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By Mike Lane | The latest resources spanning all aspects of Product Design, User Experience, Visual Design and Development.

The Step Before Writing

Twice in my career I have worked as a web editor. Both times I felt constant pressure from within the organization to simply publish content …

Writing

Color Contrast for Better Readability

When you create color palettes for your web design projects, are you testing the color combinations for contrast? If you're not, you might not be …

Readability

Origami and Material Design

Getting a better understanding of both

@makeshowlearn

Origami 2.0

Facebook released Origami 2.0. (Note: I’ll refer to it as Origami to avoid …

Origami

Let Users Drive Cross-Platform Design

March 2, 2015The word of the day driving cross-platform design seems to be consistency. Responsive design has enabled designers and builders all …

Cross-platform

Navigating the Product Maze

Or, The Elementary Forces of Product Design.Continue reading on Medium »

Maze

3 steps to bridging the design/development gap

In this user-centered age, product designers have to understand every client/stakeholder need — and how your design meets each and every one. And …

Encyclopedia

The UX of Dora:

3 Design Lessons from a Little Adventurer

As the father of two tiny people, I’ve spent a lot of time with big purple dinosaurs, curious monkeys and …

Dora

The 20 best wireframing tools | Wireframes

Wireframing tools make the process of creating an app or website fundamentally easier, by visually stripping the product down and allowing all …

Interactivity

Beyond Empathy: Approaching a New Career in UX

So you're starting a career in UX. You’re empathetic, detail-oriented, and a stellar organizer to boot, and you want to combine these skills into a …

UX Design

Article

There are more than 670 Google Fonts to choose from, and they are all available for free. But pairing typefaces isn’t that easy. Many of those …

Fonts

A Primer to Scalable Vector Graphics: Advantages, Benefits, Resources, and More!

Scalable vector graphics (SVG for short) let designers create high-quality images using XML by describing two-dimensional graphics.Users associated …

Computer Graphics

Information Architecture – What It Is And What An Information Architect Does

The term information architecture is now being widely used to describe the structure and organization of information on a website and how it all fits …

Information Architecture

How to Use the Best UI Design Patterns

For many, UI design patterns can be difficult to implement correctly since the concept is so simple: collections of patterns that are aesthetically …

Patterns

Lessons from Leading UX at a Startup

Reflections for the future…

For the past year, I had led the re-invigoration of user experience (UX) at a Series C stage enterprise software startup, …

Startups

UX Tactics To Make Slow Things Seem Faster

There’s no better way to alienate your users more than to make them wait. And while your technological hands might be tied, your UX ones most …

UX Design

X to Close

The origins of the use of [x] in UI design.Continue reading on Medium »

UI Design

Design Fundamentals: 3 Key Practices for Building Your Own Design Process

A strong design process is the cornerstone of creating a great user experience. But finding one that’s right for your company isn’t easy. Each …

Research

How to Refine Your App Idea

Why Refining Your Idea Can Make or Break Your Apps’ SuccessContinue reading on Medium »

Software

How to Drive Deep User Engagement

Using the Zeigarnik Effect to keep users coming back for more

Understanding what drives users to be deeply engaged in one app over another can feel …

Engagement

Google's Mobile UX Ranking Algorithm Officially Launches in April

Google has officially announced it will start using mobile usability as a ranking factor in mobile search.This, its says, will have “a significant …

Google

Web Typography for non-designers

Why is web typography so important?

Although a lot of today’s web content is highly interactive and image-based, language–and thus words–is still the …

Typography

Embracing Walkthroughs, Tooltips & Hints

With mobile apps, first impressions are everything. If users download your app, try it for a few minutes and don’t get it, they’re not going to fight …

Software

Prototyping with Sketch and Origami

Origami is a free prototyping tool with a large library of customizable, built-in animations and interactions. You might have heard of Origami …

Prototyping

The Great UX Race Intensifies – Web UX improved 2% in 2014

The internet’s quality has improved immensely these past few years, it goes without saying. The sites we frequent, the content we digest – everything …

UX Design

Antoine Lefeuvre on The Web, Worldwide: Designing for Post-Connected Users — Part 1, the Diagnostic

I toured the world twice—first in 2009–10, then in 2013–14. Only four years between the two trips, but it felt like a century internet-wise. Where I …

Internet

Invisible animation

There’s no doubt that animating user interfaces is a rising trend. Risen enough that the emphasis is often put on the animation itself, rather than …

Animation

Shoppers Don't Want Your M

Imagine for a sec that you're an ecommerce retailer. It's Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the United States and the cornerstone sales day …

Codebase

A Common Design Taxonomy

February 25, 2015As central as design is to user experience, its definition has largely been subjective. Ask 100 well-read professionals what the …

Taxonomy