Archive for the 'interaction design' topic

Jason Grigsby – Mobile-First Responsive Design

Speed and performance are a critical aspect of mobile design. Using media queries to design your site responsively is a great way to ensure proper display on mobile devices. But just shrinking a desktop site to work on a mobile device can affect performance.

Mobile-First Responsive Design – A September 13 UIE Virtual Seminar

On September 13, Jason Grigsby presents Mobile-First Responsive Design. And with your registration before August 31, you’ll get free and immediate access to Ethan Marcotte’s recording of The How and Why of Responsive Web Design. Start practicing mobile-first responsive web design by reordering your CSS, assets, and images. And learn how from Jason Grigsby, co-author […]

UIE’s Most Popular Resource and Content Tweets: 8/13 – 8/18

Here’s a recap of the resources and information we shared on Twitter last week. UX Design Ensure the study answers specific research questions, always —A Story About a Crappy UX Study via @johnnyholland Journey to The Heart of UX Design: Debunking Myths – UX Booth Email Sign-up Cool idea to encourage folks to sign up […]

Where Do You Draw The Line Of Quality?

You don’t have to hang around me for very long to hear me utter my mantra, “Good Design is Invisible.” Good design, when done well, is invisible to users because it lets them focus on why they are using the product instead of how they are using it. Thanks to the ongoing Apple / Samsung […]

Nathan Curtis – Start Full Screen: Organize, Communicate, and Annotate HTML Prototypes

Nathan discusses how the team at EightShapes brought their modular philosophy to creating rich interactive prototypes using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. He explains how, through modular thinking, they were able to write scripts that chunked aspects of their designs to repurpose and reuse across multiple pages.

Luke Wroblewski – Examining Mobile User Input

Touch screen devices are commonplace. It’s now expected that your mobile experience work as well as, if not better than, your desktop experience. With faster connection speeds, cameras, GPS, gyroscopes, and accelerometers, we can deliver information to users in new ways. But we can also receive information from them as well.

Socially-Transmitted Functionality

Pull-to-Refresh is all the rage in mobile apps. Take something like the Twitter client. In the timeline, if you want to see if any new messages have been posted, you pull down on the list with your thumb, then release. The gesture signals the app to check with Twitter’s servers to see if anything new […]

JQuery for UX Designers

JQuery facilitates the vital steps of designing and testing complex interactions of today’s modern websites and web applications. In the next UIE Virtual Seminar, Rich Rutter gets you started with JQuery—assuming no prior knowledge—and shows you lots of examples, hints, and tricks. Just 5 minutes into this seminar, you’ll see JQuery in action and have something you can use in your own wireframes.

Tying Agile & UX Together

Story mapping is a way of organizing Agile user stories that communicate user experience. Agile expert Jeff Patton will show you how this technique helps you put the big picture of UX and the little pictures of Agile in one place. Users will always have an experience with your product. Story mapping will pull your UX focus into the organization’s process and ensure that experience is a great one.

UI16 Spotlight: Simplifying Complex Applications with Hagan Rivers

[We've built this year's User Interface 16 Conference around eight important challenges facing today's UX Professionals. This is the first in a series of posts where I discuss my thoughts on those challenges and how I came to pick the expert who will be your guide at UI16. Enjoy! – Jared] What happens over time […]