Jeni

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Sketch Plugin Xcode Template

There is no standard way building Sketch plugins, not even to mention setting up a Xcode project for Sketch plugin development. Documentation on this …

4 salary negotiation mistakes you’ve probably made

Four years ago, I was making $25 per hour as a freelance digital designer building ecommerce sites. I had no idea how to increase my hourly rate, …

Employment

Make ‘Em Shine: How To Use Illustrations To Elicit Emotions

As designers, we often use imagery that resonates with our audience. Yet, often we also end up with stock photos and generic icons that come across …

Web Design

The start-to-finish designer

The product design world asks: Should we build teams of generalists or specialists? Which approach is better?<p>At Percolate, we’ve built a product …

UX Design

The Minimum Viable Design System — HeyDesigner

Over the past couple of weeks I had the pleasure to talk about UXPin’s approach to building a design system on multiple meet-ups and webinars (you …

Creating infinitely scalable connection arrows in Sketch

<b>[Download the corresponding Sketch project file here.]</b>When wireframing your next big idea in Sketch, you may find yourself creating arrows on your …

Wireframing

Consistency is key for users and developers alike

<i>This is an excerpt from Designing with your developer in mind, an InVision e-course by Kevin Tomasso.</i><p>Design is both an art and a science. The better …

Golden Ratio in UI design

“Golden Ratio” is of great importance in the design of architecture, appliances, logos and photos. I don’t want to write about it a lot, you can …

UI Design

The Difference Between Customization and Personalization

Customization and personalization have long remained two of the most popular buzzwords in the modern development world. People often use these words …

Using Nested Symbols to Create Tons of Social Assets in Seconds.

Sketch Tutorial<p>“Hey, can I get a profile photo for Facebook? And Twitter? And Google Plus? And Pinterest? And Tinder?”<p><b>Launching</b> <b>a product</b> <b>is a lot of</b> …

Fitbit: A UX Case Study – UX Collective

The UX behind the habit of exercise<p>There are generally three types of people in the world when it comes to exercising:<p>the fitness freaks who exercise …

Typography Can Make or Break Your Design

Identify your purpose<p>Before you do anything else, first identify the purpose of your design. What information do you want to convey? What is the …

Best Practices for Horizontal Lists in Mobile – UX Collective

Many Android and iOS apps have horizontal scrolling lists. Maybe it’s also combined inside a vertical list. But is it necessary? Even assuming it is, …

8 things to know about building a design portfolio

Two years ago, I was finishing my last semester of college and preparing for the seminal moment in a design student’s life: portfolio reviews and …

Designing for social change

The film <i>Racing Extinction</i> exposes the concept of a sixth mass extinction through the story of hope, rather than fear.<p><i>Racing Extinction</i> is intended to …

Film Festivals

Current Openings

About Dribbble<p>Dribbble is show and tell for designers. A community of web designers, graphic designers, illustrators, icon artists, typographers, …

Easiest Vegan Mac 'n' Cheese Ever

• Place the garlic, turmeric, salt, nutritional yeast, cashews, and water in a blender. Process until completely smooth.<br>• Pour over the pasta and stir. …

Recipes

Defining Design Principles

Every designer needs to set their own design principles.<p>There, I’ve said it. In the very first line of my article. Now let’s get down to the …

This Is the Most Visible Color in the World

An orange vest isn’t the best way to stay visible in traffic anymore. This extremely bright green coat is. The Nano Meter 555 Midlayer jacket, made …

Dropbox’s John Saito on the role of writing in experience design

It’s often said that good product design is simple, and supporting all of the pixels and interactions we create are the simplest element of all, …

Product Management

Designing for Edge Cases

Methodology, or, “I wonder how long this kicker can be without kicking me out of the kicker area for the title of this post”. Evidently pretty …

Nick Jones - Freelance Design, Prototype and Code

WARNING: <br>Do not proceed if you suffer from vertigo or find experimental interfaces offensive.<p>Design Prototype Code<p>Scroll<p>While the White Walkers were …

Design Principles: Hick’s Law — Quick Decision Making

This week’s design principle is focusing on Hick’s Law, which is related to the KISS principle. Let’s first say a few words to introduce Hick’s …

Mobster Mobile Design

Built to keep you moving, apps and games with the Built for BlackBerry designation provide the seamless performance and integrated experience you've …

Apps

16 Pretty Useful Tools & Tricks for Sketch

While designing for work, we end up with very large Sketch files for big projects. Working on these files means occasionally wanting to change/edit …

How Product Can Create a Powerful Partnership with Design

<i>In each entry in this “conversation” series I talk to a designer/product manager/engineer on a topic. I want to make basic practical skills education</i> …

Crash Course: UI Design

<i>A recap of my design workshop</i> <i>PennApps</i><i>XV.</i><p>UI vs. UX<p>If you’ve done any kind of research about software design, you’ve probably heard of the terms “UI” …

User Research. Empathy Is the Best UX Policy.

Starting any project, which is not their personal presentation but a product for users, designers should be deeply aware: they work primarily not for …

Tubular Labs’s Head of Design on when it’s okay to work for free

Tubular Labs analyzes over 2.5 billion videos and the viewing habits of more than 450 million consumers across multiple social platforms. In less …

UX Design

Creating and Maintaining the Marvel Style Guide in Sketch

The essence of digital product design lies in identifying problems, solving those and improving user experiences; the visual part of things should …