May 29, 2015 — No matter how comfortable we get with screens, they’re rarely the starting place in the creative process. That’s why, this week, we asked you to share your hand-drawn notes, sketches, and prototypes.
May 28, 2015 — If you’ve ever watched The Joy of Painting, you know how Bob Ross’s broad strokes of blue, black, and green, expertly placed and blended over the course of 25 minutes, come together to form a masterpiece.
May 26, 2015 — If you somehow haven’t heard of it yet, Yelp, one of my favorite InVision customers, is a great way to find businesses and restaurants in your area. I recently sat down with 2 of their designers, Taron and Silas, to chat about the challenges of localization, designing for 2 different groups of users, and overcoming backlash gracefully.
May 20, 2015 — Feedback plays a critical role in the design process. But instead of being productive, many design reviews merely conjure the ghost of collaboration, devolving into firing lines where everyone takes pot-shots at the design, or pitch sessions, where a designer gives an elaborate presentation to win over their peers.
May 19, 2015 — Rent the Runway delivers high fashion on demand with a unique ecommerce platform and mobile applications. We sat down with UX lead Jess Brown to discuss design in an aesthetics-focused industry, shifting ingrained user behavior, and building experiences across various media.
May 18, 2015 — Pre-crafted icons can be massive timesavers—especially when you’re working with a data- and content-heavy topic like personal finance. Even if you don’t want to use them as-is, they can give you a big head start on wireframes and lo-fi designs.
May 14, 2015 — Technology moves like a steamroller strapped to a rocket engine—it’s all about the newest thing. So when you’re designing content, you’ve got to wonder: how long will what I create actually last?
May 13, 2015 — Netflix has revolutionized the way we watch TV and movies with their online subscription model. I sat down with Andy Law, a product designer on the company’s mobile team, to discuss design inspiration, collaboration, and designing for your audience.
May 12, 2015 — In a closed design culture, everyone works in their own little silo. As a designer, it can be frustrating for you—and equally terrible for your company. Although many designers still work in a bubble, a new, more collaborative design process is on the rise.
May 7, 2015 — The Future of Web Design: London boasted a packed house of incredible attendees, awesomely informative talks and fun sponsor activities, like a cocktail party for industry folk, etch-a-sketch logo design contests, and a walking tour of signage and typography in London’s Shoreditch neighborhood.
May 4, 2015 — Most people will tell you that friction damages a user experience because it slows down interactions, reduces conversions, and impedes progress. If the ideal UX is quick and easy, friction is obviously your enemy, right?