Creative UI Design Examples for Great UX UX (User Experience) is all those elements and factors related to the user's interaction with a particular environment or device which generate a positive or negative perception of the product, brand or device. UX is subjective and focused on use. The standard definition of UX is "a person's perceptions and responses that result from the use or anticipated use of a product, system or service". These factors are related to design and usability, but also to the emotions and feelings generated in the user, accessibility, brand trust... In the case of the web, the user's experience with the device is not a matter of concern to web designers: big hardware companies do the job of building our machines and computers.
The Difference Between Information Architecture and UX Design Information architects form the blueprints of the web Next to explaining what I do for a living, the second question I most frequently hear is: “What’s the difference between Information Architecture and User Experience?” The line always seems to blur between the two, even though there’s clearly a difference. How should I go about explaining it? Information Architecture, according to Wikipedia, is “the art and science of organizing and labelling websites … to support usability.“ According to the same source, User Experience is “the way a person feels about using a product, system or service. [This includes] a person’s perceptions of the practical aspects such as utility, ease of use and efficiency of the system.”
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Create Custom Shadows – Photoshop CS5 Tutorial Create Custom Shadows – Photoshop CS5 Tutorial Creating a great drop shadow has become one of the fundamental skills for any graphic or web designer using Photoshop. In this tutorial we’re going to start at the most basic of basics and break out the good ole’ Drop Shadow which we all know and love so much and then use a couple custom shapes to edit the way that the Drop Shadow displays itself and add some 3-dimensionality to our graphics! Should B2B Marketing Appeal More to Our Emotions? As B2B marketers, we’ve always been taught that a purchasing decision is based on logic and rational thinking. But what if this isn’t entirely true? To find out whether emotion should play a role in B2B marketing, we didn’t run to Google first. Instead, the Oktopost team turned to real B2B marketers who target prospects day in and day out.
15 Free Ebooks about User Experience and Interface Design » paul olyslager I have collected 15 free ebooks about UX and interface design, including some best selling books which are definitely worth reading. Not only are these free ebooks pretty good reads but perhaps I could save a small rainforest as well. Please let me know if you have read other great free ebooks lately. Search User Interfaces by Marti A. UX: Psychology of great design – part 1 The World Wide Web turned 20 in April 2013. In its first 20 years the web matured from a largely static medium into the rich, collaborative and wonderfully interactive medium we know today. As such, the interactions and relationships between users and systems have become increasingly complex.
Courses ENGL 207 | 3.0 units From Friedrich Nietzsche’s shocking pronouncement in the late 1800s that “God is dead” and that “we have killed him” to Vladimir Nabokov’s convention-challenging fiction, the Modern period—spanning roughly the end of the 19th century to the present—offered a range of provocative and often cynical cultural and literary productions. In this course, we will work to develop a more nuanced understanding of the scope of cultural and literary expression in the late 19th and the first half of the 20th centuries and a working definition of what the vacuous-sounding term “modernism” might mean. We will attend to broad socio-historical happenings, from the birth of modernism in the late 19th century to the radical violence of the World Wars and the tragedy of the Holocaust and arrive at the post-modern moment, our post-colonial and technologically and economically globalized village.
Basic Graphic Design Tips You Should Know Are you thinking about building a web page? Graphic design is a great skill to learn, but when you’re just starting out it can be a little bit intimidating. Though graphic design software is much more widely available and intuitive, even with WYSIWYG interfaces there’s still a steep learning curve from “Let’s build a website!” to taking the finished product live. You may not need to code by hand every step of the way if you’re working with a pre-made template, but there are choices you’re going to need to make. Here’s a few basic tips to get you going:
B2B Purchase Decisions: Logic Driven by Emotion When considering the differences between B2B and B2C marketing, it’s often said that a B2C purchase decision is more emotional, while a B2B purchase decision is logical. I disagree. If you look into the behind-the-scenes processes throughout the continuum of the buying process, you’ll find a lot of emotion underlying the logic in B2B purchase decisions. The most obvious reason why this is true is that B2B buyers are people.