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Bidirectional Scrolling is Here to Save Responsive Design

The Question<p>It’s Monday afternoon and the air is starting to feel stuffy in our meeting room. We are standing in front of 20 marketing professionals, …

Terms and conditions for Elon Musk’s Not-A-Flamethrower are just ridiculous

Pretty much everything Elon Musk does these days is out there — like, way out there. From shooting a Tesla into space to founding an entire company …

Quantitative User-Research Methodologies: An Overview

<b>Summary:</b> Do you need numerical data about your product’s user experience, but you aren’t sure where to start? The first step is choosing the right …

Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

“Sometimes, when I sit in meetings, especially ones in which people don’t seem engaged, I calculate the cost in staff time. I’ve estimated that one standard weekly meeting in my bureau — 50 people sitting in a cookie-cutter conference room, looking both bored and anxious — costs around $177,000 …

6 Exercises That’ll Seriously Improve Your Posture

Straighten up and balance out your body with these moves.<p><i>This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com.</i><p>One thing most gym-goers probably don’t …

Biomechanics

40 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Greater Determination and Perseverance

Looking for a burst of motivation when the going gets tough? These inspirational quotes will help you keep pursuing your dreams.<p>Without a doubt, a key quality every successful person has is perseverance: the grit and drive and will to keep pushing forward in spite of challenges and …

Motivation

How to Ask Better UX Research Questions

If you have already selected a research method to use during your UX process, here's another hurdle to overcome. How do you ask better questions when …

Gestalt Theory for UX Design: Principle of Proximity.

Human brain is an amazing data processor whose broad capacity still hasn’t been explored at full. For designers dealing with user experience of any …

UI Design

How to Have Better UX Before UI Begins

When you hear “user experience” (UX), you might immediately think of website design. While you are not wrong to associate the two concepts, this …

How to get started with Sass

Sass is a powerful tool that brings many features from other programming languages into CSS – such as functions, variables and loops – as well as …

20 Sketch Sheets and Templates for Designing Web and App Layouts

Looking for some sketch sheets and templates for creating the perfect web and app layouts? Look no further! We selected some of the best templates …

CSS Grid, Flexbox And Box Alignment: Our New System For Web Layout

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Please note that this article is quite lengthy, and contains dozens of CodePen embeds for an interactive view. The page might take a</i> …

Web Design

Famifi

How to Make Your Upper Body Instantly Appear More Muscular

This simple workout will give you the best upper-body pump of your life<p>When I’m short on time and not feeling up to heavy strength work, this is one of my go-to workouts. You simply set the clock for 5 minutes and pump out as many quality reps as you can for a handful of moves that work your entire …

Why mobile designers must focus on creating 'micro-moments'

Start with the questions, trending searches and terms customers really use in each moment. This helps you decide what to invest in and also how to market against what users are trying to do.<p>Starting with intent also helps you understand how to address the questions people ask most. Ask yourself, …

These prefabricated mnmMOD wall panels could revolutionize the way we build

Imagine a building material that isn't only beautiful, but promotes energy efficiency, so you save money heating and cooling your home. Now imagine …

An Open Letter to Designers of Unsolicited Redesigns and Unbuildable Apps

<b>Keep doing what you’re doing.</b><p>Don’t pay attention to the haters, the trolls, or the folks who think they know better. You’re giving other designers …

UX Design

Cult of Mac Magazine: Quirky product reviews + Mac and iOS Pro Tips + Black Friday

It’s one week away from Black Friday, and in addition to our killer live blog with up-to-the-minute deals, we’ve got a new magazine with all sorts of quirky products that our loving reviewers have taken the time to get to know.<p>We’ve got a funky clip-on lampshade for your iPhone, a Pro Tip to max …

5 Creative Mobile UI Patterns for Navigation

There’s no one way to design your mobile navigation… but some ways work better than others.<p>In this piece, we’ll examine 5 creative yet highly usable …

The secrets of living to 200 years old

Ageing is not an inevitable fact of life – many animals have already found ways to delay death. Their clues might help us all enjoy longer and healthier lives.<p>Just 30 years after the publication of Moby Dick, a group of Alaskan whalers attempted to tame their own ocean giant. Their target was a …

Biology

Optical Adjustment

<i>Logic vs. Designers</i><p>In my early days as a designer, I relied on Photoshop or CSS to tell me whether something was right or wrong. If Photoshop …

UI Design

6 cutting edge insights into responsive design

Web designer and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine, Vitaly Friedman's opening message to TYPO attendees this year mirrored John Boulton's words: …

10 ingenious apps and sites for tech-savvy makers

It's time for you to hack into your creativity.<p>A DIY project is a fulfilling way to unplug from the technology-driven world and work with your hands. …

The Ultimate Interface Is Your Brain

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ramez Naam is the author of five books, including the Nexus trilogy of sci-fi novels.</i><p>The final frontier of the digital technology is integrating into your own brain. DARPA wants to go there. Scientists want to go there. Entrepreneurs want to go there. And increasingly, it looks like …

Singularity

Designing for Android: an iOS developer’s perspective

As an iOS developer, I’m frequently asked, “When are you going to do an Android version?” Like it is just a matter of time.<p>But the truth is, we’ll probably never support Android. While there are sound business rationales for this, my motives are rooted in design philosophy.<p>The commercial and …

The Future of Interaction Design

Even though the site is certainly influenced by the mobile-first philosophy, you find that it’s still quite a pleasant experience even on desktop.<p>When it comes to scrolling as an interaction, we’ve found that long scrolls aren’t really a usability issue provided that each content section (and …

Foldable displays from Samsung coming in 2016, LG in 2017

It has been reported in the past that Samsung has been working on a foldable display, and it looks like it’s on track for next year. In fact, some …

Samsung

Mobile App UX Principles: Improving User Experience and Optimising Conversion

Mobile apps are shaping new transactional and service expectations and it's critical we improve user experiences and conversions.<p>USE<p>Make conversion …