Using the Lean UX Design process

February 29, 2016

Lean UX Design is the practice of focusing on the actual user experience through rapid iteration cycles coupled with insight generation from user and client feedback. Based on the lean start up concept, Lean UX Design encourages innovation over documentation and addresses issues most important to end users early in the product’s life cycle. User…

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Conversational User Interface Design

February 18, 2016

Conversational user interface—using voice interaction in a natural conversational manner with your devices instead of manual interaction—provides numerous opportunities and challenges for UI designers. However, one of the main advantages of conversational user interface design (CUI) is its high learnability level. Every prospective user more or less already knows how to use it. As technology…

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Medical UI Design That Simplifies Complex Data

January 27, 2016

Simplicity in Medical UI Design may be an interface’s most important usability design principle. It optimizes the user experience and simplifies software development. One example is Thermo Fisher Scientific’s innovative NanoDrop One UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, which solves complex analytical challenges and produces results and analysis that can be understood quickly and easily. Areteworks uses a funnel…

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User Interface and Usability Design conferences

January 21, 2016

One of the many benefits of attending User Interface and Usability conferences is that they allow you to develop and extend skills in your current field of work, as well as learn something completely new. Choosing the right conference often depends on goals to expand your knowledge base, the event’s location, and the desire to…

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Purposeful communication in UI Design

January 13, 2016

In UI design, everything a designer does affects the user experience. From the purposeful and intentional to the neglectful oversight and omission, every action–and non-action–shapes the experience of the end-user. For designers, successful UI solutions require decisions that will communicate the intended message at all times. Content, color schemes, screen layout, buttons vs icons, labels—all…

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Happy New Year!

January 4, 2016

Happy New Year 2016!  See you at the CES conference.  Check out our latest UI designs!

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Flat User Interface Design on the desktop

December 20, 2015

The move to a flat user interface aesthetic is rooted in the desire to provide a more efficient, user-friendly experience. It sees the realism at the foundation of Skeuomorphic design as no longer necessary in an age of computer-savvy consumers. Flat design strives to bring simplicity to interfaces, in turn providing a more rewarding User…

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Absence of visual style in UI wireframes

August 12, 2015

Since wireframes are meant to convey design concepts and information architecture, visual clarity is an absolute must. Stakeholders need to be able to see the structure and strategy for the User Interface system without getting distracted by how each element will look in the final design. A wireframe should allow them to examine the what, why…

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The principles of good UI Design

May 19, 2015

Make the design as simple as possible.  The more complex the UI solution, the more it creates confusion, increases human error and slows people down. Establish visual hierarchy. Size, position, contrast, and color are used to emphasize importance and a visual hierarchy that is instant and intuitive. Insist on consistency. Consistent behavior in every aspect…

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