“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” –Albert Einstein Have you ever ended up on a site after searching for a specific resource, only to find out that you just signed up […]
At some point or another every designer will face a project that requires some prototyping preliminary work. Believe me when I say that deciding what tool is right for you can be overwhelming, and borderline discouraging. There is a vast collection of tools out there with a multitude of features that don’t always fit the […]
Ever since Apple released iOS 7 on September 18, 2013 there has been an ongoing conversation about the advantages and disadvantages of Skeuomorphism vs Flat Design. The irony to Apple’s introduction of flat design in 2013 is that Microsoft had already been doing this since 2010 when they released Windows Phone 7. Before Microsoft’s introduction […]
It’s astonishing to me how much I’ve grown from traditional design into UI/UX and product design. Although there were many challenges and compromises along the way, I appreciate what design has evolved to in this vastly changing market. I originally came from a creative background specializing primarily in illustrations and commercial design. With 12+ years […]
Building an API, a good API at least, is an enormous boost for your startup’s efficiency and growth. The most obvious benefit — autonomy over each layer of infrastructure, which will contribute to rapid release of your product.
Infinite scroll may not always be the best option, but remember to keep an open mind and make an informed decision for your client. When done well, it can actually benefit the user experience of a site.
Building your own API permits access to all three layers of architecture: data, logic, and presentation, but If you don’t own your API, you are not privy to the data and logic layers.
Flat vs. round: the 500 year old world debate rages on, but this time, in UI design. Flat design has been making its steady climb to the top, splashed across countless UIs and spurring the question: is it just a trend? Trends, just like puka shells and birkenstocks, come and go over the years. Birkenstocks came […]
You don’t have to be a designer to know that products sell better in prettier packages. Even if your product is the most technically efficient on the market, it’s far less likely to be successful if it is ugly or difficult to navigate, Take Reddit, for example. If you’re a Redditer, you likely spend a […]