Interaction Design

Three Ideation Methods to Enhance Your Innovative Thinking

“In a world where business is more interested in ‘best practice’ rather than different practice, is it any wonder that products and services, …

Creativity

Inclusive UX Education: Designing a Free Online Learning Curriculum

Skyrocketing university tuition and pricy unaccredited boot camps aren’t helping to bring socioeconomic diversity to the field of UX. That’s why I’ve …

UX Design

How to Change Your Career from Marketing to UX Design

There are a few good reasons why you might want to change your career from marketing to UX design. First, there’s the pay—sources like …

UX Design

AI Is Going to Change the 80/20 Rule

Many high-performance organizations remain passionate about Vilfredo Pareto, the incisive Italian engineer and economist. They continue to be …

Machine Learning

Meet Your Jury Captains for Social Impact, Open Design and Interaction Design

Deadlines are creeping up here for the Core77 Design Awards, and so is the end of our jury captain interview series! We wanted to familiarize you …

Information Architecture

Game Design and Interaction Design: Cambridge sQuizUp

Cambridge sQuizUp is an interaction design, UI/UX and game design project shared by Rafael Lima and Bernardo Bulcão on their Behance profiles. …

Game Design

IDF seeks Community Ambassador to help the world learn more about design

The Interaction Design Foundation is the world's most prestigious producer of free and low-cost educational materials for designers. We have the …

Information Architecture

Design Thinking: The Beginner's Guide

Course Content and Goals<p>The overall goal of this Design Thinking course is to help you design better products, services, processes, strategies, …

Design Thinking

7 reasons to join the IDF: Learn great UX design: Get 3 months off your membership with the Interaction Design Foundation

I wanted to thank you! IDF is just the best thing ever. Just ever! Making this information accessible and available at the high level of quality. …

UX Design

The Interaction Design Foundation: A movement to create accessible and affordable Ivy League-level design education

About The Interaction Design Foundation<p>We are an independent non-profit initiative with an objective that sounds like a paradox: that of increasing …

UX Design

Personas – Why and How You Should Use Them

<i>Personas are fictional characters, which you create based upon your research in order to represent the different user types that might use your</i> …

UX Design

Natural User Interfaces – What are they and how do you design user interfaces that feel natural?

<i>User interfaces that you interact with using modalities such as touch, gestures or voice are often referred to as Natural User Interfaces (NUI). We</i> …

Information Architecture

Step-by-Step Guide: Become an Excellent Interaction Designer

In recent years, with the rise of the Internet industry, designer quickly became a popular profession. The thriving designer career trends attract …

UX Design

How to manage the users’ expectations when designing smart products

<i>Smart products that adapt to aspects of the users’ activity, context or personality have become commonplace. With more and more products which act</i> …

UX Design

The Building Blocks of Visual Design

<i>Visual design is about creating and making the general aesthetics of a product consistent. To create the aesthetic style of a website or app, we work</i> …

Digital Design

What Science Can Teach You about Designing Great Graphical User Interface Animations

When we create graphical user interfaces (GUIs) that mimic the physical world our users can easily understand and use them—simply by predicting how …

UI Design

The Use of Story and Emotions in Gamification

<i>Gamification projects can benefit from storytelling features; these features can help arouse emotional connections with players. They can enhance the</i> …

Information Architecture

Exciting Design Competitions, Conferences and Classes This Week. Bonus: Let Your Nerd Flag Fly at an OG Screensaver Exhibit

Our weekly roundup of design events for January 30 - February 5<p><i>Jumpstart your week with our insider's guide to events in the design world. From</i> …

3D Printing

The Persona Template for Gamification

<i>For any gamification project, you’ll need to do research on players in order to determine what they will require from the gamified system. The</i> …

Information Architecture

Understanding the Person in Terms of Gamification Design

<i>The best projects in gamification focus on the players themselves. Players, unlike users, choose to become involved with your efforts (or they choose</i> …

Information Architecture

User-centred Design in a Gamification Context

Gamification, like many other forms of design, has its roots in user-centred design (UCD). If you’re going to develop awesome gamified systems, …

Information Architecture

The Evolution of UX Education

User experience is a relatively young discipline, that has its roots in human factors and ergonomics. Understanding how humans interact with …

Education

The Archetypes of UX Design

When I interview design candidates fresh out of school I always ask them, “When you get assigned a new project, what part do you hope you get to do, …

Product Management

Streaming suicide & other design decisions

“<b>A 12-year-old girl live-streamed her suicide. It took two weeks for Facebook to take the video down</b>.”<p>So reads the headline of a January 15 news …

Information Architecture

FAQ: Tips and tools for getting started in user experience design (aka UX)

As an interaction designer on the Material Design team at Google, I often receive emails and questions from people who are trying to transition to UX …

UX Design

How Can Designers Learn More about UX?

The steps to incorporating helpful digital skills into your work<p>There's an increasingly smaller gap these days between the roles of designers working …

UX Design

Functionality and Mobile Design – Don’t Shrink the Screen, Focus on the Tasks

Mobile design and design for other devices such as laptops and desktops does not mean producing the same product, just smaller. It means focusing on …

UX Design

The Best UX and Design Conferences in 2017

A great way of learning more about <b>User Experience</b> and getting in touch with professionals who share the same passion as you is to attend <b>UX …

The Best Design Articles of 2016

There’s nearly two million blog posts published per day. That’s the equivalent to 730 million blog posts per year.<p>Fortunately for you, the Toptal …

Design

Dictionaries of UX design principles

< Back to UX topics. We hardly ever read a book from start to finish. What’s great about design dictionaries is you can browse, get inspired and look …

Design