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Guerrilla Usability Testing: How To Introduce It In Your Next UX Project

When it comes to user research, sometimes you have to invest more to get more. Other times, you can avoid the expense. Take this Google statistic for …

UX Design

Designing a VUI — Voice User Interface

Designing a VUI — Voice User Interface<p>More and more voice-controlled devices, such as the Apple HomePod, Google Home, and Amazon Echo, are storming …

UX Design

Apple News: A Usability Case Study

To read or not read…the news<p>A year ago, I became an avid news reader when I decided to delete all my social media apps on my phone. In the beginning, …

UX Design

What is GDPR, and why should designers care?

Your complete guide to the new law, courtesy of designers, agencies, and privacy experts.<p>Many designers don’t work with data directly. So why should they care about the General Data Protection Regulation, Europe’s far-reaching new privacy law? In short, GDPR will make privacy a mandatory design …

Privacy

Redesigning a Login Screen (UI Case Study)

Let’s do something a little different here. If you’re reading this, you’ve likely read my design hacks, perhaps my take on color theory, maybe even …

UI Design

Google is redefining mobile with artificial intelligence

At Google’s annual developer conference in Mountain View today, the company took the wraps off the next version of Android. It’s not named yet, so …

Artificial Intelligence

The importance of zooming out in the design process

Sometimes we spend so much time crafting the details of our designs that we forget to step back from our tools and think about our work more …

UX Design

The user experience of choosing the simplest possible words

Are you creating a “cross-channel conversational engine powered by machine-learning technology”, or simply “a chatbot that learns with the …

UX Design

The Canny Rise: A UX Pattern

Given recent events, it looks like it’s time in the grand evolutionary arc of technology, to establish this as a pattern.<p>Prologue<p>…You are creating a …

Google Assistant

The UX of words — and more links this week

A weekly collection of UX links, brought to you by your friends at the UX Collective.<b>The user experience of choosing the simplest possible words →</b>Are …

UX Design

Creating with a Design System in Sketch: Part Eight [Tutorial]

Sketch Tutorial<p>Building and Working with a Design System in Sketch<p>Want to dramatically improve your Workflow with my Premium Design System for …

Graphics

Animation in UI Design: From Concept to Reality

Animation in user interfaces has been an issue of hot debates for several years so far. It’s especially active in the domain of conceptual animation …

UI Design

How Does Your Company Approach Continuous Improvement?

How does your company approach continuous improvement?<p>What do I mean? Let’s take a super simple example:<p>Let’s say that <b>Team 1</b> and <b>Team 2</b> run into …

Management

A comprehensive guide to designing UX buttons

At their most basic, UX buttons are styled links that grab the user’s attention and help drive them in a particular direction. Let's look at the most …

UI Design

Material Design + Figma Styles = 🔥 – Figma Design

<b>Material Type—</b>I created text styles for the all of the styles specified in the Material Design spec. By default these are set to Roboto, but can be …

Material Design

A 25-Step Program for Becoming a Great Designer

For 3 easy payments of just read the damn article!<p>Since no one [in America] can really afford higher education anymore, I figured I’d create a …

UX Design

Bidirectional Scrolling is here to save Responsive Design

This article is about a simple question with a surprisingly complex answer.The QuestionIt’s Monday afternoon and the air is starting to feel stuffy …

UI Design

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from tubik, Alex Litvinov, Nathan Buraze and more

It's that time of the week for our collection of UI/UX interactions to boost your UI inspiration. We are focusing on cool animations, layout designs, …

Graphic Design

The Best Place for Error Messages on Forms

Where are you placing the error messages on your form? If they’re not placed where users expect to see them, you could jeopardize their capability to …

UX Design

Google and Apple might lose the infotainment war

Android Auto and CarPlay are both pretty great. You plug your smartphone into your car and you're greeted with a familiar set of icons. In most vehicles on the road, it's an improvement. Why wade through a confusing interface, when two of the biggest tech companies in the world have made it easy …

Android Auto

Jony Ive on Apple Watch: 'Everything We Did Was in the Pursuit of What We Thought Was the Best Solution'

Apple's design chief Jony Ive, who is responsible for overseeing the creation and design language of almost all of Apple's products, even down to its stores and campuses, recently sat down for an interview with Benjamin Clymer, the founder of watch-focused site <i>Hodinkee</i>.<p>Ive shared details on the …

Apple Watch

Microsoft reveals the future of its Fluent Design for Windows 10

Microsoft first unveiled its Fluent Design changes for Windows 10 at Build last year, adding subtle animations to many apps and core parts of Windows. We’ve seen a number of changes to the design of apps in the Fall Creators Update and the recent April 2018 Update, and now Microsoft is unveiling …

Windows 10

Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and Design - Balancing Risk to Gain Reward

The idea of the minimum viable product (MVP) has been around for some time. The term itself was coined by Frank Robinson but was made popular by two …

Product Management

Atomic Design Systems

In under 3 minutes…<b>There has been plenty of discussion on design systems over the last year as they have progressed both in terms of technical</b> …

UI Design

Product Design Principles in a Single Card

Less is more, harmonize, prioritize and have fun<p>Recently I worked on designing some cards and it was fun! Before scrolling down, here are some …

UX Design