Web Design for Beginners (Epic Free Course!)

If you’re new to web design, this free course on web design for beginners will teach you everything you need to know. “How do I pick typefaces, how do I pick colors, what the heck is whitespace, and how do I position and size elements correctly?” These are exactly the kinds of questions… Continue reading Web Design for Beginners (Epic Free Course!)

What is UX Design?

UX Design has become one of the top professions of the decade, with UX Designers having some of the most sought after skills in the job market according to LinkedIn. This is because design continues to show its impact on the success or failure of products and services. As a result, the demand for confident,… Continue reading What is UX Design?

Figma for education: Design for learning experiences

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Why would a teacher be interested in Figma? Why would a designer be interested in classroom prep? Join our little Figgy educators group. Currently, I work in the EdTech product design industry (K-12) as an experience designer. I am a former 7th-grade science teacher and am planning to return to… Continue reading Figma for education: Design for learning experiences

The Potential of AR in Web Design

Over the years, experts have repeatedly discussed the possible impact of mixed realities on web design. Concepts like AR and VR are expected to have the potential to change the way that we interact with websites on a fundamental level. Now that we’re in the year 2021, however, discussions about AR aren’t just observational anymore.… Continue reading The Potential of AR in Web Design

How Website Localization Is Important to UX Design

Living in the digital world implies living by digital rules. And one of the most important digital rules commands us to organize our digital content in the most convenient and intuitive way for the user. In terms of business, the main idea of doing business in the digital world, i.e. the internet is to make… Continue reading How Website Localization Is Important to UX Design

Popular Design News of the Week: September 7, 2020 – September 13, 2020

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however,… Continue reading Popular Design News of the Week: September 7, 2020 – September 13, 2020

How To Benefit From Mental Models in UX Design

Users come to your website with certain expectations already in their mind; they’ve seen thousands of other websites before and it’s only natural that they’ve adopted certain habits. Instead of trying to change these patterns, it’s much better to incorporate them into your design. To learn more, let’s have a closer look at a psychological… Continue reading How To Benefit From Mental Models in UX Design

How To Build Your First Business Website: 5 Tips Nobody Told You About

As harsh as it may sound, it is pretty much safe to say that nowadays, if your business is not online, it basically does not exist. That is because most people go online, before choosing a product or a service. Essentially, no matter how small your business is, we strongly recommend you to build a… Continue reading How To Build Your First Business Website: 5 Tips Nobody Told You About

Common Challenges of UX Design for The Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) is a new wave for transforming the way people complete their everyday tasks. It involves inter connectivity between smart devices, allowing them to share information with each other. It is an emerging trend for improving the quality of life as well as the productivity of companies. IoT continues to grow and… Continue reading Common Challenges of UX Design for The Internet of Things

Empathy – a key UX Design skill that no job description talks about

Surya Ravindran PillaiBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing Mar 17 “Pay attention to what users do, not what they say.” – Jakob Nielson. Today, let’s talk about a vital quality that a UX Designer must have, one that is often not included in UX Design job listings – Empathy. One often associates design projects with aspects like functionality, layout, look… Continue reading Empathy – a key UX Design skill that no job description talks about

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Finding my footing in the ocean of UX Design

So, it is 2016 and my manager took the gamble and gave me the cherished role of “User Experience Designer”. I had already started reading up online about User Experience Design career. Now, searching and learning about UX Design career is like “looking for disease based on symptoms on WebMD”… the magnitude of skills and… Continue reading Finding my footing in the ocean of UX Design

Building brand trust through UX Design

Be Secure Are you building an eCommerce website? Are you going to make the credit/debit card transactions happen on your website? This section is critical. What are the chances you would give your credit/debit card information to any random eCommerce website? None, right? I know your website is not the dodgy site still trying to… Continue reading Building brand trust through UX Design

The best UX and design conferences in 2018 – the definitive guide

If you like the list, don’t forget to ???? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? A great way of learning more about User Experience and getting in touch with professionals who share the same passion as you is to attend UX Conferences and UX Events happening every year around the globe. Since our 2017 list has received a lot of… Continue reading The best UX and design conferences in 2018 – the definitive guide

The Ignored Obvious of UX Design Interviews (and interviews in general)

#1 Do Your Research Being a UX Designer, I use research to understand the problem at hand, know my audience, and gather enough context information to make an informed decision for further steps. Research is an integral part of my design process and I apply the same to interviews. In most cases, especially UX Interviews, the… Continue reading The Ignored Obvious of UX Design Interviews (and interviews in general)

Beautiful UX deliverables, persuasive design, copying Snapchat, and more UX this week

If you like the links, don’t forget to ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Beautifully crafted UX deliverables for your inspiration → When people think of UX Design documentation, — wireframes, flows, personas — the first image that comes to mind is dense, long, and heavily annotated documents, full of boxes and arrows that indicate how a system is going to function and behave.… Continue reading Beautiful UX deliverables, persuasive design, copying Snapchat, and more UX this week

Wireframes, flows, personas and beautifully crafted UX deliverables for your inspiration

When people think of UX Design documentation, the first image that comes to mind is dense, long, and heavily annotated wireframes, full of boxes and arrows that indicate how a system is going to function and behave. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Here are a few examples of UX deliverables that are… Continue reading Wireframes, flows, personas and beautifully crafted UX deliverables for your inspiration

UX overload, toolkit of a product designer, testing words, and more UX this week

If you like the links, don’t forget to ???? ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????. You don’t need to know everything about UX → I find myself saying this to other people quite often. You don’t need to be a specialist in all possible verticals within User Experience Design. And you probably can’t. A lot of people are starting in UX… Continue reading UX overload, toolkit of a product designer, testing words, and more UX this week

You don’t need to know everything about UX

“You don’t need to know everything about UX”. I find myself saying this to other people quite often. You don’t need to be a specialist in all possible verticals within User Experience Design. And you probably can’t. A lot of people are starting in UX just now. The high level of attention our discipline has… Continue reading You don’t need to know everything about UX

Designing Anticipated User Experiences

Anticipatory Design is possibly the next big leap within the field of Experience Design. “Design that is one step ahead” as Shapiro refers to it. This sounds amazing, but where does it lead us? And how will it affect our relationship with technology? I’ve dedicated my Master thesis to this topic to identify both ethical… Continue reading Designing Anticipated User Experiences

What’s Your 2016 Overview as a Designer?

Image Credit I looked back at what I’ve accomplished in the past year as a designer and wanted to share some insights. Here is an overview: Golden Gate Bridge icon created by Sunny Wang What have I accomplished? 1. I’m now a writer on Medium and an Invision Blog contributor. 2. I led a few redesign… Continue reading What’s Your 2016 Overview as a Designer?

What does simplicity in UX design look like?

For over a decade, designers have debated what constitutes simplicity in user experience design. As Robert Hoekman Jr. points out in his article When It Comes to UX Design, Simplicity is Overrated, the variation in semantics is confusing. Simplicity could refer to a clean design (then there’s the disparity of what “clean” actually looks like), the… Continue reading What does simplicity in UX design look like?

Weekly News iDevie (week 5)

This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week. You can sign-up to our awesome weekly newsletter for some more amazing design articles, resources and freebies. New Resources & Tools voxel.css – A new, lightweight 3D CSS voxel library. Performance Budget… Continue reading Weekly News iDevie (week 5)

Popular design news of the week: January 4, 2015 – January 10, 2016

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however,… Continue reading Popular design news of the week: January 4, 2015 – January 10, 2016