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  • What’s New for Designers, December 2018

    Happy holidays! This collection of new tools and resources is our gift to you this season. And there are plenty of holiday-themed elements sprinkled in. Enjoy! If we’ve missed something that you think should have been on the list, let us know in the comments. And if you know
    Source: Web Designer DepotPublished on 2018-12-17By Carrie Cousins
  • Can Users Control and Understand a UI Driven by Machine Learning?
    Summary: In a study of people interacting with systems built on machine-learning algorithms, users had weak mental models and difficulties making the UI do what they want. We live in a world flooded by information. It’s harder and harder for us to keep track of it or to manually curate it …
    Source: NN GroupPublished on 2018-12-16By Raluca Budiu
  • Designing for Kids: Cognitive Considerations
    Summary: Children’s cognitive skills are still developing, so their reasoning abilities are weaker than those of adults. To help them successfully use an interface, designs should display clear, specific instructions, leveraging kids’ mental models and prior knowledge. To update our report on UX design for children , we recently …
    Source: NN GroupPublished on 2018-12-16By Feifei Liu
  • Popular Design News of the Week: December 10, 2018 – December 16, 2018

    Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check …
    Source: Web Designer DepotPublished on 2018-12-16By Cameron Chapman
  • 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

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