Pick of The Week
Gestalt Principles in UI Design
How to become a master manipulator of Visual Communication.
A lot of design comes down to how the human brain works, so by taking a look at the Gestalt visual perception principles, we can apply them to our own UI design.
The Best of The Rest
A Year of Learning and Leading UX at Google
When you think of Google you probably don't think of UX.
In fact, one designer would have agreed with you until she accepted a job with the tech giant. During her time there she learned many lessons, including the fact that UX is massively important to Google.
Handy tips for home page design.
Your home page is your users' first impression of your site and so needs to be carefully considered. Let's take a look at three essential aspects: information, interaction, and appearance.
Drag and Drop for Design Systems
How do you know if something is drag-and-drop-able?
It's usually a bit of a guessing game, as there doesn't seem to be consistent UX standards in the world for drag and drop elements. Be kind to users and at least make sure your product has it's own standards.
How to Design Social Systems (Without Causing Depression and War)
It means thinking about products in a new way.
Consider them as “practice spaces” — virtual places where people struggle to live out the acts and relationships they find meaningful.
One More Thing
The Art of Storyboarding
Storyboards don't have to be limited to film.
Understand the importance of storyboarding through one person's journey from law to design. Story matters in everything from books, to games to user experiences.