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 […]
What we learned working with The Atlantic – Over the last six months we’ve been collaborating with The Atlantic to bring three interactive articles to life. It was an amazing opportunity to work side-by-side with a talented, multidisciplinary and relentless publication team. We learned a lot. We set out to create an immersive, yet thoughtful […]
The legal field is documented thoroughly—more thoroughly than UI design, that’s for sure. But real life can be rather surprising. There are many situations when the legal norms are contradicting each other or downright missing. Core principles exist precisely for such situations. These principles should help you make decisions when everything else is vague and […]