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The paradox of choice: what UXers need to know

We tend to think that having choices and freedom is a good thing. After all, who doesn’t like going to a restaurant to find that everything on the menu looks great? If you were staring at that menu, it’s likely you would be overwhelmed by the number of viable options at your disposal. That feeling is a direct result of...

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2019 UI and UX Design Trends

Scenery Illustration by J.HUALast year we put together a prediction of mobile UI design trends. This year, we’re going deeper and beyond just mobile. Because the number one trend in modern design is context. There are no generalizations anymore. Everything is in context and connected.It feels like we’re getting...

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The power of empty space in UI design

How negative space and line spacing are a key for a good design.When it comes to UI design the easiest way to understand one is by identifying its components and how they visually appear. Many times, though, interfaces look very similar, but with a simple glimpse we could easily agree that some are just better and others...

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Applying UX Principles to Life: Personal Branding

If UX researchers and designers can shape the experience that someone has with an interface, then why can’t we try to shape the lives we want to live?by Joey LimmenaBack in September 2013, I entered university with the thought of going into engineering. I had a knack for robotics and coding back in high school, and so...

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Web Design Inspiration: 9 Web Interfaces with Catchy Graphics

Design is one of the spheres that constantly evolve and transform. Sometimes it seems you have just got used to a trend or a standard — and the next moment the sphere makes a twist and changes the approach. On the one hand, it always keeps us bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. On the other hand, it demands flexibility and...

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Building the perfect splash screen

In the first part of our series on “Everything you need to know to UX an app”, Duncan Campbell, creative director at Gorilla Arm turns his attention to the first screen your users will see — the beloved splash screen.So you’re probably wondering, “how hard can it be to build the perfect splash screen?” And...

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Gamification: Understanding The Basics

Part 1Image source: 42courses.comhttps://medium.com/media/7f3dd8a6e27b58836bb89a39133d0278/hrefAll of us heard about how games can become addictive and a way of escaping reality. I was supporting this idea too, that they are only a form of escapism and nothing good can come out of playing games. I have been playing games...

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Interaction prototyping: After Effects vs. prototyping tools

Photo by Kobu Agency on UnsplashThere are tons of prototyping tools out there. I find new ones on a daily basis and, even though competition is good, I can’t wait for a standard to emerge. None of the ones I tried (not too many to be honest, but a good number) has the feeling of a fully fledged professional tool. Each...

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Design thinking: A guide to design better UX components

A thorough process of designing UX components or a product. Explained through an example of a date range filter.UX component: Date range filter; User journey of selecting a date range.If you are facing difficulties in building or executing a design process, and understanding the purpose behind each of its steps, this...

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The Business of Removing Negatives from a Product

Rationally choosing the irrationalhttps://medium.com/media/66e1c685c75e275c50285d60fc640019/hrefWhy do people keep buying Apple products if they are not technically great and there are better value alternatives? Why do people keep eating at McDonald’s if the food is so bad for your health?I was asking myself these type...