WEB OF LIES

By Mike Williams | Essential reading for web, digital and UX designers  in a post-truth world

Swiss Ritual

Sufjan Stevens<br>Modest Mouse<br>The Decemberist<br>Death Cab for Cutie Kintsugi<br>Tallest Man On Earth<br>Lord Huron<br>The War On Drugs<br>Passion Pit<br>Matt & Kim<br>The Oh …

David Bowie

Our bold new brand

We’ve got exciting news to share today – Atlassian has a new look! As we continue to grow the Atlassian family (Hi Trello & Statuspage!), expand our …

Positive Reinforcement In UX Design

Recently, I was asked to summarise UX design in just one word. It felt like an exercise in futility – I have always maintained that UX design is a …

Split the Contents of a Website with the Pagination Design Pattern

The pagination design pattern is widely used in websites that open up a lot of content to users. From search engines such as Google and Firefox, to …

Behance

Harness the power of symbols

A tutorial for consistent design in Sketch<p>I wanted to share a process, or rather a technique that’s been really successful for me for system, web and …

The Reflective Level of Emotional Design

“Few products become iconic in people's lives in the way that, say, the Sony® Walkman® did. The iPod is quickly ascending to that status. Clearly …

Hierarchy of good service/product/ experience/thing design

So this is actually a pretty simple five-question framework, which upon learning, seems so obvious, but from experience I know this framework is not …

Free Phone Mockup for your next Presentation

Currently celebrating a long Weekend in Canada, for the occasion I wanted to share a cool free phone mockup by the folks from LStore Graphics; to …

Forget Coding: Writing Is Design’s “Unicorn Skill”

In a new report, John Maeda explains why writing is a must-have skill for designers.<p>These days many designers can code–an increasingly important skill for landing a job. But few are just as fluent in their own language as they are in Javascript. That presents a serious problem in terms of design. …

UX Wireframing: Foundation of Usability.

In 4th BC Plato said: “The beginning is the most important part of the work”. Almost 24 centuries since then his words are still up-to-date in our …

Sketch 43 is coming to town with a new game. An open file format!

Sketch 43 will be out in a few weeks, and it will fundamentally change how the design tools game will be played out in the coming years.<p><i>“enables more</i> …

How to not utterly ruin your mobile app’s user interface

There’s no single universal formula for designing a great user interface (if you discover one, please let me know). But I <i>do</i> know some major mistakes …

UI Design

The best, most creative newsletters by designers for designers

This week we’ve decided to curate some of the coolest design newsletters with unique concepts. People in the design industry tend to be hungry to learn more and develop their skills, so the personal digests below are a great way to do that while staying updated on the latest news in the vast world …

When to ignore 'mobile-first'

In 2012, I learned a dangerous rule: a mobile-first approach to UX ensures users will have a consistent experience on all devices.<p>After four years of …

“I didn’t know Sketch could do that!”

Sketch Tutorials<p>Here are some tricks for enhancing your Sketch workflow and impressing your designer friends at the coffee shop<p>If I type too much up …

5 psychology rules every UX designer must know

Experience-based design…if that’s how you define your work as a designer, it might be a good time to reevaluate your approach.Now, there’s nothing …

Top web navigation trends

Over the past year we’ve seen a lot of growth and new trends in the world of web design. In this article, I'll be focusing on website navigation, and …

Product Design - Replay UI/UX

Replay is a product design project created and shared by Gruev Vladimir. In a nutshell it's a concept project for a music app, as Gruev said, …

10 best new web design tools for January

If you work in the world of web design, whether that be in a studio or working from home, it's vital to keep up-to-date with the latest industry …

Web Design

Conversational Design Essentials: Tips For Building A Chatbot

Human interactions are incredibly fascinating if you take a close look at them — the social awkwardness, the communication styles, the way knowledge …

Branding: 10Clouds Rebranding Project

We are taking a look at the rebranding of Warsaw-based based company called 10Clouds. It’s a fun approach branding project because I would say that I …

Form Design for Complex Applications

From complex ERP systems to Facebook, applications make meaning out of input. The form — in its many manifestations — provides a gateway for user …

UX Design

Our Apathy Toward Privacy Will Destroy Us. Designers Can Help

The loss of security and privacy online may seem inevitable, but designers can help the public help themselves.<p>Privacy has never felt more futile. In the last year, we’ve seen Yahoo and the Democratic Party hacked and some of the biggest sites on the internet taken offline by an attack on connected …

The most promising design tools you should try in 2017

…<p>2016 was clearly the year for design tools, with new tools being released to the public and previously existing tools being improved with new …

Review of Popular Design Trends for Interfaces in 2016

The year is going away so fast: seems each day just melts away like a snowflake. Traditionally, before the holidays start, it is the high time to …

UI Design

The Biggest UX Challenges Of 2017

UX is no longer just about user experience. It’s about social justice.<p>2016 raised the stakes, didn’t it? Just a year ago, it seemed like a big deal that iOS is always bugging us about our iCloud storage. Now, designers are asking themselves questions like, “wait, did my UI just give rise to a …

10 Useful TED Talks Every Designer Must Watch

Design, in general, is one of the jobs that receive the biggest flow of daily inspiration. Each day you encounter advertisements on the street, modern architecture, and commercials with stunning graphics. It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed.<p>If you’re seeking for professional inspiration, provided …