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15 Myths That Can Ruin Your Mobile UX

15 Myths That Can Ruin Your Mobile UX

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The average U.S. user spends five hours a day on mobile, making mobile an extremely valuable medium for app developers. But like any discipline, mobile app design suffers from misconceptions and myths that can stop designers from creating a good UX.

In this article, you'll learn:

  • Fifteen common misconceptions about mobile design
  • How these misconceptions help create a negative UX
  • What you can do to avoid these pitfalls to build a great mobile app

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20 Memorable Web Design Portfolios to Inspire Your Own Website

20 Memorable Web Design Portfolios to Inspire Your Own Website

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The internet is full of thousands of design portfolios, and getting a potential employer’s attention in this overcrowded job marketplace can be quite a challenge.

Today, we’re highlighting 20 outstanding portfolio sites from both individual designers and creative studios worldwide — each one incorporating a feature that makes it special.

In this article, you’ll find:

  • Inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.
  • Thoughts on what features make each site special.
  • Examples of some of the best and brightest in web design portfolios.

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4 Trendy Visual Design Techniques

4 Trendy Visual Design Techniques

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A successful visual design does not take away from the content on a page. Instead, it enhances content by engaging users, and helps build trust and interest in the brand.

Visual design techniques, when used properly, are also able to create a more interesting, immersive, and remarkable user experience. 

In this article, you will learn:

  • How to create a duotone effect
  • How to use hero images as a powerful tool to differentiate your client's product.
  • The benefits of video content
  • Best practices for applying illustrations

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Conducting User Interviews: How to do it Right

Conducting User Interviews: How to do it Right

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When you first start working on a new project, it's important to understand who will be using your product. When done right, user interviews are an excellent way to gain this understanding.

In this article, you will learn:

  • When user interviews are most likely to get you the best information you need
  • What to do before, during, and after an interview for best result
  • How to analyze the results of your interviews to gain insight into your audience

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    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Rapid Prototyping

    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Rapid Prototyping

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    In today’s highly competitive market, user experience design is highly important. Prototyping is a cornerstone of testing your UX designs. And while there are many approaches to prototyping, rapid prototyping is one of the most useful.

    In this article, you will learn:

    • The benefits and advantages of rapid prototyping
    • Different techniques of rapid prototyping and how they help you validate your designs
    • Tools and tips to facilitate rapid prototyping

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    Frictionless Experience: How to Create Smooth User Flows

    Frictionless Experience: How to Create Smooth User Flows

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    Designing a smooth user flow means creating a frictionless user experience. A frictionless experience means users are less likely to abandon your website or product for something more user-friendly. But what goes into creating smooth user flows?

    In this article, you'll learn:

    • The differences between good and bad friction
    • How to identify negative friction
    • How to ensure you create smooth user flows

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    How to Use Smart Defaults to Reduce Cognitive Load

    How to Use Smart Defaults to Reduce Cognitive Load

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    As a designer, one of your goals is to create a design that makes your users' lives easier. That means that you need to reduce cognitive load, the amount of mental energy users need to expend to navigate your design. And one of the best ways to reduce cognitive load is to use smart defaults.

    In this article, you will learn:

    • What cognitive load is and why smart defaults help reduce it
    • How to use defaults wisely to best help users
    • Examples of situations in which defaults are especially useful

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    Microcopy: Why Tiny Words Matter

    Microcopy: Why Tiny Words Matter

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    Are you looking to improve a website or app’s user experience? You might be overlooking microcopy.

    Microcopy is short, contextual text that informs or guides users throughout your product. You can find it all over the place. On buttons, form field, success and error messages, and 404 pages. Learn how these small bits of copy can have a huge impact.

    In this article, we cover:

    • Implementing and designing microcopy.
    • Examples of microcopy from different companies.
    • Alleviating user concerns.

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    Mobile App Onboarding: The Do’s and the Don’ts

    Mobile App Onboarding: The Do’s and the Don’ts

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    To ensure users don’t delete your app after the first use, you should teach them how to complete key tasks, making them want to come back for more. In other words, you need to successfully onboard and engage users during those first interactions. Nick Babich explains the do’s and don’ts of designing an onboarding flow for your mobile app.

    In this article you will learn:

    • What type of app needs an onboarding strategy.
    • About visual hints, empty states, and other popular onboarding techniques.
    • What to avoid when thinking about onboarding.

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    The Power of the Dark Side: Dark User Interfaces

    The Power of the Dark Side: Dark User Interfaces

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    When designers are working on a new product, in most cases they will choose to use a white background. However, there are cases when a dark background is much more beneficial—but be warned. Working with a dark UI comes with its own rules. In this article, we take a look at how to make a dark UI work.

    In this post, you'll learn:

    • What you should consider when using a dark UI
    • How you can make dark UIs better
    • How to be sure your dark UI doesn't negatively affect user experience

     

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