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Ecommerce UX: Best Practices Product Image Gallery

Not all photo/image galleries are the same. Recently I had to design an image gallery for work. Sounds simple enough. However, it wasn’t meant to be …

Web Design

Precious Errors: Testing iOS Mobile Applications.

No doubt, mobile devices present an integral part of human life these days. Development of mobile applications demonstrates rocketing progress: they …

Usability

How To Break Into UX Design: A 10 Step Guide To Landing Your First Job In UX

‘UX Designer’ is quickly becoming one of the most popular career choices in the design industry. Executives are realizing that creating a positive …

UX Design

Hot off the presses: Gravit Designer 3.2

Symbols, anchors, and more — Gravit gets a huge feature boost.<p><i>As if the former range of functions wouldn’t be enough, we did our best to give you</i> …

Web Development

How Kristel Kruustük turned a passion for testing apps into a big business

When Kristel Kruustük finished high school in Estonia, she went to London and became a waitress. Her friends turned her on to the tech scene, and she decided to go back to school to study software development. Kruustük fell in love with software testing and started her own company, Testlio, testing …

Startups

Understanding how Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Work Together

The ideas of Agile are great. It’s the way it has been codified into rituals and certifications, and rolled out mindlessly that misses the point.<p>When …

Design Thinking

What developers can learn from the best museum designers about UX

Putting together a museum exhibit is a lot like writing code: You have to understand your audience, engage the user or visitor in a number of …

Museums

iOS Design Kit

IOS 11

5 mobile UI and UX strategies your users hate

Hate is a strong word, but it’s more than appropriate when it comes to these mobile UI and UX strategies.<p>With over 50 percent of website traffic now originating from mobile, businesses need to try harder when it comes to converting smartphone users who have a much lower conversion rate.<p>Remember …

Mobile

Good Web Design

Web Design

A ski resort used a 1-star review in its (brilliant) ads, so now I’m inspired

3 helpful reminders for creatives everywhere.<p>Backstory:<p>Snowbird is a resort in Utah known for its difficult slopes. After some bro named Greg from …

Skiing

6 Reasons Why Graphic Designers Should Learn UX Design

More than ever, it seems UX design is top of mind for many organizations. The importance of good UX design continues to transform the design …

UX Design

Designing experiences for startups – R/GA by Design

Partnering with startups represent a shift in how designers think, feel and operate throughout the design process. Are your collaboration muscles …

UX Design

What is UX Writing?

<i>What it is, how it works, and how I got into it.</i>UX writing is my main craft, and I get a lot of questions about it. Here are a few answers to the …

UX Design

Mobile Typography: 8 Steps Toward Powerful UI.

Mobile design heavily depends on every detail it consists of. Screens are quite small so designers need to choose elements thoughtfully trying not to …

Typography

How A/B Testing Can Help You Strengthen Brand Messaging

Anything thing good can always be better. So goes one of the generally accepted truisms of life.<p>This especially applies in ecommerce. Sure, you have …

Performance Testing

10 Best Tools & Tips for Choosing a Website Color Scheme

The Importance Of Choosing A Color Scheme<p>Choosing a color scheme for a website or any type of a design should never be done at random. You should pay …

Digital Design

​​Marketing and User Experience Design Must Work Together

User experience designers aim to ensure that users who interact with products or systems can accomplish what they need to do, and do so with minimal …

UX Design

Workflow Ideas for Design and Development Teams - Kanban Style

It’s no secret that you don’t just pull out a good product out of your pocket and deliver it to the client. In fact, the product development process …

Project Management

Demystifying the UX Design Process

The UX process is a flexible, multi-step approach to tackling a new project and it’s the foundation of a designer’s skillset. Here’s how to apply …

UX Design

10 great uses of imagery on agency websites

Most design agency sites look very similar. Even when you have big-name clients, impressive projects or unique activities to boast of, shove all of …

Graphic Design

UI Interactions: A Collection to Bookmark by Divan Raj

Let's finish off this week with a cool collection of UI Interactions by India-based designer Divan Raj. It's a set of exploration and experiments …

UI Design

Your Empathy Toolbox: Ensuring you design a product your users will need

“Empathy is at the heart of design. Without the understanding of what others see, feel, and experience, design is a pointless task.”<p>— Tim Brown,</b> …

Design Thinking

VR for business: How Fidelity Labs designs for emerging technologies

Imagine you want to know how your financial investments are performing. Instead of logging into a dashboard or running reports, you strap on a …

Virtual Reality

5 things every designer should probably stop doing

Hello world.<p>I think the title explains what you can expect from the write up below. Stereotypes exist for a reason, patterns exist for a reason, …

Creativity

Weekly Inspiration for Designers #121 – Muzli -Design Inspiration

Inspiration

Shoulder Pads

Fear and design.<p>Fear plays a significant role in the life of a designer. We’re constantly showing our work, and in doing so, we feel like we’re …

Self-confidence

How color can effect emotion

Color is a beautiful thing that creates different emotions in humans. We see things and differentiate similar objects with the use of color. We feel …

Graphic Design

The best colour tools for web designers

As web designers, one of the most important choices we make has to do with our colour selections. Choose the wrong ones, and you might just lose out …

Graphics