300 million people have some kind of colorweakness or are colorblind. As designers, we know that it’s always a bad choice to combine red and green, but if we want to be truly inclusive for colorblind people, we need to go beyond that. "never rely on colors alone to communicate"
AI can already perform many UX tasks, ranging from design and research ideation to analyzing qualitative user data at scale. It’s the perfect assistant that quickly produces the first drafts of any UX method plan or deliverable. It will do more in the future,... possibly complete UI designs. But AI will not eliminate the need to watch human users.
Scoping, estimating, and running digital projects can often feel like an exercise in futility. In this article, Paul Boag explains why you need to start breaking your projects down into manageable phases and why that’s the best way to achieve significant benefits.
Today, one billion people are 60 years or older. That’s 12% of the entire world population, and the age group is growing faster than any other group. Yet online the needs of older adults are rarely often overlooked or omitted. What do we need to consider to make our designs more inclusive for older adults? (shared via LinkedIn by Vitaly Friedman)
Traffic to news sites through social media has dropped in recent years, and over half of adults over 65 don’t use social media at all. We wanted to build a way to get The City’s service journalism to New Yorkers who wouldn’t otherwise see it.
Jakob Nielsen and Rolf Molich’s Ten User Interface Guidelines. These heuristics have been reflected in many of the products designed by Apple, Google, and Adobe. This article will teach you how to follow the ten rules of thumb in your design work so you can further improve the usability, utility, and desirability of your designs.
Choosing the right prototyping tool can be difficult among the many options available. There are 5 key factors to consider when selecting the best fit for your project or team: project type and goals, cost, tool capabilities, learnability and ease of use, and stakeholder buy-in.
Frameworks and principles for improving UX Research report writing. By following the frameworks and principles outlined in this article, UX researchers can improve their reports through logical structure and organization of ideas, clear and concise writing, and effective use of visuals and graphs.
While accordions can simplify long content pages and minimize scrolling, they diminish content visibility and increase interaction cost. On desktop, use accordions for content-heavy pages where users will not need to access content under several accordions.
Avoid using accordions when: 1. Users need access to most content; 2. There's little visible content on the page; 3. Content is complex with multiple levels; 4. Content can't be effectively chunked; 5. An uninterrupted reading flow is prioritized.
ite “Golden Rules,” that are applicable in most interactive systems. These principles, derived from experience and refined over three decades, require validation and tuning for specific design domains. No list such as this can be complete, but even the original list from 1985, has been well received as a useful guide to students and designers.
Link collection (LinkedIn post by Vitaly Friedman): Free Storytelling Masterclass (+ PDFs) (https://lnkd.in/eiFscUtf), a comprehensive guide with 9 modules on storytelling, PDF worksheets, 1-pager sketchnotes, reading lists, free lectures, video courses, etc. Kindly shared by Jeremy Connell-Wait
Content creators face reduced search traffic due to AI's prowess in delivering tailored answers, challenging traditional SEO strategies. Social will also drive less traffic. Permission marketing will be the main way to survive on the Internet.
Modern day UX research methods answer a wide range of questions. To help you know when to use which user research method, each of 20 methods is mapped across 3 dimensions and over time within a typical product-development process.
A bottom sheet is a user-interface pattern used commonly in mobile apps for providing contextual details or controls in the lower area of the screen. Definition: A bottom sheet is an overlay that is anchored to the bottom edge of a mobile device’s screen and that displays additional details or actions.
AI is introducing the third user-interface paradigm in computing history, shifting to a new interaction mechanism where users tell the computer what they want, not how to do it — thus reversing the locus of control.
Good design decisions are intentional. They aren’t guesses nor a matter of personal preference. They are deliberate and measurable. Over the last few years, I’ve started using design KPIs that inform and guide design decisions. - by Vitaly Friedman
Most prompts contain a combination of the following components: request, framing context, format specification, and one or more references to previous answers or external sources. There are also 3 types of unconventional prompts that do not follow this structure: "Can you do X," "Give me more," and filler prompts.