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

9 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design, According To Ideo, Microsoft, Autodesk, MIT, And More

“Our profession is in between ‘utopia and oblivion.’ It will be oblivion if we continue focusing on minor aesthetic problems.”<p>The world is changing faster than ever–socially, technologically, environmentally, politically, and economically. In the midst of these shifts, designers have the crucial …

Design Thinking

IT'S OFFICIAL: Users navigate flat UI designs 22 per cent slower

The mania for "flat" user interfaces is costing publishers and e-commerce sites billions in lost revenue.<p>A "flat" design removes the distinction …


The Design Value Index Shows What “Design Thinking” Is Worth

IBM CEO Thomas Watson Jr. famously declared “good design is good business.” Jeneanne Rae has the numbers to prove it.<p>In 2013, Rae, founder of …

Design Thinking

Universal Web Design Principles That Improve Usability And Conversion

I used to spend thousands of dollars hiring designers to create some fancy-looking web pages only to find out that they did nothing to improve my …

Digital Design

How to create better wireframes

Wireframes are a necessary part of the web design process. Acting like blueprints for web and app projects, they help you discover early on what …

UI Design

Designer’s Guide to Prototyping [2017 edition]

Credit: FlintoA guide to the landscape of prototyping in 2017.It’s been close to a year since I’ve reviewed and assessed the state of prototyping …

UX Design

8 Core Concepts for Quantifying the User Experience

You don’t need to be a mathematician to quantify the problems and improvements in user interfaces.<p>Often the most compelling metrics are simple to …


The F Pattern: Understanding How Users Scan Content

July 24, 2017Reading online is a little different than the way you read textbooks high school and college. Today, when people find content on the web …

Web 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 …

UX Design

How Emotions Impact Cognition

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

The Brain

URLs are UI

What a great title. "URLs are UI." Pithy, clear, crisp. Very true. I've been saying it for years. Someone on Twitter said "this is the professional …

Software Development

The Power Of Whitespace

This curated column is authored by software developer & UXThe post The Power Of Whitespace appeared first on iamwire.

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 …

Digital Design

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

You're reading Meet Fluent, Microsoft’s New Design System, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

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 …