How to Build an Effective Design Framework

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in UI | No Comments

If you’ve been in the design world for a while, you’ve probably heard these terms: design framework, UI framework, UI kit, or pattern library. They all refer to the same thing—a system of design standards, templates, UI patterns, and components that are used throughout a product and serve its design language. If you haven’t created a […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Product Designer’s Guide to Competitive Analysis

A Product Designer’s Guide to Competitive Analysis

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in UX | No Comments

For anyone starting to design a new product, it is critical to make sure it has good market fit. The product also has to have a compelling competitive advantage over others in the marketplace. So how do you evaluate competitive edge? By running an effective competitive analysis. Competitive analysis means: “Identifying your competitors and evaluating their strategies […]