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Best Practices for Horizontal Lists in Mobile – UX Collective

Many Android and iOS apps have horizontal scrolling lists. Maybe it’s also combined inside a vertical list. But is it necessary? Even assuming it is, …

Visual Design

UX Design: How to Use Animations in Mobile Applications

In UX design, app animations present the area for endless creative search as well as one of the objects for hot debates. In today’s article, we are …

UI Design

Graphic Design: 24 Elaborate Flat Illustrations for Your Inspiration

Digital illustrations are one of the hot trends for the last couple of years in design. You may see them in web and mobile interfaces, advertising, …

Graphic Design

Learn to Create Accessible Websites with the Principles of Universal Design

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort.” — Paul J. Meyer, …

UX Design

Design Trend: Sliced Text & Typography

Purists say that you should never alter typography. Lettering should appear as intended by the type designer, or you should select a different font …

Visual Design

5 Stages in the Design Thinking Process

Design Thinking is a design methodology that provides a solution-based approach to solving problems. It’s extremely useful in tackling complex …

Design

UI Designer Shares His Top 19 Bite-Sized Design Tips From Year’s Worth Of Advice

Some of you might already be familiar with UI designer Steve Schoger. Last month, DesignTAXI featured his free-to-download poster for web developers …

UI Design

Using Prioritization Matrices to Inform UX Decisions

<b>Summary:</b> Visuals such as charts and matrices can help practitioners base important decisions on objective, relevant criteria instead of subjective …

Time Management

DesignOps Handbook

<b>01</b><p>Introducing DesignOps<p>AMPLIFY THE VALUE OF DESIGN<p>by Dave Malouf, DesignOps Summit and IxDA<p>I’ve always been on the fringe of people in the design …

Project Management

How to apply behavioural economics to the design process

Behavioural Design Workshop at Hyper Island<p><i>Hyper Island</i><i>…that magical wonderland where design unicorns play, collaboration flourishes, and UX design</i> …

Behavioral Economics

A Guide to Wireframe Tools & Rapid Prototyping

How to Waste Time, Money, and Resources<p><i>Consider this scenario:</i><p>We design an app or website.<p>We invest <i>everything</i>—time, money, effort. <b>It looks amazing</b>.<p>We …

Wireframing

12 Character Traits of Great UX Designers

Things I’ve noticed about excellent designersPhoto by Timon Klauser on UnsplashWhat’s a great designer anyway? Does it mean they work at a fancy …

UX Design

Designing in an Age of Acceleration

Can designers keep up with the pace of change?<p>I recently finished Thomas Friedman’s, <i>Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the</i> …

UX Design

The ‘UI and UX Design’ Pocket Guide (Volume One) 📘

11 Valuable Hints & Tips for Designers from a…erm…Designer!<p><b>Volume One of the UI & UX Design Pocket Guide is a little ‘Hmm, I could take away some</b> …

UX Design

The 3 Steps for Creating an Experience Vision

The team was happy to be together. Forty-six folks from eight different offices, traveling from all over the world, had come together for their …

UX Design

You don’t learn anything from design inconsistencies that go unnoticed

How embarrassment and self-awareness helps you build thoroughness and attention to details.Photo by Evan ProvanThe human brain is a formidable …

UX Design

Component Design Guidelines

Write the Words and Add the Pictures to Empower Designers<p><i>#4 of 6 of the Documenting Components series:</i><br>Overview | Intros | Examples | <b>Design</b> | Code | …

Material Design

3D Weekly: Design and Development Digest #3

With all the useful stuff for designers and developers, it’s easy to get lost in the ocean of articles and reviews. Every week, we collect a brief …

Facelifts

What I’d rather talk about when you ask me about design tools

Photo by Markus SpiskeThis post is inspired by Christina Wodtke’s What I’d Rather Talk About When You’re Talking About UX.There is no such thing as …

UX Design

Promise, Vision, Scenario, and User Stories

People like to share their stories with me. Lately, many of these stories have been about their experiences on recent United Airlines flights. I’ve …

Personal Finance

The strange creatures called “Designers”

Productum ExcogitatorisMost people find the Designer to be a rather friendly looking fellow. Usually cheerful, wearing his/her stylish poplin shirts, …

UX Design

User research — what’s tomato ketchup got to do with it?

The iconic glass Heinz ketchup bottle was once a staple in family kitchens around the world.Thump, thump…and perhaps one last thump and the red sauce …

Packaging Design

UCD vs UX: What’s the difference?

Untangling two essential components of successful web and mobile design: user experience and user-centered design<p>Designing for the user is critical …

UX Design

Accessibility as a mindset, not a feature — and more UX links this week

A weekly collection of UX links, brought to you by your friends at the UX Collective.If you like the links, don’t forget to …