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  • How to Create a Visually Appealing Instagram

    Instagram truly is the social media platform of this decade. It has exploded in popularity and seen massive growth. Instagram has become a social media platform for the masses, and for all types of purposes. From billion dollar companies like Snickers, to influencers, to freelancers. Instagram has one thing …
    Source: Web Designer DepotPublished on 2018-12-14By Jens Wirdenius
  • Designing for Interaction Modes

    We humans have developed ways of coping with digital interfaces. We have tactics. We accept shortcomings. We make do. But why is it still so hard (on most of the internet) to avoid uphill struggles? Often, for example, a quality reading experience is only fully available via a hack, …
    Source: A List ApartPublished on 2018-12-13
  • Designing the Emotional Interfaces of the Future

    “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” (Maya Angelou) Today when we think about what product we want to use, we have a lot of options to choose from. But there’s one thing that …
    Source: Web Designer DepotPublished on 2018-12-13By Gleb Kuznetsov
  • Creating More Inclusive and Culturally Sensitive Forms

    Today’s websites are designed to be well organized, mobile-friendly, and accessible to those using adaptive technologies, but many never stop to think that our choices when creating a form to collect information from our users may present a problem. What’s the issue? The all-too-common tendency for web forms to ask …
    Source: UX BoothPublished on 2018-12-11By Mark H. Anbinder
  • Common SEO Mistakes (and How to Fix Them with Design)

    SEO is a complex matter and one that web designers and developers might feel is best left to copywriters and search professionals to handle. That makes sense since many common SEO hacks revolve around the manipulation of content and the tagging of it for search. Here’s the thing though: …
    Source: Web Designer DepotPublished on 2018-12-11By Suzanne Scacca
  • How To Fix Your Fixed Navigation
    You are probably already familiar with fixed navigation, the design mechanic where a navigation bar aka navbar (or some of its elements) remain visible on the screen as the user scrolls. Sometimes referred to as ‘sticky navigation’, this UX design trend has lived up to its name for the first …
    Source: Usability GeekPublished on 2018-12-10By Sean McGowan
  • New Online Seminar: Design Critiques: What, How, and When (Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT)
    Open feedback is essential for a collaborative UX process. However, sharing unfinished work is naturally uncomfortable and often generates tension. The right critique process can foster an efficient, honest feedback loop.See Full Description and Pricing
    Source: NN GroupPublished on 2018-12-10
  • 20 Best New Portfolios, December 2018

    It’s December, which means it’s officially carol season. Oh well. Whether you’re a curmudgeon about these things like myself, or are even now feeling the heat rise in your elf ears and Santa hat, we can all agree that portfolio sites are cool, right? Let’s see what those wacky …
    Source: Web Designer DepotPublished on 2018-12-10By Ezequiel Bruni
  • Journey Mapping 101
    Summary: A journey map is a visualization of the process that a person goes through in order to accomplish a goal. Journey maps are a common UX tool. They come in all shapes, sizes, and formats. Depending on the context, they can be used in a variety of ways. This article …
    Source: NN GroupPublished on 2018-12-09By Sarah Gibbons
  • The Anchoring Principle
    Summary: People tend to focus on a single, initial piece of information, which influences how they estimate value and make subsequent decisions. My husband and I were car shopping and found a used BMW that looked pristine and had only 10,000 miles on it. The price was shockingly low, only $2,000. …
    Source: NN GroupPublished on 2018-12-09By Therese Fessenden

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