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By Jerry Doremus | UX Design, Development and News - UserExperience.blue

Design systems, style guides, pattern libraries. What the hell is the difference?

It's a nice quote. I am not sure about cache invalidation (well, but they are!) but Phil is 100% right about naming things. In all the teams I …

This iPhone App Can Identify Pantone Colors From the Real World

Cone is a beautifully designed iOS app that uses the phone’s camera to pick Pantone colors from the world around you.<p>The $2.49 app samples colors …

iPhone Apps

User-Centered Design: An Introduction

We live in a world where everything changes extremely fast; new products, new degrees, new careers, new methodologies. It is somewhat scary to …

UX Design

30 free Sketch plugins to grab right now

You’ve been working up a storm in Sketch, and for that you deserve all of the high-fives. But now it’s time to kick things up a notch and improve …

Digital Design

Better Form Design: One Thing Per Page (Case Study)

In 2008, I worked on <i>Boots.com</i>. They wanted a single-page checkout with the trendiest of techniques from that era, including accordions, AJAX and …

Usability

Three tips for great research conversations

At Atlassian we have researchers across the business, but our researchers aren’t the only people speaking to our customers. Our designers validate …

Body Language

Accessibility UX Insights: Designing for the Next Billion Users (Google I/O '17)

Building Rich Cross-Platform Conversational UX with API.AI (Google I/O '17)

Creating UX that “Just Feels Right” with Progressive Web Apps (Google I/O '17)

How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Fill Gaps In UX Design

The most important tenet that propels the field of UX design forward and leads companies to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in incorporating …

UX Design

Two Types of User Motivation: Design to Satisfy.

No doubt, every designer — as well as any creative person — wishes to make something desired by lots of users, preferably on a regular basis. There …

UX Design

Psychology principles that balancing aesthetic and usability in interface design

<i>“I’ve always been obsessed with designing a beautiful product, however, balanced with a good usability.”</i><p>Every time we craft an interface, we should …

Digital Design

Make the Commercial First

Illustrations by the talented Sous Simonphone.<p>If an app launches in the app store, and no one hears it, did it really launch?<p>Today, digital products …

Creative Commons

What’s your value proposition?

You may think this is an easy question to answer. You’re a designer—<i>of course</i> you know what your company’s value proposition is.<p>But when I ask …

Design Thinking

Key Principles That Lead to High-Performing Engineering Teams.

Delivering software products and services remains a challenge for many organizations. Failed deliveries can cause serious damage, not just …

Content Strategy at Airbnb

Content strategy is a design practice, and at Airbnb, a company founded by designers, content strategists play an integral role in shaping our core …

UX Design

How to Build a Useful Sentiment Score Chart

The struggle to present qualitative data findings is one that can easily vex even the best user researchers. This is largely due to how difficult it …

Data Science

Personal Branding For Designers: How To Sell Yourself & Your Design Work

Creating awesome design work and letting it sit online isn’t enough to build a name for yourself. To get recognized you have to promote yourself and …

Effective Teamwork in Digital Agency: How to Avoid Pitfalls.

There’s an old saying “Two heads are better than one”. But when there are ten heads it’s called a team and this is when the real workflow begins. …

Management

An overview of animation in UI design

The opinion on visual (digital) design changed significantly ever since the arrival of CRT screens in the 70s/80s.<p>Dissimilar to other artistic …

Interaction Design

5 Ways to Use 404 Pages Well

Let’s face it, it’s happened to all of us. We clicked a link on social media or on a website to be taken to another website to see some content that …

SEO

Design Systems are a language. And that's changing software development forever

The Language of Experience<p>To say that language plays a special role in the development of our species is to say nothing.<p>Language is the ultimate …

UX Design

The Importance of Data in Design

The face of UX is changing. Just a few years ago product decisions were often based on a designer’s wants and intuition. Today, they’re more often …

UX Design

Why your design team should hire a writer

Writers + Designers = A match made in heaven<p>Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz about writing in design. Whether you call it UX writing, product …

UX Design

Color Palettes You Will Love To Stare

AMBIANCE.<p>v0.3 BETA<p>WHAT'S NEW? VIEW CHANGELOG<p>AMBIANCE KEEPS US SAFE.<p>If you are a Developer, Designer or an Artist - you know how frustrating choosing …

Creative Commons

All The UX Prototyping Tools Ever

Adobe’s answer to Sketch: a combo of design and prototyping power-packed into the same interface. Currently in beta, but rapidly evolving and …

Software

User Research with Prototypes: Asking the Right Questions

Discovery Techniques<p>User Research with Prototypes: Asking the Right Questions<p>Showing users a half-baked prototype is partially usability testing and …

Usability

The Minimum Viable Design System

Over the past couple of weeks I had the pleasure to talk about UXPin’s approach to building a design system on multiple meet-ups and webinars (you …

Digital Design

Low-Hanging Fruits For Enhancing Mobile UX

Good UX is what separates successful apps from unsuccessful ones. Customers are won and lost every day because of good or bad user experience design. …

UX Design