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User Experience

  • Prototyping
    Prototyping an Interactive iOS Product Tour With Framer.jsFramer
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    Framer.js and its accompanying ecosystem Framer Studio are great tools for composing, presenting and iterating upon interaction design. In this post, you'll learn to construct an interactive prototype for a fictional iOS App’s Product Tour using Adobe Photoshop and Framer.Read More…
  • UX
    Stop Putting User Personas in Your Desk DrawerMailchimp
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    Personas are something we have lifted from the advertising industry. Unfortunately too often they don’t fit the web design process. Now is the time to change that.Read More…
  • UX
    Ship Better Experiences with a Lightning-Fast UX WorkflowSmall cover
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    Efficiency is a nerdy fetish of mine. As User Experience Designer on Envato Market, I’ll look into anything that even hints at speeding up the process of getting feedback on a design idea. A shorter feedback cycle means shipping higher quality features faster to the benefit of our community.Read More…
  • UX
    Designing for Trust: Building Confidence in Your WebsiteTrust
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    Improving the trustworthiness of a website can help improve its conversion rate, whether we’re talking about buying a product, downloading an ebook or subscribing to a newsletter. Security, privacy, aesthetics and other factors all play a big role. Let’s see how we can use these elements to improve trust.Read More…
  • Interface Design
    3 High-level Approaches to Prototyping by ExamplePreview
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    In today's tutorial I will compare different types of web prototypes through illustrating three high-level approaches by example. Read More…
  • User Experience
    The Finer Details of UX for KidsUx kids 2 retina
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    In the previous article we discussed what we mean when we refer to "kids", the unique challenges they bring, as well as some key considerations when designing UX for kids. In this post we'll discuss items UX professionals should pay close attention to after they hand off their formal UX.Read More…
  • User Experience
    Use and Abuse of Icons in the Modern AgeIcon retina
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    The number of icons we see on daily basis is amazing. They are everywhere around us, both online and offline. We love to use them. They enhance the aesthetic of our sites and can provide a better user experience. Sometimes however, we forget the reason behind using an icon, and that's when it becomes easy for icons to lose their effectiveness.Read More…
  • User Experience
    The Building Blocks of Designing UX For KidsUx kids retina
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    Designing for kids is a unique and challenging situation for any UX professional. While many principles and practices span across all ages, there are many issues which arise exclusively when dealing with children. In this introductory article we'll look at children and the specific design issues that they bring about. We'll also examine some guidelines, constraints, and considerations that you should take into account when designing UX for kids.Read More…
  • User Experience
    Best Practices for Designing Effective Banner AdsAd effective retina
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    If you’ve ever been online — which, if you’re reading this, I assume you have — you’ve probably encountered a banner advertisement or two. These typically come in the form of a prominent image on the page, although the exact size, positioning and content can differ drastically.Read More…
  • User Experience
    A Beginner's Guide to Designing Ad-Friendly WebsitesAd guide retina
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    Advertising has always been big business and, these days, the Internet plays a massively important role. By 2011, advertising revenue on the Internet surpassed that of cable television in the United States and, the following year, estimates put US Internet advertising revenues at $36.57 billion.Read More…
  • User Experience
    What Stops You Buying High Value Goods Online?Graph retina
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    Recently, as part of a wider optimisation study of how we operate our business at Cutting Edge Knives, I posted up a short survey on Twitter. I specifically asked why people abandon shopping carts with expensive/luxury items in them and what (if anything) would encourage more people to complete their purchase.Read More…
  • User Experience
    The World of UX Anti-PatternsUx antipatterns retina
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    As a user of the web, from time to time you may find certain things which are really annoying. Perhaps something about a login form, navigation, or a web application in general, makes it difficult for you to complete a given task. Why has someone designed and built something in this way?Read More…