UX and UI Design

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Nimble: Crafting Digital Narrative Experiences

The author of more than twenty books, a HOW Design Live speaker and a design professor at Kean University, Robin Landa recently released her newest book about design thinking, Nimble: Thinking Creatively in the Digital Age. The newest addition to her collective work focuses on merging creative thinking skills with critical thinking skills to...

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Thoughts on Communication Design and UX Education

If you graduated college in the 90’s with a graphic design degree, you may have learned valuable skills related to visual communication, typography, creative problem solving, compositional layout, etc. Times have really changed. No matter how you view it, educators are tasked with teaching much more than they did in the past. Communication design...

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Front End Development Tool: Foundation for Apps

Zurb’s Foundation is one of the two biggest front end development frameworks right now (with Bootstrap being the other big dog). While both of these addressed the developers’ needs as far as presenting responsive creations in the browser, no one was helping out app developers. Surprising as it may be, many apps actually rely...

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3 Places to Find jQuery Plugins for Designers

jQuery is a powerful weapon in a front end developer’s arsenal, but sifting through the epic quantity of plugins is a frustrating process. When you visit the official jQuery plugin directory, you might find yourself instantly overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of options. Even worse is that there is little indication as to which...

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Make It Flatter: The Yosemite Backlash

Since its release last year, OS X Yosemite has seen a steady adoption rate, but some designers have avoided it. And yet, many designers and users in general, aren't completely satisfied with Mac OS X 10.10. On social media as well as Apple's support community, the Yosemite-haters vent their frustration. They've either avoided Yosemite...