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Why hire more designers?

<i>This was first published on my mailing list</i> <i>The Looking Glass</i><i>. Every week, I answer a reader’s question.</i><p><i>I’m working on getting buy-in to hire another</i> …

UX Design

4 Ways Friction Can Improve UX

by Nick BabichFriction raises negative thoughts in most designer’s minds. When you ask designers about friction, most of them will tell you that …

UX Design

Why UI Changes Annoy People and How to Handle It

Sometimes, revamping a website’s or a mobile app’s interface causes users to freak out. People may get disappointed with a new color scheme, the …

Usability

Mobile UI Design: Basic Types of Screens.

Smartphones have invaded almost every activity of our lives. Different applications assist us and make the life easier. A designer’s job is to create …

UX Design

Building Better Products Through High Fidelity Prototypes & Low Volume Manufacturing

– Sponsored Post –<p>Every product starts as an aspirational vision for how the finished result should look, feel, and function in the consumer's hands. …

Manufacturing

How GE Appliances Built an Innovation Lab to Rapidly Prototype Products

Many large companies yearn to rekindle the innovative magic of entrepreneurship, but very few actually succeed. The reasons have been well documented and include:<p>Large, established companies answer to investors who value predictable, consistent financial results, and so are intolerant of the risks …

Innovation

The end of Customer Experience, UX and Service Design is near. Deal with it.

I’ve been thinking about this for a while now. Customer Experience, UX and Service Design help organizations to provide excellent services. We do it …

UX Design

Best Practices For Building 404 Pages With Killer UX Design

No one likes 404 page! A visitor could find himself on a 404 page for a couple of reasons such as a mistyped address, bad link appearing from …

UX Design

Getting Started With VR Interface Design

The virtual realm is uncharted territory for many designers. In the last few years, we've witnessed <b>an explosion in virtual reality</b> (VR) hardware and …

Virtual Reality

Top 10 Contemporary Design Trends in eCommerce

This column is authored by Dimitris Papoutsis, Manager, Synergic Software<p>Product Commerce Page by Samuel Jimenez<p>eCommerce web design has developed …

eCommerce

5 must-read articles about conversational user interface

Since starting to work on a digital team in January, I have been devouring articles about tech trends. A topic that keeps popping up is …

UX Design

Are you solving the right problem?

And more importantly: what is the user problem behind that?Sharing one thought that stood out as I was reading HBR’s article about problem-solving at …

UX Design

The importance of side projects

<i>This was first published on my mailing list</i> <i>The Looking Glass</i><i>. Every week, I answer a reader’s question.</i>Digital Illustration by Julie ZhuoHow should I …

Project Management

6 Animation Guidelines for UX Design

Useful is better than delightful.<p><i>If you've read my</i> <i>previous article</i> <i>you’ve probably already figured out that I’m quite fond of animation (aka motion</i> …

UX Design

Designing The Perfect Date And Time Picker

What could be so difficult about designing a <b>decent date picker</b>? Basically, we just need an input field and an icon that represents a calendar clearly …

Web Design

What To Do If Your Product Isn’t Growing

How ‘Critical User Journeys’ can help a product take off<p>As a founder, product lead at Pinterest and PM for a couple products at Google, as well as a …

Product Management

Stealing Your Way to Original Designs

Let’s look at how this works in practice.<p>Say SpaceZzzz™ hired me to create a site to advertise a new service they’re offering: rental properties on …

Elevator Pitches

7 best new fonts of 2017

Like any design element, we all have our favourite fonts to fall back on. But you don’t want your work to get stale. So it’s good once in a while to …

Typography

Do Not Confuse User Experience With Customer Experience

Customer experience (CX) is big business nowadays. According to Forrester, customers will <b>pay 4.5 times more</b> if the customer experience is good.<p>What …

Customer Experience

On Effectively Communicating Design — Part I: Using Analogies To Move Through The Product Phases

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of speaking at the 2017 UXDC Conference, where I revisited a topic I’ve spoken about before: communicating the …

86 Sketch shortcuts that every product designer should be using

Sketch is packed with features for designers and vector illustrators, so naturally there are a ton of shortcuts—around 150 to be exact.<p>If you’re a …

Adobe

Design metrics for better design decisions

This quote by Spock explains what most designers instinctively understand. It’s easy for numbers to mislead a team down the wrong path. You need to …

UX Design

Designing with Scenarios: Putting Personas to Work

This article is an excerpt from the podcast that Kim Goodwin recorded after her virtual seminar, Designing with Scenarios: Putting Personas to Work. …

UX Design

Define, Prove, and Scale: A Digital Transformation Toolkit.

The Shift.<p>Over the past 20 years, digital technologies have altered lives and the corporate landscape in ways largely unimagined during the early …

The Best of Web Design in June 2017 – Design, Code and Prototyping

A collection of the 20 most up-voted posts on SiteUp<p>June brought again a sheer amount of great Web UI designs from the UpLabs community. Starting …

Web Design

People Don't Buy Your Product, They Buy Your Story

<i>This article was originally published on The Intelligent Content Blog in advance of Michael's keynote at the Intelligent Content Conference, produced</i> …

Storytelling

Three Exercises to Teach Your Team Empathy

<i>This article was originally published on August 16, 2016. It was revised on July 11, 2017 to include a fourth, bonus exercise.</i>I recently lost my …

Management