26. Dezember 2015

The Year in Design (Jeffrey Zeldman)

Mobile is today’s first screen. So design responsively, focusing on content and structure first. (medium.com)

9. Dezember 2015

Animation in Responsive Design (Val Head)

Animation and responsive design can sometimes feel like they’re at odds with each other. Animation often needs space to do its thing, but RWD tells us that the amount of space we’ll have available is going to change a lot. Balancing that can lead to some tricky animation situations. (24ways.org)

What happened to Apple design? (Nick Statt)

Apple today announced its very own battery cases for the iPhone 6 and 6S. And where Apple design chief Jony Ive and crew may have seen a practical way to improve the devices' longevity, the rest of the world saw a terribly designed case — one that makes your smartphone look as if it's undergoing some type of painful evolution into a crappier product. The case is another misfire from the company often lauded for its revelatory design and just the latest instance in a series of confounding Apple hardware decisions. (theverge.com) #design

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How A Logo's Color Shapes Consumers' Opinion Of A Brand (Meg Miller)

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21. November 2015

Building Project Comet: Details Matter (Narciso Jaramillo)

I’m an engineer on the team at Adobe that’s developing Project Comet, a new UX design and prototyping tool. We’re building it from scratch rather than using an existing codebase, so there’s been plenty to do just getting the basics implemented. Multithreaded rendering, vector rasterization, canvas decoration drawing and interaction handling…all before you can even draw a rectangle! (medium.com)

Picking The Right Methods To Improve Navigation (Jeff Sauro)

Despite improvements in search technology, most users still take a browse-first approach to find products and information on websites. That makes navigation important, not only on websites but also in mobile apps, operating systems, and the various devices we interact with. (measuringu.com)

The Evolution of a UI Designer into a Product Designer (Nick Parker)

What is a “product”? Until recently, the term was only used in relation to something material (telephone, TV, refrigerator), but progress can’t be stopped, this term can now relate to plans from wireless providers, different types of banking services to services and applications in IT. We will now discuss the latest type of products. (awwwards.com)

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18. November 2015

7 things I learned working at a user-centred design agency (Luke Jones)

At the end of November, I’ll be handing my MacBook back over to cxpartners and moving on to new pastures over at Hudl. I’ve learned a huge amount during my time at cxpartners and achieved more than I ever thought I would by my mid-20s. The cxpartners approach to design is far removed from anything I’ve ever experienced, so I had to adapt quickly, learning along the way that I was a young & foolish designer who had a bunch of assumptions that were wrong. Here are a few things that I have learned in my tenure at this wonderful agency. (medium.com)

The State of Mobile E-Commerce Search and Category Navigation (Jamie Appleseed)

Mobile is still among the hottest web design topics – especially within e-commerce, where it frequently constitutes 30-50% of all traffic. Yet IBM has for the second year in a row documented that mobile conversion rates are roughly half of that of their desktop counterpart. After completing an extensive mobile e-commerce benchmark study, it’s easy to understand why some cry out for caution. (baymard.com)

The politics and aesthetics of participatory HCI (Peter Wright, John McCarthy)

Involving users in the design of systems has been a byword in HCI since its inception. The nature and depth of this involvement has varied from identifying needs and requirements to imagining solutions and evaluating outcomes. As different disciplinary perspectives and values have been brought to bear on the design of interactive systems, how user involvement has been understood and configured has also varied. Most recently we are becoming accustomed to working with terms like human-centered design, experience-centered design, participatory design, and co-design, which represent the range of different viewpoints and value systems at play in HCI design research. (acm.org)

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23. Oktober 2015

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The Make People Buy Things Secret For Designers (Addison Duvall)

Audacious title, ‘The Make People Buy Things Secret,’ isn’t it? Imagine a single element that any designer – serving clients in any industry – can use to make a target market more likely to purchase your client’s products and services. If such a thing exists, what do you think it might be? Think about it for a second while I discuss marketing. (speckyboy.com)

22. Oktober 2015

Create responsive forms and tables (Matt Griffin and Patrick Fulton)

Some years ago we started a small web agency called Bearded. In 2010 responsive web design completely changed how we work. Ethan Marcotte's simple yet groundbreaking approach pointed the way towards a web that embraces the constantly expanding world of mobile devices, ensures content parity, and takes progressive enhancement to its next logical step. (creativebloq.com)

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The Art Of UX In MVP (Yona Gidalevitz)

User Experience Designers (UXDs) working on Minimum Viable Product (MVP) builds have it rough. The thought process has to shift ever so slightly in MVP builds, and in such a way that it can disrupt your conception of what “good UX” really is. (usabilitygeek.com)

20 Cognitive Biases that Screw Up Your Decisions (Joel Marsh)

These same cognitive biases can also be useful in your designs. If you know that your users make these mistakes, make features and design content to help them understand better! (thehipperelement.com)

Determining the Real Wants of Your Client (Andra Postolache)

The freelancing world is filled with a great number of complex skill sets and many artists; freelance designers are constantly trying to match their skills and talents to the demands of their clients. While working on a new project can be amazingly satisfying, it can also be stressful and frustrating when your ideas don’t match up with what the client is looking for. (speckyboy.com)

The Unicorn Workflow, Design to Code with Atomic Design Principles and Sketch (Joe Toscano)

Brad Frost, the stunning human being in the video above, is largely responsible for the system this article is about. Atomic Design was developed in response to the responsive, digital world we live in. (medium.com)

4. Oktober 2015

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10 Guidelines For Navigation Usability (Preston Pierce )

When it comes to usability, ease-of-navigation should be a top priority for web developers. The number one most annoying feature of a website is improper or confusing navigation, leaving users lost and wondering what to do next. If you’re lucky enough, some users just might scour through the website to accomplish their purpose of visiting the website. However, most users simply pop-out and add more numbers to the website bounce rate — and we all want to avoid that! (usabilitygeek.com)

How to Deal With Overly Opinionated Design Clients (Addison Duvall)

Do you know what a shoemaker is? Well… it’s a person who makes shoes. But it also has another meaning. In the culinary world, a shoemaker is a hack – someone who is typically ill-informed and incompetent, and who uses shortcuts to get around their lack of skill. (speckyboy.com)

3 Exercises to Sharpen Your UX Skills (Jennifer Winter)

Being a great UXer takes a lot of work. You need to be creative, empathetic, articulate, and patient (among many, many, other qualities). And those traits don’t just manifest overnight. Like an athlete, you need to train and exercise your UX muscles as often as possible to stay in top form. To help keep your UX game at its best, we’ve collected a few helpful exercises to keep you in tip-top shape. So put on your legwarmers and headbands, and get to work! (usertesting.com)

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Using High Colour Contrast For More Accessible Design (Anna Monus)

A high bounce rate is frequently caused by the poor visual accessibility of a website. When fonts are too small, or they are hardly legible, when there are too many distractions or not enough whitespace, many people just leave the site without a second thought. One of the most frequent reasons for early abandonment is the poorly selected colour schemes that decreases the readability of the content. (hongkiat.com)

This Idea Must Die (Brad Frost)

e’d like to hear about what idea or thing in Web Design/Web Development you think our Industry must let go of in order to achieve progress. I think it’s an excellent question, so here’s my answer. I think the idea that must die is the notion that the Web is this singular, definable, quantifiable thing. I often hear a lot of dogmatic language around what the Web is and that’s often used to justify that person’s One Right Way of doing things. (bradfrost.com)

16. September 2015

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When A Survey Is The Better Research Method (Jeff Sauro)

Have you taken a terrible survey? Or, perhaps you were on the receiving end of the results? Too long. Leading questions. Poor response options. Overgeneralized findings and misinterpreted data. There's no doubt that surveys can be overused and abused. Maybe you've even thought about abandoning them altogether. (measuringu.com)

Why is it so Easy to Get 'Mobile First' Wrong? (James Archer)

There’s definitely some logic to the underlying philosophy of the “mobile first” approach to design, but there are also some hidden problems that cause even experienced designers to make some fundamental user experience mistakes. Doing it wrong serves only to reverse the underlying problem, creating a painful desktop experience instead of a painful mobile experience, which only moves the problem around rather than actually solving it. (deep.design)

Should You Use a Custom Scroll Indicator? A Study with Eye-Tracking (Curt Arledge)

In recent years, I’ve noticed more and more websites using custom UI elements to indicate how far the user has scrolled down a page. Custom scroll position indicators come in many forms: variations on the traditional vertical scrollbar, horizontal elements at the top or bottom of the page, and other unique styles. Custom scroll indicators can offer the benefit of visual consistency across operating systems and provide needed feedback when the native scrollbar gets hijacked by infinite scroll. (viget.com)

Interactive Packaging: 15 Clever Examples You Should Check Out (Shelagh Hammer)

Our packaging choices are constantly evolving. Today however, creativity reigns more so than ever before. People crave something different, either through activity, unique statements, or humor. This is where interactive packaging comes in. Interactive packaging is not only well designed in the visual realm but also serves a purpose such as entertainment or functionality. As the name implies, interactive packaging stands out on the shelves by establishing a "cool" factor through giving buyers something to do or an easier way to use the product. (hongkiat.com)

28. August 2015

How Marketing Funnels Work (Zach Bulygo)

What Are Funnels? You undoubtedly want visitors on your website to take certain actions. Maybe you want them to make a purchase, sign up, or fill out a form. When someone does something you want them to do, it’s known as a conversion. The visitor converts from browsing to taking the action you want them to take. (kissmetrics.com)

Measuring Accessibility In The User Experience (UX) And The Searcher Experience (Shari Thurow)

Accessibility is an important facet of the user experience and of one of its subsets, the searcher experience. Too often, Web professionals put users and technology into silos. Usability and UX professionals view accessibility from a human/user perspective. And technical search engine optimization (SEO) professionals view accessibility purely from a technology perspective. (marketingland.com)

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5 elements that every UX Designer needs (Thao)

Ivan Chermayeff, A UX design expert once said that “Design is directed toward human beings. To design is to solve human problems by identifying them and executing the best solution.” That is a designer’s duty, and a designer always thinks based on customer standpoints. Here are 5 premises, that are critical and should be taken into account by every UX designer... (apiumtech.com)

The Path to Brand Consistency with a Style Guide (Jesse Dean)

The design and development of websites and apps is both a complex and time consuming process. With the number of team members involved, assets required and lines of code needed, it is easy to see how consistency can take a back seat to simple project completion. (jessedean.ca)

Busting 9 UX Myths Like a Boss (Michael Georgiou)

While the concept of user experience and the term UX have become seemingly ubiquitous in the workplace, most non-UX professionals still have the wrong idea about what it is. Here are nine such common UX myths and ways to bust them like a boss! (usabilitytools.com)

24. August 2015

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23. August 2015

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The Secret to Successful Food Packaging Design (Addison Duvall)

We all see it every day. That box, that wrapper, those bottles, jars, and cans. Food packaging is something that permeates our lives, and yet most people don’t ever stop to consider how it actually affects the decisions we make when we purchase our food. From the moment you make a selection in the store to the moment you get your groceries home and open them, food package designers have carefully engineered each step of your eating experience to make sure you make the choices that are right for you. (speckyboy.com)

7 Deadly Mobile App UI Design Sins You Should Never Commit (Alexis Piperides)

Are rules made to be broken? It really depends on the rule. In the world of mobile app UI design, there is some wiggle room when it comes to things like aesthetics, gestures, and animations. There may be cases when a plain, functional app makes more sense than a showy one, or vice versa. (proto.io)

12 Design Research methods to get inspired by users (Matt Cooper-Wright)

A 1–2 hour interview with a current or future user, ideally at home or in the context of the thing you’re designing. For example, interviewing someone at their gym for a project about wellness. The goal is to build up a deep understanding of an individual’s life, decisions and challenges. There are two reasons to interview people: firstly, to be inspired by the way people are encountering and solving problems; secondly, to build empathy for users. (medium.com)

17. August 2015

The Inspiration Lie (Tobias van Schneider )

We’re always waiting for inspiration to find us. We’re waiting to get inspired to paint this perfect piece of art, to build the next big thing or to come up with this great advertising idea. We’re just sitting there waiting. I still do it sometimes, like an idiot as if I don’t know better after all these years of chasing inspiration. (medium.com)

The Customer Experience Is Everyone’s Business (Katy Keim)

The experience people have with brands today doesn’t have a traditional start and end point. Quite the contrary: The experience a brand creates for its customers is really all about evergreen engagement across all screens, senses, and, in many ways, sensibilities. (marketingland.com)

Size matters: A simple, interactive tool shows the real size of India, China, and Africa (Omar Mohammed)

Africa is massive; 30.22 million sq km, in fact. It can swallow up the whole of Europe, for instance. Africa is the second largest continent in the world. Yet the Mercator map does not actually reflect this reality. (qz.com)

Creating an IKEA Alternative in America (Carly Ayres)

Yes, I admit it: I have IKEA furniture. While my design degree has given me a deep appreciation for high-quality, midcentury furnishings, my budget hasn't quite caught up to my taste, and I'm left sheepishly amassing an array of tiny IKEA Allen wrenches in a junk drawer. Maybe that's why I was excited to see Greycork's Indiegogo campaign. The furniture startup hopes to take a bite out of IKEA's market, luring consumers with higher quality goods at a similar price point. At the cornerstone of its recently launched collection (available for pre-order only through the campaign) is a sofa, which Greycork promises can be assembled in four minutes, no tools (not even Allen wrenches) required. (core77.com)

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16. August 2015

Design Thinking Comes of Age (Jon Kolko)

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work. (hbr.org)

How to Improve the Customer Experience for your B2B Customers (Patty Seybold)

I thought you might like to know about the current Moments of Truth that keep emerging as we work with business customers to co-design their ideal customer experiences in a wide variety of industries, with quite different products and services—from software to information, from analysis to capital equipment, from professional services to office or manufacturing supplies. (outsideinnovation)

Marketing Teams Will Soon Include 'Engagement Scientists' (Paul Ford)

There’s a new kind of job that’s emerging, blending the skillsets of a marketing expert with that of a data scientist. The “engagement scientist” is seen as an evolution of the data scientist’s role. We can — and should — see engagement science pick up steam within the next 12 months. So what exactly is engagement science? Engagement science enables seamless integration between data and marketing strategies. It provides a platform for marketers and data scientists to interact with customers in a meaningful way. Engagement scientists create a better, stronger understanding of how customers interact with their brands, then implement strategic decisions based on analysis. (marketingland.com)

How chimpanzees helped inspire the Windows start menu (Matt Weinberger)

When Windows 95 came out twenty years ago, its headlining feature was the new Start menu, giving easy access to programs and documents. The official theme song for the Windows 95 launch was even “Start Me Up” by the Rolling Stones. (businessinsider.com)

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