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User Interaction

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Friendly, Frictionless Work: Best Practices For Enterprise Messaging UX, From Slack

    Creating good user experiences for apps inside messaging platforms poses a relatively new design challenge. When moving from desktop web to mobile interfaces, developers have had to rethink interaction design to work around a constrained screen size, a new set of input gestures and unreliable network connections. Like our tiny touchscreens, messaging platforms also shake up the types of input that apps can accept, change designers’ canvas size,...

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Designing The Perfect Date And Time Picker

    What could be so difficult about designing a decent date picker? Basically, we just need an input field and an icon that represents a calendar clearly enough, and once the user clicks on that icon, we pop up a little overlay with the days lined up in rows. Right? Well, not every date picker fits every interface, just like not every interface actually needs a date picker. But...

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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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Getting Started With VR Interface Design

    The virtual realm is uncharted territory for many designers. In the last few years, we've witnessed an explosion in virtual reality (VR) hardware and applications. VR experiences range from the mundane to the wondrous, their complexity and utility varying greatly. Taking your first steps into VR as a UX or UI designer can be daunting. We know because we've been there. But fear not! In this article, we'll...

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Best Practices For Animated Progress Indicators

    Visibility of system status is one of the most important principles in user interface design. Users want to feel in control of the system they’re using, which means they want to know and understand their current context at any given time, and especially when a system is busy doing work. A wait-animation progress indicator is the most common form of providing a system status for users when something...

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True Lies Of Optimistic User Interfaces

    Three user interfaces (UIs) go to a pub. The first one orders a drink, then several more. A couple of hours later, it asks for the bill and leaves the pub drunk. The second UI orders a drink, pays for it up front, orders another drink, pays for it and so on, and in a couple of hours leaves the pub drunk. The third UI exits the pub...

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Creativity Under The Microscope: Running A UI Design Critique

    Criticism is easy. It seems like everybody has an opinion, but, as the author Harlan Ellison points out, "You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion." To become informed, though, requires exploration. Design critiques are an important part of any product exploration. A design critique — where the creator discusses and explains the creation with the rest of the team and/or client...

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Experience Design Essentials: Animated Microinteractions In Mobile Apps

    Dariel Fitzkee, the famous magician, once said, “Magic is both in the details and in the performance.” Interaction design is just like that. Designers love to get the big picture right, but if the details aren’t handled properly, the solution will fail. The magic is all in the details. That’s why well-designed microinteractions make experiences feel crafted. To get a better understanding of how your design benefits from...

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Improve User Experience With Real-Time Features

  Real-time technology delivers information to your users as it happens. But how does it help improve your product and align with your customers' expectations? Only a few years ago words like WebSockets, low latency and real-time functionality were at the forefront of bleeding-edge development. Fast-forward a couple of years and this technology has become an integral part of many of our favourite apps: e.g. Facebook with its in-app notifications, or...

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How To Make A Physiology-Friendly Application For The iPad

  If you’ve ever had to move your iPad from one hand to the other just to tap a button you couldn’t reach, then you may have already guessed why we began this study in our UX lab. Our Mail.Ru Group’s UX lab team carries out many usability studies of our apps for smartphones and tablets. We address users’ needs by introducing features in our products. We carefully test all of...

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