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How to Create Realistic Mockup Designs in 3 Steps | JUST™ Creative

Mockup Your Designs The Smart Way<p>Posted on 08<br>'17 Feb Posted on February 8, 2017 <br>Archived under Deals JUST™ Leave a comment<p>Not too often do I …

Graphics

Production explained in one simple GIF. https://t.co/jjLvVdjYgu

157 Tips on Improving eLearning Design : Publications Library

Publications Library<p>157 Tips on Improving eLearning Design<p>January 12, 2017<p>Today’s instructional designers have the daunting task of designing an …

The Ultimate Color Combinations Cheat Sheet

Finding a correct color combination is one of the most important steps in designing a stylish and holistic look. This is why we’re offering you this …

21 Amazing Sites With Breathtaking Free Stock Photos

Photography has always been an integral part of design. Unfortunately, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing crappy stock images of people in suits …

UX Myths

UX Myths collects the most frequent user experience misconceptions and explains why they don't hold true. And you don't have to take our word for it, …

Know Your File Types: JPEG, GIF, and PNG

Digital images are a standard part of our everyday lives. You can’t scroll though Twitter without seeing a GIF, Instagram is made for sharing JPEGs, …

The Scientific Reason Why Bullets Are Bad for Presentations

You've probably heard this advice before: Don’t use bullet points in your presentations. But do you know why presentation design experts are so adamantly opposed to the bullet point format?<p>Here's the simple, but perhaps surprising, explanation to why bullet points are bad for presentations: <b>Bullet</b> …

18 Hand-Picked Links for Startup Founders Wanting to Learn Design Basics

The value of design in business is being more pronounced than ever before. Uber just redesigned their logo to help reposition their company. Google …

Web Design

The state of UX in 2016

We have seen big investments to buy, build or bolt-on design programmes in recent years. A few events stand out in my mind: IBM's announcement it …

UX Design

5 tips for making the best use of space in presentations

Here are 5 tips on making the best use of space in visual presentations. This can be applied to PowerPoint presentations, web design, and more.

Infographics

Delighting Users — Adding magic to everyday interactions

Delighting Users — Adding magic to everyday interactions<p>Delighting users is a concept that is often talked and blogged about in UX / UI circles. …

Roadmap poison: voting for features

The limitations of using feature votes to inform your product roadmap<p>Voting is frequently used as a method for determining which features & …

Agile Scenarios and Storyboards

User stories are great at capturing product functionality. But they are less suited to describe the user interaction in more detail. This is where …

Notification Overload: Best Practices for Designing Notifications with Respect for Users

Much has been said about the notification overloaded environment we find ourselves in, and the addictive properties of digital notifications. …

UX Design

How To Influence Others by Drawing, Even if You Flunked Art

Drawing is a powerful way to get attention and influence others, even if you think you can't draw! Here's a primer from Dan Roam, who has taught tens …

Creativity

Raise the Bar: Five Ways to Make Slides More Engaging with Photoshop by Mark Lassoff

Create slides that engage—no matter whether your students are sitting with you in a classroom or watching you in a virtual environment. Two skills …

Gently

Easy-to-use instrument<br>for professional correction and grading photos<p>Multi-layer approach allows you apply several filters from 240 presets at the …

10 Things your Audience Hates About your Presentation

See it with animations! https://vimeo.com/179236019<p>It’s impossible to win over an audience with a bad presentation. You might have the next big thing, but if your presentation falls flat, then so will your idea. While every audience is different, there are some universal cringe-worthy presentation …

183 Tips on Sparking Design Creativity

This complimentary eBook, 183 Tips on Sparking Design Creativity, includes insights on sparking creativity from members of the eLearning Guild …

Interview with Connie Malamed about her book Visual Design Solutions

Connie Malamed is The eLearning Coach, an intriguing podcaster, and the author of two fantastic books on visual design. Here I interview her in …

Digital Design

25 Epic Design Tips for Non-Designers

<i>Get your graphic design game-face on with these inspiring tips.</i><p>Whether you’re a creating graphics for social media or designing an invitation for an …

Emotion & Design: Attractive things work better

Norman, D. A. (2002). Emotion and design: Attractive things work better. <i>Interactions Magazine</i>, <i>ix</i> (4), 36-42.<p>ABSTRACT<p><i>Advances in our understanding of</i> …

A UX Designer’s Guide to Improving Speed of Use

Today’s product experiences are becoming blazing fast.<p>We expect speed. We demand no more than a few minutes for Uber car arrivals, same-day …

Design Basics

Designing for Clarity: <br>Graphic Design Tips for Non-Graphic Designers<p>Additional Resources<p>During my presentation I referenced a number of resources …