The importance of button shapes in UI Design

User Interface designers have long preferred the use of rounded corners to straight-edged ones in their designs. The reasons go far beyond aesthetics. Rectangles with rounded corners take less cognitive effort to visually process than a rectangle with sharp edges. Rounded

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User Interface Design and remote user testing

Some key issues to consider when performing remote user testing: Make sure to record the testing sessions. Sometimes you’ll get misleading comments when you ask users what they thought about their task. Watching test respondents’ behavior provides valuable additional insight

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An innovative User Interface Design Company

Areteworks, an innovative user interface design company, prides itself on creating inspiring and intuitive user interface systems and user experiences that not only meet our clients’ goals, but consistently surpasses them. We are a UI Design company with decades of

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Correct phrasing of links in a User Interface

One important yet sometimes overlooked aspect in web design is the phrasing used for hyperlinks. The formerly omnipresent “Click here” is being phased out of the user experience, and with good reason. Link phrases like “Click here” focuses on the

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User Interface Design and User Experience Quotations

“Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” -Paul Rand “You’re almost always wrong about your users.” – Manik Rathee “Very often Design is the most immediate way of defining what

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Visual motifs and icons in User Interface Design

Icons should always have a shared visual motif so that they look and feel as if they belong together. This will allow users to understand which icons are related by the colors and styles they share. As a result, users

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User Personas and UI Design

Personas are rooted in thorough research and used to create a portrait of your user’s needs and characteristics. While your product may have tens of thousands of users, most of them share similar needs and characteristics. User demographic research and

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Areteworks has moved!

Areteworks, home of innovative and intuitive user interface design solutions, has changed locations. Our new address is: 30700 Russell Ranch Road Westlake Village, CA 91362 Come by and visit us today!

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Emotional responses in User Interface Design

UI Designers used to concentrate on the logical factors in their user interface systems. Navigational organization, graphical layouts and engineering constraints often used to be the only things to dictate the look and feel of the product. The evolution of

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