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What Is Wabi-Sabi? This Japanese Aesthetic Might Be The Antidote For KonMari Burnout

There’s a phrase I’ve seen pop up from time to time with regards to home organization and design: <i>Wabi-sabi</i><i>.</i> The term isn’t new; indeed, the Japanese …

Design

An Intuitive UI: Not Just for End Users

Having a simple, understandable user interface on an application aids user acceptance, and even considerations such as interoperability and …

9 questions that could change UX in 2018

Every year, we at uxdesign.cc look back at what designers have been writing, sharing, and thinking about when it comes to User Experience.<p>2017 has been a quite transformative year for UX Design as a discipline. We have seen the rise and popularity of new technologies that will change the way we …

UX Design

Illustration vs. Film Art

Guardians of the Galaxy art by Atomhawk Design Ltd.<br>After recently reviewing a healthy stack of illustration portfolios I noticed an interesting trend …

Blade Runner

Every User Journey is Different

As UX designers, we’re often asked to use templates or guides when we’re creating our products. We call them “personas”, or “user journeys”, or a map …

Customer Experience

Small but Iconic: Guide to a Variety of Interface Icons.

Both designers and users of graphical user interfaces know the power of details. Among them, icons are the ones which shouldn’t be underestimated. …

UI Design

Review of Popular Interface Design Trends in 2017

The new year 2018 is closer and closer, so stepping into a phase of fresh challenges and new horizons, we would like to look back and remember what …

UI Design

Electric Neon Illustrations of Fantasy Forests and the Majestic Beasts Within

French concept artist Juliette Oberndorfer creates vibrant, atmospheric artworks that depict spirit animals in mystical forests. Although Oberndorfer’s illustrations look hand-painted, most are created digitally. Fluid strokes, lush textures, and flowing shapes are generously layered together in a …

When Card UI Design Doesn’t Work

With the popular rise of Material Design, ‘cards’ have become a common part of modern web design.Especially when it comes to archive pages where you …

The most popular Front-End links of 2016

We send an email newsletter to over 70,000 front-end web developers each and every week.<p>As such, we thought it would be worthwhile to take a look …

Web Development

How I Build Effective Design Teams - Bridge

<b>Amanda Linden is a Director of Product Design at Facebook</b><b>. She was previously Head of Design at Asana</b> <b>and Design Director at Intuit</b><b>. She first shared</b> …

UX Design

House Between Blocks / Natura Futura Arquitectura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The client is an audio-visual communicator, cultural manager of cultural events, free spirit and owner …

Game Design & Illustration: iOS Games with Creative Mints

Currently offline over some side-projects that involves iOS, game design and as being part of the process. I am surfing what's out there for …

Game Design

Top 10 Most Influential Fonts in Graphic Design

10 highly professional fonts that had a strong influence on the history and evolution of contemporary typography and graphic design.Of course, there …

Top 3 UI Techniques That Users Hate Most

<b>Note:</b> <i>the technique mentioned in this article aren’t always black or white. Meaning, they all have great potential if implemented correctly.</i><p>1. …

UX Design

Tree House in Cape Town Makes for Peaceful Hideaway

The creative team at Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design was challenged to design a nature hideaway in Cape Town, South Africa. This modern …

Want to Sell Stock Photos? Here’s a Comparison of Major Services

Up until just recently I always scoffed at selling my work as stock photography. Let’s call it youthful arrogance. I always felt my work was worth …

Nova Interiors

Designed by Side by Side, Sheffield.Nova Interiors create large runs of hand-finished furniture for a range of hospitality businesses, from hotels to …

The honest YouTube Sans reviews

YouTube Sans was created by Saffron in partnership with Letterjuice in Barcelona and URW++ in Hamburg. Unfortunately, Saffron’s presentation page for …

Understanding the Potential of Adaptive User Interfaces

Interfaces are one of the most crucial aspects of modern design. Users depend on intuitive, responsive interfaces to access content and services on …

Here’s how to design ecommerce CTAs that convert

One of the core principles of good UX design is that every page should have a single primary purpose.<i></i><i></i> If you can’t answer the question <i>“What is the</i> …

How I Create 10x Content Using Graphic Guides

It's not enough to just do what everyone else does. Differentiate yourself with 10x content.<p>Content and graphics have always worked side by side. Think back to the picture books you used to read as a kid. Without the pictures, the story wouldn't have been as great, right?<p>The same goes for your …

Marketing

Illustrating a more human brand (part 2)

The history of Dropbox brand illustration<p><i>Note: this is part 2 of 2 about the history of Dropbox illustration. If you haven’t read part 1 and you’re</i> …

Can A Font Be A Whole Brand? YouTube Thinks So

With the launch of YouTube TV, Google wanted to make a statement. And it made it with a typeface.<p>Go to YouTube TV’s website or app, and you may notice something that feels remarkably, well, non-Google: the typeface. It’s full of personality, with joyful curves that contrast against aggressive …

Typography

6 Successful Designers-Turned-Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Business Lessons

If TV celebrities can run countries, why can’t designers run businesses?<p>They can. And they do. And most importantly, they do it successfully.<p>Let’s just get one thing straight. A design entrepreneur is light years away from your typical product or graphic designer, who is notoriously known for …

Sketch is not a UX design tool

The popular design app for Mac is a refined evolution of the “pen-and-paper simulator”, but does not attempt to model user experiences. Even the …

JavaScript

7 Things to Think About For Your Startup's Typography

Typography is the most effective and meaningful vehicle for your brand personality.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Typography surrounds us at all times, on all mediums. We see type used on websites, physical products, digital, print and television ads, magazines and on …

Typography

Amazing solar house generates enough energy to share with its neighbors

Although the Netherlands may seem like a tranquil place to live, its climate can be quite volatile. Frigid winters and searing summer heat make …

Renewable Energy

UX: The Importance of Sharing

“Happiness never decreases by being shared.” ~ BuddhaRecently I had a chance to speak on a UX Panel for AIGA Central PA focused on what good UX is, …