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Creating A Frictionless UX Strategy

No Barrier To Access<p>In user experience, friction is defined as interactions that inhibit people from intuitively and painlessly achieving their goals …

Why Designing for Usability Just Isn’t Enough

Why aren’t fanny packs more popular?In terms of function, they’re incredibly useful — they have enough room to hold all your everyday items, and …

Change Blindness: Why People Don’t See What Designers Expect

<b>Summary:</b> People often overlook new visual details added to an existing image. This change blindness can affect critical information such as error …

9 material design frameworks for modern website

Google has started one of the biggest developments of Android and finally, it looks good. Many believe that the android design can keep up with ios. …

A User Research Case Study on Slack: Phase 1, User Interviews

<i>I conducted a short study on Slack to understand the user experience on a macro and micro level as well as gain a deeper understanding of the</i> …

10 tips on prototyping UIs with Sketch

Since it was purpose-built for web and mobile design, it’s no surprise that Sketch is one of the fastest and most versatile tools for designing …

Paper prototyping is a waste of time

Design on paper but always test with a screen<p>Paper prototypes are the macaroni artwork of software development. Let me explain:<p>Has a small child ever …

User Interface Designer

About these guidelines<p>These guidelines describe how to design apps that follow the official HIG for iOS by Apple, not what you can do with custom …

6 Articles on Design Theory to Help You Create Beautiful Landing Pages

Good landing page design isn’t just about pretty pictures – it’s about structuring your page to guide users toward the goal. Image by Baldiri via …

Responsive Web Design VS

Adaptive Web Design<p><b>Two approaches that both address the same issue: optimise the user experience across different devices</b><p>Lately, I’ve come more and …

Designers: 15 UX & UI Tools To Increase Your Productivity

If you find yourself spending way too much time prototyping your next big design, you may need to take a step back and <b>evaluate the tools and</b> …

UX and Agile: How to Run a Product Design Sprint

In order to remain competitive, product teams are being asked to decrease time to market and “think like a start up.” UX/CX teams are feeling …

UI/UX Podcasts

Ongoing updates — please add suggestions.<p>WorkMode<p>http://workmode.show<p>Designer News Podcast<p>https://www.designernews.co/podcast<p>The Inside Intercom …

What if testing was a part of the design process

One of the great benefits of digital design is that it can be tested and measured. Yet so many aren’t doing that. Partly we can blame the workflow, …

UX Design

Designing mobile apps for cross-platform continuity

Designing a mobile app that adapts to multiple platforms can be challenging. How do you know when to use the operating system’s native controls, …

Pick a card… any card.

Earlier this week I read an article titled How Cards are Changing the Web. It is true that the “card concept” in UI design is showing up all over the …

Material Design

Tips on Prototyping for Usability Testing

Design First, Then Prototype<p>Don’t let prototyping drive your design. The best prototyping tools are <i>not</i> necessarily the best design tools. It …

Why The Card UI Is The Next Big Interaction Paradigm

Back in 2008 one of Mary Meekers more bold predictions in her famous yearly report was that the mobile web usage would surpass desktop by 2014. She …

5 Creativity Myths you Need to Stop Believing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>There’s a letter from an 1815 issue of <i>General Music Journal</i> where Mozart describes his creative process as instantaneous: no struggle or writer’s block. The muse simply showed up and he was ready.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at …

Inspiring UI Wireframe Sketches

Wireframes are the skeleton of an idea, and it is really interesting to observe how other people do their wireframes because we can get several ideas …

False Dichotomies

Here’s something I’m noticing quite a lot during design meetings. We’re talking about a specific design detail, and somebody takes a stance. «I think …

Being a Product Design Scientist

A workflow for rapid, hypothesis-driven design cycles<p>Its no secret I advocate an approach to product design that blends design thinking with a …

UX Design

Color Contrast for Better Readability

When you create color palettes for your web design projects, are you testing the color combinations for contrast? If you're not, you might not be …

Testing Virgin America's Unconventional Flight Booking Experience

Every Tuesday, UserTesting’s Research Team studies a different product to share here on the blog. We hope you’ll learn some nifty research techniques …

UI/UX Designer — what does it even mean?

A short primer on the skills you need to break into the industry.<p>We’ve noticed something funny at Designlab over the past few months. The web/mobile …

How eye scanning impacts visual hierarchy in UX design

While millennia of art, from Greek vases to Italian chapels, have shaped our understanding of what beauty is, the comparatively recent technology …

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> …

UX Design

The 5 Pillars of Interaction Design

<i>Jerry Cao is a content strategist at UXPin —</i> <i>the wireframing and prototyping app</i> <i>— where he develops in-app and online content for the wireframing and prototyping platform.</i><p>In today’s world of infinite-scrolling websites and touch devices, you must understand interaction design in order to create user …

UI Design

The Absolute Minimum Every Novice Web Designer Must Know

It is a known fact that the utility and the usability are the primary factors responsible for the success of a website. It is important for any …

The What, Why, and How of Mockups

You're reading The What, Why, and How of Mockups, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …