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…


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

The Perception of Control | UX Booth

By | August 13th, 2015|Articles, UX|

As we create positive experiences, we sometimes create the perception of control, even when the user doesn’t actually control the situation. This week, author Marli Mesibov discusses the ethics involved in designing […]

Mobile Design Trends of 2015

By | August 12th, 2015|Articles, UX|

Many great insights in this article.

Mobile:2015 UI/UX Trends

Dribbble – Stand Onboarding Screen by Matthew Stephens

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

Working on the onboarding process for my latest client:

Source: Dribbble – Stand Onboarding Screen by Matthew Stephens

Unleashing Mobile Gesture UX – Usability Geek

By | August 6th, 2015|Articles, UX|

“Obviously, Scroll is the gesture performed the most, but other gestures are not far behind, and we were initially very surprised by how many zooms or text selections are performed. Here’s an […]

When To Use Material Design On iOS (And When Not To)

By | August 4th, 2015|Articles, Design|

“Use it, but don’t abuse it.” That’s the moral of this story. I love Material Design because it provides a much needed element of depth. But everything should be used in moderation. […]

Art in Our House: bloodykirka’s DeviantArt gallery

By | July 27th, 2015|Art, Inspiration|

Many people ask what art is hanging in our house? Well, for starters we have STAR OF WANDER and self daemon by bloodykirka

New Freebie – App Store Screenshots Template PSD CC 2015

By | July 20th, 2015|Freebies|

I liked Srdjan Lukic-Bardak’s Template PSD so much that I wanted to pay it forward and update the template for CC 2015. Now you can quickly and easily generate all the […]

Designing Data-Driven Interfaces: Telling the Story of Your Data – Medium

By | July 14th, 2015|Articles, Data Visualization|

Great article with some nice tips for designing data-driven UI.

Original Article

What Is Zero UI? (And Why Is It Crucial To The Future Of Design?) | Co.Design | business + design

By | July 3rd, 2015|Futurology|

Zero UI = Siri. But what’s after Siri?

What does UI design look like after screens go away? Fjord’s Andy Goodman explains.

Source: What Is Zero UI? (And Why Is It Crucial To […]

15 Mobile Growth Hacks that Improve User Experience | VentureBeat | Marketing | by Sanket Nadhani, Upquire

By | June 26th, 2015|Articles, Growth Hacking, Onboarding|

Lots of good advice in this article. The emphasis on onboarding is what I found to be most pertinent.

App discovery is pretty broken. But if you do somehow manage to acquire users, […]

New Dribbble Post – Latest Mashboard Cards by Matthew Stephens

By | June 24th, 2015|Design, Web Design, Work|

Some recent icon and UI work for MB.

Source: Dribbble – Latest Mashboard Cards by Matthew Stephens

UX Infographics: 9 to Pin to Your Wall User Experience Magazine

By | June 23rd, 2015|Articles|

UXPA’s User Experience magazine: covering the broad field of user experience.

Source: UX Infographics: 9 to Pin to Your Wall User Experience Magazine