Kevin Kaminsky

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A New Framework for UX Heuristics

Earlier this week I had a check in with a UX Designer I had a hand in training before we hired her at the Studio. Being a new transfer into the …

UX Design

10 Beautiful Examples of Wireframes in Web Design

For most web designers the first phase of any given web project is wireframing. It allows the designer to map out exactly how the structure of the …

Prototypes

User Flows | 20 Inspiring Examples

When building a new website you might want to take into consideration to first create the sitemap. This assures you that your future site is fully …

Web Design

Patterns ≠ Components

Our Community, not Companies, Should Build Pattern Libraries<p>In “Pattern patter.”, Ethan Marcotte writes yearningly for more design patterns in our …

The Wireframe Perfectionist’s Guide

When I was a developer, I often had a hundred questions when building websites from wireframes that I had received. Some of those questions were, …

Wireframing

The Anatomy Of A Great UX Design Leader

Seven key traits the best UX design leaders share<p>The job market for user experience designers is booming, and academic programs have sprung up to meet demand. Missing from most discussions about the UX design education gap is the need for great UX design <i>leaders</i>. These are senior-level managers who …

UX Design

Compact & Powerful: Great Examples of Floating Action Buttons in Interfaces

<b>Floating action button</b>, or abbreviated <b>FAB</b>, is a little enhancement that is a part of Google’s visual language. It is an elegant way of adding extra …

7 Ways to Measure Your Website’s UX

Website UX, or user experience, covers a wide range of factors. But at its core, UX is essentially about the human experience on a website.So how do …

UX Design

10 questions you’ll be asked in a user experience interview

I just landed my first full-time role as a User Experience (UX) designer and officially closed my job search. After more than 40 coffee dates, phone …

UX Design
UX Design

Site Flows vs. User Flows: When to Use Which

Designing the user experience of a website involves more than figuring out what goes on each page. It’s also about figuring out how those pages flow …

Web Design

Domino’s is now ‘an e-commerce company that sells pizza’

Want Domino’s? You have your choice of ways to order a pie. You could use voice ordering system Dom, turn on your Android Wear smartwatch or jump …

Ann Arbor

Redesigning the Login Screen

We care about the details here at GoSquared. With the recent launch of two-factor authentication to make GoSquared accounts more secure, we took the …

Web Development

Dear Car Makers: Please Hire People Like This

The interfaces in modern cars are, with rare exception, awful.<p>It’s almost absurd, really. The car is one of the most expensive things that people buy for themselves. It’s massive. It’s got a power supply that lasts for days… and yet, it’s one of the least “smart” devices in our lives. A three-year …

Why “Simple” Websites Are Scientifically Superior

Originally found on ConversionXL.com<p>In a study by Google in August of 2012, researchers found that not only will users judge websites as beautiful or …

Using Brainwriting For Rapid Idea Generation

Brainwriting is simple. Rather than ask participants to yell out ideas (a serial process), you ask them to write down their ideas about a particular …

The Lean UX Manifesto: Principle-Driven Design

“You’re not practicing lean UX if…”<p>Let me give you a real-world example. Co-location is a hot topic in the lean UX discussion. If you talk to experts …

Why Her Will Dominate UI Design Even More Than Minority Report

A few weeks into the making of <i>Her</i>, Spike Jonze's new flick about romance in the age of artificial intelligence, the director had something of a …

The 11 Most Exciting UI and UX Ideas of 2013

Much has changed in our world in the past decade. Remember 2003? 50 Cent was still on top, as was Dubya, and you were hot shit if your cellphone had …

Addictive UX: Why Pinterest Is So Dang Amazing

A Lame Idea<p>Imagine that I came to you in 2010 with what I thought was a brilliant idea. I was confident that I could make it work and needed only …

PointGrab will let you control devices and appliances by pointing at them

The future of motion and gesture control is quickly approaching, and a few companies are already working hard to make this kind of a tech not just a reality, but also practical for general consumers. One such company, Tel Aviv-based PointGrab, has maintained radio silence for nearly three and a …

Carousel Usability: Designing an Effective UI for Websites with Content Overload

<b>Summary:</b> Carousels allow multiple pieces of content to occupy a single, coveted space. This may placate corporate infighting, but on large or small …

Visual Design

Expanded user journey maps: combining several UX deliverables into one useful document

UX deliverables had a rocky year so far. I feel particularly bad for the humble wireframe, which took some serious knocks over the past few months. …

The Evolution of User Experience

When I started my career in user experience, my purpose was <i>to make digital products easier and more pleasurable to use</i>. Interfaces were poorly …

MeasuringU: 17 Periodicals for Usability Research

If you’ve ever wondered whether there’s research to help guide a design or inform product development, then you’ll likely want to look to the …

How to Make Your Form Error Messages More Reassuring

by anthony on 08/23/13 at 1:38 pm<p>Filling out forms isn’t always an easy task. No matter how simple you make it, users will make mistakes. Do your …

30 essential UX tools

When developers build websites, they often focus on the layout and technical features but neglect one very important aspect — how the user …