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What do companies mean when they say they want a UI/UX Designer?

Is it like an either-or? One with a dash of the other?<p>Like ordering a sandwich with just a tiny bit of mayo? Which one’s the sandwich and which is …

How To Do Nothing In Web Design

Best Practices for Minimalism<p>This essay is excerpted from the ebook <i>Interaction Design Best Practices: Mastering the Tangibles</i> by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba, and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>It’s a rookie mistake to confuse minimalism with merely “getting rid of things.” Minimalism was an …

How to Prove the Value of Your UX Work

Recently, we posed a question to our Twitter followers and our UX Designers here at Usabilla:We received quite a few responses, but one answer really …

6 Web Design Trends You Must Know for 2015 & 2016

Who can forget the GIFs of the ‘90s, or the more up-to-date focus on flat design?<p>Recently, we’ve seen a surge in popularity of responsive web design, …

6 TED Talks Every UX Professional Should Watch

We’ve rounded up some of the best TED Talks for UX professionals. These 6 awesome talks cover both user experience and the wider design principles to …

Apple's plan to kill the hamburger menu

During Apple’s September event it announced a new technology called 3D Touch as part of the iPhone 6s. Apple calls it the “next generation of multitouch” and it isn’t mincing words when it comes to how important it is to the future.<p>Aside from the confusing naming, 3D Touch is similar to Force Touch …

Apple Watch

Why Experience Design is The Next Big Thing [Op-Ed]

A scary article about the death of web design swept through the internet this summer making the web design community ponder about the future of the …

How We Designed And Built Our First Apple Watch App

Since it was early August 2014, we had no idea what shape an iOS watch would take, let alone its name. But we learned a month later, when Apple …

Smartwatches

The Colors Of An App Icon

I wrote an eBook called “Secrets of the App Store”, get it free!<p>At Appbot we get to see a lot of app icons while providing insights into app …

The New Generation of Prototyping Tools (Part 1/2)

Stepping Up the Craft of Design<p>There has been an explosion of web innovation recently. Compelling design makes many people use their devices and apps …

User Experience in Graphic Design & Why it Matters

When people think of user experience in design, they often think specifically of web design or even app development. While user experience is a …

Optimizing Your Website for Mobile

You may have heard about "Mobilegeddon" on April 21st - when Google took into account whether your website is mobile-ready, and started ranking mobile friendly websites higher in search. The date has come and gone, and the long-term aftermath is still being sorted out. But in general, mobile …

Usability: The Road To Digital Transformation

"Going digital" is pointless if your digital products don't resonate with users.<p>Looks like you've hit your article limit. Please or register for a …

Nutrition 101: Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins

3 common UX mistakes killing good design

You probably know this, but we’ve only skimmed the surface.<p>Nonetheless, there are some simple rules to bear in mind, although you should always approach each design project individually.<p><b>Keep it simple, stupid</b>– Minimalism and flat design are so popular because they strip away everything that doesn’t …

Infographic: Why Your Brain Loves Infographics (and Your Readers Do Too)

Here at Contently, we love a good infographic. So, when we found an infographic <i>about</i> infographics, produced by NeoMam Studios, we were more than a …

Infographics

Slack’s $2.8 Billion Dollar Secret Sauce

How Slack stole a multi-billion dollar market by becoming everyone’s favorite sassy robot sidekick.<p>“So what’s the secret behind Slack? What did you …

10 tips on prototyping UIs with Sketch

Since it was purpose-built for web and mobile design, it’s no surprise that Sketch is one of the fastest and most versatile tools for designing …

UX Design

Some Icons Are Verbs, Some Icons Are Nouns

Getting ​fluent at the Language of Iconography<p><i>You see icons everywhere now, in</i> <b>websites</b><i>, in</i> <b>apps</b><i>, in</i> <b>software</b><i>. It is an essential part of UI elements.</i> …

10 useful CSS generation tools for web designers

CSS has evolved at a crazy pace in the past years. Stylesheets are becoming more and more complex, and the possibilities they offer go much further …

50+ incredible freebies for web designers

Amazing designers and developers release new projects every day, that make us excited, inspired, and often more than a little impressed.Today we’re …

3 top tools to create a responsive website

Mobile-friendly website is must-have of modern online business. If your shiny new site isn't responsive you will definitely fail that battle for …

Font of the day: Coco Gothic

Here at Creative Bloq, we're big fans of typography and we're constantly on the hunt for new and exciting typefaces – especially free fonts. So, if …

From Words To Action: Turning UX Into ROI

Your customers are speaking to you all time, providing no-holds-barred feedback—the good, bad and otherwise. But while comments from tweets, surveys, and other media channels tell volumes, it’s usually just the tip of the iceberg. There is a lot more going on in your business. The challenge is …

New Free Photoshop PSD Mockups for Designers (27 MockUps)

All <b>new PSD mockups</b> templates for presenting your work in a realistic mode. All psd mockup designs are free for commercial work created by …

How Phablets Are Changing Mobile UX

You're reading How Phablets Are Changing Mobile UX, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …