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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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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.

Visit Uideo.net

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.

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

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 […]

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

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. […]

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

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, […]

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

How I’d redesign the Comcast remote – Medium

By | May 29th, 2015|Articles, UX|

Recently, I have been forced to use a Comcast remote while living in Houston temporarily. The experience, like most cable services, has been awful. This is the main reason I’m featuring this article, but it’s […]

Meta-Moments: Thoughtfulness by Design – A List Apart

By | May 20th, 2015|Articles, UX|

Does the internet ever stop you in your tracks? Does it sometimes make you pause and think about what you’re doing? Andrew Grimes calls such moments meta-moments. He walks us through why […]

Guidelines for Animation Timing | Percolate Studio

By | May 15th, 2015|Animation, Articles|

“Interaction design describes what happens in-between states. Unlike other disciplines, it’s focused on the change in state and not the state itself. Since the components of interaction are movement and time, it […]

Functional Animation In UX Design – Smashing Magazine

By | May 14th, 2015|Animation, Articles|

When it comes to providing pleasure or delight in our websites and apps, animations contribute a lot. But always remember that they must be functional first.

Amit Daliot shows us nine functional animations […]

The Future of Design in Technology – 10 predictions for the next 10 years – Medium

By | May 12th, 2015|Articles, Design|

Design in the chameleon-colored world of technology is still young. The word interaction design only started getting thrown around in the 90s. When I started my first job, before the […]

Becoming a More Thoughtful User Experience Designer | UX Magazine

By | May 7th, 2015|Articles, UX|

The difference between creating good experiences and amazing experiences often comes down to how thoughtful we can remain during the design process.

Source: Becoming a More Thoughtful User Experience Designer | UX […]

After Effects Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet | SetUpABlogToday.com

By | May 5th, 2015|After Effects, Articles|

This is an amazing Creative Cloud keyboard shortcut collection, but the page that hooked me was After Effects, as I still struggle with the different keyboard assignments.

Super charge your creative design skills […]

Getting Ahead of the Game: Challenges and Methods in Games User Research

By | May 4th, 2015|Articles, UX|

I have long said that the UX world stands to learn alot about user behavior from video games. As an avid gamer, I found this article really helpful in outlining the current […]

Astrophysicists Create The Most Comprehensive Map Of The Universe Yet | IFLScience

By | April 30th, 2015|Articles, Interesting, Science|

Get your mind blown.

Astrophysicists have collated an impressive amount of data on galaxies as far away as 2 billion light-years from Earth and created a world first: the most complete map of the […]