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How to design a chatbot experience

It's your morning commute. Look around you; most people are heads-down, looking at their phone, whilst at the same time ordering anything from coffee …

Chatbots

Improve Your Billing Form’s UX In One Day

The checkout page is the last page a user visits before finally decide to complete a purchase on your website. It’s where window shoppers turn into …

Web Design

UX Metrics: Identify Trackable Footprints and Avoid the Woozles

One of my favorite childhood stories comes from A.A. Milne’s Winnie The Pooh. It’s a story in which Pooh and Piglet set out to hunt a Woozle.<p>At the …

eCommerce

How to get started with VR interface design

For many designers, the virtual realm is uncharted territory. We’ve witnessed an explosion in virtual reality (VR) hardware and applications over the …

UI Design

Ethics can’t be a side hustle

In the last few months I’ve had a lot of designers ask me “Where can I do good work?”And they don’t mean “good” as in quality. They mean good as in …

Ethics

Taking Feedback Impersonally

<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>What are some things that help you not take …

Success

Etch A Sketch: How to Use Sketching in User Experience Design

Have you ever wondered how you could convey your design decisions more effectively to your colleagues and users in a timely and cost-efficient …

UX Design

layer design studio in east london: behind-the-scenes look

behind-the-scenes at the layer design studio in east london<p><b>layer is a london-based industrial design agency led by benjamin hubert and a growing team</b> …

Design

UX Design Glossary: Interface Navigation.

One of the basic features of product usability is thoughtfully created navigation. It doesn't matter if the visual performance is creative, stylish, …

UX Design

Transitions

Transitions are the animated changes between two pages, states or views to provide visual continuity to the user interface. Transitions can use any …

Intro Guide to UX Reviews for Web Designers

A great <b>UX review</b> can do wonders for any website. By looking over the entire design you can learn what’s working, what’s not, and maybe find solutions …

UX Design

A User Experience Designer Might Not Be What You Think

A user experience designer is not the same as a user interface designer. Their tools are collaboration, research and design thinking. Not Sketch or …

UX Design

7 Ways to Tell a Great Story with Design

A website is more than just a place to hold information about your app, portfolio or products. It should tell a story to engage and delight users. …

Storytelling

Ask a UXpert: What’s One Thing Your Users Have Taught You?

Usability testing, user research and web analytics are some of the tools you can use to intentionally learn more about your users, but sometimes …

UX Design

9 things employers are looking for in your portfolio

When you're putting together your portfolio, it’s very easy to focus on what friends, colleagues or fellow designers are going to say about it.<p>But at …

Web Design

Scanning Patterns on the Web Are Optimized for the Current Task

<b>Summary:</b> How users attend to information on a page depends on their tasks and goals, as confirmed by new eyetracking research. Good design promotes …

Oil Paintings

Which Responsive Design Framework Is Best? Of Course, It Depends.

In 2017, the question is not whether we should use a responsive design framework. Increasingly, we are using them. The question is which framework …

Web Design

Great Design Thinkers: Tim Brown on Design Thinking

This is the first in a new series of articles on contemporary design thinkers. We begin with Tim Brown, who is CEO and President of IDEO, a global …

Design Thinking

Sketch Tips To Maximize Your Productivity — Part 3: Composition, Light, and Shadow

<b>Welcome to Part 3 of our series of tips to help you use Sketch more productively.</b> In Part 2, we looked at useful techniques for editing objects and …

Alive Design vs. Static Design: Mobile Experience for the Future

As someone who has worked on mobile web and mobile apps, and in product management in general for the last 14 years at companies such as Zynga, …

UX Design

Bringing Mobile Apps to Life Through Motion

If you look ten years back, the use of animation and motion in user interfaces was considered a crime rather than a best practice. It was associated …

UX Design

Case Study: Night in Berlin. UI for Event App.

Have you ever felt the urge to leave the planned and predictable routine and do something impulsive? Maybe go to the random concert of an unknown …

UI Design

How to get a Design Job at Airbnb

<i>by</i> <i>Tobias van Schneider</i><i><br>first appeared ✍🏼</i> <b>on my personal blog</b><p>In this article series I talk to people at some of the most admirable companies and …

The Elements of UX & UI Visualized

Introduction<p>As Digital Product Designers we’re always seeking out workflow improvements and new innovative ways to exceed the brief. However as the …

UI Design

Experience Design: Bridging Brand Intention and Brand Interpretation

<b>Summary:</b> Branding elements and interaction design guidelines can bridge the gap between how a company constructs its identity and how its customers …

Design

UX designers don't have the best ideas

Alone, UX designers don’t have the best product ideas.<p>Sure, after doing user research, chatting with stakeholders, and throwing in some requirements, …

Product Management

IBM head of design wields $100M and 1,300 designers to bring design back to IBM

Phil Gilbert is the GM and head of design at IBM, leading an organization of over 1,300 designers. In this episode, he discusses creating IBM’s proprietary design thinking methodology, their own design school for new graduates, and what he’s going to do with the $100 million that IBM has entrusted …

IBM

Design principles: what to do when nobody is using your feature

When we released our new messenger last year, we added the ability for customers to create rich, personal profiles so their users would always know …

UX Design

Designer vs Developer: how Google is trying to bring them together

Kurtuldu has been working in digital design since 2001, during which time, he says, he has seen a lot of friction between designers and developers, …

UX Design