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What you need to know before buying a magnesium supplement

Magnesium is all the rage right now, and for good reason. Nutritionist Adrienne Dowd, RD, of Parsley Health explains, “In general, magnesium is a …

Download the UX Sales Deck: Sell Your Team on the Benefits of Great UX

Working somewhere that doesn’t put the needs of customers first can be frustrating. These 52 Cards from Paul Boag are designed to help you convince …

A Growing Gut, a Sinking Sex Drive, and 7 Other Signs Your Thyroid Hormones Are Too Low

Here's how to tell if your hormones are out of whack<p>When I was 22 years old, I was eating healthy and working out five days a week—and I still put on 50 pounds in a six-month period.<p>Weight gain is one of the telltale symptoms of hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, a condition that occurs when …

How Design Thinking Influences Business Building

Design thinking is not just for product development. It can be applied to solving your biggest business challenges.<p>Design thinking has evolved as an extremely effective method to not only identify and address customer challenges, but to really impact the overall design of your business. At its …

Interaction Design & UI/UX: Cashtree App

We are taking a closer look at the Cashtree App from an interaction design & UI/UX perspective. There is also brand identity involved but let's put …

Why Rich Animations are crucial for design – Muzli - Design Inspiration

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

UI Design

Top 10 Contemporary Design Trends in eCommerce

This column is authored by Dimitris Papoutsis, Manager, Synergic Software eCommerce web designThe post Top 10 Contemporary Design Trends in eCommerce …

Top 7 microinteractions and their impact on UX – Muzli -Design Inspiration

When it comes to design, first impression is always the last impression. Your users may like your website, but how do you make them fall in love with …

Image Optimization for Websites

When it comes to displaying images on the web, there’s a tight line to walk. Make them too large or too high-resolution, and your website will slow …

Online DesignTalk: The one type of user research that will transform your company

As companies become more user-centric, designers are expected to build and run research programs to figure out what users want. But how do you know …

How American Airlines discovered more is more in mobile design

Adding more steps to the booking flow tends to increase complexity and leads to abandoned purchases so is generally considered a no go area.Or is …

American Airlines

Beyond Design Thinking: How to Ensure Design Is Always On in Your Organization

A common theme in many of my recent posts has been how and why it’s critical to keep human beings front-and-center in any sort of innovation or digital transformation initiative. This is easy to say but not always easy to do – at least in the right way. That’s partly because, outside of Marketing …

Design

The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company had won a million-dollar contract to design a sensor that could detect pollutants at very small concentrations underwater. It was an unusually complex problem, so …

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 …

How to Design Screens – The Hateful Eight in Screen Design

Probably the most common question about UX is how toThe post How to Design Screens – The Hateful Eight in Screen Design appeared first on iamwire.

UI Design

Designing Efficient Web Forms: On Structure, Inputs, Labels And Actions

Someone who uses your app or website has a particular goal. Often, the one thing standing between the user and their goal is a form. Forms remain <b>one</b> …

8 beautifully art-directed portfolios to inspire you

When you’re a student or junior designer, no one really expects your portfolio to be world-class. As long as it’s well presented, properly proof-read …

How to get conversational UI right

With the rise of AI, voice, and more generally language-driven technologies — like chatbots, Siri, and Amazon Echo — conversational user interfaces (CUI) have a chance of becoming the next major technology platform after mobile.<p>The field of conversational UI holds a lot of promise in terms of how …

NASA Pictures From Space Show How Powerful Its Cameras Are

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Karthik Venkatesh.</i><p>Crappy? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!<p>You have no idea kid!<p>This is the image of New York …

How To Pick Up Web Design Skills As Quickly As Possible

Image via Shutterstock<p><b>There’s truly no end</b> to the world of web design. Even if you’ve nailed certain techniques, new trends come to surface every now …

9 Job Boards to Find Your Next UX Gig

Are you a UX practitioner on the hunt for your next gig? As a relative newcomer to the world of UX, I’ve spent my fair share of time on job sites …

From Idea To Development: How To Write Mobile Application Requirements That Work

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

5 ways to upgrade your UI design portfolio

You could be the next Mike Matas (who has an amazing portfolio, by the way), but if your portfolio doesn’t do your work justice, you’ll never get …

UX Design

How to Build Empathy as a UX Designer in 5 Simple Steps

1) Write Down What You Think<p><b>Get it down on paper (you were going to just do it anyway.)</b><p>List all the assumptions, do a brain dump and take your best …

UX Design

Useful Tips and Tools for Better UX/UI Design

Most good website-building tools have the necessary features to enable a designer to create an excellent UI and/or UX. Yet, these terms are seldom …

UI Design

20 Sketch Sheets and Templates for Designing Web and App Layouts

Looking for some sketch sheets and templates for creating the perfect web and app layouts? Look no further! We selected some of the best templates …

Web Design

8 Sketch tricks that will increase your productivity

Time is such a precious commodity that it’s actually worth spending some of it learning techniques that’ll make you more efficient in the long …

Let It Flow: 10 of the Best Books on Creativity

The best books about creativity can simultaneously spark new ideas in the reader while also giving them a compelling narrative to follow. Sometimes this can come from writers or artists taking a step back and recounting the ways in which their craft comes together; in other cases, it might involve …

Vectorism: Vector Graphics Today – Book by Victionary

Book recommendation: <b>Vectorism: Vector graphics today</b>, a book publication by Victionary that gives you a vision of a simplified reality.<p>Consisting of …