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There Is No Fold

On the Web, people use the concept of “above the fold” to support layout decisions, call to action designs, ad placements, and more. Here’s why most …

Charles Townes obituary

Nobel prizewinning physicist who laid the groundwork for the invention of the laser<p>A Nobel laureate, who laid the essential groundwork for the development of the laser, Charles Townes, who has died aged 99, was one of the most imaginative, humane, influential – yet hard-headed – physicists of the …

Four Cognitive Design Guidelines for Effective Information Dashboards

<b>Effective data visualization supports cognition in many ways.</b> It reduces cognitive load on the user, aids in problem solving, and facilitates …

Data Visualization

UX Strategy Blueprint

How do we consistently create UX strategy? Tough question.Part of the problem is in the fuzziness of the term “strategy” itself. Many people blur it …

Duo, the browser for responsive web development from Electric Pulp

␡<p>➡<p>ADJUSTABLE MOBILE VIEW<p>Duo gives you a typical 'mobile' view using a 320px wide pane, which is adjustable to whatever size suits your needs. A …

Responsive design vs. adaptive delivery: Which one’s right for you?

<i>Ravi Pratap is CTO of</i> <i>MobStac.</i><p>Responsive design is being increasingly touted as the gold-standard for making hitherto desktop-only websites accessible to a wide range of mobile and tablet devices. But is it always the answer to engaging users on every mobile screen? And more importantly, is it the …

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7 Best Practices of Responsive Web Design

Considering the rate at which the mobile web is growing, it’s becoming crucial that your website be ready to accept visitors who are coming in from a …

Web Design

Mapping Business Value to UX: Part 2

How It All Began<p>First, we’d like to describe how we came to work together. Back in December of 2012, Paul was eagerly gathering together speakers to …

Fail Fast, Fail Often: An Interview with Victor Lombardi

Hey, Victor! Thanks for taking the time to chat. Throughout the book, you note a wide variety of places in which cognitive biases might affect an …

Techniques for Responsive Typography

One of the most important aspects of responsive web design is responsive typography. When it comes to responsive type on the web, there’s more to do …

The most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world.

Responsive design gets a whole lot faster<p>A Framework for any device, medium, and accessibility. Foundation is a family of responsive front-end …

Design for Fingers and Thumbs Instead of Touch

New Findings from Research<p>As I’ve said before, when we’ve reached the boundaries of our knowledge, we should go back to the original research. So …

9 Rules For Running A Productive Design Critique

Design critiques can be painful, long, and unfocused. Here are some guidelines for avoiding the most common pitfalls.<p>Four people crowd around a 27-inch monitor, peering at a design mockup.<p><i>First developer: “Are you nuts? We can’t build all that for the next release.”</i><p><b>Second developer</b>: “Have some …

UX Design

Onboarding Techniques and Examples for Your New Users

Another popular technique used in the onboarding process is to draw attention to a key element of the UI and then providing helpful information about …

iOS 7 apps are prettier, but are they better?

A few new apps prove beauty doesn't have to be skin deep<p>Apple design chief Jony Ive loves to preach about how design isn’t just how something looks, but how it works. Yet, in the first wave of app updates for iOS 7, most developers seem to have simply given their apps a facelift to match Apple’s …

Visible Narratives: Understanding Visual Organization

Art vs. engineering. Aesthetics vs. usability. Usability experts are from Mars, graphic designers are from Venus . The debate between design (of the …

Why cards are the future of the web

Cards are fast becoming the best design pattern for mobile devices.<p>We are currently witnessing a re-architecture of the web, away from pages and …

Mobile Devices

Qualitative Web Analytics: Heuristic Evaluations Rock!

Every believer in Web Analytics 2.0 knows that awesomeness comes not from answering just the "What" question but from also answering the "Why" …

UX Design

Crowdery Provides A/B Testing For A Brand’s Physical Products

Clothing sales can be awesome, but they can also mean racks on racks of ugly shirts that no one wanted to buy. While some customers will scoop a deal, inevitably someone gets stuck with a bunch of unwanted inventory. Crowdery, a Y Combinator startup, offers an e-commerce tool to help brands test …

Putting Some UX Muscle on Lean Methods - O'Reilly Media Free, Live Events

Description:<p>Lean Startup and similar methods are a giant step forward in helping us test our risky ideas and iterate until we find product-market …

Top 100 Agile Books (Edition 2013)

These are the 100 best Agile Books in the world, based on reviews and ratings on Amazon and GoodReads.<p>Who cares about Pacific Rim when there is the …

Mobile Design Details: Performing Actions Optimistically

The situation on mobile is dire. People expect a faster experience on mobile then they get on the desktop but the networks connecting them to your …

What’s all the fuss about Apple and Helvetica Neue?

GIF comparing Helvetica Neue Ultra Light to Helvetica Neue — Apple switched from the former to the latter for iOS 7. (Graphic by Justin Youens)<p>If you …

Shades of Discoverability

If your working week is anything like mine, I’d wager the term “discoverability” comes up often. Typically we use it when asking if a feature …

Design Standards Let the Interface Disappear Behind the Experience

Invisibility has intrigued and captivated humans for millennia.<p>In Greek mythology, the young Perseus acquires Hades’ Cap of Darkness so that he might …