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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…

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…

The Art of Minimalism in Mobile App UI Design — UX Planet

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by Nick Babich Design is one of the most important drivers of user engagement. As users’ preferences shift toward a simpler interface, stripping the UI to its very basic, necessary elements is the key to success. Minimalism is a perfect marriage…

Design Practices in Virtual Reality — uxdesign.cc – User Experience Design

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Researching design methods and solutions for VR The technology of virtual reality (VR) has been gaining traction, however there is an absence of methods and best practices when designing for it. In my bachelor’s project I am focusing on the…

7 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about Accessibility — Salesforce UX — Medium

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Accessibility enables people with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, interact with and contribute to the we… Accessibility enables people with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, interact with, and contribute to…

How to Use Images to Improve Mobile App UX — UX Planet

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by Nick Babich As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Images can be a powerful way to capture users’ attention and differentiate your product. They are more than decoration and have the power to make or break a user experience. The…

What is the purpose of a logo? It’s more than design…it’s about purpose — Prototyping: From UX to Front End

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My friend Spencer Chen, VP of marketing and business development for Alibaba, blew up Twitter recently by observing that… My friend Spencer Chen, VP of marketing and business development for Alibaba, blew up Twitter recently by observing…

Create UI flows using Sketch and Framer — uxdesign.cc – User Experience Design

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⚡️ No programming required ⚡️ Framer is a prototyping tool known for its great capabilities when it comes to designing micro-interactions. You can easily prototype gestures, animations and logic in ways that are hard to achieve in…

Primary & Secondary Action Buttons — UX Planet

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by Nick Babich A typical site or app form (or dialog box) usually has several options. In most cases users see two options — one stands for a primary to the user’s task and other, which tends to be less utilized, stands for a secondary…

Pagination Best Practices — UX Planet

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by Nick Babich One of the most commonly overlooked elements of a site or app is their pagination controls. In many cases, they are treated by designers and developers as an afterthought. Actually pagination is pretty easy to get right, but…

UX vs UI vs IA vs IxD : 4 Confusing Digital Design Terms Defined — Medium

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Once upon a time, if you said the word “design”, the odds were overwhelmingly likely you were talking about graphic desi… Once upon a time, if you said the word “design”, the odds were overwhelmingly likely you were talking about…

How fast should your UI animations be? | Val Head - Designer & UI Animation Consultant

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This is a question I get asked a lot at workshops and talks, and it’s an important one! Good timing choices are essential for creating a good experience. Often times I hear designers and developers say they have one specific small number,…