Rethinking drag and drop

Drag and drop is an intuitive way of moving and rearranging things. The good people at Atlassian have recently released react-beautiful-dnd which makes drag and drop for lists on the web more beautiful, natural and accessible. The core design idea of react-beautiful-dnd is physicality: users need to feel like they are moving physical objects around.

Designing for Human Attention

Although the design is perceived by our senses (vision, touch, hearing), it is immediately processed by our brain. As designers, we have to understand how to create experiences that go hand in hand with how the human brain evaluates them. While being a designer, you have the power to control the human mind during and even beyond the interaction with the product.

5 UI Patterns: Navigation That Makes Good UX Sense

Accessible navigation guides users through the flow of information in the UI and helps them complete their tasks, boosting your UX and driving up your web/mobile conversion. Likewise, if a user can’t find their way around your site or app, that site/app is useless to them  -  poor navigation design makes for poor UX and causes users to drop off the conversion funnel. It’s no surprise then that poorly designed/neglected UI navigation can have a disastrous impact on your bottom line.

5 Ways Web Design Impacts Customer Experience

Web design is one of the most important parts of any Internet marketing strategy. It has a huge impact on the digital customer experience in several different ways. Your site’s aesthetics, usability, any other crucial factors are essential to your company’s long-term online success. But how dramatically does it actually impact your bottom line? In this post, we’ll take a look at five major aspect of web design and how you can improve all of them.

10 Design Predictions for 2017

Change happens at lightning pace in the design industry and it’s important to keep up to speed with what’s happening to stay relevant. Even if you’re not one to follow trends, as a designer, it’s good to be aware of the shifts going on in the industry. I rounded-up 10 of what I believe will be the most important design trends of the year.

See How Your Web Site Looks on Different Devices and Different Screen Resolutions

Your site is done and looking great on your screen. But, what about the others? They don't have the same setup you do, how does it look like on their screen? Or their mobile device?

Stop Shaming Your Users for Micro Conversions

A problematic trend is spreading like an epidemic on the web. In a desperate attempt to nudge users towards conversions like newsletter signups some websites are adding manipulative link text to their popup modals. These user-shaming labels are called manipulinks (a clever term coined by Steve Costello): they employ the practice of what is often referred to as confirmshaming — making users feel bad for opting out of an offer (logically, this practice might better be described as declineshaming).

52 Research Terms you need to know as a UX Designer

Your A-Z list of research terms in plain English. “Pay attention to what users do, not what they say.” - Jakob Nielsen

15 Things To Remove From Your Website Immediately

Although you can put everything on your website, please don’t. Here are 15 things that should never go on a website, under any circumstances.

Lead Generation: Website Best Practices

A visitor takes action, a contact form is submitted, a lead is born! It happens every day. It’s common, but it’s not simple. There are dozens of little factors involved in lead generation. Some do it well, but most don’t. The difference is in the site. A lead generation website has a specific set of pages, each with specific elements. Let’s break it down.