Marlon Stevenson

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What Design Chiefs At Uber, IBM, And Microsoft Care About In 2018–And Why

Design leaders at Uber, Microsoft, Visa, IBM, Nordstrom, Hopelab, and ReachNow share their priorities for 2018–and how the role of design has shifted at their organizations.<p>It’s a common refrain among design leaders today: Design finally has buy-in. After years of being ignored, designers are …

UX Design

You still need to learn JavaScript in 2018 (I’m not kidding)

JavaScript is the language of the web. Looking at the 10 million most popular pages on the internet, nearly 95 percent of them use JavaScript in one way or another.<p>The most popular browsers in the world such as Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer support JavaScript. So right now, your …

JavaScript

Designing for Blockchain

<i>What will the much-hyped technology mean for developers, creatives, and UX designers?</i><p>Blockchain has arrived — not just in the technological sense, …

Blockchain

Building Better UI Designs With Layout Grids

(This is a sponsored post.) Designers of all types constantly face issues with the structure of their designs. One of the easiest ways to control the …

Web Design

Top Web Design Trends To Watch In 2018

It’s that time of the year again. What’s going to be hot in web design next year?<p>Previously I covered web design trends to watch in 2016 and 2017. This year, I reached out to seven experts from various fields and asked what they feel is going to dominate web design in 2018.<p>I can tell you that 2018 …

UI Design

The 10 best design books that aren't about design

There are plenty of amazing design books around, but some of the best lessons can be learned from books that are about a different topic altogether. …

UX Design

Is Cash Still King

Peer-to-peer payments are nothing new, yet they’ve somehow taken on a host of new challenges in the digital age. Early solutions like PayPal and …

Lean and Mean: Power of Minimalism in UI Design.

Simple doesn't mean primitive. Less isn't vague. Short doesn't say little. Air doesn't equal emptiness. Today we are talking about minimalism. In the …

UI Design

Google Maps got a redesign

Google Maps is getting an upgrade.<p>The company said in a blog post that it has updated driving, navigation, transit and explore maps to better highlight information that the company thinks will be most relevant. That means gas stations when you’re driving or more prominently featured train and bus …

Maps

10 Beautiful Examples of Motion Design in Mobile Apps

Interactions are a smaller detail of mobile design but can make a tremendous difference to the overall user experience of an application.In the past …

UI Design

Tests Go First. Usability Testing in Design.

A tech guru, Steve Jobs, once said: “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” Unfortunately, some people still …

UX Design

This app is like Shazam for fonts

WhatTheFont is a Shazam for fonts — a designer’s dream.<p>The app is a mobile version of the website previously developed by MyFonts, and recognizes any font you point at with your camera, including a variation of similar fonts to go with it. It also lets you buy the fonts you find directly through …

Brand Execs Say Digital Transformation Requires a Cultural Shift, Not Just a Technological One

When it comes to transforming a company’s digital operations, customer experience is front and center, even while internal changes to company …

Advertising Industry

The 7 best student portfolio sites of 2017

It’s natural to expect a student portfolio to fall somewhat below the standard of a professional designer with years of experience under their belt. …

Graphic Design

The Fate of Human Navigation Lies Within Your Smartphone

Michael Driver<p>If devices don’t adapt to help us strengthen our ability to get around, we could potentially lose it forever.<p>When was the last time you went someplace new without consulting your smartphone? Or decided that you were going to find your way back on your own, perhaps with the help of a …

Restaurants

Driverless Vehicles Will Talk to Us

Envisioning a not-so-distant future where our cars can detect our locations, our to-do lists, and our heart rates.<p>When we switched from landlines to smartphones about 10 years ago, there was a fundamental shift in how we understood communication technology. Until that point, we’d been using phones …

Driverless Cars

How To Develop Goals In A Usability Test

Usability is the glue that sticks your user to your web and mobile designs. A well-designed user interface (UI) does not mean much if your users do …

UX Design

I've been using the iPhone X for 18 hours, and I'm already sold

I got to use the iPhone X only briefly when Apple unveiled it last month, but it was enough to convince me Apple was cooking up a hit.<p>This week I got to spend more time with it, and I'm equally if not more impressed with what Apple pulled off.<p>I've been using the iPhone X for a little less than a …

Mobile Technology

Sketching Interfaces

<i>The time required to test an idea should be zero.</i> This was the very first sentence I wrote when considering the Airbnb design tools team vision. We …

UX Design

Tiny Trend #9: Framing Around the Entire Site

Tiny Trends<p>If you love it, put it in a frame<p>Site framing is lovely. Sometimes the frame scrolls…sometimes it doesn’t. It’s unexpected. It’s bold. …

Bad design isn’t just ugly — it’s expensive

Badly drawn, derivative, and forgettable logos. Poorly designed websites and mobile apps. Formulaic products with no flair or originality.<p>If you’re a business, bad design hurts — from uninspiring packaging to interchangeable ads that don’t differentiate you from the competition. The truth of the …

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be a Successful UX Designer

Cut out the things that are holding you backPhoto by Tanja Heffner on UnsplashSuccess has different definitions for everyone. Becoming a <b>great giver</b> …

UX Design

UI Interactions: A Collection to Bookmark by Divan Raj

Let's finish off this week with a cool collection of UI Interactions by India-based designer Divan Raj. It's a set of exploration and experiments …

Popular Web Animation Techniques for Designers

Functional and delightful, animation is one of the staples of modern web design. Details of interaction design is what makes a fundamental difference …

UI Design

3 user research templates built by UX experts – For the Record

There’s a standard, accepted procedure for how you do user research. It typically goes something like this:<p>Find users to talk to.<br>• Schedule user tests …

What I Learned as a Design Intern at Tesla and Uber

Getting my first design internships were incredibly exciting. I spent a lot of time working on projects, crafting a portfolio, applying to companies, …

Mastering the Power of Nothing

How to use whitespace in user interface design<p>Whitespace is one of the most valuable assets of interactive design. The whitespace on a page, even …

UI Design

Here’s how RED’s holographic smartphone display will work

Cinematic camera maker RED has a smartphone on the way – the Hydrogen, which boasts a great video camera as well as a “holographic display” that we know relatively little about, despite MKBHD getting some hands-on time with the phone ahead of its release. Now, we know more because RED CEO Jim …

Augmented Reality