Becoming a More Thoughtful User Experience Designer
The difference between creating good experiences and amazing experiences often comes down to how thoughtful we can remain during the design process.
Why It’s Totally Okay to Use a Hamburger Icon
Steven Hoober writes on the use of menu icons today, how they have become ubiquitous on mobile devices, and how some of the current thinking about them is wrong.
9 Hidden User Experience & Interaction Gems on Airbnb
Michael Wong breaks down and finds interesting interaction and UX gems from Airbnb’s seamless experience.
Rapid User Research With Intercom, PowWow And GoToMeeting
The rapid workflow the folks at Mailgun uses to get quick feedback on new features.
Filtering UI: A Horizontal Toolbar Can Outperform the Traditional Sidebar
A horizontal filtering and sorting toolbar is only appropriate for certain types of e-commerce sites but when done right, can significantly outperform the traditional left-hand filtering sidebar.
Large Touchscreens: What’s Different?
Compared to designing for mobile devices, designing for larger-scale touchscreens requires particular attention to input, screen focus, and privacy.
Tools & Resources
Deekit – Shared Whiteboard for Remote Teams
A virtual and collaborative whiteboard to help remote teams work smarter by ex-Skype employees.
Android Apps – Before and After
Android design pattern comparison before and after material design.
teehan+lax: Medium Case Study
Before the principle designers moved on to Facebook, teehan+lax put out some amazing design case studies on some of their projects. This one’s on Medium but there’s many more on their site like Readability and Prismatic.
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User Experience Designer at Income Discovery (Greater New York City Area)
Income Discovery, a highly successful fintech startup, is hiring a User Experience Designer to design the UX across investor and financial professional mobile and web applications.
Last But Not Least
“Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.”
— Steve Jobs
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