UX Design in Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio
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How To Use Shadows And Blur Effects In Modern UI Design

    When you examine the most successful interaction designs of recent years, the clear winners are those who provide an excellent functionality. While functional aspect of a design is key to product success, aesthetics and visual details are equally important — particularly how they can improve those functional elements.

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The Role Of Empty States In User Onboarding

    The first set of screens with which users interact, set the expectations of the app. To make sure your users don't delete your app after the first use, you should teach them how to complete key tasks and make them want to come back for more. In other words, you need to successfully onboard and engage your users during those first interactions. The onboarding process is a critical...

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How Functional Animation Helps Improve User Experience

    Since humans are visually driven creatures, the impact of imagery only increases with the help of animation. Our eyes innately pay attention to moving objects, and animation is like eye candy — catchy and bright elements that call attention to and help differentiate an app from its competitors. As of late, more and more designers are incorporating animation as a functional element that enhances the user experience. Animation...

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Algorithm-Driven Design: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Design

    I've been following the idea of algorithm-driven design for several years now and have collected some practical examples. The tools of the approach can help us to construct a UI, prepare assets and content, and personalize the user experience. The information, though, has always been scarce and hasn't been systematic. However, in 2016, the technological foundations of these tools became easily accessible, and the design community got interested...

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Exploring Repeat Grid In Adobe XD

    If you’re a visual designer, you probably spend a majority of your time making small adjustments to multiple visual elements. Maybe your client has decided they need a few more pixels of padding between each of your elements, or perhaps they’ve decided that all of their avatars needed to have rounded corners. Any which way, you might find yourself making the same adjustment in your design over and...

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A Quick Guide For Designing Better Buttons

    Buttons are a common element of interaction design. While they may seem like a very simple UI element, they are still one of the most important ones to create. In today's article, we'll be covering the essential items you need to know in order to create effective controls that improve user experience. If you'd like to take a go at prototyping and wireframing your own designs a bit...

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The Golden Rules Of Bottom Navigation Design

    Design is more than just good looks – something all designers should know. Design also covers how users engage with a product. Whether it's a site or app, it's more like a conversation. Navigation is a conversation. It doesn't matter how good your site or app is if users can't find their way around. In this post, we'll help you better understand the principles of good navigation for...

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Icons As Part Of A Great User Experience

    Icons are an essential part of many user interfaces, visually expressing objects, actions and ideas. When done correctly, they communicate the core idea and intent of a product or action, and they bring a lot of nice benefits to user interfaces, such as saving screen real estate and enhancing aesthetic appeal. Last but not least, most apps and websites have icons. It's a design pattern that is familiar...

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Designing Card-Based User Interfaces

    Web and mobile apps are moving away from pages towards completely personalized experiences. These new experiences are built on an aggregation of many individual pieces of content. The way this content is now being presented is in the form of cards. The card-based interaction model is spreading pretty widely, and you can see digital cards almost everywhere — from news sites to food delivery apps. In this article,...

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In-App Gestures And Mobile App User Experience

    Remember the days when hovering and clicking using the mouse were the most used trigger for interaction with site or app? Those days are gone. When Apple introduced the iPhone, multi-touch technology became mainstream and users learned that they could not only point and tap on the interface, but also pinch, spread, and swipe. Gestures are the new clicks. The rise of touch and gesture-driven devices has dramatically...

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