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By Peter Presnell | Red Pill Now's coverage of the latest news and trends in the world of software design

Google’s Next Design Project? Artificial Intelligence

“In the early days of graphical user interfaces, people had to invent scroll bars and menus. What is the scroll bar of AI? We don’t know yet.”<p>We’re living in the wild west of artificial intelligence, with products and companies popping up so quickly that we’ve had little time to understand what it …

Artificial Intelligence

Design Driven Development — Using Design as a Tool for Teamwork

What is Design-Driven Development?<p>Design driven development uses design as part of a process to learn and better define requirements in order to …

Design Thinking

How Emotions Impact Cognition

<i>Two information-processing systems determine the human emotional response: the affective and cognitive processing systems. The affective system</i> …

The Brain

URLs are UI

July 7, '17 Comments [0] Posted in Musings<p>Sponsored By<p>What a great title. "URLs are UI." Pithy, clear, crisp. Very true. I've been saying it for …

Software Development

The Power Of Whitespace

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Digital Design

Dashboard Design | 20 Beautiful Examples of Dashboards

Share!<p>If you are currently working on a mobile or web application or planning to create one in the future, then this article will definitely come in …

Web Design

Why Rich Animations are crucial for design

In today’s world, animation plays a crucial role in communication. It is incredibly versatile and can communicate abstract, complex and …

UX Design

Designing The Perfect Accordion

<b>Design patterns.</b> An almost mythical phrase that often inspires either awe or resentment. As designers, we tend to think of design patterns as generic …

Web Design

How To Build An In-House UX Team

The needs of real users are increasingly driving enterprise software design and development. Since 2013, IBM has hired close to 1500 designers and …

UX Design

Are microframes the future of wireframing?

Wireframes are dead! Interactive prototypes are everything! We’ve heard these shouts for at least the past seven years. If the popularity of these …

UX Design

14 UX Design Books: The Essential Reading List

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UX Design

Meet Framer, The Prototyping Tool Used By Google, Facebook, And Uber

The tool, built by two Facebook alums, is now used across the industry–and a new version is simple enough for any designer to use.<p>When product designers Koen Bok and Jorn van Dijk were working at Facebook in 2013, they often found themselves pitching new app ideas with traditional presentation …

8 graphic design trends for 2017

So we’re already into 2017, in case you haven’t noticed. That means you probably have already broken one of your New Year’s resolutions. Don’t worry, my resolution to get better sleep has already been dashed.<p>But one of my resolutions that I will not be breaking is to become a better graphic …

Graphic Design

Meet Fluent, Microsoft's New Design System

At the 2017 Microsoft Build Conference, the company announced the <b>Fluent Design System</b>, Microsoft’s new design language. Fluent was no secret. …

Build Developer Conference

Microsoft launches the Fluent Design System, its take on Google’s Material Design

At its Build developer conference in Seattle, Microsoft today announced Fluent Design, its design system for building user interfaces across devices. In many ways, the ideas behind Fluent resemble those of Google’s Material Design language. The main purpose here is to give developers access to a …

How using Design Thinking will fix Design Thinking

Design Thinking continues to be a hot topic (this article is one of many talking about it). Design Thinking has been hyped and even fetishized but there are also voices questioning its value, impact, and relevance.<p>Design Thinking faces criticism for its lacking integration with business and …

Design Thinking

Your Organization Can't Afford to Ignore Good Design

Your customers will reward you for it.<p>Last week I wrote about, what makes a design-led or centered organization different from other organizations. Thank you for all the interest the article generated.<p>I had a selfish reason for the article. As a designer I want to make the value of design apparent …

Design Thinking

Stop using device breakpoints

I see it all the time. Designers, and developers alike, setting breakpoints according to their favourite device. When will we learn from our past …

Web Development

The Time-Saving Design Trend and How to Use It

A functional website is no longer enough to set a brand apart from competitors. To stand out, digital assets need to look beautiful, function …

UX Design

New Google tool helps developers pick the right colors for their apps

With its Material Design guidelines, Google set out to create a unified set of ideas for how it wants developers to think about all the different aspects of their applications’ design, ranging from the basic layout to how to use animations effectively. As part of those guidelines, it also offered …

Creating Usability with Motion: The UX in Motion Manifesto

The following manifesto represents my answer to the question — “As a UX or UI, designer, how do I know when and where to implement motion to support …

Reactive Web Design: The secret to building web apps that feel amazing

In the last year I’ve observed <b>two subtle techniques</b> being used by some developers that take a web app from feeling slow and janky to highly reactive …

The Complexity of Simplicity in Web Design

The experience of a simple and brilliant web design is seamless. Users easily move from one piece of content to the next with confidence and comfort. …

Web Design

Designer vs Developer: how Google is trying to bring them together

Kurtuldu has been working in digital design since 2001, during which time, he says, he has seen a lot of friction between designers and developers, …

Design Thinking

IBM head of design wields $100M and 1,300 designers to bring design back to IBM

Phil Gilbert is the GM and head of design at IBM, leading an organization of over 1,300 designers. In this episode, he discusses creating IBM’s proprietary design thinking methodology, their own design school for new graduates, and what he’s going to do with the $100 million that IBM has entrusted …

Design Thinking

Poor Management and Mediocre UX Design Go Together

<b>Summary:</b> Weak management support for UX and lack of UX leadership and role models correlate with unexceptional designs, according to data from 360 …

UX Design