News update: Johnny Holland will stop its activities, for now. We’ve all been there, when you are presenting your ideas and some know-it-all stakeholder says “well isn’t it better UX if you do[...] The Windows 8 platform is a good example of how we are transitioning into a new level of integrated and convenient service experiences.
What Testing Won’t Tell You What do users think and feel while setting up an online store? This week, Lynsey Thornton from Shopify tells us what the Shopify team learned while investigating this very question. WYSIWYG Round Up The conversation surrounding what content management systems and their accompanying WYSIWYG editors do, could do, and should do is a complex one, with myriad potential solutions.
“Designers, designers, designers” has become the new “developers, developers, developers.” Witness the ever-growing list of job postings for product designers, UI designers, user research designers, UX designers. They’re posted faster than I can read them. Someone needs a “senior design champion” (versus a normal design champion?), while another is looking for a “catalyst of creativity.” Designers are becoming the new hotness, just as front-end engineers blew up job boards when businesses started taking the web seriously. Pinterest's Founding Designer Shares His Dead-Simple Design Philosophy
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Eight Deadly Sins of Site Design [Infographic] - ReadWriteCloud You could say there is no right way to design and build a Web site – but you'll find plenty of wrong ways. KISSmetrics outlines eight of them with an infographic that answers the question "what makes someone leave a website? If you're designing or responsible for a site for a business, you might want to pay close and particular attention. I'm pretty forgiving when it comes to #6 (boring content, boring design) at least when it comes to the boring design part.
10 Excellent User Interface Designs to Learn From The Web Design Usability Series is supported by join.me, an easy way to instantly share your screen with anyone. join.me lets you collaborate on-the-fly, put your heads together super-fast and even just show off. Over the last few weeks, we've gathered together some great resources and information on constructing amazing user interfaces. Here, we'll take a closer look at 10 beautiful interfaces — five for the web and five for mobile — that you can use as reference points in your own design.
As a general rule, your homepage will be the first encounter a visitor will have with your business. Great care, therefore, should be taken to design and structure your homepage so that readers will digest and act on your business message. Below we’ve identified certain qualities that compose an effective homepage. We recommend you spend a few minutes with this infographic to see if your homepage’s current state is effective. Special thanks to @keanrichmond and @onextrapixel.