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Encouraging better collaboration between design and development teams

How UI Illustrations Improve UX

In the context of UI design, illustrations can be drawings, sketches, graphic designs, or printed works of art. They are used to clarify, decorate, or visually represent text or complex ideas.

4 Common Prototyping Mistakes Designers Make (And How to Avoid Them)

Prototypes are clickable, high-fidelity representations of the end product that are designed with the purpose to simulate user interactions. Prototyping enables UX designers to evaluate how their design solutions align with user experience.

5 Best Practices for Creating Smooth User Flows

Users will take a specific set of actions when interacting with a website to accomplish a specific goal. This set of actions is their user flow, and the amount of friction they experience in their user flow determines how good (or how bad) their user experience will be.

6 Ways to Improve Contrast in Your Designs

Contrast is a difference, especially a strong dissimilarity, between entities or objects compared. In simple terms, it’s when two elements on a page are distinctly different. Designers use contrast for various reasons.

How to Give Powerful (And Effective) Design Critique

Peer review is integral to the design process and, when done right, can be invaluable and motivational. Honing your feedback skills allows you to build a culture of knowledge and experience sharing in your design teams. In this article, we’ll show you how you can give designers feedback that will help them polish their design skills, strengthen their design process, and motivate them to produce better work.

How to Build a UI Design System

A design system is a collection of repeatable, reusable components and guidelines that explains how to use each of those components. By utilizing design systems, creative agencies can speed up the design process, eliminate inconsistency in their designs, and minimize design entropy.

Designing UI with Color Blind Users in Mind

While the science behind color blindness is pretty complex, the gist of it is that color blind people have difficulty seeing color clearly or differentiating between some colors. With this in mind, in this article, we’ll share some tips on how you can improve your site’s accessibility and the experience it delivers for color blind people.

10 Usability Heuristics That All UI Designers Should Know

Heuristics provide general guidelines that UI designers can reference to perform usability audits on their projects. With this in mind, we’ll explore Jakob Nielsen’s 10 Usability Heuristics for User Interface Design in detail and look at some real-world examples.

The UI Designer’s Guide to Web Performance

Optimizing your site’s performance is paramount in the modern web. It should be no surprise people like fast loading sites and so does Google. And although this is something that a great designer should consider during the earliest stages of design, the reality is that we most often fix the problem after the fact.