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Getting Started in UX Design: Tips & Resources

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In this piece, we’ll explain how to get started in UX with the least learning curve possible.

We scoured the web and spoke with our own design team for the most straightforward advice. Check it out!

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Free pocket guide: Color Theory in Web UI Design

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You can read everything you need to know about color theory collected into one easy-reference guide.

Color Theory in Web UI Design is available to download now. Let’s take a peek inside. 

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5 Creative Mobile UI Patterns for Navigation

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There’s no one way to design your mobile navigation… but some ways work better than others.

In this piece, we’ll examine 5 creative yet highly usable navigation patterns.

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June 2015 Updates: Advanced Animations & Multistate Elements

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As we roll into summer, the UXPin team has been working hard to bring you some great updates and improvements to our collaborative design platform–and they are finally here!

Take a look at the latest and greatest features and updates available in UXPin right now.

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4 Best Practices for Unforgettable Landing Page UX

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As described in the free e-book Web Design for the Human Eye, landing pages are essentially your ‘shop window’ and you have one chance to impress the user. Do this, and it’s likely that they will go on to browse the rest of the site, perhaps even making a purchase and reading through your carefully crafted content along the way.

In this post, we’ll deconstruct a few visual examples and explain UX best practices for every landing page.  

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Free pocket guide: Designing UX with Developers

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Now available: our pocket guide Designing UX with Developers. This introductory guide focuses on involving developers in the early wireframing and prototyping stages.  

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How to Hook Users With Habit-Forming UX Design

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Apple. Facebook. Twitter. Google. Pinterest. These companies all have one thing in common — they create habits among their users. People use these products habitually on a daily basis and they’re so compelling that many of us struggle to imagine life before they existed.

But creating habits is easier said than done. Even though I’ve written extensively about behavior engineering and the importance of habits, there are few resources to give designers the tools they need to design and measure user habits. That’s why I wrote “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Form Products,” which explains the four-step Hook Model that can help form habits among your users.

In this post, we’ll take a look at how you can use Habit Testing to build products that users not only love, but are hooked on.

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3 Crucial UX Considerations Before Going Parallax

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Skeuomorphism gives way to flat, and flat gives way to … something in between. One technique that’s taken hold in recent years is parallax scrolling — a visual effect that adds the illusion of depth to your site.

In this piece, we’ll explain a few things you must consider if you want this technique to work for you. 

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Understanding Simple Heat Maps for Smarter UI Design

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Traditional analytics provide you with an overall look at how your website or mobile application performs. Unfortunately, they fail to explain why certain actions are taking place.

In this post, we’ll explain a more visual approach to analytics for better design decisions.

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Why Content Is the First Ingredient in UI Design

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We’ve heard time and again that content is king, and for good reason. Placeholder text will only get you so far. Lorem copy is fine for low-fidelity wireframes and prototypes, but later on you’ll be designing blindly if you don’t know exactly what sits at the core of your design.

In this post, we’ll explain why you should design content first.    

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