Visual Design Basics

  Visual design focuses on the aesthetics of a site and its related materials by strategically implementing images, colors, fonts, and other elements. A successful visual design does not take away from the content on the page or function. Instead, it enhances it by engaging users and helping to build trust and interest in the... Continue Reading →

Why Is UX Important?

Nowadays, with so much emphasis on user-centered design, describing and justifying the importance of designing and enhancing the user experience seems almost unnecessary. We could simply say, “It’s important because it deals with our users’ needs — enough said,” and everyone would probably be satisfied with that. However, those of us who worked in the... Continue Reading →

Embrace The Details UX | UI

Design Process Intro to UX & Design Thinking Prototypes, Feedback, & Critique Rapid Prototype User Research Competitive Research Synthesizing Research & Creating Personas Defining User Goals & User Flows Paper Prototyping & Usability Testing Basics Hi-Fidelity Prototype User Stories & Feature Prioritization Information Architecture & Navigation Responsive / Native Design & Design Patterns Wireframing Visual... Continue Reading →

Human Computer Interaction

Human-computer interaction (HCI) is an area of research and practice that emerged in the early 1980s, initially as a specialty area in computer science embracing cognitive science and human factors engineering. HCI has expanded rapidly and steadily for three decades, attracting professionals from many other disciplines and incorporating diverse concepts and approaches. To a considerable... Continue Reading →

Sketching with Technology: Rapid Prototyping a Phone for Design Research

Design Research doesn’t exist in a vacuum; its purpose is to inspire design. By bringing a high-fidelity prototype into the field, we were able to move between Design Research and Design fluidly. “Testing designs with paper prototypes doesn’t work. It’s too different from participants’ mental models for us to get good feedback,” IHan, a fellow... Continue Reading →

An Introduction to Emotive UI.

Historically, emotion has been thought of as a byproduct of design--not something that drives the user experience. But emotion is actually a critical new dimension in UI, and one for which designers are ultimately responsible. Huge Ideas recently spoke with Sherine Kazim, managing director of experience design, about her recent talk, “Can You Feel Me?... Continue Reading →

What is User Experience?

More and more companies are learning that to stay competitive, they need to be investing in user experience, but they don’t necessarily know what it means. The good news is, there’s never been a better time to learn about UX. Whether you want to become a professional UX designer or researcher, or you just want... Continue Reading →

How to become a UX/UI designer when you know nothing ?

  1. Understand the many fields that fall into "Design" There are visual designers, interaction designers, user experience (ux) designers, user interface (ui) designers, product designers, graphic designers and the list goes on. Then there are generalists who do a little of everything! Companies like LinkedIn hire such designers for UX, UI and product design.... Continue Reading →

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