Design flows that are tied to clear objectives allow us to create a positive user experience and a valuable one for the business we’re working for.
Google Circles and the new Path showcase some great interaction design, but the product ideas might be inherently flawed.
In 2011 I learned that emotion is at the heart of every decision we make.
My problem with many modern UIs is that they never get past the telling phase. They're always dressing up their various functions with glows and bevels and curves, and in the process they somehow become overbearing to my senses.
As a UX professional, I sketch every day. I often take over entire walls in our office and cover them with sketches, mapping out everything from context scenarios to wire frames and presentations.
Craig Grannell quizzes the industry’s finest about the web design and development trends that will occur over the coming 12 months and that you need to be mindful of.
When we start to realize that more is not necessarily better, and that we can get by with less stuff, we try to simplify by removing unnecessary elements so we can focus on what’s truly important.
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You have probably heard about the continual struggle between Apple and Samsung over similarities in their designs. Apple is suing Samsung and asking the courts to block the sale of the Galaxy Tab in many countries (and succeeding).
I just returned from Dave McClure’s excellent Warm Gun Conference, and I haven’t been this excited to be a designer in a while. From what I saw and experienced there I daresay there are signs we’re entering a golden age of Design.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how we tackle UI & UX design problems in Discovr. One issue that’s been especially tricky to solve is how to explain the different gestures and actions in the app.
The goal of Design for Developers is to teach interface design as a set of rules: there are some good default values for a lot of design decisions that you should remember.
Get the new year off to a positive start with these design resolutions
The Computer History Museum of Mountain View, California, has published a video of a speech given by the late Steve Jobs in 1980. The speech shows that even then the 25 year old was highly focused on the user experience.
How do we convince our engineering and product counterparts to care about design fit and finish? I’ve struggled with this issue many times. Here’s what I’ve learned.
3D transforms are awesome, but they're even cooler with lighting effects!
If you want to ship great products, writes the Designer Fund's Enrique Allen, you've got to have a designer in your founding group.
“Desingineer” -> mythical person startups are looking for who can do UI, UX and also excellent front-and back-end coding.
Wireframing is important. I don’t think I need to labour the point about this, Its something most designer folk involve themselves with at the start of the design process. If you don’t, you really should.