User experience begins with strategy and requires layers of feature scope, site structure, site skeleton, and “surface” or the graphic interface
In a post adapted from a short talk Mike Atherton gave at the SODA Social meetup in London on May 14th, 2015 he writes:
In UX there’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ design pattern for a given situation. Despite what clients ask, there’s no more a ‘best practice from a UX perspective’ than there is a ‘best recipe from a cookery perspective’.
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I’ll spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln
It’s about research, understanding, and evaluation. Figuring out the right problem to solve, before dipping into our toolbag of methods and patterns to solve it.
Read the post at Medium
Study up: here’s a peek at what interview questions you may face the next time you look for a job
Glassdoor did some research on which questions are asked in an interview.
Some you might not expect include:
– What would you look to accomplish in the first 30 days on the job?
– What motivates you?
– Who’s your mentor?
– What is the name of our CEO?
– What would your direct reports say about you?
– What was the last book you’ve read for fun?
– What is your favorite website?
– What makes you uncomfortable?
– How would you fire someone?
Read all 50 questions at Glassdoor Blog
Don’t be afraid of SVG: it is the intersection of graphic design and UI magic
Realistic motion effects are just the beginning.
View Sara Soueidan’s presentation on Slides
You might think your web site is easy to use, but what if the user is drunk?
Richard Littauer will get drunk for you. He says:
Your website should be so simple, a drunk person could use it. But you can’t test that, so I’ll do it for you.
WHAT: I’ll get very drunk, and then review your website. I’ll send you a document outlining where I thought the website needed help, and a screencast of me going over the website.
HOW MUCH: $250 per site.
Hire him at theuserisdrunk.com
I gave this UI measurement tool a whirl and I was really impressed
Pixel Winch is a screen measurement app with a unique approach. Rather than overlaying complicated controls on top of your existing workflow, it combines aspects of a traditional image editor with the quick access of a modal interface (similar to OS X’s Launchpad or Dashboard).
Read more from the source: ricciadams.com
Step back from web design, art, and visual beauty and journey with Frank Chimero to explore what makes responsive design so unique and powerful
Think about it. A web site must look good on many different screen sizes. A simple description of the web as a design medium:
“an edgeless surface of unknown proportions comprised of small, individual, and variable elements from multiple vantages assembled into a readable whole that documents a moment”
Frank Chimero continues: “The size of what we’re making is unknown until we know what we’re putting there. So, it’s better to come up with an arrangement of elements and assign them to a size, rather than the other way around. We need to start drawing, then put the box around it.”
Read more from the source: frankchimero.com