20 Must-Have Wireframe Templates and UI Kits for Your Design Library

Wireframing. User journeys. Content maps. User-centered design. Information architecture. Animated prototypes. Conversion paths. Iterative features. Sitemaps. Uhh, what? Let’s be honest, the world of UX (user experience) and UI (user interface) is full of jargon and overcomplicated terms. Take, for example, this real line I copy-pasted from a job description for a senior content specialist… Continue reading 20 Must-Have Wireframe Templates and UI Kits for Your Design Library

Solving distraction: iOS Do Not Disturb concept

Reverse Engineering Habits “Smartphone addiction” is a bit of a misnomer as people aren’t addicted to the phones per se, but to the actual apps installed on them. In order to understand how to combat habitual behavior, we first need to understand how these apps are designed to suck our attention. Several years ago, “behavioral… Continue reading Solving distraction: iOS Do Not Disturb concept

A Little Help – Developing A Tutorial-Driven Website

September 1, 2017 by Spyrestudios Blogger It’s harder and harder to carve out a profitable niche among the millions of sites populating the web today, but one option that has stood the test of time is the tutorial website. Based on a constantly evolving knowledge base, innovative presentation styles, and overall profitability, tutorial websites may… Continue reading A Little Help – Developing A Tutorial-Driven Website

Bjango: A complete set of app icon templates

Bjango is a free comprehensive set of app icon templates for Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, and Affinity Designer. The templates cover Android, iOS, macOS, Apple TV (tvOS), Apple Watch (watchOS), iMessage, Windows, Windows Phone and web favicons. All free and open source, released under the BSD license. Download freebie

Bjango: A complete set of app icon templates

Bjango is a free comprehensive set of app icon templates for Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, and Affinity Designer. The templates cover Android, iOS, macOS, Apple TV (tvOS), Apple Watch (watchOS), iMessage, Windows, Windows Phone and web favicons. All free and open source, released under the BSD license. Download freebie

As a Designer I want better Release Notes

The perfect release note ???????? Finally what you’ve being waiting for. How you piece all this together, and it’s broken down for you in nothing more than plain text: The introduction. A short paragraph. Make this personal if appropriate. Eg. “Season greetings, everyone! You asked, Santa listened – this update is exactly what you ask for… Continue reading As a Designer I want better Release Notes

WWDC 2016 Aftermath

Earlier this week, Apple officially kicked off their annual WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) event in San Francisco. As always, the event began with a keynote during which Apple announced updates for their iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS platforms. In this article, I’ll tell you everything you need to remember from the keynote. 1. iOS 10 This… Continue reading WWDC 2016 Aftermath

Designing for Apple Watch: Designing a Glance in Sketch

What You’ll Be Creating If this is the first time you are designing for a wearable device, you will notice that there are some key differences compared to designing a product for a smartphone or a desktop computer. In this quick tip, I cover some of these differences while also teaching you how to design… Continue reading Designing for Apple Watch: Designing a Glance in Sketch