UX Design in Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio
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Interaction Design

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Patterns and Purpose, an Excerpt from Animation at Work

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Rachel Nabors's new book, Animation at Work, available now from A Book Apart.So we can use animations to tap into users’ visual systems and give them a cognitive speed boost, terrific! But before animating every element of our designs, we must learn when and how to use this new tool: with great power comes great...

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Integrating Animation into a Design System

Keeping animation choreography cohesive from the outset of a project can be challenging, especially for small companies. Without a dedicated motion specialist on the team, it can be difficult to prioritize guidelines and patterns early in the design process. What’s more likely to happen is that animations will be added as the product develops. Unsurprisingly, the ad-hoc approach can lead to inconsistencies, duplications, and rework in the long run. But...

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When Mobile Shopping Carts Go Horribly Wrong

Sometimes when I’m at a Seattle Sounders game, it’ll dawn on me: gah I forgot to re-order my dog’s special fat-dog food. I’ll whip out my phone at halftime, login to Amazon, place my order. Done. Peace of mind. Though the use-cases may differ, mobile e-commerce shopping isn’t going anywhere. A bad or frustrating mobile shopping experience can make or break a customer’s relationship with your brand (and cost the...

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Designing Interface Animation

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share Chapter 9 of Val Head’s new book, Designing Interface Animation: Meaningful Motion for User Experience, available now from Rosenfeld. For 20% off all books purchased through rosenfeldmedia.com, use the discount code ALADIA.Each animation in an interface tells a micro story, and as a user encounters more and more animations throughout your site or product, these micro stories add up to reveal...

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Motion with Meaning: Semantic Animation in Interface Design

Animation is fast becoming an essential part of interface design, and it’s easy to see why. It gives us a whole new dimension to play with—time. This creates opportunities to make our interfaces better at every level: it can make them easier to understand, more pleasant to use, and nicer to look at. For example, animation can help offload some of the work (PDF) of processing interface changes from our...

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How Do You Design Interaction?

If you have to design an interface it’s almost obvious to think to begin the process by drawing. But is this the best way? I once casually started by writing an imagined human-computer conversation, and only afterwards I continued by drawing. This changed my way of thinking and I never went back to drawing first. This article will explain the reasons behind my decision. I have always been a huge...

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