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

How to write a great error message

Imagine being in an office. In your cubicle. You’ve worked long hours this week for an upcoming product introduction. You’re tired and cranky, and …


The User Experience (UX) Of Value In Web Application Design

This is a fairly vague title; but, it's for a topic that's fairly hard to articulate. Imagine that you are designing a web application and you have a …

UX Design

Product List Usability: Avoid 'Quick View' Overlays

‘Quick Views’ have become immensely popular and our benchmark of product list pages reveals that 48% of the top 50 US e-commerce sites have …


Accessibility - beyond the screen reader

Read more about Accessibility - beyond the screen reader at CreativeBloq.comSenior Web Accessibility consultant and strategist Denis Boudreau

Web Design

DIY Priority+ Navigation

We've written a bit about the Priority+ pattern here before. Here's a bunch of real world examples. I needed to use it recently. I found Gijs Rogé's …


How to Captivate Your Audiences with Motion

There is a part of the visual cortex called MT that governs motion perception, making the human brain uniquely responsive to movement. We find it …


Deconstructing the Human Interaction

August 31, 2015Humans have spent a long time creating and improving upon technology that allows them to remove the human element from daily …


10 usability considerations for your mobile app

In a world dominated by mobile phones, finding a way to sell your product or service via smartphone is a good move. But when it’s your first time launching an m-commerce app, there’s a lot that’s easy to overlook. So I asked 10 founders from YEC the following:

What is the No. 1 usability …

Information Architecture

Where We Are Today with UX Prototyping Software

If there’s one reason why the category of design tools feels so rich with possibility right now it’s because UX…

UX Design

6 TED Talks Every UX Professional Should Watch

on August 28, 2015 /

1. Sheena Iyengar: How to make choosing easier.

We all want customized experiences and products — but when faced with 700 options, …

TED Talks

Busting 9 UX Myths Like a Boss

Guest post written by Michael Georgiou, a dynamic business professional and entrepreneurial guru associated with Imaginovation – Web Design

UX Design

Finding the Mobile Typography Sweet Spot

Let’s get serious about mobile typography; we all know that mobile is massive, and we can also agree that typography is super important within a …


Emotional Intelligence in Design

How Design Grows Up

We’re on a journey together, you and me. We’ve come a long way, but design for the web is still in its adolescence. In the early …


Zero UI — The Future of Interfaces

Are we in the era of Zero UI? Not quite, but we’re getting close.Zero UI is the concept of removing the barrier between user and device, and having a …

UI Design

Timeless advice for becoming a player in the field of UX

Always be observing and documenting.

More and more people are reaching out to me, asking for advice on how to get into working more with UX. This is

UX Design

All Websites Look The Same

When was the last time you saw a website that didn’t have a huge image fitting to the screen with some giant text overlaid on it?

Scroll down a little …

Web Design

The user is always right? Wrong!

by Stefan Rössler on August 25, 2015 –

As someone who might be called usability expert, I’ve often referred to the old saying that the user is always …

UI Design

Why the Confirm Password Field Must Die

Sign up forms are one of the trickiest web pages to design. Including and excluding certain form elements affects the conversion rate. The designer’s …

Conversion Rate

UX is Much More than Software | Anton Sten | Great user experiences

I do a google search for a product and company name. This is the way most users will find your product, not through the homepage and category pages. …

UX Design

Finding “hard to find” customers for research

This article was originally published at Medium.

Our team at Google Ventures meets with startups every week to advise CEOs, give design feedback, and …


How to produce better designs for complex apps

Designing simple, easy-to-use enterprise products is easier said than done. Customers expect enterprise products to deliver experiences like those of …

User Stories

A Future-Friendly Approach to Experience Design

This is a follow up to my InVision webinar discussing the future of UX/XD. Read Part 1 here.

~ Part 2~

Buzzwords like innovation and disruption get …

Fashion Trends

An architect’s approach to UX journeys

In both architectural design and UX design, the hypothesis is that a user has an end goal in mind. For both the architect and the UX designer, their …


Scott Hurff

How to fix a bad user interface

Hey! This is an excerpt from my book Designing Products People Love, which will be published by O'Reilly in December.

Simplifying Your Designs for the Smartest User

You probably know that putting too much food on your plate is usually a bad idea. Since research indicates that you’re more likely to overeat if you …


What A/B Testing Taught Us About App Store Optimization

1.5 million apps in Apple’s App Store and another 1.5 million in Google’s Play store. That’s a lot of apps, and for a growing number of mobile users. …

A/B testing

Why long scrolling sites have become awesome

The days of “above the fold” are over.

Long scrolling, single-page sites, and infinitely scrolling sites are becoming more and more common lately, and it’s no mere trend or coincidence. Web design in general has been moving in this direction for years now, and the recent popularity of long scrolling …

Web Design

What this means for CEOs

What design team morale means for CEOs and designers

From a young designer:“I am about to graduate with a degree in Human Computer Interaction and