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

How to Hook Users With Habit-Forming UX Design – UXPin

By | June 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Trigger, Action, Reward, Investment. It’s that easy.

Learn a proven 3-step process for creating addictive product design. Written by serial entrepreneur and Stanford Design teacher Nir Eyal.

Source: How to Hook Users With […]

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 […]

New Fave on DA: The Beast below… by Nanomortis

By | May 28th, 2015|Art, deviantART, Inspiration|

I love nanomortis. Favorite artist on DeviantArt at the moment? Possibly.

Source: The Beast below…

New Fave on DeviantArt: Opasinski Noncommercial 25

By | May 25th, 2015|Art, deviantART, Inspiration|

My good friend techngnotic wrote an amazing article about Opasinski, which inspired me to feature him here.

Source: Opasinski Noncommercial 25

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 |

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 […]

Google Ventures On How To Design A Killer Website | Co.Design | business + design

By | April 28th, 2015|Articles, UX|

To build the best consumer website, go shopping, says GV’s Michael Margolis.

Source: Google Ventures On How To Design A Killer Website | Co.Design | business + design

The Score Bug: A Case Study on Creating Digital On-Screen. – Medium

By | April 25th, 2015|Articles, Sports, UX|

As an avid Liverpool supporter, I often imagine redesigning the UI of the on-screen displays. This is a really cool case study exploring that very topic.

The Score Bug: A Case Study […]

7 Tips for Designing Apps for Women

By | April 24th, 2015|Articles, UX|

As someone who recently had to design an app for women and spent time surveying those around me, I found my results to be right in line with this article. Well-written and […]

New Poster Makes Understanding Type As Easy As Learning The ABCs | Co.Design | business + design

By | April 24th, 2015|Articles, Design, Typography|

Pop Chart Lab’s latest charts the ABCs of typography.

Source: New Poster Makes Understanding Type As Easy As Learning The ABCs | Co.Design | business + design

Designing Settings — Medium

By | April 23rd, 2015|Articles, UX|

Great article/rant on bad examples of settings and good ways to solve them.. Here’s their summary: “Settings however used very infrequently are an important aspect of your product. When designing settings use […]

The Next Big Thing In Design? Less Choice

By | April 16th, 2015|Articles, UX|

Decision fatigue is a real thing. I cannot emphasize that enough. Do whatever you can to take that burden off of the user.

The Next Big Thing In Design? Less Choice.

There is always someone who will do it cheaper

By | April 14th, 2015|Design, Funny|

Ha. So true.

CUBI: A User Experience Model for Project Success | UX Magazine

By | April 14th, 2015|Articles, UX|

A really nice model for successful UX projects. Nothing new or revolutionary, just better organized.

CUBI: A User Experience Model for Project Success | UX Magazine.