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User Experience: 10 Big Reasons to Apply Illustrations in UI Design

For the last couple of years, original illustrations for users interfaces have been one of the most popular and solid design trends. Let’s discuss the reasons that make designers choose illustrations among the core visual elements of UI design for websites and mobile applications.What Is Illustration?Basically,...

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The Secret to Being a Great UX Designer

Here it is:Ask “why?” often.Why ask why? It’s a powerful question for multiple reasons.Why brings understanding, purpose, and motivation. How? Why unlocks valuable information from customers, clients, and co-workers to provide depth. Why directly uncovers assumptions and can open the door to areas that hadn’t...

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Design Tips: How to Make Your App Icon Stand Out

The design of an app icon is essential for App Store and Google Play Store optimization. Unlike text descriptions and screenshots that are aimed at making people want to install the app, icons have a broader scope of responsibility. An icon is a small branding element that should attract at first glance, stand out from the...

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Redesigning OpenTable — a UX case study

To improve the discoverability of restaurants.*I am not affiliated with OpenTable. This is simply an exploration of the heart.ChallengeI conducted a 2-week case study to improve the OpenTable iOS app. Through research, I was surprised to identify four pain points that users were experiencing. I then prototyped my...

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Instagram newsfeed groups — a UX design concept

Many Instagram users follow accounts that range from friends and family to celebrities and social influencers including accounts that appeal to their interests, such as food, traveling, fashion, sports, etc.Upon opening the application, there are times when users want to check up on close friends, but what if they just...

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35 quick tips about web performance

Photo by Veri Ivanova on UnsplashA few days ago I got carried away by the latest Twitter trend to talk a little about Web Performance, a topic I’m passionate about.⚡️ 1 RT = 1 Web Performance tip 🇺🇸 version! — @joaocunhaAs people started to interact with my original tweet in Portuguese and the thread got...

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Checklist for Using Icons In UI

Icons are one of the most frequently used elements in graphical user interfaces. What makes a good icon?In this article, I want to share a simple checklist that you can use to ensure that the icons you use work for your users.1. Easy to recognizeClarity is the most important characteristic of a great interface....

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Using Red and Green in UI Design

Exploring the common ways red and green colors can be used in digital productsColor has a significant impact on our perceptions and emotions. Used correctly, color can evoke a specific reaction in your users. For this article, I want to focus on two particular colors — red and green. There’s a reason why I want to...

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Review of UI Design Trends We Start 2019 With

Big Review of UI Design Trends We Start 2019 WithAnother year is over — so, it’s high time we paused to analyze what it brought for UI and UX designers and with what trends we meet new design year 2019. Traditionally, we have collected a big set of popular design trends for websites and mobile applications and...