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The Current State of Adaptive Design

I dream of the day where I design an interface using systematic logic and never again have to push individual objects around different sized …

Reducing Cognitive Overload For A Better User Experience

The best user experience is the one the user doesn’t notice. It appears smooth and simple on the surface, but hundreds of crucial design decisions …

UX Design

10 top UI trends for 2017

<i>At</i> <i>Generate San Francisco</i> <i>on 9 June, Aaron Gustafson will demonstrate how interfaces can smartly morph to meet their users’ needs — slow connections,</i> …

What UX designers can learn from 1990s Japanese video games

Benjamin Brandall Contributor<p>Benjamin Brandall is a content crafter for Process Street.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Why it’s so easy to ignore your to-do list app but get distracted by Twitter<br>• Astonishment, Expectations And Reality In User Experience<p>I’m writing this from a slightly saddened …

InterAct

The UX of Learning UX is Broken

By Dan Maccarone & Sarah Doody<p>It’s May of 1999, the heart of the dot-com boom. I walk into my first “professional” job as an information architect …

On Design Systems: Sell The Output, Not The Workflow

Clients usually don’t want to hear about atomic design and modular design and standalone patterns, but they love seeing the output, be it working …

UX Design

Optimizing for Large-Scale Displays

<i>The following is a guest post by Jon Yablonski. Jon told me he recently worked on a project where there was a lot of emphasis placed on giant</i> …

Web Development

Rediscovering Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines from 1987

1987 was the year that the Macintosh II, Apple’s first Macintosh to be released with a color display (supporting a spectrum of 256 colors), was …

Fitting Animations into Your UX Strategy

Animations are great, when properly utilised they can be used for both usability and delightful reasons. I recently watched Jared Spool give a talk …

UI Design

How Chunking Helps Content Processing

<b>Summary:</b> Chunking is a concept that originates from the field of cognitive psychology. UX professionals can break their text and multimedia content …

5 Design Secrets from the Kids Who Will Replace You

A friend and I joke about the island of lost interaction designers, a place where we will all land after turning 50. Here, Adobe products are still …

UX Design

Becoming a designer who codes: the making of a unicorn

Tired of having ideas and not being able to execute on them, Nick Fredman learned how to code.The post Becoming a designer who codes: the making of a …

UX Design

Our favourite typefaces of 1915

It’s been an exciting year in type; one that saw many technical innovations, company mergers and restructuring, as well as some delightful new font …

Button UX Design: Best Practices, Types and States

Buttons are an ordinary, every-day element of interaction design. Despite this, because buttons are a <i>vital element in creating a smooth</i> …

UI Design

Icons as Part of an Awesome User Experience

by Nick Babich<p>Due to the limited screen space, we usually replace text labels with icons wherever possible. Icons take less space, they don’t have to …

UI Design

Why is Vertical Rhythm an Important Typography Practice? | Zell Liew

24th Feb 2016<p>You probably heard of the term <b>Vertical Rhythm</b> if you researched a little about typography on the web. It’s one of the most important …

Visual Design

Microinteractions: The Secret of Great App Design

by Nick Babich<p>The best products do two things well: features and details. Features are what draw people to your product. <i>Details</i> are what keep them …

Infinite Scrolling, Pagination Or “Load More” Buttons? Usability Findings In eCommerce

What is the best UX pattern to display products on an e-commerce website: pagination, a “Load more” button or infinite scrolling? At Baymard …

eCommerce

Microsoft’s Radical Bet On A New Type Of Design Thinking

By studying underserved communities, the tech giant hopes to improve the user experience for everyone.<p>On one otherwise unremarkable day in May 2013, August de los Reyes fell out of bed and hurt his back. Forty-two years old at the time, he was just six months into his dream job at Microsoft: …

Mad Men

How to use Chrome developer tools to test layouts

You've been there before. After several long days of work, you're sitting with a customer and he's pointing to the colour of the border and asking …

VR Interface Design and the Future of Hybrid Reality

Sci-fi movie interfaces are often breathtaking ways to tell a story, but the next generation of AR/VR interfaces will be clearer and easier to use – …

Virtual Reality

Combining UX Design And Psychology To Change User Behavior

Have you ever wondered why your users do <b>not interact with your product the way you hope</b>? Persuading people to perform a particular action, like …

UX Design

Priming and User Interfaces

<b>Summary:</b> Exposure to a stimulus influences behavior in subsequent, possibly unrelated tasks. This is called priming; priming effects abound in …

Usability Testing

Nobody Wants To Use Your Product

Every morning, designers wake up to happily work on their products, be they digital or physical, with an inner belief that people will want to use …

Web Design

Product Design Principles: How Does Your Product Stack Up?

While many companies are founded on principles such as value, quality or customer service, an innovative company is built with design at its core. …

Google Trends

Interface Animation. The Force of Motion

Even in the ancient times people knew about the great power of motion. Literature, art, folklore, technologies all witness numerous attempts of …

UI/UX Podcasts

Ongoing updates — please add suggestions.<p>WorkMode<p>http://workmode.show<p>Designer News Podcast<p>https://www.designernews.co/podcast<p>The Inside Intercom …