Oven-baked Lay’s potato chips. That’s why people are bouncing off your website in droves without handing over their emails — because your landing page is as boring as a bag of Oven-baked Lay’s potato chips.
Back in August, I wrote a detailed survey of the e-commerce payment button scene, The Sad State of Payment Buttons. One of the worst offenders was VISA and this specimen.
Google today announced it’s bringing a new look to Maps. The new experience has brighter colors, clearer icons and an overall improved user experience.
There is one principle of organization that every human should adhere to, particularly people who design products. Day after day, I see companies break this rule, and it is 100% of the time to their detriment.
Human brain is an amazing data processor whose broad capacity still hasn’t been explored at full. For designers dealing with user experience of any kind, knowledge of cognitive abilities and mechanisms is highly helpful in creating a user-friendly product.
What was your first experience working out at a gym like? Exciting? Enjoyable? Fun? If it was anything like my first time, it was none of those things. My first experience going to a gym was about 10 years ago.
Most people think of architecture as just a part of putting up a heavy building. I learned that it’s not at all about that. 1. Adaptability. Think about how your users are working with it rather than how you imagined it and iterate based on those insigts.
In 1991, when the production of Jurassic Park started, Spielberg wanted to use physical visual effects to recreate the dinosaurs. They hired Stan Winston’s group who were experts in animatronics and puppeteering and Phil Tippet who was considered, at the time the best in stop motion.
The subtitle is an old adage highly attributed to Abraham Maslow. I read it years ago, during my development of becoming a designer, so it immediately stuck to my collection of adages.
These days, every new project becomes an MVP. I’ve been noticing this trend within companies adopting Agile and discovering Design Thinking. It isn’t actually Viable.
At any given time, your brand is communicating two different stories — the spoken story that you’ve created, and the heard story that the consumer internalizes — and they’re not the same thing. The spoken story is under your control.
Working within the Clarity Design system at VMware, there is often opportunity to instill subtle bits of fun within more complex workflows. During a recent project, I discovered the opportunity to morph an element into a checkmark, then animate said checkmark using a line animation.
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In contrast, Figure 2 shows a system visualization that is more intentional in its design and helps users quickly understand the state of the system, as well as what information is most important or needs their attention.
In many ways, digital product design has not evolved past the craftsman in the shed era. We’re acting as though the industrial revolution never happened and have added processes to improve the way traditional, small craft shops operate.
Google just made it super easy to compare device specs. Now, typing something like ‘Google Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone X’ into search will bring up a table comparing specs and customer reviews for various devices. Android Police spotted the change over the weekend.
One of the hardest aspects of any kind of design or content creation is finding good quality free imagery, so Stockio – a new option for finding free photography and graphics is a very welcomed resource.
Psst…there’s an audio version of this story. Upgrade to listen.We’ve Forgotten That Where We Run Our Ads Matters.Digital has ignored the theory of signaling — to the detriment of both advertisers and society. Where a customer is, is crucial.
The Middle Eastern market is growing at a rapid pace, and, as a result, demand for various IT products is also booming in the region.
In Pentagram partner Michael Bierut’s new book Now You See It and Other Essays on Design , the designer presents 50 short and accessible pieces of writing that explore design history, pop culture, current affairs and more.
With Black Friday/Cyber Monday just a few weeks away, it’s time to get clients set up and ready to sell. The list of solutions to choose from keeps on getting longer, so how do you pick which one to go with?
One of the main parts of a high-level website is undoubtedly a great user experience. This will, ultimately, tell if you have an increase in your exit rate or an increase in your conversion rate.
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In the early iPhone era, it was a rite of launch day for vast numbers of people to show up at Apple Stores in hopes of being one of the first to snag the new model. Then Apple got good at handling pre-orders and shipping phones to show up on day one, and some of the retail hoopla subsided.
Being a designer means mixing disciplines: one part visual art, one part business, one part marketing and—whether you’re aware of it or not—one part psychology. The first step in creating a design that really connects with the intended audience is to understand that audience.
Believe it or not, online payments are still in their infancy. When you break it down, the ways that we’ve paid before are all somewhat old-fashioned, especially when it comes to infrastructure.
Someone recently asked this question on Quora and I thought I’d share my thoughts. Think of a product you find disruptive. What is it? And what makes something “bold” to begin with?
Icons are everywhere in a website and their primary purpose of guiding and giving out information to visitors is a highly important one.