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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

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

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 …

IBM

5 Reasons Why UX-Led Companies Are The Future

User experience design is much more than just a visual aesthetic or a popular term for good old web design. A study by the Design Management …

UX Design

Where has the creativity gone in web (and UX) design?

Take a moment to think about the sites you’ve visited today. Have any of them stood out to you as being <i>unique</i> in their design? If I had to put money …

Web Design

UI Animation: Please Use Responsibly

The explosion of prototyping tools in the past few years has given designers an opportunity to create detailed interactions. Designers are spending …

UX Design

Natural User Interfaces – What are they and how do you design user interfaces that feel natural?

<i>User interfaces that you interact with using modalities such as touch, gestures or voice are often referred to as Natural User Interfaces (NUI). We</i> …

UX Design

How to create and maintain a strategic approach to design thinking

Design has evolved beyond making objects – organizations now want to learn how to think like designers, and apply design principles to the workplace itself.<p>One company at the forefront of this methodology is Philips.<p>Few globally reaching product companies have a 126-year history, and even fewer …

Design Thinking

The Research-Backed Impact of Not Using UX Patterns

Most people are creatures of habit. We love doing the same thing, the same way, day in and day out. Research tells us that we’re hard-wired for …

UX Design

Inspiration for Search UI Effects

View demo Download sourceToday we’d like to share a couple of ideas for search interaction effects with you. Mainly, we’d like to provide you with …

Programming

The UX Audit: A Beginner's Guide

Imagine you run an eCommerce website. You know that visitors find you in search engines and that they interact with your homepage. They even get …

UX Design

The Rules for Modern Navigation

Websites provide access to all sorts of information. Whether we want to to learn more about an organization, purchase an item, donate to a cause, or …

Usability

Infusing UX to Agile Development Processes

Agile product-development offers opportunities for overcoming issues that traditional development methods introduce. However, incorporating user …

Agile Development

Thinking Beyond The Interface

Designers have largely shifted their skill sets toward interface design, prototyping, and code. Are writing and art direction getting left behind?<p>Around 2010, designers the world over proclaimed Photoshop was dead in web design. We moved away from static comps, learned to prototype, and invested …

5 top UX design trends for 2017

2016 brought some great innovations to user experience – from anticipatory design to personalisation. So with the growing advancement of technologies …

UX Design

Creating a Design System Language

It seems like Design System Language is the current buzz word in the design industry and everyone wants one.<p>But how exactly can a product benefit …

Digital Design

Best Approach to UX this 2017

Things come and go with the passage of time, but user experience will always be paramount. The evolution of UI and UX design is something to behold, …

UX Design

How to design responsive and device-agnostic forms

Whether it is a signup flow or a multi-view stepper, forms are one of the most important components of digital product design – so you need to design …

Web Development

What is UX Writing?

There’s a new job in town. Well, maybe not “new,” but certainly popping up with increasing frequency. Google’s looking. Amazon’s looking. Dropbox, …

UX Design

Apple Releases New iOS App UI Design Resources for Use With Photoshop and Sketch

Apple has released updated UI Design Resources for iOS app design and development. Available on Apple’s Developer website, the new resources include …

For User Experience Design That Delights, Put People First

In a world saturated with web and mobile apps, great user experience (UX) design remains scarce. Maybe that shouldn’t be a surprise. After all, …

UX Design

How to Design a Large Scale Responsive Site

Responsive design has evolved considerably since it was first defined by Ethan Marcotte in 2010. The discussion now isn’t whether you should develop …

Web Design

How to Annotate and Document UX Deliverables

You just won a big new piece of work. The schedule is tight and so is the budget. Luckily, the project proposal defined the deliverables and …

UI Design

7 Big Mistakes Designers Make With Cards in Web Design Pt1

Reading Time: 10 minutes<p>Cards are very popular trend in web design right now. They are literally everywhere. Just take a look at Pinterest, Google or …

Wireflows: A UX Deliverable for Workflows and Apps

<b>Summary:</b> Wireflows are a combination of wireframes and flowcharts. They can document workflow and screen designs when there are few pages that change …

UI Design

Top Web Design Trends for 2017

Web designers in 2017 have to deliver an interactive, personalized and relevant user experience. One size no longer fits all, and design teams need …

Web Design

5 UX tips from Facebook's VP of Design

Julie Zhuo, VP of product design for Facebook, has been at the company since 2006. Since joining, she’s helped grow the service from eight million college and high school kids to over one billion people worldwide.<p>How’d she do it? Read on for highlights from her recent AMA interview.<p><b>Do more</b><p>Julie is …

Facebook

How to prioritize usability issues

by Markus Pirker on November 1, 2016 –<p>A typical usability test may return over 100 usability issues. How can you prioritize these issues so that the …

Usability

13 design tools and websites that are godsends for UI/UX designers

The continuous improvement of design tools has had a positive impact on usability and user experience. This has provided great convenience not only …

Web Design