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Complex Structures & Simple Compounds at IBM

IBM’s Carbon Design System took the company’s design-centric philosophy to a whole new level. “Good design is good business,” IBM chief executive …

UX Design

Design Psychology and the Neuroscience of Awesome UX

Human cognition is complex, and many factors play into instant impressions. Design psychology is coming to the forefront as more and more companies …

UI Design

Affinity Diagramming for Collaboratively Sorting UX Findings and Design Ideas

<b>Summary:</b> Affinity diagramming has long been used in business to organize large sets of ideas into clusters. In UX, the method is used to organize …

UX Design

Looking to Horizon: Why We Built A Design System

Horizon Design System, Part 1<p>When I joined Twitter over two years ago, I discovered a group of devoted designers and engineers working on a Hack Week …

7 Usability Heuristics That All UI Designers Should Know

As UI designers, we are confronted with design problems every day. Knowing how best to tackle these issues means investigating, analysing, testing …

UX Design

2018's UX Designer Salary Forecast – Muzli -Design Inspiration

Experienced designers can expect wild disparities in pay ranges by region and specialty, as wide as $80,000<p>This article will focus on the job …

UX, MVP And Agile, Oh My!

What is the best way to build a fantastic user experience in the shortest amount of time? You could ask a hundred UX designers and not get the same …

UX Design

Silicon Valley’s Top Product Managers Use Feature Flags — And You Should Too

How product managers at top companies control releases and accelerate the product lifecycle<p>The Product Manager<p>You are the king or queen of the …

Wireframes, flows, personas and beautifully crafted UX deliverables for your inspiration

When people think of UX Design documentation, the first image that comes to mind is dense, long, and heavily annotated wireframes, full of…

Eight Ways To Transform Your Company's Innovation Culture

With the world changing rapidly most corporate executives are starting to feel the pressure. There is a realization that beyond cost-cutting and operational efficiency, companies must also invest in developing their innovation pipeline. At the beginning, corporate leaders often reach for easy …

Innovation

InVision takes on Sketch and Adobe XD with its new Studio design app

InVision’s made a name for itself with its suite of tools for prototyping and collaborating on mobile and web design projects; it’s now taking things a step further with the launch of Studio, a desktop app for designing responsive apps and sites from start to finish.<p>With its new app for MacOS and …

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be a Successful UX Designer

Cut out the things that are holding you backPhoto by Tanja Heffner on UnsplashSuccess has different definitions for everyone. Becoming a <b>great giver</b> …

UX Design

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Successful Leaders Do Any of These 4 Things Daily | Inc.com

Whenever I deliver keynotes on leadership topics, I make sure to touch on the most important aspect that a leader needs to become truly exceptional: valuing his or her people.<p>If that has triggered your own thinking about whether your employees are truly valued, there are proven ways you can raise …

Leadership

Why Isn’t Agile Working?

A couple drawings…<p>I was visiting a relative a couple years ago. My poor cousin (the CEO of an insurance company) had been sold the Agile Silver …

Project Management

Good Research Questions Vs Bad Research Questions – Muzli -Design Inspiration

<i>“If you do not ask the right questions, you do not get the right answers.”</i><p>One of the most important skills of a successful UX designer is his ability …

UX Design

How to Have Better UX Before UI Begins

When you hear “user experience” (UX), you might immediately think of website design. While you are not wrong to associate the two concepts, this …

UX Design

Create Better Projects and Save Time With These Top Prototyping Tools

To successfully complete a web project, you need to make periodic checks to ensure you’re on the right track. If you don’t perform these checks, or …

Prototypes

How To Do A UX Competitor Analysis: A Step By Step Guide

Getting to grips with the ins and outs of a UX competitor analysis can help you know your market, product and goals better. You will also understand …

UX Design

Spotify for typographers font library launches

Typeface collections are a fundamental yet expensive asset for designers. This might have caused some creatives (whisper it) to steal fonts in the …

Why companies must focus on creating a culture of innovation through design thinking

In a fast-paced world where market incumbents can get toppled by start-ups, creating a corporate culture of innovation has never before been more …

Design

Understanding how Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Work Together

The ideas of Agile are great. It’s the way it has been codified into rituals and certifications, and rolled out mindlessly that misses the point.When …

Design

Don’t “Validate” Designs; Test Them

<b>Summary:</b> The phrase “validate the design” discourages teams from finding and following up on UX issues in user testing. UX research must drive design …

UX Design

Beyond ‘Fine’: 21 Questions To Get Kids Talking

It’s the age-old question parents ask their kids: “How was school today?” And for generations, kids have been grunting out some variation of the same …

Parenting

It's official: Users navigate flat UI designs 22 per cent slower

Put in some chrome and shadeThe mania for "flat" user interfaces is costing publishers and ecommerce sites billions in lost revenue.…

UI Design

The 48-Hour Rule for Enterprise UX Projects

This tactic is simple, and means exactly what it says. If you’re familiar with design sprints, then you understand the value of validating a …

UX Design

The Scrappy Entrepreneur’s Guide to Usability Testing

Usability testing is important, but when you’re juggling tons of other tasks – acquisition, hiring, and whatever other fires you need to put out …

UX Design

The Airbnb Tool That’s Changing UI Design

Uber, Google, Instacart, and others are all adopting Airbnb’s prototyping tool, Lottie.<p>There’s a hot new design software being used today by major tech companies like Airbnb and Google to build new apps. But the tool, called Lottie, wasn’t born from your typical designer. Instead, it has its …

UXPin releases free Material Design UI library

The makers of UXPin have released a free Material Design UI kit: a set of 140 handcrafted UI elements and 35 hi-fidelity screens. The kit also …

Brutalist Web Design Finally Gets A Takedown

A (satirical) design framework for Brutalist UX offers a “new type of experience based on neglect.”<p>Brutalism is best known as the modernist architectural movement distinctive for its rugged concrete construction and utilitarian lack of ornamentation popular in the 1960s and ’70s. But in recent …