Tag Archives: ux

Removing that ugly :focus ring (and keeping it too)

David Gilbertson: You click a button and see a blue border telling you that you’ve clicked on something that you know perfectly well you’ve just clicked on — because you just clicked on it. So it’s clear: the outline must go. But … Continue reading

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Navigating on the next iPhone

Some folks have been poking around in the HomePod Firmware update. Doing so they’ve unearthed the existence of an upcoming face unlock feature using and infrared camera and face detection, the new iPhone’s bezel-less form factor, and its resolution of … Continue reading

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Design Better Data Tables

Good data tables allow users to scan, analyze, compare, filter, sort, and manipulate information to derive insights and commit actions. This article presents a list of design structures, interaction patterns, and techniques to help you design better data tables. Good … Continue reading

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Form Design for Complex Applications

From complex ERP systems to Facebook, applications make meaning out of input. The form — in its many manifestations — provides a gateway for user submission. This article illustrates 13 different ways to present forms, and explores the future of data input. Good overview … Continue reading

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How to design clarity in 3 steps

This article is a quick summary of a basic design course. It addresses a simple question: How do you design interactive systems that are easy to understand? Well, it all comes down to two things: structure and process. Next to … Continue reading

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Using science to make truly tappable user interfaces

Since the average human finger pad is 10 to 14mm — and the average fingertip is 8mm to 10mm we can pretty easily define a range for what constitutes a “truly tappable UI:” A truly tappable UI is built with … Continue reading

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Effective Writing For Your UI: Things to Avoid

Text in your app should complement your visual UI: simple, concise, direct, and efficient. It should be understandable by anyone, anywhere, regardless of their culture or language. Great list with small but very effective tips 🙂 Effective Writing For Your … Continue reading

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How to Use Animation to Improve UX

Animation may be used in a wide range of scales and contexts to unite beauty and function: it can influence behavior, communicate status, guide the users attention and help the user see the results of their actions. Here are just … Continue reading

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Functional Animations: What Makes a Good Transition?

Functional animation is subtle animation that has a clear, logical purpose. It reduces cognitive load, prevents change blindness and establish a better recall in spatial relationships. But there is one more thing. Animation brings user interface to life. […] Successful … Continue reading

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Death to Complexity: Advanced Search at Spokeo

Considering the nature of people search, filtering by parameters other than first and last name is crucial. ‘John Smith’ doesn’t really help you find who you’re looking for, but a 36 year old John Smith in Pasadena, CA, related to … Continue reading

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