Archive for the 'Design Principles' topic

UIETips: Five Ways to Animate Responsibly

In today’s UIEtips, we’re reprinting and article from Rachel Nabors, originally published in 24 Ways. Want to know more about how to put animation to work for your interface and its users? Join us April 2, when Rachel presents Improve UX With Animation. “Here’s an excerpt from the article:” Sadly, animation is considered decorative by […]

UIETips: Atomic Design

In this week’s UIEtips, we reprint an article from Brad Frost. He explains a methodology for creating design systems called Atomic Design. Here’s an excerpt from the article: In searching for inspiration and parallels, I kept coming back to chemistry. The thought is that all matter (whether solid, liquid, gas, simple, complex, etc) is comprised […]

UX Advantage – A new conference exploring UX as the competitive edge

How do you make user experience a competitive edge in your organization? This very question led User Interface Engineering to create this new conference with esteemed UX thought leaders Karen McGrane and Jared Spool. Find out how top design executives of established organizations bring UX front and center within their organization. All in an intimate, […]

Jason Grigsby – Real World Responsive Web Design

Media queries shape and form a web page to display on multiple screen sizes. That’s the core of responsive web design. Users can maintain the same level of experience that they get on the desktop even when they switch to a smaller device. The theory of responsive web design is great, but it’s not a silver bullet. When real world constraints and use cases arise it makes responsive design a bit trickier.

Whitney Quesenbery and Frances Harris – Researching Daily Life

Accessibility is often focused on how to design and build digital products or physical spaces. But understanding the people with disabilities who will use those products is just as important. Enter ethnography and the importance of research that goes “face to face” with real people in the real world.

UIEtips: Design Decision Style

In this week’s UIEtips, we offer an original article from me, Jared Spool. In it I explore how to choose the best design style for your team. Here’s an excerpt from the article: In our research, we’ve seen the most effective design teams are very deliberate about how they make decisions. They pick a decision-making […]

Cyd Harrell – Techniques for Mobile Research

The so called Digital Divide is increasingly being filled with mobile devices. Because of that, you need an understanding of how your designs are appearing and behaving on smaller screens. Cyd Harrell is an expert on user research, and the one we to turn for mobile research. She says that it’s not just how your designs display on these devices but also the behavior of your users as they interact on these more personal gadgets. Users consider their mobile phones to be a much more private device than a desktop computer.

Aviva Rosenstein – Working with UX in an Agile Environment

Integrating UX into an Agile workflow has historically been a bit of a challenge. This could be due to a general lack of communication with the development team, or not feeling like the proper time or value is given to UX within the organization. Through her research, Aviva Rosenstein discovered that many problems people were having are commonplace. Additionally, she found that others had actually already worked out solutions to some of these.

UIEtips: Principles Over Process – Four Core Tenets for How to Work as a Team of One

As a solo UX design practitioner, you may think setting up a specific process is best to get others within your organization on board. But that’s not necessarily the case. In today’s UIEtips, we offer an excerpt from Leah Buley’s book UX Team of One. Leah covers four principles to follow to achieve success as a […]

UIEtips: Dissecting Design – Part 1

In this week’s UIEtips, Ben Callahan dissects the design process to explore which tools are the most helpful for different parts of the process. Ben was one of our top speakers at this year’s UX Immersion Conference, and he’s also presenting our next virtual seminar on June 5, Responsive Workflows: Because There’s No Such Thing as […]