SVG, or Scalable Vector Graphic, an XML-based structure that defines the shapes, lines, and colors of an image in such a way that it can be viewed at any size and still retain a crisp look. SVG is not well suited to display photography images, but it is excellent for drawings, text, and shapes. It […]
Dieter Rams 10 Principles are a great way to describe “Good Design.” But what are the underlying techniques that help us achieve these principles? There are plenty of techniques that make designs more effective. But few actually line up with Dieter Rams Principles. Effective design often celebrates discovery and exploration. Company’s measure screen time and […]
A mental model is just a concept you can use to help try to explain things (e.g. Hanlon’s Razor — “never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by carelessness.”). There are tens of thousands of mental models, and every discipline has their own set that you can learn through coursework, mentorship, or first-hand experience.
UXDPV is an interactive chart inspired by research in UX Design practice verticals by Nathaniel Davis. UX design practice verticals represent a group of eight interrelated areas of practice. Each practice is represented as a vertical that contains six area of interests. Each area of interest builds on the one before it—starting from the bottom. UXDPV […]
Practical as they are visually attractive, card interfaces are more than just a trend. With 2014 marking the first time mobile internet usage exceeded desktop, web design is now favoring the small screen as responsive design becomes mandatory. The result: simple interface styles like the new flat design, minimalism, and especially cards are more popular […]