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New podcast: Matthew talks to The Law Society about the IP (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017

Feb 13, 2018<p>Author: Chloe Faulkner<p>Intellectual Property policy adviser Lauren Rabaiotti discusses some of the main changes introduced by the IP …

Intellectual Property

Here's the full trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story that Disney teased during the Super Bowl

Disney on Sunday during Super Bowl LII debuted a teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story, the next film in the legendary franchise. The teaser ended with …

Movies

Microsoft kills off Windows S as a stand-alone product, replaces it with 'S Mode'

It was back in May last year when Microsoft announced Windows S—a stripped down version of its operating system—as it attempted to take on Google’s …

Surface Laptop

Principle of least astonishment

The <b>principle of least astonishment</b> (<b>POLA</b>) (alternatively "principle/law/rule of least astonishment/surprise")[1][2] applies to user interface and …

10 Heuristics for User Interface Design: Article by Jakob Nielsen

<b>Summary:</b> Jakob Nielsen's 10 general principles for interaction design. They are called "heuristics" because they are broad rules of thumb and not …

The 15 Rules Every UX Designer Should Know

User experience is a broad discipline. Anyone who practices UX design should have skills in many different fields. While it’s impossible to summarize …

UX Design

Ask A UXpert: What Part Of Your Design Process Do You Never Skip and Why?

Every designer has a process—a unique go-to method for bringing ideas to life. Sometimes these methods shapeshift and change with each project, but …

Flat-Design Best Practices

<b>Summary:</b> Flat designs often suffer from usability problems and cause click uncertainty because of lost signifiers. Avoid these negative side effects …

UI Design

First Impressions Matter: The Importance of Great Visual Design

People make snap judgements. It takes only 1/10th of a second to form a first impression about a person, and websites are no different. It takes …

Visual Design

Trade Mark Law Update – the pitfalls of using someone else’s trade mark

Jul 21, 2017<p><b>Executive summary</b>: if you need to refer to a third party trade mark as part of your promotional or marketing materials, make sure that …

Employment Tribunal Fees have been abolished: 3 key areas employers should consider

Jul 27, 2017<p><b>Background</b><p>In July 2013, Employment Tribunal fees were introduced and Claimants would have to pay fees of up to £1,200 depending on the …

The Premier League renews its battle with illegal streaming

Aug 16, 2017<p>On Friday night the Premier League returned with Arsenal beating Leicester 4-3 to temporarily propel themselves to the top of the 2017/18 …

Trade Mark Law Update: Grey Market Goods

Aug 24, 2017<p>Author: Anna Ward<p>In good news for brand owners, the Supreme Court has decided that the distribution of grey market goods without the …

Void Share Buybacks, Private Companies: consequences and practical points

Aug 31, 2017<p>Author: Okachi Kejeh<p>The ability for a private company to purchase its own shares is a tool often used to buy equity held by …

The Illusion of Completeness: What It Is and how to Avoid It

<b>Summary:</b> Users can think they see the entire web page, although additional content exists off-screen. Designers must help users discover all relevant …

Visual Design

'Genuinely scary': UKIP's anti-Islamic rebirth

Starting from obscure origins 20 years ago, the United Kingdom Independence Party changed the nature of the British debate on the European Union and …

Why America’s Civil War casts such a long shadow over present day

The post Why America’s Civil War casts such a long shadow over present day appeared first on UnHerd.

Robert E. Lee

Dealing With Clients Who Refuse To Pay

A business card in some cases is the most important marketing piece that a company will have. It has the potential to make or break business deals, …

Do This, Not That. UX Dos and Don’ts if You’re Just Starting Out

There’s this great quote usually attributed to Nathaniel Hawthorne: <i>“Easy reading is damn hard writing.”</i> I’d say that UX design is kind of the same. …

UX Design

Brand Vocabulary in the Context of UX: Key Terms Defined

<b>Summary:</b> Clarifying ambiguous brand terminology is a prerequisite for any designer, developer, or product manager attempting to translate traditional …

UX Design

Big Pictures on Small Screens: Remove, Resize or Reorganize

<b>Summary:</b> When using large-screen images on smaller screens, remove images that don’t add information. Then, pay close attention to cropping, scaling …

Design

The 5 Steps of Successful Customer Journey Mapping

<b>Summary:</b> Five key steps comprise a standardized framework for customer journey mapping that can be scaled to any scope or timeline.<br>One common …

Customer Experience

The Most Hated Online Advertising Techniques

<b>Summary:</b> Modal ads, ads that reorganize content, and autoplaying video ads were among the most disliked. Ads that are annoying on desktop become …

Digital Advertising

A Checklist for Registration and Login Forms on Mobile

<b>Summary:</b> Typing a password takes twice as long on mobile than on desktop. Follow these 12 guidelines to make registration and login less painful on …

Mobile

Dropdowns: Design Guidelines

<b>Summary:</b> Dropdown boxes and menus are overused and clunky but can be useful for revealing a list of options or commands.<br>Dropdowns clearly have their …

Web Design

Instilling Confidence in Online Shoppers: I Bought a Sofa Online and Good UX Sealed the Deal

<b>Summary:</b> A stellar user experience focused on users’ question and needs can persuade shoppers to make big-ticket purchases online.<br>At the dawn of the …

eCommerce

Wizards: Definition and Design Recommendations

<b>Summary:</b> A common application-design pattern for inputting information, wizards work well for processes that are performed only occasionally.<br>When it …

Design

Don’t Use Split Buttons for Navigation Menus

<b>Summary:</b> Menu on hover, category landing page on click: we discuss challenges and solutions for replicating this pattern on touchscreens.<br>Desktop …

Visual Design

Facilitating an Effective Design Studio Workshop

<b>Summary:</b> Design studios are UX workshops that combine ideation and design critique with idea prioritization and help teams collaborate and feel …

Design Thinking