May 2015 Inside Design Articles

  • Friday inspiration: paper

    Friday inspiration: paper

    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.
  • Design Teardown: Redesigning a blog to meet business objectives

    Design Teardown: Redesigning a blog to meet business objectives

    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.
  • Inside Design: Yelp

    Inside Design: Yelp

    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.
  • Friday inspiration: neon

    Friday inspiration: neon

    May 22, 2015 — Neon signs unite color and typography in an electric way. The result? Tangible yet untouchable art that casts the same […]
  • Design Snack #6: Secrets of Photoshop’s layers panel

    Design Snack #6: Secrets of Photoshop’s layers panel

    May 21, 2015 — Layers—we’ve all got ’em, but you might not know all the crazy things you can do with them. Today we’ll look at a number of shortcuts and tricks you can use to save time in Photoshop.
  • How to run design reviews

    How to run design reviews

    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.
  • Inside Design: <br />Rent the Runway

    Inside Design: <br />Rent the Runway

    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.
  • Download 36 icons perfect for finance design—for free!

    Download 36 icons perfect for finance design—for free!

    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.
  • What&#8217;s on your desktop?

    What’s on your desktop?

    May 15, 2015 — A desktop can say a lot about its owner. Is it a chaotic mess or spare and tidy? Is the wallpaper vivid or nonexistent? Strictly functional or ever-inspiring?
  • 4 principles for designing future-proof content

    4 principles for designing future-proof content

    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?
  • Inside Design: Netflix

    Inside Design: Netflix

    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.
  • Inside Design School: RISD

    Inside Design School: RISD

    May 12, 2015 — Welcome to the first installment of our new series, Inside Design School, where we’ll highlight the professors and mentors shaping the next generation of designers.
  • Opening up your design process

    Opening up your design process

    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.
  • Animating your UI designs in Keynote in 7 simple steps

    Animating your UI designs in Keynote in 7 simple steps

    May 11, 2015 — Motion in UI design isn’t new—but it’s definitely the next thing you should be getting familiar with. The future’s bright for those who can design and guide people with motion.
  • Visual noise in nature

    Visual noise in nature

    May 8, 2015 — Trees reflected on still water bear a striking similarity to the visual representation of sound waves.
  • Conference recap: Future of Web Design London

    Conference recap: Future of Web Design London

    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.
  • Design Snack #5: Organizing your Sketch files

    Design Snack #5: Organizing your Sketch files

    May 7, 2015 — Staying organized is one of the least fun parts of design—unless you’re into that kind of thing—which is why a [&hellip;]
  • The digital whiteboard: draw up some teamwork

    The digital whiteboard: draw up some teamwork

    May 6, 2015 — Today we’re kicking off a new series covering InVision features that get a little less of the limelight—including our tips and tricks on how you and your team can make the most of them.
  • Ask us anything!

    Ask us anything!

    May 5, 2015 — Our very own Director of Research Stephen Olmstead will join our friends at Inbound.org to answer all your questions live on Thursday, May 7, 2015, from 9 a.m. to noon EST.
  • 3 ways friction can improve your UX

    3 ways friction can improve your UX

    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?