For seven years the head of the portal design team Mail.Ru Group Yury Vetrov published in his blog, regular reviews of fresh articles on the subject of interfaces, new tools and collections of patterns, interesting cases and historical stories. From tapes of several hundred thematic subscriptions, it selects approximately 5% of standing publications with which are interesting to share among experts. Especially for vc.ru Yuri Vetrov gathered a summary of 20 of the most interesting links of February. Student project UCD Toolbox collects methods of design interfaces into a single database with selection tools.
It is completely redesigned and allows you to choose methods of design and research of a specific situation. Paul van Oyen proposed approach to the specification of the interface of animation for transmission developers. He laid out the basic transformation of objects and their dynamics. Part of the problem can be solved with plugins for AfterEffects that export animation parameters in JSON, but described in the article format perfect for design systems.
Think the full trend report from Loredana Papp-dinei, Mihai Bandana and Cute Tems on Behance. Although this is largely all the same hackneyed “large fonts”, “background video” and “animation”, here collected, perhaps, all that has been demanded in recent years. In contrast to recurring trends Christian Beck made a parody of them.
An overview of the patterns of display forms in complex web applications from Andrew Coyle. Translation. App Cassette simplified conducting user interviews. In addition to audio recordings, it provides a rough transcription and categorization of insight.
Other useful tools for design. Great collection of old dashboards on Flickr. 2300 photos of rare devices, instruments and socio-technical systems.
Anton Badashov of the Rambler&Co analyzed the design principles of a well-known web services. Nathan Curtis described the difference between patterns and components. The article also presents a good list of books and articles that influenced the development of the ideology of modular design. In another piece he wrote about the peculiarities of creation and descriptions of the user interface on a dark background.
The EightShapes team also published a simple web service to test color combinations on accessibility — pierce variables to your design system, you see that they need to correct. Other news design systems. A team of media and UX-lab Mail.Ru Group conducted a study of how people read media. It is qualitative, not quantitative research experts simply answer the question “how it is”, collect different behaviors and deeply study them.
No problem to understand how typical this behavior is, the main thing — to fully describe the found cases. The quantitative data from the Analytics service “Mediator” confirmed the findings of the study. Interview with Scott Belsky, Behance founder and partner of venture capital Fund Benchmark Capital. The first half total, the second reveals his two concepts of product development — “the first mile” relating to onboarding, and sequencing of user acquisition.
Excellent presentation by Stephen Anderson about what designers can learn from game designers. Many useful thoughts on how to consider the user interaction with the product in a more involving key. Cassie slack from Shopify offered a map of stakeholders in the project, which divides them according to two criteria — impact and interest.
For each of the resulting four categories she has tips on productive interaction. Jason Amunwa of Digital Telepathy speculate on specifics of the design of voice interfaces. At CES 2017 was a boom of devices that use the Amazon Alexa, so many designers faced with designing for voice assistants this year.
Sam Appleby and Alex Drewett from Kickpush showed how to prototypicality interfaces virtual reality in Sketch. Apurva Shah from Capital ONE described the step-by-step guide on how to create 360 videos. He mentions a funny idea. The recording of ethnographic research on this camera to better understand the situation in the workplace or at home user.
Richard young gave advice to novice designers on how to gain experience and a portfolio with no real problems. He advises to make unsolicited redesign and describes in detail how to choose a suitable project and submit it. Blog Stanford d.school on Medium.
A recent article in training Director, Carissa Carter spoke about how students bring flexibility to the process. The article great analogy with recipes. Other blogs of the design teams and companies. A good story of how IBM reinvented the design in the company.
Susan Farrell from NielsenNorman Group proposed a classification of the methods of user studies in relation to key stages of the project. Ksenia. with colleagues from the HSE last six months engaged in the project with the use of neurophysiological indicators of a person.
Kevin vigneault from Viget wrote about how important it is to remember the height of the adaptive sites. Often, simple arrangement of blocks one below the other leads to a large number of spins. Send your speakers and front-end cases [email protected]