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Smashing UX Design — Usability, Psychology and Information Architecture

Smashing UX Design — Usability, Psychology and Information Architecture
Category: UX Design This category features quality articles on usability, information architecture, interaction design and other user experience (UX) related topics – for digital (Web, mobile, applications, software) and physical products. Through these articles, experts and professionals share with you their valuable ideas, practical tips, useful guidelines, recommended best practices and great case studies. Curated by Chui Chui Tan. . Popular tags in this category: Freebies, Web Design, Techniques, Inspiration, Business A Guide To Validating Product Ideas With Quick And Simple Experiments You probably know by now that you should speak with customers and test your idea before building a product. Mistakes include testing the wrong aspect of your business, asking the wrong questions and neglecting to define a criterion for success. Read more... Building Clickthrough Prototypes To Support Participatory Design Read more... Creating Responsive Prototypes With Adaptive Views In Axure RP 7

MIX Online The 200 Best Graphic, App & Web Design Tools & Resources (Categorized) This post is #21 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 198. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week! Well we’re back at it again making another one of our infamous Top 100 Tech lists (many of which have been shared hundreds of thousands of times), except this time we’re aiming our sights at the world of graphic, app and web design (and we’ve doubled the scope to 200 amazing items). What can you expect to find here? This post will probably be most useful to design newbies and students who are just getting to know the ins and outs of the online design community and the full ecosystem that is available to them. Before you get any further, let me explain that yes, this is a curated list meaning it is based purely on my own opinions. Also read: If Creativity is Currency, Are You Broke? The Big 4 Online Design Networks/Empires

Clemens Vasters There is good reason to be worried about the "Internet of Things" on current course and trajectory. Both the IT industry as well as manufacturers of "smart products" seem to look at connected special-purpose devices and sensors as a mere variation of the information technology assets like servers, PCs, tablets, or phones. That stance is problematic as it neglects important differences between the kinds of interactions that we're having with a phone or PC, and the interactions we're having with a special-purpose devices like a gas valve, a water heater, a glass-break sensor, a vehicle immobilizer, or a key fob. Before I get to a proposal for how to address the differences, let's take a look at the state of things on the Web and elsewhere. Information Devices PCs, phones, and tablets are primarily interactive information devices. People can, for the most part, tell when something is grossly silly and/or could even put them into a dangerous situation. Special-Purpose Devices

13 iPhone Apps for Graphic Designers If you’ve found a greater purpose for your iPhone besides calling or Googling directions, then you’d probably like to explore what your iPhone can offer you in the realm of graphic design. I’ve compiled a collection of the most useful 13 iPhone apps for graphic designers that I’ve come across. Each contributes and offers a unique ability to aid you on your journey through graphic design. We’ll be taking a look at applications that help with task management, enhance photos, sketching and a whole lot more. 1. Palettes is a great app that allows you to create color schemes. 2. OmniFocus: Because task management is important for any graphic designer (despite the unhealthy managing many of us take part in), I’ve decided to include OmniFocus, a standalone application or a conjuncture app that syncs to your Mac. 3. CameraBag: This app allows you to simulate several different camera styles in a unique way. 4. 5. 6. ZeptoPad is a sketch pad tool for your iPhone. 7. 8. iBlueSky 9. 10. iPhlickr 11.

Steve Sanderson’s blog - As seen on YouTube™ Sign Up Dribbble is a show and tell community for designers Sign up to find, follow and hire members of our small but vibrant community of designers, icon artists, illustrators, interface designers, typographers, and other creative folks. Join Dribbble today and you’ll be able to… Find & follow Discover designers and the projects they’re working on. How do designers share work? Uploading design work and commenting on the work of others requires an invitation from a member of our community. See our Help Center for information on how invitations work.

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