User interface design and icons | UX Design Company

Icons and user interface design are practically inseparable. Icons convey meaning, can cross language barriers, help establish brands, give products and devices a contemporary look and feel, and make for easy touch targets. Their creation and use, however, can still be full of missteps and confusion. The absence of a standard for icons can make…

Healthcare growth companies in Irvine (Orange County) and Los Angeles | Healthcare UX Design Company

For any healthcare UX design company, it is important to keep up to date on technological advances as well as changes in the economy. The healthcare industry is a significant part of the local economy in Irvine, San Diego, and Los Angeles. California’s economic and job growth overall outpaced the national job growth rate, and…

Our approach to Visual Design

At Areteworks, our Visual Design specialists understand the important and unique role that Visual Design plays in conveying vital information quickly and accurately to your product's users.

Designing for Natural User Interfaces | UX Design Company

A Natural User Interface (NUI) is an interface you interact with using intuitive actions related to natural, everyday human behavior. These interfaces often require touch, gestures or voice commands to interact with them. In the past, methods of interaction with devices required us to adhere and conform to the technological restrictions that existed. However, the…

Use of modal windows within UI | UX Design Company

Modal windows are windows that are shown on top of an application screen to convey information to, or collect information from, the user. These “popups” prevent the user from interacting with the application until the window is closed by the user. While this can have valuable purposes, it can also lead to end-user frustration. The…

Using Neuroscience-based human factors research for more reliable usability results | UX Design Company

Human factors usability testing applies what is known about human behavior to the design of User Interface design systems, including our abilities and limitations. There has been a limited application of advanced human factors knowledge to usability testing, although it is steadily increasing. The goal is to use neuroscience-based human factors research in addition to…

Wearable technology and UI design | UX Design Company

The advancement of wearable technology has grown greatly in the past several years. These new and disruptive innovations provide advances that could potentially transform all aspects of life and society. With the technology paradigm shift comes questions and issues concerning how to best interact with this tech, along with the best ways for this new…

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Using dark backgrounds in user interface design | UX Design Company

More and more, user interfaces on desktops, mobile devices and kiosks are using darker colored backgrounds. Understanding the reasons goes beyond aesthetics, however. Studies have been conducted to analyze how the combination of text and background color affects readability, aesthetics, and behavioral intention in people. UI systems using dark backgrounds has its advantages. Eye fatigue…