Jessica Sherratt

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The 'Liking' Principle in User Interface Design

<b>Summary:</b> People prefer to say “yes” to individuals and organizations they know and like. Same goes for websites and other user interfaces.<p>In his book</i> …

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4 key ways to create visual hierarchy

<i>In this article, Chris Bank of UXPin – the wireframing & prototyping app – explains four key ways to create visual hierarchies in web UI design. For</i> …

UI Design

Designing a mobile interface for older people

Not so “smart” phones<p>Most phones currently on the market have a touch screen. The touch-based interface can be confusing for many people. The only …

Gestures & Animations: The Pillars of Mobile Design

<b>Pointing and clicking? That seems like an awful lot of work …</b><p>The ease and functionality of mobile devices is shifting the way we think about …

UI Design

Thoughts About Responsive Navigation On Mobile Devices

One of the things I think about a lot as a web designer is how to organize content and how to create navigation to it. I assume you think about it a …

UI Design

Why UI and UX Design Mean Nothing Without Great Content - And Why You Want It To Be This Way

Do you know how big the difference between a million and a billion is? If you’re like most people, you’ll say: Sure, it’s a thousand. The problem is, …

The Design for Experience Awards Site is Live

RE:DESIGN/UXD | May 18 + 19, 2015 | San Francisco, CA | RE:DESIGN Conferences

<b>Erin Malone</b> <i><br>2015 Symposiarch Re:Design/UXD<br>Partner, Tangible UX, LLC</i> <br>[ Show bio ]<p>Erin has over 20 years of experience leading experience design teams …

Seven Things Your Boss Needs to Know About UX

<b>As someone who has been in the user experience domain for a loooooong time, I have had lots of conversations with many different executives. Most of</b> …

Why UX Designers Need to Think like Architects

<b>During a recent conversation with my father-in-law, an architect with nearly 40 years of experience, I couldn’t help but notice the parallels between</b> …

Incorporating UX into your design

These buzz words “user experience” (UX) and “usability” get used often when it comes to web design. But they both boil down to making sure you are …

Designing Effective Experiences for Financial Services

<b>In my last article, I talked about some of the reasons people have difficulty making good financial decisions.</b> UX professionals who work in the …

Improve the payment experience with animations

Behind the scenes of Stripe Checkout<p>It’s easy to see how designing forms can be seen as a chore that detracts from the time that could be spent on …

5 Key Elements of User-Friendly Notifications

Have you ever paid attention to the number of notifications and alert messages you receive on a daily basis from various web services and apps? How …

Simplicity — A Thoughtful Approach To Better Design

Why do some designs seem inevitable? Why are some of the best designs unnoticed? Why does it feel like some objects happen on their own without any …

The Top 50 Free Flat Design UI Kits & Templates

With the explosion of flat-designed websites, web designers now follow the trend in a snap, adapting a cleaner and much simpler design which can be …

How to Help Your Users Take Action

<b>The products we design often change people’s daily behaviors and routines.</b> Not just in the sleazy manipulative ways associated with slick …

The Magnifying-Glass Icon in Search Design: Pros and Cons

<b>Summary:</b> People usually recognize that a magnifying-glass icon indicates a search tool, even when it has no label. Unfortunately, showing only the …

Common UX Mistakes That Are Killing Your Design

When it comes to product design and user experience, many companies are heads-down in the process. A good design is achieved due to a combination of …

What We Mean When We Say “responsive”

My 2014 started with noble plans: not biting my fingernails anymore, learning actual math. One of those plans was to analyze, publicly—<i>here</i>—the …

Building Clickthrough Prototypes To Support Participatory Design

The Importance Of Prototyping<p>Wireframes are ineffective at capturing dynamic elements such as flow, interaction and animation, and participants are …

Infinite Scrolling: Is It Good or Bad for Your Website?

Like any other design trend infinite scrolling is becoming increasingly popular and you will frequently come across one page websites where you …

UI Design

Google UX design with heart

How Google builds features that make you go: “Of Course”<p>Ever since I started getting into User Experience Design, Google has always been a great …

Think of storytelling before responsive design

Attention span of the human is shorter than goldfish’s for a reason.<p>I’m currently reading <b>Experience Design book</b>from <b>Patrick Newbery</b> and <b>Kevin Farnham</b> …

Take UX to the next level by adding 'delight'

Web sites are built to perform a function, and communicate to their users. But beyond this, web sites can also be engaging, exciting, even fun to use.<p>…

The Responsive Hover Paradigm

CSS transitions and animations provide web designers with a whole slew of tools to spruce up our designs. Move over ActionScript tweens! The …

Why Does User Experience Matter? - Ceros Originals

User experience – notably poor user experience – has been a hot topic in recent months with the much-publicized launch of HealthCare.gov and its …

23 steps to the perfect website layout

When designing a website layout there are some common mistakes that often pop up, especially with interns and new designers. In this list of steps to …