The Value of UX Research in Product Development

Armen Ghazarian  •  Design, UX Design  •  May 15, 2015
The Value of UX Research in Product Development

When we talk about user experience, we quite often end up discussing UX Design. Some may even refer to UX and UX Design as a same thing, which they are not. Today I would like to draw your attention to the “pre-story” of amazing and usable design — user experience research. Let’s try to answer two main questions: What is the value of UX research? How does it fit...

How to Mockup Responsive Websites in Sketch App

Daniel Schwarz  •  Sketch App, Tutorials  •  May 13, 2015
How to Mockup Responsive Websites in Sketch App

It’s quite normal to build websites with responsive viewports and it’s been that way for a while now. Of course, not every website needs to be responsive, but it’s common courtesy to offer it to your mobile visitors if you have them. But how do we create mockup designs for responsive websites? Sketch App Sketch App by Bohemian Coding is a Mac Application for user...

Ink UI Kit – iOS Screens for Photoshop and Sketch

Adrian  •  Resources  •  May 12, 2015
Ink UI Kit – iOS Screens for Photoshop and Sketch

Premium pack of 120+ high-quality iOS screens to make your design workflow great and simple. Ink contains more than 120 elaborate iOS 8 screens in 7 categories that will meet any needs you may have in your designing process. Each screen is fully customizable, exceptionally easy to use and carefully assembled in Sketch and Photoshop...

Comparing iOS Designs of 5 Apps Over the Years

Paula Borowska  •  App Design, Design  •  May 11, 2015
Comparing iOS Designs of 5 Apps Over the Years

It’s interesting to think about how design has changed over the years. Each time a new design is published it, there is another genius and gorgeous unveiling. Or what about point of view where you look at old designs and get embarrassed at how poor, terrible or simply funny they were? Here, we’ll take a trip down memory lane for Instagram, Flipboard, AirBnB, Facebook...

Why Designers and Web Developers Must Work Together

Carrie Cousins  •  Coding, Design  •  May 7, 2015
Why Designers and Web Developers Must Work Together

It seems like a common sense idea: Designers and developers must work together. But too often, these individuals work apart while working on the very same project. The designer works to create elements and color palettes and typography that looks great, while the developer codes and prepares the material for web publishing. And this can cause discord between the designer and...

Designmodo Announces a Marketplace for Designers & Developers

Adrian  •  Stories  •  May 6, 2015
Designmodo Announces a Marketplace for Designers & Developers

Products presented in Market are created by designers from around the world. If you are designer or web developer and create appealing and useful products, you can be part of Market. Below you can see a screenshot of the “My Account” page for sellers. Account information includes seller balance, previous month’s revenue and payment for the coming...

17 Startups with Great-Looking Websites

Paula Borowska  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  May 4, 2015
17 Startups with Great-Looking Websites

Startups are an incredibly interesting business model with employees that have ambition, work hard and have great ideas. Personally, I’ve worked with a number of them and I love the high pace environment. But the thing I loved the most about startups is the emphasis they put toward great design in both product and web presence. Stakes are high in order to accumulate...

Best Alternatives to Wacom Tablets

Rudolph Musngi  •  Resources, Tools  •  May 1, 2015
Best Alternatives to Wacom Tablets

As a designer, I find it difficult to have freedom in sketching digitally using a mouse. Through practice, I have made a pretty decent job in creating illustrations, but felt that to fully realize my imagined designs, I had to upgrade. That’s why I bought a Wacom Intuos ($150) graphic table tool. At first, it was a little bit challenging to shift from drawing as if you’re...

Best Website Designs from Japan

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  April 29, 2015
Best Website Designs from Japan

An atmosphere of harmony, integrity and serenity is highly prevalent in Japanese-based website designs. Even if the project gets its flawless appearance from extravagant visuals or is driven by ultra-modern features or dynamic effects that should add some chaos and upset the consonance, it still strikes the perfect balance between content and design. This results in an...

How to Use Size & Space in Interaction Design

Jerry Cao  •  Design, UX Design  •  April 27, 2015
How to Use Size & Space in Interaction Design

While he never lived to see the Internet, engineering psychologist Paul Fitts nonetheless had a huge influence on digital design with his 1954 proposal now known as Fitts’s Law. We can describe Fitts’s Law as: “…a model of human movement in HCI and ergonomics which predicts that the time required to rapidly move to a target area is a function of the...