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Browser Input Events: Can We Do Better Than The Click?

You have very likely already been implementing event handlers for touch and mouse events. There was a time in our not too distant pass when the …

User Stories: A Foundation for UI Design

The design team sits down to share the first round of mockups for a new client’s application. As the team members present their ideas, it becomes …

User Stories

Prototyping Tools

The InVision team has built a product that offers many features which fall outside the realm of prototyping. With InVision you also have the ability …

Prototyping

Getting Started with Prototyping

Some steps to get started with developing your own prototypes<p>At a NY iOS Developers Meetup in November 2014 I gave a presentation on prototyping, …

How to Make a Concept Model

I can draw.I went to art school. I studied painting until I fell out with the abstract expressionists and switched to photography. But I can …

Web Design

Why so much “science” used in design is bullshit: Android, Losada and Frankfurt.

It looks like Google’s Android UX team used a now-debunked research paper to guide much of their UX work. Does this mean the Android interface now …

Psychology

Information Wayfinding, Part 3: Designing for Wayfinding

In this article, I’ll first look at how people move through such information environments—the behavior of wayfinding. Then I’ll outline a set of …

Information Wayfinding, Part 2: Elements of the Information Environment

Elements of the City<p>But before investigating <i>information</i> environments, let’s first look at a physical environment: a city. I mentioned in Part 1 that …

Information Wayfinding, Part 1: A Not-So-New Metaphor

Out with the Old, in with the Older<p>Miller’s insight is as important today as when he wrote those words. However, despite mankind’s age-old proclivity …

If It Isn’t Broken, Don’t Fix It

When one considers design changes that have contributed to the devolution of software user experiences over time, it’s often difficult to determine …

What Starbucks Gets that Architects Don’t

Or why I left the architecture profession<p>Dear architects,<p>You’re outdated. I know this because I once was one of you. But now I’ve moved on. I moved …

22 rules of User Experience

Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling adapted for UX — because both are about creating great experiences<p><i>Updated 22/2/2015 — expanded on themes and added</i> …

Walt Disney: The World’s First UX Designer

I'm a huge fan of the Walt Disney park experience, and my family has traveled to Walt Disney World and Disneyland multiple times. The service we’ve …

Touch Gesture Reference Guide

The Touch Gesture Reference Guide is a unique set of resources for software designers and developers working on touch-based user interfaces.<p>The guide …

Windows Phone

Here’s what you need to know about the future of gesture-based UI design

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Smartphone screens across the globe are embracing clean design in an effort to feature content on high-end pixel real estate. …

Why a New Golden Age for UI Design Is Around the Corner

• Author: Cliff Kuang. Cliff Kuang Design<br>• Date of Publication: 08.13.13. 08.13.13<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Over the past four years, the Walt …