Yearly Archives: 2012

Icon realism within User Interface design

The guideline for designing icons used to be that you should be able to draw it in the sand with a stick. Icons devoid of details and focusing on the bare elements to convey its associated function were standard, for

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Designing a consistently usable User Interface

The goal of every UI designer is to design a user interface that is intuitive, simple, and easy to learn so that the user can effortlessly develop a mental model (understanding) of the product. This requires a consistency of usability

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Areteworks ranked # 1 for overall “BEST UI Design” for 3rd month in a row

Once again, Areteworks has been ranked the # 1 best GUI design firm in USA. This makes it the 3rd month in a row to receive this honor. Again, thank you to all our clients who gave us great reviews!

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Designing a compelling User Interface in the iPhone and Android era

The importance of designing compelling and intuitive User Interface systems in the smartphone and tablet markets can’t be overstated. A more thorough knowledge of UI strategies, hardware requirements behind User Interaction design, and finding potential UI “game changers” in the

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User Interface design mistakes you don’t want to make

As UI designers, it’s important to know how the eye processes colors, shapes and patterns to create UI solutions that result in a user-friendly experience. While there are many facets to creating a positive user experience, three mistakes that you

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Electronic gadgets that UI Designers won’t see around in the near future

Which current electronic gadgets do you feel will most likely be phased out by the year 2020? Among those electronic must-haves that could fall by the wayside are standalone GPS units, low-end digital cameras and E-Readers. The main culprit behind

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Information Visualization in the User Interface design industry

Information visualization has become a highly marketable skill within the UI industry. The ability to take the often vast and complex amounts of data that we encounter on a daily basis and present it in a concise and understandable manner

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The Importance of Ethnography in User Interface Design

Experienced ethnographers can be extremely valuable to companies seeking to tailor products and solutions to customers desires, needs, behaviors and habits. Through keen observation and study and analysis of their findings within user research, ethnographers can better help project teams

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Outside-In approach to User Interface Design

When creating a user interface, the priority is to constantly improve the design to better meet the desires and wishes of the consumer. Utilizing an outside-in approach when beginning UI and UX design projects puts the focus on the users’

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