Yearly Archives: 2012

Understanding user comments in user testing

When conducting user research and user testing, one pitfall to avoid is taking user suggestions and solutions at face value. It’s one thing for users to say they want a certain feature on your product. It’s quite another, though, to understand why they want that feature added. It is often the understanding of what resides…

Principles of User Interface Design

What would be the essentials to developing a successful user interface? An early study sheds light on some of the principles of UI design: Know your users and the systems currently used by your users; make sure there is consistency in behaviour throughout the UI; utilize visual feedback in the user interface to reflect changes;…

Rules to make your icons clear and intuitive and improve your UI design

Areteworks provides a list of rules that GUI designers should follow to ensure that users can identify and understand the meaning behind icons being used in your user interface design. Some of the rules listed for icon generation include always labeling your icons when space permits, making sure your icons have a consistent visual motif,…

The Future of Interaction Design

There is an interesting write-up concerning User Interaction design and how we need to take a different perspective to analyzing what’s in store for the future. The main focus of the article deals with human need and human capabilities, and then discussing the tool that will be used to bridge the two in the digital…

Ranked # 1 for overall "BEST UI Design"

We just got ranked # 1 as the best GUI design firm in USA. Thanks to all my clients who gave us great reviews! http://www.bestwebdesignagencies.com/rankings-of-best-gui-design-companies

Designing for children to deliver quality mobile user experiences

Most UI design for mobile devices is centered on the adult user experience, including ergonomic study and research. Adults, afterall, are the ones making the purchasing decisions so it would only make sense to cater to their desires and aesthetic tastes. However, it would be beneficial to any UI and UX designer to explore child-friendly…

Ideas On The Future Of Health Care Design

Medical technology is advancing faster than ever, and the IT systems that support it need to be more flexible to adapt. Fastcodesign.com has an interesting read on the future of health care technology and its effects on user interface design taken from the Mayo Clinic conference. Included in their analysis is how current technology must…

Quotes from Steven Jobs Lost Interview

A long-lost 1995 interview with Steve Jobs has surfaced, providing an interesting and enjoyable look at Jobs vision of a digital future. Some of the more memorable quotes are directly applicable to user interface and user experience design. From the interview: “No one thinks about why they do things very deeply.” “The Web is going…

Motion Graphics in User Interface

With the successful utilization of animated graphics in Apple’s iPhone, it would be to every UI designer’s benefit to better understand the basic rules of motion graphics and how they affect user experience satisfaction. There is a very nice article on ui-transitions.com that deals with the use of motion graphics and animation in UI design.…