Achieving sophistication in UI Design through Minimalism

A popular design trend in user interface design is using minimalism to not only give an intuitive clarity to your user interface system but to also to give the interface a noticeable level of aesthetic sophistication. The benefits of a

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Icons and button labels in User Interface Design

Icons, in many ways, work similar to bullet points. Both can make information easier to find and scan, as long as they’re placed in the right spot. Just as a bullet point will draw attention from the rest of the

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Localization and UI Design

When creating a user interface system, it is important to design it in a way that is easily adaptable to localization. Many design decisions you make in the early stages of a product’s development will affect your efforts to localize

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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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An engaging UI experience

A User Interface is considered engaging when the experience of using it is enjoyable and easy. Its visual design, graphical consistency, color scheme and interactive elements all play vital roles in a user’s immediate perception. Less obvious aspects of the

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