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

The UI Infographication

More and more we're seeing information form blossom prior to user interaction. Should we start calling Graphic User Interface: "Infographic User …

UI Design

Dear web designer, let’s stop breaking the affordance of scrolling — User Experience Design (UX) — Medium

Dear web designer, let's stop breaking the affordance of scrolling

Big picture + arrow down = lazy design

We’ve all seen it. You get on a website and …

UX Design

Clean Up Your Mess - A Guide to Visual Design for Everyone

Preface

If you're like most people, you feel like a baby when it comes to visual design. You sometimes have a vague sense of what you want, but can't …

Visual Thinking

A Bucket List for Interaction Design Students

Things you should do while still in school

While students are given the freedom and protection of an academic sandbox to explore their full potential …

UX Design

UX Lessons from My Documentary Filmmaking Career

In August 2014, Fast Company magazine published an article titled “5 Things UX and UI Designers Could Learn from Wes Anderson.” What many UX …

Filmmaking

Design Exercises To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

The creative mind is like the human body. Creativity by Alex NorrisCreativity is something that should be trained everyday, or else it would get out …

Exercise

Why Good Website Design Matters for Every Business

Almost every business or individual working in today’s market has a website. Sadly, a large number of these websites are poorly designed or come …

Information Architecture

Transparency as a Design Element (plus Best Practices)

Transparency has become a big hit in web design since most browsers can display it. Transparent elements are used to either set accents or draw …

Web Design

Beyond Media Queries — It’s Time to Get Elemental

When Ethan Marcotte wrote this piece outlining the concepts behind Responsive Web Design, I wonder if he knew how popular the concept would become. …

Web Design

Colour theory for the web | Web design

There are lots of colours available to us, and for the most part, we describe colour in a way that makes it difficult to see the relationships …

Colour

4 simple ways to design killer call to action buttons

Call to action buttons that are easy to see and understand will make a huge difference to your client’s conversion rates. When designing these …

Web Design

One Magic Formula to Calculate User Experience?

Wouter de Bres on March 24, 2015

My quest for a formula to calculate User Experience started with a little experiment to see if I could calculate …

UX Design

UX REACTIONS

Team building exercises:

When someone asks if I’m happy at my job:

When a developer says “OK, we can do that”:

When I’m feeling dramatic about my …

Why Force Touch Matters for Accessibility

Aside from keeping our iPhones in our pocket more, I think the Apple Watch is compelling for another reason: communication. The ways in which Apple is allowing people to communicate via Apple Watch – taps, doodles, and, yes, even heartbeats – is a clever, discreet new paradigm that epitomizes the …

Accessibility

Assessing Mobile Usability With Google Webmaster Tools

Back in 2013, Google officially announced1 that it would begin to penalize websites that provide a faulty user experience on mobile devices. Specific …

Information Architecture

5 rules for visual direction in interaction design

Read more about 5 rules for visual direction in interaction design at CreativeBloq.comWe don't want to undercut the significance of words, but we …

Interaction Design

The future of responsive web design

It’s almost incomprehensible in 2015 to build a website that isn’t responsive. The technique has developed to the point that most designers no longer …

Web Design

10 steps to engaging user experience

Read more about 10 steps to engaging user experience at CreativeBloq.comSee this article's author, Irene Pereyra, speak at Generate New York 2015 - …

UX Design

Research: Why You Should Replace Image Sliders With Hero Images

The psychology behind users’ online behavior has always played a major role in designing for excellent experience. This is especially the case with …

Information Architecture

The best icon is a text label

Previously I wrote about clarity being the most important characteristic of a great interface. Let’s talk about icons now. They’re an essential part …

Written Language

The 13 Best Ever UX Infographic Designs

The development of the UX Infographic Designs field is amazing, yet merited. Because of UX Designers everywhere throughout the world, the nature of …

UX Design

Why We Don’t Do Wireframes Anymore

Elegant, easy-to-use prototyping tools are everywhere, but we’ve decided to stop using wireframes as a client deliverable. Here’s why.

Over the last …

Prototyping

Coming to Terms with Intangible Design

“To apply a phenomenological approach to design is to focus at the dual question of how design, as a medium of meaning formation, both relates to and

How to Delightfully Trick Users With Animation

You're reading How to Delightfully Trick Users With Animation, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

Animation

10 great guides to understand web typography

In today’s blog post, we have a list of guides to help you understand the web typography from all around the web. The following guide covers areas …

Type Design

Animation Principles for the Web

This is the notion that an object has a physical mass, and when it moves this mass stays the same. A ball will widen as it hits the ground when …

Animation