Great Questions Lead to Great Design – A Guide to the Design Thinking Process

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in UX | No Comments

Great designers help teams and stakeholders make better decisions by using questions to identify opportunities, reveal underlying needs, and understand user context. James Dyson, having been inspired by a centrifuge used to separate paint particles from the air, came up with the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner in 1983 after famously going through 5,127 prototypes—the epitome […]

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 […]

Dashboard Design – Considerations and Best Practices

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in UX | No Comments

Dashboards are a unique and powerful way to present data-based intelligence using data visualization techniques that display relevant, actionable data as well as track stats and key performance indicators (KPIs). Dashboards should present this data in a quick, easy-to-scan format with the most relevant information understandable at a glance. The term was born from the […]

New Realities: VR, AR, MR, and the Future of Design

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in UI, UX | No Comments

Advances in artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and virtual reality mean fresh design opportunities for designers. The digital and technological landscape is constantly changing, and in many ways accelerating. Designers tasked to come up with innovative ideas have to keep track of what is trending and where the creative opportunities are. Recognizing the changes that are […]

What is UX Design? Common Misconceptions and UX Myths

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in UX | No Comments

Even after all these years, it seems like “UX” is still a buzzword at many companies—“We don’t just need a designer,” the VP of Product declares, “We need a UX Designer!” An audible gasp is heard in the room; everyone in the meeting nods in agreement while surreptitiously Googling “What is UX design?” and “What does […]

TV UI Design: Working with White Space

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in UX | No Comments

Designing for TV requires a comprehensive, disciplined understanding of UX principles. One of the elements that is a constant concern when designing for TV is the use of white space in design. There are too many TV apps on the market that don’t know how to (or consciously choose not to) properly harness white space. The […]

Button Design Over the Years – The Dribbble Timeline

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in UX | No Comments

Buttons. With them, we finalize shopping on the internet, we log in to our bank app, and we submit forms filled with our most personal information. Web design is growing at an incredible pace, and styles seem to change from month to month. In just a few years, we have gone from text links to […]

7 Tips for Shooting the Perfect Kickstarter Video

7 Tips for Shooting the Perfect Kickstarter Video

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in UI, UX | No Comments

Producing a fundraising video for Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Fundable, or a promotional YouTube video for a business can be a fairly big investment. A startup founder will often pitch an idea speaking directly to the camera—this is known as a single-presenter video pitch or “talking head.” Unfortunately, not many people do it well. It is said, “you never get […]

Heuristic Analysis for UX – How to Run a Usability Evaluation

Heuristic Analysis for UX – How to Run a Usability Evaluation

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in UX | No Comments

Design is an investment, not an expense. At the risk of stating the obvious: It’s not enough to design a nice-looking product; it also has to be usable, and if you are to extract the largest ROI from a product, its usability—which generally refers to ease-of-use—takes on a vital importance. Well-designed products have great usability. Great […]

Using Emojis to Manage Sketch Files

Using Emojis to Manage Sketch Files

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in UX | No Comments

Let’s face it. With every large design project comes great responsibility to try and understand what each layer in a large Sketch file does. Browsing through layers to understand their function is not exactly the most comfortable thing to do even if good naming conventions were assigned to each layer. We designers are visual creatures […]