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How to Guide Users With an Efficient Visual Hierarchy

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An experience is the sum of all interactions. As soon as someone sees your site, an emotional reaction occurs subconsciously — that in itself is an interaction. Likewise, users also need to consciously decide how and where to click on your site.

Prototyping helps you refine all these tangible and intangible design elements. In this post, we’ll explain how to design more efficient layouts by mastering visual hierarchy.

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How to Quickly Create an Animated Mobile Prototype

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Imagine me holding a ball. Now imagine me dropping the ball.

What did you see? I am sure the answers will vary depending on the person.

Describing an interactive process with a static medium leaves us open to misinterpretation. In this piece, I’ll explain how to use animation to create more useful mobile wireframes and prototypes. Feel free to follow along in UXPin with a free trial since this is a hands-on piece.

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Simplifying UX Design Through Storytelling

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Visualizing data comes up more and more in my work as a UX Designer. Data can be visually striking, but it needs a language and story to follow in order to be effective.

Over the years, the art of storytelling has become the structure I use as the foundation of my designs. Every good story has a hero who is on some sort of quest. And like every quest, there’s always a monster that must be slayed. Describe your user and the problem, then craft a story that helps everyone better understand the journey.

I’ll explain a process I followed on a recent project that will help you with your own UX design project. Feel free to follow along in UXPin

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Fighting for UX Design in the Enterprise

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Working as a UX designer in the enterprise world can be challenging, but the experience can also be fun and rewarding. If you enjoy solving complex problems and function well in an environment with well-defined boundaries, enterprise UX could be right up your alley.

Having worked on a design team in a large corporation for the past four years, I’ll share tips and observations for more successful design amidst the politics and complex workflows.

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Creating Perfect User Flows for Smooth UX

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If someone asked you to define the word “flow” or describe an example of one, what would you say? Would you immediately think about flow as it relates to user experience or interaction design? Maybe… but, maybe not.

In this post, I’ll describe how to create smooth user flows based on my experience as a UX designer. 

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Free ebook: Web Design Trends 2015 & 2016

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Our free digital library welcomes its newest addition: Web Design Trends 2015-2016. The guide explains the 10 hottest web design trends. Plenty of visual examples included.

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18 Enchanting Interactive Sites You Can’t Ignore

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Some sites look good and some sites function well, but there are a select few that do both with an extra sense of magic.

These sites engage us on a deeper level, command our attention and take root in our imagination. They draw us into their world and make us forget our own — even if just for a moment.

In this post, we’ll analyze 18 sites with brilliant interaction design. We’ll explain how you can learn from them to be a better designer. 

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How to Quickly Wireframe & Prototype a Responsive Email

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Ever wondered how to design the perfect email template for any device? We’ve got you covered with this practical piece that explains a mobile-first approach to email design. 

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Free e-book: The Guide to Interactive Wireframing

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The newest release in our free design library explains everything you need to know about how to add interactivity to wireframes.

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How to Survive Design by Committee

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The bane of the design world is the multi-opinion, conflicting requests of “design-by-committee.”

UI and UX are not immune to committees. Not the Harry Potters locked in the cupboard under the stairs, UI and UX designers must learn that experience creating for users starts with experience with the decision makers. 

In this piece, we’ll teach you survival tactics for fighting the good fight without alienating your team. 

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