design

Service Design: The Most Important Design Discipline You've Never Heard Of

Today is the first annual Customer Experience Day! There’s a growing number of professionals who are dedicated to making great customer experiences — …

UX Design

Lifting the lid on the iOS 7 UIPicker

<b>Updated April 28th, 2014: The issues discussed in this article relating to the tap areas and consistency of the iOS 7.0 UIDatePicker have been fixed</b> …

An Insider's View of Mobile-First Design: Don't Make These Mistakes

Everyone from users to entrepreneurs to advertisers loves the "mobile" category because those products are always with us, always on, and instantly …

VLC For iPhone and iPad Returns With Wi-Fi Upload, Dropbox Sync and More

Several years ago, the popular desktop media player VLC was released for iPhone and iPad on the App Store. However, the app was eventually removed from the store over copyright issues with the GPL license.<p>Now, VLC is back on iOS [App Store Link] with a complete rewrite including AirPlay support, …

My app design workflow

Here it is — my complete iOS, Android and Mac app design workflow, starting from the first time you open Photoshop, to the app release and beyond. …

Tutorials

iOS 7 Is Designed To Be Easy To Understand But Hard To Copy

Jony Ive explained in the video that introduced iOS 7 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference that the new design was both familiar to existing users and yet a totally new experience of the iPhone. There has been criticism of both the familiarity (nothing really new here) and the ad hoc nature …

How are companies identifying customer experience 'pain points'?

<b>An excellent customer experience is a vital as companies look to gain an edge over competitors, yet many still lack a complete understanding of the</b> …

Customer Experience

The Design Studio Method - Todd Zaki Warfel

50 Beautiful Mobile UI Design with Amazing User Experience | Inspiration

The actual fact of User Interface (UI) as well as User Experience (UX) is that both <b>UI/UX</b> are the two sides of the same coin. Both are keeping up the …

Apps

Aza Raskin It's Our Research interview

UX Design

User-centered Design Tools for the Enterprise

As consumerization of the enterprise increases, producers are redoubling their efforts to make their notoriously poor user experience a higher …

UX Spotlight: Behind the scenes of Tumblr’s design process | Ars Technica

A quick look at how UI features are developed by designers and engineers.<p>New York City noise blares right outside Tumblr’s office in the Flat Iron …