Responsive Typography: The Basics by Oliver Reichenstein When we built websites we usually started by defining the body text. The body text definition dictates how wide your main column is, the rest used to follow almost by itself. The Anatomy of an Experience Map Experience maps have become more prominent over the past few years, largely because companies are realizing the interconnectedness of the cross-channel experience. It’s becoming increasingly useful to gain insight in order to orchestrate service touchpoints over time and space. But I still see a dearth of quality references. When someone asks me for examples, the only good one I can reference is nForm’s published nearly two years ago. However, I believe their importance exceeds their prevalence.
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Brain Sparks Your Tribe Awaits at UI21 in Boston By Jared Spool September 29th, 2016 At the UI21 Conference October 31 – November 2 in Boston, you get intensive, game-changing material that will challenge how you think about and practice design. Touch Application Prototypes (TAP). For iPhone and iPad, using Adobe Fireworks – UNITiD This tutorial shows you how to use our method to make your Fireworks prototype work for the Apple iPhone and iPad. We call the method TAP. It is an updated version of our earlier work, found on our website, or at the Adobe Developers Connection. We added quite a lot of features. The most important being able to use page transitions, swipes (by using the jQTouch jQuery plugin) and caching of the application. Other very useful tutorials can be found on Smashing Magazine, part 1, 2 and 3.
Design Nav Bar for Web Daniel Alves is the design director for the small business web design division at the digital marketing and web design company 352 Media Group. The navigation bar is the most important design element on a website. Not only does it guide your users to pages beyond the homepage, but it’s also the singular tool to give users a sense of orientation. With this in mind, it’s important to adhere to time-tested design and usability conventions. "Design Thinking" Isn't a Miracle Cure, but Here's How It Helps [This is a follow-up to Helen's previous article on design thinking, The Seven Deadly Sins That Choke Out Innovation ? Ed.] Recently, Kevin McCullagh of British product strategy consultancy, Plan organized a two-day event for executives to wrap their heads around the concept of design thinking?and, in particular, to think about how they might go about implementing it within their own organization.
UX Design Defined By Ritch Macefield Published: June 18, 2012 “In the field of user experience, people often confuse terms like information architecture, interaction design, visual design, usability engineering, and UX design.” Unfortunately, in the field of user experience, people often confuse terms like information architecture, interaction design, visual design, usability engineering, and UX design. In some cases, people use these terms almost interchangeably. This article provides a lexicon of these terms and more clearly defines the role of the user experience designer. Designing Interactions Bill Verplank is interviewed in Chapter 2 – My PC. His illustrated descriptions clarify the pioneering interaction design work of Bill Atkinson and Larry Tesler. Combine these interviews with the ideas of David Liddle, Terry Winograd and Gillian Crampton Smith for an overview of the subject. Bill Verplank has an amazing ability to draw at the same time as he talks.
Designing For The Multifaceted User Advertisement Designing with users in mind is a tricky thing. Not only does it require of us a sound understanding of who our users are, but the actual act of translating what we know about them into a well-designed product is not always an obvious or easy path. Currently, our user experience tools tend to focus on “who” users are. UI Toolkit: 300 Resources for Only $8 I’m always on the lookout for high quality, useful resources and get super excited when I find one – especially when it’s affordable. I came across this UI toolkit via Twitter and purchased it in a heartbeat. After looking through all the resources, I knew I just had to share it with you all! For only $8, you get access to 300 high quality resources created specifically for UI developers and designers.