Yearly Archives: 2014

The importance of contrast in flat user interface design

Within the confines of a flat UI, contrast is essential. Many flat user interfaces rely on contrast to emphasize interactivity and visual hierarchy. To make the interface as intuitive and innovative as possible, the immediate impact of contrasting graphical styles

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Utilizing blur in User Interface Design

With space limitations of mobile devices affecting how a user interface can convey the levels and layers of its features, more and more designers are incorporating the blurring of graphics on certain layers within the UI of applications. Giving the

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UI Design and User Experience quotations

“The most common user action on a Web site is to flee.” – Edward Tufte “A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. They don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very

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Interaction14 Interaction Design conference

The seventh annual conference Interaction14, hosted by the Interaction Design Association, will be taking place February 4-8, 2014 in Amsterdam. The conference concentrates on the multiple relationships and emerging languages that are part of the broad scope of disciplines that

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The mobile-first approach to User Interface Design

UI design is increasingly going in the direction of a “mobile first” philosophy: where the interface is designed for mobile applications first, and desktop second. With the rise in use of mobile devices, having your user interface system function on

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