The Stages of the Agile Software Development Life Cycle

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Innovate or die. If tech companies want to remain relevant in a fast-paced, ever-changing industry, software development teams need a way to push their products forward as much as possible in a short time frame. The agile software development…

Free e-course—Designing with your developer in mind - InVision Blog

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For the best and quickest path to market, a designer needs to work with development principles in mind. In an ideal world, design would exist on a plane with art, a noble pursuit of one’s creative passions, unbound by time or outside influences.…

What does it mean to design for development? - InVision Blog

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A design can improve with the input of a developer, and code can be better written with the help of a designer. Designing for development is about finding the solution that produces the best possible user experience with the least moving parts. Web…

The Mobile Design Elements That You Have to A/B Test

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UX is at the intersection of product and design. If UI designers are fixated on the look and feel of an app, while product managers are focused on its functionality and usability, then UX designers fall somewhere in between. A/B testing plays…

You should be designing for diverse user bases

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The best way to craft more creative, friendlier, and ultimately better interaction experiences is to start with the designers themselves. For UX designers, one of these goals should be a stronger commitment to inclusive design. As the accessibility…

Here’s Where UX Is Going In 2018: Top 7 Design Trends

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It never hurts to be prepared to embrace upcoming trends likely to enhance end-user satisfaction. Even so, it’s not always easy to predict what design trends will dominate and drive the user experience for the upcoming year. But it’s inevitable…

Each screen isn't a special snowflake: Brad Frost on design systems

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Designers are tasked with making more products, services, features, content, and functionality for more people, who are accessing our interfaces in more contexts, on more devices, on more browsers, and in more environments than ever before.…

Cinco herramientas que te ayudarán a elegir las tipografías perfectas para tus proyectos

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Si te dedicas al diseño gráfico (de manera profesional o estás comenzando) sabrás que la tipografía es uno de los elementos más importantes a considerar dentro de un proyecto. Además de elegir las imágenes y colores correctos, también…

How I do Developer UX at Google – Google Design

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When people talk about User Experience (UX), they often talk about their beloved consumer products: a smartphone, a messaging app, or perhaps a pair of headphones. User Experience also matters when you build something for developers. People…

Let The Content Delivery Network Optimize Your Images – Smashing Magazine

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Let's take a closer look at how we can use smart content delivery networks to optimize images and improve image performance. Images Drive Payload And Performance Link Performance is a complex aspect of making a website. Here, we’ll…

Is this my interface or yours? – John Saito – Medium

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A piece about perspective “My” point of view By using “my” in an interface, it implies that the product is an extension of the user. It’s as if the product is labeling things on behalf of the user. “My” feels personal. It…

Your Free Guide to Every Ideal Image Size on Social Media

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You’ve got all the great tools to create engaging images for social media. You know what the brain loves about visuals and how to build something beautiful to drive engagement. You’re all set to make something great! One last thing:…

Modal & Nonmodal Dialogs: When (& When Not) to Use Them

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Modal dialogs interrupt users and demand an action. They are appropriate when user’s attention needs to be directed toward important information. To better understand the difference between modal and nonmodal dialogs, let’s look…

An A-Z List of Tech Terms You Need to Know as a UX Designer

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When I started working as a Junior UX Designer, I was a fish out of water. My knowledge about technology was limited. In meetings I would keep hearing these words, but had no clue what they meant. I’d get back to my desk and google what…

Design for Emotion – Google Design – Medium

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Humans have feelings, thoughts, and emotions — we all have them. Some of the best sites, apps, and experiences i’ve seen over the years have been designed for emotion — not simply performing a task but along the way they are…

Use this exercise to solve any Product Design Challenge

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You can solve pretty much anything with this cheeky little exercise UX design, product design, service design — whatever you’re into — in the end, if you’re creating value, what you’re really doing is creative problem solving.…

8-Point Grid: Borders and Layouts – Built to Adapt

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How to align border and layouts to the 8pt grid system How do I count borders in the 8pt grid system? This question will come up with a wide variety of UI elements but let’s use buttons as an example. You’ve got an auto width button meaning…

Intro to the 8-Point Grid System – Built to Adapt

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Learn how it can take your design to the next level As a designer you’ve probably heard the term grid whether you’re designing a website, a magazine, or a mobile app. We have grids for all sorts of content arrangements. We use column grids…

3 trends in landing page design – Muzli -Design Inspiration

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via Muzli design inspiration 1. Diagonal layout 2. Wavy 3. Block-separation becomes less obvious Source: 3 trends in landing page design – Muzli -Design Inspiration

Creating Usability with Motion: The UX in Motion Manifesto

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The following manifesto represents my answer to the question — “As a UX or UI, designer, how do I know when and where to implement motion to support usability?” Over the last 5 years, it has been my privilege to coach and mentor UX…

Don’t even think of naming your business until you read this

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In this section, I will fully include and explain every resource you’ll need. Bookmark this page and come back to it each time you name a company. Compile a list of keywords: Browse through The Next Web’s Insider section and copy-paste…

Where has the creativity gone in web (and UX) design? - InVision Blog

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The fate of innovation in web design is in your hands. What will you do with all that power? It seems as though the entire web/UX design industry has completely given up on actually designing new experiences. And this extends beyond the agency…

Why developers should learn design - InVision Blog

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Developer Christian Rennella explains how learning design changed his career for the better. The reality of every developer is that they’re completely immersed in the back end, but they’re never face-to-face with the end user. The user…

Mobile-First Is Just Not Good Enough: Meet Journey-Driven Design – Smashing Magazine

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Mobile-first is not specific enough to user needs. Learn more about journey-driven design and how it emerges from a user-centered approach. Source: Mobile-First Is Just Not Good Enough: Meet Journey-Driven Design – Smashing Magazine

15 Must-have Chrome extensions for web designers and front end developer

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via Muzli Source: 15 Must-have Chrome extensions for web designers and front end developer

Typography tools

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PiX - Interaction Notation for UX Design

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PiX is a visual language specially crafted to define and model user experience within digital services. We need a design deliverable that can encapsule the flow of interaction, the quality of the experience we're proposing to the user, to our…

The 10 Commandments of Good Form Design on the Web – Mono

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1. Thou shalt provide clear, always visible labels for each field There is a trend in web design to show form labels only when a field is focussed. This can be cool on a simple form like a username/password form, but for anything longer it…

Principles of Mobile Site Design — UX Planet

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by Nick Babich Mobile users tend to be very goal-oriented, they expect to be able to get what they need from a mobile site easily, immediately, and on their own terms. Whether it’s making a purchase, getting a quote or joining an email…