Since the advent of the computer, there has been no consensus on how to engage with technology. Over the decades, patterns have proven to make systems easier to use began to emerge. The practice of designing and measuring digital products that are intuitive and easy...

This morning the song “This Magic Moment” by The Drifters popped into my head for no apparent reason. Those restless neural networks in our brains do funny things. They make seemingly unrelated, unconnected thoughts and concepts connect. Slapping my forehead I said to myself: “But, of course…” Recently...

Finding inspiration for design projects is one thing. Organizing it and turning that inspiration into a more cohesive base for creating a design that wows clients and users is an entirely different beast. The solution? Mood boards. Mood boards are physical or digital collages that arrange images, materials,...

Dark UIs are dramatic, stylish, and elegant. Nevertheless, designers should tread carefully if they choose to walk on the “dark side.” Creating the look and feel of a product is one of a designer’s primary responsibilities—the initial design decision must be appropriate to the product’s purpose,...

Websites have come a long way in a short space of time—it’s really quite amazing just how much some of the sites belonging to the last decade’s most established brands have changed from their first iteration. When websites were first used for commercial purposes, they didn’t...