UX Design

Understanding Storyboarding in the Software Design Process

Why storyboarding? Though storyboarding makes the software design process lengthy due to an additional step, they are a brilliant way to capture, …

Design

7 Ways to Design at Lightning Speed (and Still Be Good)

Some of the world’s best designers – and even the best designers where you work – all have something in common: Many of them know how to work at …

UI Design

Design Challenge Toolkit: Why Universal Design?

Why Universal Design?<p><b>DEFINITION OF UNIVERSAL DESIGN</b><p>As applied to housing, universal design means accommodating design features that are integrated …

Design

Thoughts on: What should be my design title?

What should be my design title? This is a different approach from our usual inspirational features, hope you will follow along. This question was …

Design

Fluent Design System – Why You Should Care About The New UI Style

When it comes to the User Interface Design system done by Microsoft, you probably have in mind some failures connected with Metro and Modern. …

UI Design

Building Consensus by Mapping Experiences

Conference Talk<p>Get practical advice on how mapping experiences can lead to strategic conversations in your organization<br>• Learn specific techniques that …

Design

Google I/O 20017—Why peaking changes everything. – Muzli -Design Inspiration

Why peaking helps conversion of user goals.<p>The only bit of UI that Google showed that changes the way we interact with the screen. Everything else …

Google I/O

Design principle: Error & Forgiveness

Making errors is an integral part of the way we humans live. We trip over when we are learning to walk and we press the wrong buttons when we use new …

Usability

How I Create 10x Content Using Graphic Guides

It's not enough to just do what everyone else does. Differentiate yourself with 10x content.<p>Content and graphics have always worked side by side. Think back to the picture books you used to read as a kid. Without the pictures, the story wouldn't have been as great, right?<p>The same goes for your …

Digital Marketing

Why better design leads to better AI

As a judge for the newly minted Mobile UX Awards, I get to see and evaluate many different kinds of mobile experiences — including chatbots. Nearly 10 years after the launch of the game-changing app store, UX designers are programmed to apply app design thinking to just about every mobile …

Design

Cultural relativism presentation FITC UX/UI spotlight

Cultural relativism is the understanding that a person’s behaviors and activities should be interpreted in the context of their own culture. We rely heavily on this principle to understand user groups in order to design digital systems for them. Our current models for understanding and quantifying …

Design

This app uses artificial intelligence to turn design mockups into source code

While traditionally it has been the task of front-end developers to transform the work of designers from raw graphical user interface mockups to actual source code, this trend might soon be a thing of the past – courtesy of artificial intelligence.<p>Copenhagen-based startup UIzard Technologies has …

UI Design

Here's how to design ecommerce CTAs that convert

One of the core principles of good UX design is that every page should have a single primary purpose. If you can’t answer the question <i>“What is the</i> …

Usability

Storyframes before wireframes: starting designs in the text editor

Browsing through a well-crafted interface is like reading a great story (or flipping through a great comic book). As designers, why are we not …

Design

Where Design Education Needs To Go Next

Students should learn through social innovation–but they also have to understand’s design’s limitations, says ArtCenter’s Mariana Amatullo.<p><b>Mariana Amatullo is vice president of Designmatters at ArtCenter College of Design. She spoke to Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women, a series of interviews with</b> …

Design

Generating User Interface Code From Images Using Machine Learning

As machine learning matures, we're finding more and more applications for the technology, beyond the niche and novelty. It's even starting to …

UI Design

Affordance in user interface design

The properties of an object which allow it’s function.<p>Brief history<p>One of the top cited American psychologist James J. Gibson from the Department of …

UI Design

Shopify SEO: How to Optimize Your Store for Success

Want your Shopify store to rank in Position 1 on Google? No matter the platform, the same SEO principles apply if you want your e-commerce store to …

SEO

Prototype Smaller, Prototype Often

It’s taken me a few years since graduating from school to realize my greatest enemy was the oversized aspirations I had for each project.<p>As an …

Interaction Design

Google’s New Color Tool Lets Android UI Designers Trial Palettes In Real Time

<b>Google’s</b> Material Design—a collection of guidelines that defines what an Android app should look like—has been given an update to provide greater …

UI Design

UWP and the evolution of touch development

How is programming for touch development on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) different from mouse and keyboard development in Windows Forms? This …

UI Design

So You Have A New Gesture

<b>Gestures</b> are an inescapable facet of mobile development. Once just an exciting feature of Apple’s new touch screen technology, gestures have now …

7 Great Movies for Web Designers

<i>Objectified</i> is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. …

Graphic Design

Taking 'Focus on Users' Advice Can Kill Your SEO Traffic

Why it's critical to keep your technical SEO in check when making user experience improvements.<p>If you ask Google the best way to do SEO, it will tell you to focus on the user and everything else will follow. Today, SEO is all about creating great, unique content that delights customers.<p>Marketers …

SEO

Good UX Means Good SEO

When the web as we know it today was in its infancy, and search tools became a primary navigation of said web, folks starting competing for spots in …

SEO

How to get started with user testing at your company

UX research is a core component of a successful product design process. It helps you build empathy with your users and understand their behavior and …

Usability

Essential Practices for Mobile App Testing You Should Always Follow

Every new day, thousands of new apps are launched. With apps integration now possible into self-driving cars, wearables, drones, digital assistants …

Usability

Website Evaluation

There are many approaches to website evaluation, and they can seem daunting, especially if you are not an accessibility professional. Thankfully, …

Usability

Realism, expectations, and the fidelity contract in VR design

Virtual reality is unlike any other medium that designers work with. For decades, we’ve been creating software experiences for external devices with …

Usability