Tag: UX

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Floating Action Button Solves Designer’s Problems, Not The Users

Floating action buttons is a mobile first solution that doesn’t necessarily transfer to larger screens. It has become largely popular due to the popularity of contemporary web design used in Google’s Material Design which features a layer-based UI design. “An emphasis on user actions makes core functionality immediately apparent and provides waypoints for the user.”…

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Card Design Is Taking Over

The card design is taking over, seen in website, mobile apps and games, it’s everywhere. Commonly referred to as tiles, or The Stack, it is dominating design due to its ease of use and familiarity. The design is not entirely new, Pinterest was one of the first to really layout content using cards. The main…

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Is Apple’s Focus on Beauty Destroying Good Design

Apple former UX and UI designers, Bruce “Tog” Tognazzini (wrote Apple’s first human interface guidelines) and Don Norman (UX designer 1993 – 1996) wrote a feature with Co-Design stating “Apple is Destroying Good Design”. The previous employees are critical towards Apple’s design for IOS mobile devices. “Apple, you used to be the leader, why are…

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Is the Future of Tech Making UI Irrelevant?

Think back to how much text messaging changed our form of communication. Soon after touch screens fully revolutionized the way UI was designed and developed for interaction on mobile devices. We are now looking at the future of how we interact with technology. Looking at the first video for Project Soli, was both impressive and…

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The Best Guide for Designing With Gestures

As we shift more towards designing for mobile, based on search demand. It is safe to say designers are also shifting towards designing with gestures. It get tricky though, when designing for mobiles it hard to retain best practices for gestures in mind like the “thumb zone”. At this stage we are designing for more…

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Fight Against Shady UIs with Dark Patterns

How many times have you landed on a form where the “opt-in” checkbox was already checked? Well that’s recently been termed a dark UI pattern and it’s heavily discouraged among the UI/UX community. The website Dark Patterns fights against this kind of stuff by educating designers, developers, and users what to look for. Here’s a…

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The Illusion of Life: Animation for UI/UX Design

A few old men working for Walt Disney back in the early 20th century came up with a dozen working properties for lifelike animation. These “12 principles of animation” have lasted for decades and continue to hold a major influence over the animation industry. It’s only in recent years that we’ve seen animation play a…

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