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Designers Should Design, Coders Should Code

Here’s why you need someone who understands code but doesn’t necessarily live in it.<p>This essay is excerpted from the ebook <i>Interaction Design Best Practices: Mastering the Tangibles</i> by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>It’s an old argument: should designers code? …

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

5 Reasons for Going Remote with Mobile Website Usability Testing

It’s not surprising that the focus of e-commerce companies in 2015 will be on increasing sales from mobile websites and applications. People’s …

UX Design

It's Not UX vs. UI, It's UX & UI

How differentiating the two will improve them both<p>Chris Bank of UXPin — the wireframing & prototyping app — compares and contrasts web UI and UX, …

Why UX Designers Need to Think like Architects

<b>During a recent conversation with my father-in-law, an architect with nearly 40 years of experience, I couldn’t help but notice the parallels between</b> …

Essential Dev Tools

Using the right tools can save a lot of time. Here’s a list of tools, code snippets, libraries, references and websites I actively use in my …

Web Design

Protótipos de Papel

Por que fazê-los, o que eles agregam ao seu trabalho.<p>Quando vamos fazer um site, uma aplicação mobile ou Web, testes de usabilidade geram um ótimo …

65 useful UX design tools - WBD

For a UX designer it is very important to have right kind of tools. So we put together a complete list of UX design tools divided into categories …

The Top UX Predictions for 2015

<b>As we mentioned last week when we gave you the top UX trends of 2014, it's been a big year for experience design.</b> 2015 shows all signs of being an …

How Button Color Contrast Guides Users to Action

Have you ever clicked a wrong button by accident? Users make wrong decisions on modal windows when they’re not guided in the right direction. Many …

Visual Design

The Best UX Articles of 2014, from the Usabilla Blog

As 2014 draws to a close, we say farewell to another year of blogging. Over the past 12 months, we have been producing an average of two articles a …

UI Design

The Best User Experience Design Links of 2014

<i>For 2015, check out</i> <i>The Best User Experience Design Links of 2015</i><p>2014 was quite a year for user experience design - Google unveiled Material Design, …

Incorporating Six Principles of Andragogy into UX Design

A newly designed, yet overly complicated financial management app is launched and users find themselves scratching their heads. What is this unusable …

UX Design

Ui Parade - Live Tools

Live Tools are a collection of free online design apps that allow you to easily create your own ui elements with very little coding knowledge. As …

Apps

B tested patterns for higher conversion rates and growth

Try Being Direct instead of indecisive.<p>You can send your message with uncertainty trembling in your voice, or you can say it with confidence. If …

Free PSD Perspective App Mockups

There are many ways one can showcase its designs, but doing it in perspective is definitely one of the most exciting ones. The feel you get by …

Graphic Design

Wireframing is NOT prototyping

Wire-frames are not meant to deliver a spec, do your homework before you do wire-frames…<p>With the rise of UX role in the industry, wireframes have …

Wireframing

7 unbreakable laws of user interface design

Are you a web designer? If yes, then you are also a user interface designer, and in the near future, this role will become even more important for …

Speed Design with Illustrator. 14 tips to create interfaces in minutes

<b>Create modular components using the Symbols panel.</b> This will allow you to reuse and modify elements across an entire website. Not only does it save …

Top 5 Reasons to Adopt Responsive Web Design in 2014

Is responsive web design your top priority this year? If not, you must get in touch with the upcoming design trends in 2014 by adopting this popular …

Web Design

Surveying the Big Screen

With over three years of responsive web design in our collective portfolios, we now have a solid set of design patterns for making websites work on …

Designing for Easy Interaction

Success in interaction design is largely a matter of following established patterns, so people can apply what they already know to new contexts. …

UX Design

A Guerilla Usability Test on Dropbox Photos

Part 1 in a series on reimagining the Dropbox Photos experience<p>Dropbox is a great product, but a quick usability test reveals that people run into …

Lean UX - How to Apply Lean Principles to User Experience Design

Web Design

Responsive Strategy

Right now around 11 or 12% of the top 100,000 sites are responsive, and no doubt that number is slated to rise over the next few years.<p>As the people …

Web Design

Password Protection

Why designers should not code… anymore

From a unicorn’s perspective<p><i>— This was originally posted on</i> <i>Hacking UI</i><i>. If you liked this article you might even want to</i> <i>sign up for our weekly</i> …

Transitional Interfaces

<b>Designers love to sweat the details</b>. Much time is spent pixel-fucking buttons, form styles, setting type, & getting those icons as sharp as a tack. …

Usability and User Experience (UX) Guidelines

Often, the best way to explain the difference between user experience and user interface to the unfamiliar is through a more relatable analogy. If UI …

UX Design

How white noise affects UX

Web Designers are typically thought to only solve design problems and create trendy sites. Little credit is given to the subtler role we play in …