New Freebie: Printable iPhone X Templates

By | September 14th, 2017|Freebies|

Updating my printable templates to include the iPhone X.

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Source: Free Printable iPhone X Templates by Matthew Stephens – Dribbble

Great Article: A Designer’s Code of Ethics – Dear Design Student

By | July 18th, 2017|Articles|

Rarely do designers take a step back and ask themselves about the human impact of their work. Are we doing good? How do my designs fit into the larger fabric of society? This article does a good job of addressing this.

Source: A Designer’s Code of Ethics – Dear Design Student

Great Article: Gamification in UX. Increasing User Engagement. – UX Planet

By | April 28th, 2017|Articles|

A nice summary of gamification, a few examples, and how these concepts can be applied to the UX of your app.

Source: Gamification in UX. Increasing User Engagement. – UX Planet

Great Article: Creating Usability with Motion: The UX in Motion Manifesto

By | April 3rd, 2017|Articles|

A well-written, comprehensive assessment of motion in UX.

Source: Creating Usability with Motion: The UX in Motion Manifesto

New Dribbble Post: American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Booklet

By | March 30th, 2017|Marketing, Work|

I’ve been happy to volunteer my time at the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network. This is a booklet I designed for Texas senators and representatives to share their cancer stories. Learn […]

New Freebie: Adobe Creative Cloud Asset Library – Google Material Design

By | October 18th, 2016|Freebies|

I needed a quick way to access the most common colors and fonts for Google’s Material Design and figured others could use this. Download or subscribe here:

Source: Free Adobe […]

Great Article: What UX Designers Can Learn From Video Games

By | September 29th, 2016|Articles|

From onboarding to gamification, video games are a great source of inspiration for UX designers.

Video games have to balance UX with visual design for an addictive and fun user experience.

Source: What […]

New Freebie: Printable iPhone 7 Templates (iOS 10)

By | September 8th, 2016|Freebies|

Updating my printable templates for iPhone 7 and iOS 10. Download here. Enjoy! 🙂

Source: Free Printable iPhone 7 Templates (iOS 10) by Matthew Stephens – Dribbble

Great Article: Dealing with UX Disagreements

By | September 7th, 2016|Articles|

Often during meetings or client interviews, I’m asked how to solve the problem of disagreements among stakeholders in a project. My short answer is always “Listen to everyone, test the different options, […]

Great Article: When and How to Create Customer Journey Maps

By | August 8th, 2016|Articles|

Well-organized breakdown of customer journey maps and when/how to use them in your product design.

Journey maps combine two powerful instruments—storytelling and visualization—in order to help teams understand and address customer needs.

Source: […]

Great Article: Beyond onboarding: ramping up your users from novice to expert

By | July 20th, 2016|Articles|

Nice, in-depth article that explores the psychology and behavior behind not just onboarding but the entire user lifecycle.

Source: Beyond onboarding: ramping up your users from novice to expert — Medium

Great Article: Mobile UX Design: The Right Ways to Ask Users for Permissions

By | June 1st, 2016|Articles|

Good, short article on best practices for progressively asking users for permissions.

You know that the average app loses 80% of its daily active users within the first 3 days post-install? Most people […]

New Dribbble Post: Expedition School Logo Ideas

By | May 12th, 2016|Logos, Work|

Source: Expedition School Logo Ideas by Matthew Stephens

New Dribbble Post: Initial version of the onboarding process…

By | May 7th, 2016|Onboarding, Work|

Working on the onboarding process for the Ateamo iPhone app. Animation is next.

Source: Initial version of the onboarding process… by Matthew Stephens

Great Article: 6 things that take your UX from above average to world class – InVision Blog

By | April 20th, 2016|Articles, UX|

Solid blog post from Joe Toscano with some good suggestions for app designers.

It’s the UX designer’s job to make the best experience possible—including all the parts of the experience that nobody thinks […]

Great Article: “How to choose the right UX metrics for your product” — GV Library — Medium

By | April 1st, 2016|Articles|

Great breakdown of the HEART framework and how to determine UX metrics based on it.

Source: How to choose the right UX metrics for your product — GV Library — Medium

Great Article: “We Categorized 327 User Onboarding Experiences Into 9 UI Patterns (Find Out Which You Should Use)”

By | March 29th, 2016|Articles, Onboarding|

My friends at AppCues have collected and catalogued hundreds of user onboarding experiences, along with links to resources that will help you create them. Definitely worth exploring!

There are several common UI patterns […]

Great Article: “How To Integrate Motion Design In The UX Workflow – Smashing Magazine”

By | March 21st, 2016|Animation, Articles|

Great article and collection of links for adding animation to your UX workflow. Very comprehensive and worth reading.

Mark Di Sciullo shows how motion can be a key utility in helping your users achieve […]

New Project: Artful DNA – Your personal genome as art.

By | March 17th, 2016|Data Visualization, Data Visualization, Work|

Been experimenting with data visualization and my personal genome lately. I’d like to see if there’s a market for personalized artwork based on your DNA. Sign up if you are interested and […]

Great Article: “The Future of Conversational UI Belongs to Hybrid Interfaces — The Startup — Medium”

By | March 15th, 2016|Articles, UX|

Great article I found about the past and future of conversational UI.

2016 is the year of everything conversational. Messaging apps are taking over the world and app store rankings with incr…

Source: […]

New Dribbble Post: Tennis App Data Visualization

By | January 27th, 2016|Data Visualization, Work|

Working on a new dark version of the Cizr UI. Timeline data visualization allows the user to jump to important points in the match. Size of the dot represents the significance of […]

The future of motion in UX design

By | January 15th, 2016|Articles|

Really good article on how motion is the next logical step after minimalist design.

Design is coming to life in ways never seen before. That’s according to Kharis O’Connell, the CEO and founder […]

New Dribbble Post: Mashboard Customer Journey

By | January 7th, 2016|Onboarding, Work|

Putting together the customer journeys for Mashboard. Thinking about providing this as a template in the near future.

Source: Mashboard Customer Journey by Matthew Stephens

The State of UX in 2016 —

By | December 28th, 2015|UX|

This is a great “State of the Union” type website for UX. Great to see where we are and where we are headed.

Source: The State of UX in 2016 —

Uideo: A collection of hundreds of design talks

By | December 3rd, 2015|Articles, UX|

If you like TED talks, then you will love this site. It’s a huge gallery of really compelling talks related to design, UX, UI, etc.


Misused mobile UX patterns — Medium

By | November 18th, 2015|Articles|

UI patterns are the best way to make sure your conventions will be understood by your users, but many of these patterns are being used incorrectly.

New Freebie: Heatmap Gradient Presets for Photoshop

By | October 26th, 2015|Freebies|

I do alot of data visualization these days and heatmaps are often a big part of that. I couldn’t find any good presets, so I decided to create my own. Hope you […]

A Playbook for Improving Customer Journeys | Adaptive Path

By | October 21st, 2015|Articles, Onboarding|

As the field of Customer Experience begins to take shape, guides such as this will become more and more crucial for new designers, marketers, product managers, etc.

Source: A Playbook for Improving […]

A Redesign of Tesla’s Dashboard UI — Medium

By | October 7th, 2015|Articles, Interfaces|

Teslas + Dashboard UI + Awesome design. Can’t beat it.

The Concept

Source: A Redesign of Tesla’s Dashboard UI — Medium

New Dribbble Post – SpokeFly Search

By | October 7th, 2015|Mobile UI, Work|

Spending some time today fixing up the search screen for SpokeFly.

Source: Dribbble – SpokeFly Search by Matthew Stephens

New Freebie: Animated Switches (PSD + AE)

By | September 30th, 2015|Freebies|

Designed a switch for Mashboard and figured I’d share it with everyone.

Source: Dribbble – Freebie: Animated Switches (PSD + AE) by Matthew Stephens

Privacy is UX | A List Apart

By | September 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

As an avid privacy advocate and outspoken Edward Snowden fanboy, I thought this article was both timely and relevant. Good UX should always include security and protection against data theft.

It’s time for […]

Design Tips for Material Design – Tuts+ Code Tutorial

By | September 15th, 2015|Articles|

As we see the rapid adoption of Material Design, it’s important to learn some basic guidelines. I think this article does a good job of addressing that.

Material Design has become a much […]

Designing for User Habits and Routines – Tuts+ Web Design Article

By | September 11th, 2015|Articles|

A good article that touches on Nir Eyal’s HOOK Model as well as providing some good tools for testing & evaluation.

For the last couple of years I was experimenting with my own […]

New Dribbble Post – Google Logo Fixed

By | September 1st, 2015|Logos, Work|

Attempting to rebalance the Google logo. It looks so awkward to me as it is…

Source: Dribbble-Google Logo Fixed by Matthew Stephens

New Dribbble Post – Dashboard Tabbed Chart

By | August 18th, 2015|Dashboards, Work|

Source: Dribbble – Dashboard Tabbed Chart by Matthew Stephens