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A frequently-updated compendium of web app first-run experiences

A frequently-updated compendium of web app first-run experiences

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Keynote Cocktail Videos Sebastian Deterding is a designer and researcher working on playful and gameful design. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the RIT Laboratory for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity (MAGIC) at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, and affiliated researcher at the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research in Hamburg, Germany. As an independent designer, he has been working for clients such as the BBC, BMW, Greenpeace, Otto Group, Xing, or Tribal DDB, as well as several startups, and has been invited to speak and keynote at venues like Lift, Interaction, GDC Online, Games Learning Society, Web Directions, Playful, Google, IDEO, and Microsoft Research, and has been featured on TED. more His work on gameful design has been covered by The Guardian, The New Scientist, the Los Angeles Times and EDGE Magazine among others. He is co-editor with Steffen P.

A frequently-updated compendium of web app first-run experiences Is your onboarding experienceturning away good users? User adoption is the lifeblood of every product company. Corporate, startup, bootstrapped or otherwise, if your company's "user faucet" was shut off, everything would wither up and die. Of course, having just a trickle of all your signups becoming full-fledged users isn't exactly a winning strategy, either.

On Becoming a Senior Engineer The five stages of getting a promotion, impostor-syndrome style:Denial: This isn’t real, I don’t deserve this.Anger: Goddamnit, brain, this is why we can’t have nice things!Bargaining: Maybe it’s because of one of these other implausible reasons I just made up other than that I deserve this.Depression: Shit, I’ve got them all really fooled, I’m more of an impostor now than ever.Acceptance: Wait, I earned this! I do deserve it! Now where’s my celebratory donut? As people who follow me on twitter may have seen, I recently got promoted to senior operations engineer at Etsy.

Hamburger vs Menu: The Final AB Test In case you missed this post about an AB test on mobile menu icons, make sure you check out the comments. There are some very interesting insights about A/B testing and its shortcomings. The post went a tiny bit viral, and suddenly it wasn’t just my mother reading this blog. Three things I learned: 1. Why Japanese Web Design Is So Bad In the mind’s eye of many people Japan is a land of tranquil Zen gardens, serene temples, and exquisite tea ceremonies. Both traditional and contemporary Japanese architecture, books and magazines are the envy of designers worldwide. Yet for some reason practically none of this mastery has been translated into digital products, in particular websites, most of which look like they hail from around 1998. Go on a safari around some of Japan’s most popular sites and here’s what you can expect to find (see Goo, Rakuten, Yomiuri, NicoNico, OKWave, @cosme, and more): Dense tightly packed textTiny low-quality imagesMore columns than you can countBright clashing colours and flashing bannersOveruse of outdated technologies like Flash

Free download: Sketch UI Kit Following Google’s Material Design principles results in engaging, and up to date designs. But also produces an end result that ends up looking like…well, Google. Super-smart branding move on their part, but not great if you want to retain the strength of your own brand. InVision set out to create an email design that adheres to Material Design, without looking like a Gmail clone. It’s a great success, so we’re delighted that they’ve agreed to offer it as a free UI kit to WebdesignerDepot readers. Color

10 Questions to Ask a Project Manager Before a New Project With any new project that you and your team undertake, one thing is absolutely vital – communication. Indeed, a lack of adequate communication can prove to be the downfall of many what would otherwise be successful projects. Arguably, the most important role of the project manager is to organise communications and communication pathways throughout his or her team, and back and forth with you as the client.

ADCADE With HTML5, you have the ability to update live creative across all of your banner sizes. This on-the-fly capability means that no matter where your ads are hosted, once they’re live, the control is always in your hands. Our ads generate high levels of dwell time and engagement. In addition, the post-click experience is always non-intrusive, keeping the user in the context of the page. Steph Hay – Content-first User Experience » UIE Brain Sparks Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:59 — 17.6MB) Subscribe: iTunes | | [ Transcript Available ] In traditional website design and development it’s common to start with the design and add your content later in the process. You may even use “lorem ipsum” as a placeholder to know where the content eventually needs to live.

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