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17 Nov 2016   admin

Essential Skills To Become A Great UI/UX Designer

With the increase of digital applications and the devices we use to interact with them, the role of a designer involved in creating these has become dual focused, and to be a great UI/UX designer you’ll need a thorough understanding of both worlds.

So what’s the difference between UI and UX?

By definition User Interface design or UI is the design of user interfaces for machines, software and devices, with the main focus on maximizing usability and the user experience.

Whereas UX or User experience design is the process of enhancing user satisfaction with a product by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure factor provided in the interaction with the product.

So, from definition alone it is clear to see just how closely intertwined these two specialized skills are.

Designing the interface requires the designer to be able to sketch their idea and create digital mock-ups as to how the interface will ultimately visually communicate, and so having an in-depth knowledge of design software is imperative.  However a quality UI designer may not understand user experience psychology.

Designing the experience is much more focused on how the interface design behaves technologically, how it feels and responds to user interaction, morphing the end result depending on focus group testing feedback.

If you want to become a great UI/UX designer then this article is for you!

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23 Nov 2016   admin

Awareness

The Aids awareness ribbon was created in a time when there was little public acknowledgement of AIDS. In1991 a costume designer Marc Happel had an idea, inspired by the yellow ribbons tied around tress in honor of Persian Gulf War Servicemen. With a single red ribbon folded over in an inverted V, he created what is now a global phenomenon. This symbol over time has created awareness not only for AIDS but for more than 200 other causes globally. 01 December 2016 marks the 28th World AIDS Day and the ribbon still retains its relevance as the global symbol 25 years on.To find out more read the fu ...

23 Nov 2016   admin

Norman Doors: Don’t Know Whether to Push or Pull? Blame Design.

Bad design is sadly found everywhere in the world today, while newer better designs are created to replace bad designs getting them in to replace the old can be a cumbersome project. A great example of this is push and pull doors, found everywhere from office doors to restaurant entry ways these doors are forever confusing users, causing endless frustration. Even with the additional help of typographic instructions “pull/Push” these doors fail in communicating what to do to the everyday user. This partly due to the rather obvious handle placement conveying mixed messages. In Don Norman’s ...