The Power of Progressive Disclosure

The Power of Progressive Disclosure

Interactive design of any kind means walking a very fine line between not enough information and information overload. At the core of that balancing act is one of the most important principles of UX and Design: progressive disclosure. Progressive disclosure means that...
UI Design Quick Tip: Better UX for Buttons

UI Design Quick Tip: Better UX for Buttons

UI design improvement for a large site or system can seem like a gargantuan task. In some cases I’ve seen, we’re talking about hundreds of templates across even more screens. What’s often overlooked in these situations is the fact that huge improvements can actually...
Is it OK to design my UI before content is created?

Is it OK to design my UI before content is created?

Which came first, the content or the design? This chicken-and-egg debate has raged for as long as there have been designers, and content needing design. On both sides you’ll find seemingly sound reasons to do one before the other, but to my eye the balance has shifted...
4 Reasons Minimal UI May Mean Minimal Users

4 Reasons Minimal UI May Mean Minimal Users

Common UI elements — buttons, menus and common actions —are a very significant part of what makes a site or app useful. The “chrome” as these elements are called, is being minimized in favor of increasing the amount of valuable content on the screen. In theory,...
5 Crucial Principles for Great Mobile Design

5 Crucial Principles for Great Mobile Design

The exponential and continual explosion of apps for mobile devices is certainly keeping us designers and developers on our toes; it’s tough to keep up. The good news, however, is that while technology advances and devices evolve at breakneck pace, the principles for...