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What UX Designers Can Learn from Video Games’ Obsession with UI

In video games, the user interface (UI) is everything. It helps foster an experience that looks and behaves in a convincing way and keeps players immersed in the game. Over the years, games have continued to innovate in their approach to UI, experimenting and iterating on how they present vital information to users without breaking … Continue reading What UX Designers Can Learn from Video Games’ Obsession with UI

The 5 best cities for UI/UX designers

A quick glance at the 50 best jobs in America on Glassdoor reveals that many of the best roles centre around some form of experience creation or design. Product managers, marketing managers, and UX designers are just a few positions on the list that are focused on digital product design. The writers over at Justinmind … Continue reading The 5 best cities for UI/UX designers

Desktop vs. mobile app design: how to optimize your user experience

The mobile wave hit hard. As early as 2014, internet usage for mobile apps eclipsed usage for desktop (in the U.S.), and not long after in 2016, total internet browsing on mobile surpassed that on the desktop (worldwide). This wave changed the game of digital design. Source: Desktop vs. mobile app design: how to optimize … Continue reading Desktop vs. mobile app design: how to optimize your user experience

10 Instagram Accounts For UI & UX Design Inspiration

Instagram is one of the best sites to find quality UX inspiration. But you need to know who to follow and which hashtags are worth browsing. I’m hoping this article will set you on the right path with a collection of the 12 best UX accounts on Instagram. Source: 10 Instagram Accounts For UI & … Continue reading 10 Instagram Accounts For UI & UX Design Inspiration

What Is Conversational User Experience (UX)

Conversational UX is a user experience that combines chat, voice or any other natural language-based technology to mimic a human conversation. It doesn’t matter whether the conversation between machine and human is via a voice-enabled product or application, such as Siri or Alexa or through a text-based conversational interface such as a chatbot or instant … Continue reading What Is Conversational User Experience (UX)

How To Design Emotional Interfaces For Boring Apps

When your product deals with repetitive tasks, it’s hard to keep users excited about it. That’s where UI comes into play. Let’s talk about elements that make an interface more emotional. About the author — Alice Đšotlyarenko , Smashing Magazine There’s a trickling line of ones and zeros that disappears behind a large yellow tube. … Continue reading How To Design Emotional Interfaces For Boring Apps

9 Proven Tips to Improve your E-Commerce UX

9 Proven Tips to Improve your E-Commerce UX Today’s world of e-commerce is growing rapidly and dramatically and seems isn’t going to slow down. A Statista survey states that retail e-commerce sales worldwide amounted to 2.8 trillion U.S. dollars in 2018, and e-retail revenues are forecasted to grow to 4.88 trillion U.S. dollars in 2021. … Continue reading 9 Proven Tips to Improve your E-Commerce UX

UX Design Trends for 2019

What does this year hold for user experience design? We identify key trends in the interactive field from crypto to screen time and more. You're up to date on visual trends for 2019  and the Pantone colour that will define it, but what about predictions away from the creative field? Source: UX Design Trends for … Continue reading UX Design Trends for 2019

Why UX/UI designer should know how to draw illustrations and what are the first steps to begin.

I know what you thought while reading the title—Why UX/UI designer should know how to… code, right? That’s a vital discussion indeed, but this article highlights a completely different theme and I’ll tell you why it’s that important. Source: Why UX/UI designer should know how to draw illustrations and what are the first steps to … Continue reading Why UX/UI designer should know how to draw illustrations and what are the first steps to begin.

The great balloon of User Experience: from UX to Product Design

This is about my journey from me being an Information Architect to UX Designer to Product Designer, and what I think about the current state of our industry. Over 10 years ago I woke up one day and I decided to change my job title from Information Architect to User Experience Designer. Source: The great … Continue reading The great balloon of User Experience: from UX to Product Design

How and why motion design strengthens UI

Coming from a graphic design background—including all the illustration, hand-lettering, dye-cutting, and brainstorming involved—from a distance, UI and web design appeared to be tedious and boring. Until I realized that UI isn’t boring at all. Source: How and why motion design strengthens UI

Best Design Practices for Landing Pages

If you are a marketer, you probably already know the importance of landing pages. This dedicated stand-alone page guides users to perform a single action. If designed well can draw the visitor to click your call to action button and enter your marketing funnel. Source: Best Design Practices for Landing Pages

What’s the difference between a splash page, landing page and website?

Just Because It’s On The Web, Doesn’t Mean It’s A “Website”. In this post, I’ll explain the differences in hopes that it will help you to decide which might be best for your business. There are several different terms that are used to describe different things that are on the web. Source: What’s the difference … Continue reading What’s the difference between a splash page, landing page and website?

Need help choosing a UX/UI Tool in 2018? Check these options

Growing demand for UI/UX designers has resulted in higher salaries. Demand for those who claim UX design skills and experience is especially pronounced. You’ll find that getting on board is much easier when you have the right tools and know how to use them. Source: Need help choosing a UX/UI Tool in 2018? Check these … Continue reading Need help choosing a UX/UI Tool in 2018? Check these options

10 CSS Gradient Libraries & Webapps for UI Designers

Free online tools are the norm for modern designers. Why reinvent the wheel if you can save time with a free resource? If you search around, you’ll find plenty of tools for patterns and color picking . But you’ll have a tougher time finding resources built around gradients. Source: 10 CSS Gradient Libraries & Webapps … Continue reading 10 CSS Gradient Libraries & Webapps for UI Designers

10 Free Wireframe Kits To Speed Up Your Design Workflow

The wireframing process is crucial to every new UI project. Before you get into the colours and typography you have to consider the user experience first. And this all starts with great wireframing. Many designers prefer working on paper, but wireframing kits let you work digitally too. Source: 10 Free Wireframe Kits To Speed Up … Continue reading 10 Free Wireframe Kits To Speed Up Your Design Workflow

17 reasons to use Storyboards in UX Design

Imagine you were living in a perfect world. A world where everybody has fast, stable and unthrottled connections, reliable and powerful devices, exquisite screens, and capable, resilient browsers. The screens and user’s purposes are diverse, yet your interfaces adapt to varying conditions swiftly and seamlessly. Source: 17 reasons to use Storyboards in UX Design

The 5 most common rapid prototyping mistakes and how to avoid them

Talk to your customers, whip up a barebones working model of your app or webpage, continue iterating, and voila . Rapid prototyping in a nutshell. What could go wrong? Turns out there are a number of common traps designers encounter along the way. Source: The 5 most common rapid prototyping mistakes and how to avoid … Continue reading The 5 most common rapid prototyping mistakes and how to avoid them

UX Trends for 2019

There are very few industries as dynamic and fast-paced as UX, and every year seems to bring a fresh wave of trends, challenges and talking points. Throughout 2018, we saw an increased focus on data-driven UX , accompanied by the rise of the UX researcher role . Source: UX Trends for 2019