Brutalist Web Design, Minimalist Web Design, and the Future of Web UX

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Concept Design, UX | No Comments

Are websites becoming more chaotic, cluttered, and unrefined? Are the rules of good design being broken? Is the web turning ugly? Is this a new trend? If you are like most designers and pay close attention to what is going on, you have heard the word brutalismbeing thrown around for a while. Brutalist websites are moving […]

Evolving Emojis: Designing for the New Face of Messaging

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Concept Design, Portfolio | No Comments

The consumer’s fragmented gaze is directed in many spaces. Consumer attention is divided between screens and apps. The average consumer spends about four hours per day on mobile phones with text messages accounting for a majority of the communication time. 50% of time spent is in social, messaging, media, and entertainment applications. This growth has […]

Designing for Human Behavior: Defining the Intangibles

Designing for Human Behavior: Defining the Intangibles

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in Concept Design, UX | No Comments

Using both behavioral analytics and data science to shape the user experience: Designing an empathic experience requires total immersion into the lives of your target audience. As the UX professional’s precept “walk a mile in your customer’s shoes” implies, interviews, personas, use cases, user flows, journey maps, focus groups, etc. are involved in an educated […]

Designing for Interactive Environments and Smart Spaces

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Concept Design | No Comments

Design comes in all shapes and sizes, whether it be wearable, hand-held, the size of an arena, or a virtual borderless experience! Yesterday’s point-and-click technology is quickly fading, and as designers, we need to keep up with the times. But whatever we are faced with designing, human experience should be the source of our inspiration […]

13 Podcasts Every Designer Should Listen To

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Concept Design | No Comments

Every designer has a different way of “plugging in” when they start working on a new design. Listening to music is probably one of the best options when you go on a design sprint. You might prefer putting on a guilty-pleasure TV show in the background. But once in a while, you might want to […]

Framer Tutorial: 7 Simple Microinteractions to Improve Your Prototypes

Framer Tutorial: 7 Simple Microinteractions to Improve Your Prototypes

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Concept Design | No Comments

Welcome to the second installment of our Framer tutorial series. In the last article, we learned about the basics of using Framer in Design mode, as well as how to write some simple code to make our designs come to life. In this piece, we will focus on using Framer to create microinteractions and animated transitions. […]

Boost Your UX with These Successful Interaction Design Principles

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Concept Design, UX | No Comments

There’s a fine line between an interaction that works and one that is unusable. Interaction design principles help bridge the divide. Well-executed interaction design plays a huge role in the implementation of great UX, and is indisputably one of the fundamentals of UX design principles. “Unusable” means “I’m moving on,” and no matter how “good […]

A Design Workflow Tutorial for Developers: Deliver Better UI/UX On Time

A Design Workflow Tutorial for Developers: Deliver Better UI/UX On Time

Original Article BY LUBOS VOLKOV - LEAD PRODUCT DESIGNER @ TOPTAL #Design #Development #Freelance #Remote #UI #UX #Workflow Editor’s Note: Lubos Volkov is an experienced designer who has worked remotely with numerous developers throughout his career. As the product designer at Toptal, Lubos interacts daily with team members from a variety of departments including engineering, community, and content. He is a talented designer whose communication […]