What is User-Centered Design (UCD)? w/Process

With users becoming more and more educated, user-centered design is the secret sauce to the success of your digital product or service. If you are looking to learn how to unlock your product’s potential by adopting a user-centered design approach look no further. In this article, we have collated everything you need to… Continue reading What is User-Centered Design (UCD)? w/Process

Generative AI UX Design Patterns

[unable to retrieve full-text content] PRACTICAL DESIGN INNOVATION Facilitating conversations on Generative AI in your UX ecosystem Midjourney Generative AI can add value to your site in many more ways than as a conversational ChatGPT-like experience or as a feature like the button on resume sites that generates your cover letter. Let’s explore different ways to… Continue reading Generative AI UX Design Patterns

Basics of Unmoderated Usability Testing

This article will introduce you to the basics of Unmoderated Usability Testing. We will explain why you should conduct such testing, how to prepare tasks, or how to recruit the right participants. You are currently reading one of our 101s. This blog introduces you to the basics of Unmoderated Usability Testing. If you… Continue reading Basics of Unmoderated Usability Testing

How to Plan Your First Successful Website

Development By Simon Sterne 3 days ago Planning a new website can be exciting and — if you’re anything like me — a little daunting. Whether you’re an experienced freelancer, a team of hardened developers, or a small business owner, a well-structured plan is critical for success. In this post, I’ll give you the benefit… Continue reading How to Plan Your First Successful Website

Housing, It’s a Human Right (Part 3)

A 3-Part Series on the digital accessibility of the housing process experienced by people with disabilities. In this 3-part series, we will look at the challenges and rewards of the entire experience surrounding the process of acquiring housing for people who live with a disability.  We will look at: Buying an existing home Leasing an… Continue reading Housing, It’s a Human Right (Part 3)

How to create a color ramp used in design systems

Whether you’re a brand designer putting the finishing touches on a color palette or a product designer laying the foundational work for a design system, I will walk you through how to create color ramps utilized in design systems. If you’re new to creating color palettes for digital spaces, check out my previous article, Color for… Continue reading How to create a color ramp used in design systems

Digital Accessibility As A Self-Evident Right: How US Federal Government Agencies Can Improve Digital Services

The Federal government of the United States was founded on a set of key principles. While there have been amendments and additions to these principles throughout history, it can still be said that three foundational principles are unwavering: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Monumental, persistent efforts are needed to ensure that these core… Continue reading Digital Accessibility As A Self-Evident Right: How US Federal Government Agencies Can Improve Digital Services

3 Essential Design Trends, September 2023

Here’s what’s trending in design this month: 1. Monochrome Color Schemes One-color design patterns can be beautiful and somewhat enchanting. With tints and tones of the same base color, there is a certain elegance that comes with a monochrome color scheme. Designers who have worked with color in this way know that while the end result may look… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, September 2023

AI in education: a savior or a threat?

Are threats to global education driven by AI or human factors? Photo by Andy Kelly on Unsplash As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to gain ground in education, the question arises: is AI the hero we’re looking for, or does it pose a potential threat to the future of learning? It’s a captivating subject, given the paramount importance… Continue reading AI in education: a savior or a threat?

The UX of Sweetgreen

Sweetgreen seems to have its mind in the right place when it comes to embracing present and future technologies to offer an amazing UX. Image by Sweetgreen. Sweetgreen has come a long way since opening its first Washington, D.C. salad bar in 2007. 15 years have passed, and they are now on track to reach over 200… Continue reading The UX of Sweetgreen

5 Web Design Trends You Need to Be Aware of in 2023

Posted · Category: Best Collections, Design The beginning of a new year is typically a time when we plan to find ways to make life a little better. The same applies to web designers who look for new and better ways to make their designs more engaging and productive. In this post we will look… Continue reading 5 Web Design Trends You Need to Be Aware of in 2023

10 Key Principles of User-Centered Design

Many firms’ design and development decisions are increasingly oriented toward human-centered innovation. Instead of rushing goods to market, these firms are using a user-centered design approach. Design and development teams build high-performing digital products or websites that uniquely meet customers’ demands by concentrating on the user experience. After all, a good web design is helpful… Continue reading 10 Key Principles of User-Centered Design

3 Essential Design Trends, June 2022

Are you bored with some of your current design projects? This month’s collection of website design trends can help break you out of that rut with some fun and funky alternatives. And all of these options are anything but boring. From visual display to technique, these trends present a different set of challenges. Here’s what’s… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, June 2022

Make Smooth Transitions with Easing in Figma and After Effects

I love creating smooth transitions in Figma, both for concepts and final designs. But for extra finesse and control over easing types, you should export from Figma into Adobe After Effects and finish the job there—let me show you! Smooth(er) Transitions in Figma and Adobe After Effects Smooth transitions in apps and websites are where… Continue reading Make Smooth Transitions with Easing in Figma and After Effects

Co-creating has drastically improved my designs

How co-design has drastically improved my work Users, engineers, product managers… I’m not the only one designing things around here I find defining a problem challenging. Ideally, at the start of a project all the metrics and objectives form a crystal clear statement. But working with high ambiguity in the platform space, I often start with a… Continue reading Co-creating has drastically improved my designs

How to Create a Venom Logo in Adobe Illustrator

Welcome to this tutorial on how to draw a Venom logo! We’ll be using the new 3D features in Illustrator to create this awesome-looking Marvel Venom logo design. Learn to control a variety of advanced settings such as lighting, colour, 3D materials, and more! Short on time but still need to create a movie-style text… Continue reading How to Create a Venom Logo in Adobe Illustrator

Best UX Research Repositories for 2022

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} Trying to make sure your product, app, website, and/or designs meet the needs of your target audience is of course essential to success. These days, there are loads of tools to help you test your assumptions against your users to see which elements are working and which… Continue reading Best UX Research Repositories for 2022

Top 5 Web Design Trends That Will Stick in 2022

Posted · Category: Best Collections, Design Web design trends don’t just appear out of the blue. They arise in response to people’s thinking in terms of their needs and comfort zones. We tend to welcome change, as long as its for the better and doesn’t create chaos during a transition from one condition to the… Continue reading Top 5 Web Design Trends That Will Stick in 2022

Pondering the Future of the WordPress Sidebar

The WordPress sidebar has been a mainstay feature of both free and commercial themes. It seems that, no matter how the content management system (CMS) evolves, the sidebar has triumphantly (and, perhaps defiantly) come along for the ride. How has it survived this long? For one, it continues to serve a useful purpose. It houses… Continue reading Pondering the Future of the WordPress Sidebar

How to Optimize Custom Software Design for Better User Experience

There are plenty of important steps to optimize custom software design for a better user experience (UX), and more responsive user interface (UI). Today’s developers are always looking for new ways to maximize quality, enhance architecture, and leverage the latest design trends. Implementing these procedures, they are able to build flexible, unique, and adaptable software… Continue reading How to Optimize Custom Software Design for Better User Experience

7 Essential Design Tips for a Killer “About Us” Page

Creating an incredible brand experience for an end-user is about more than just designing the right home page or lining up a series of great product pages.  Effective website design conveys crucial information about a company, through everything from font styles, to image choices. Nowhere is this representation of brand identity more important than on… Continue reading 7 Essential Design Tips for a Killer “About Us” Page

Top 5 Web Design Hacks For Effective Healthcare Marketing

In the modern digital world, the first place where people who need medical attention search for healthcare providers is the internet. Even as patients secure appointments, they still look at the website for the hospital they’re scheduled to visit. As such, healthcare professionals who have poorly designed websites risk losing patients to those that have… Continue reading Top 5 Web Design Hacks For Effective Healthcare Marketing

21 Men’s Health Websites With Good Design

Men’s health websites are a great way to be inspired by and celebrate Father’s day. These websites could give you an idea of what to give your significant other and your dad for father’s day. The designs of these websites are also something to be inspired by. Even if most designs are simple, the topics… Continue reading 21 Men’s Health Websites With Good Design

20 Most Popular Sans Serif Fonts for 2021

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular sans serif fonts for 2021. What is a sans serif font? We’ll show you, with some inspiring sans serif font examples you can download now. So sit back, enjoy the type inspiration, and pick out the best sans serif fonts for your next design project. … Continue reading 20 Most Popular Sans Serif Fonts for 2021