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Successful Mobile Applications: Using UI Design Patterns

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The most successful mobile apps are the easiest to use. They do not require much time to learn functionality, nor do they require much effort to maintain usage. People like simplicity – nobody wants to spend an hour trying to figure out how an app works. Yet at the same time, you also want an app that delivers useful value to some aspect of your life. How can you balance these two qualities in the design of a mobile application?

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Useful Sources for Design Patterns and Wireframes Guides

We recently explored the top web and mobile wireframe examples and pattern sources and came up with and extensive list that we think will be valuable any designer expanding the workshop. We’ve put it all together into a guide. This is an abstract from the original chapter by Chris Bank in The Guide to Wireframing.

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Why Designers, PMs and Engineers Get Confused About Wireframes?

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One of the reasons why wireframes are often confused is that they come in many forms and can serve many purposes. A “quick-check” of what wireframes are doesn’t point to one single object – just try searching for wireframes in Google images. We like to call it the 50 shades of wireframes:

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A Practical Look At Using Wireframes

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Who uses wireframes, what’s their purpose & how do they work together

Wireframing is an important tool for product design and development.

Whether you’re building the next hot startup or a solid website or mobile application, wireframes are invaluable in keeping everyone on the same page – not just product managers, designers, and engineers. And they can be changed really quickly to accommodate the collaborative and iterative nature of product design and development, especially in agile startups and enterprises.

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UX Poland, The Human Experience Conference coming your way!

Folks at UX Poland are doing a great job promoting User Experience in Europe. Every year they hold a conference where, so that people interested in UX can meet, exchange thoughts, improve their skills on workshops and listen to some of the prominent thought leaders of the industry – live! Amazing event, amazing peolpe – let’s here it from the organisers of this years’s UX Poland held in Warsaw, Poland on 9 – 11 April 2014!
– Mateusz Makosiewicz, UXPin CMO

It’s all about solving real problems with design. UX Poland is devoted to embrace, promote and most importantly spread the word and educate issues about User Experience, Usability and Information Architecture. We address them to both experienced professionals as well as students and UX.

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New in UXPin: Flat UI Kit

New UI elements at your service – we’ve updated the Flat UI library with a set called “Flat UI Kit”.

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UXPin and Movade Presents: “Mobile Book of Trends” Free E-book

We partnered up with one of the best mobile design teams in Poland to prepare this special treat for you – mobile trends for 2014 explained and illustrated.

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The User Experience Three. Handpicked 2/6/2014

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1. Move Over Product Design, UX Is The Future

(…) the process of designing a truly innovative experience cannot simply rest on the process excellence of classic customer experience-improvement efforts or the creative brilliance of the marketing team.

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The Increasing Value of Design

If you were asked whose salary is bigger in Silicon Valley, designer or engineer, you’d probably point at the coder. Historically, Silicon Valley has valued developers above all the other employees. But there is a massive shift occurring.

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The User Experience Three. Handpicked 2/3/2014

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1. Debunking the UX myth. Over again.

Looking at the role of user exprience designers from business development perspective.

Now, in the time-starved 1990s, parents neither make the birthday cake nor even throw the party. Instead, they spend $100 or more to “outsource” the entire event to […] some other business that stages a memorable event for the kids — and often throws in the cake for free. Welcome to the emerging experience economy.

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