Role of a generalist, specialist or unicorn skillset in a UX (design) team

UX (Design) is a bigger umbrella and it’s getting broader. Design is not limited to a defined skillset; ideally a designer gets involved in an abstraction face of a product, where product is a vague thought of a client. It has to be materialized on web or in other accessible platform. Between the abstractions to … Continue reading “Role of a generalist, specialist or unicorn skillset in a UX (design) team”

Information Visualization – How to effectively convert an abstract data to visual?

Data is getting generated from different sources. Walmart handles more than 1 million customer transaction every hour, Wikipedia handles billions of pages. Skip and take me to step-by-step guide Social networking sites Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook etc. generates new huge bytes of data in quintillion daily, the amount of data is only getting larger, deeper … Continue reading “Information Visualization – How to effectively convert an abstract data to visual?”

Should Designer code? Or at what level, a designer should code?

User Experience, Design thinking, Innovation, Customer Experience; these are a few terms floating in the IT field for the success of a product. Designers are considered to be crucial in the success of a product. A big responsibility is already on the shoulder of a designer. Should designer know or do coding along with designing? … Continue reading “Should Designer code? Or at what level, a designer should code?”

Why mobile UX customization is important for different platforms ? – Android vs iOS

When designing a mobile application or mobile website, UX people pay special focus on Android and iOS. It’s because, both platforms have combined market share around 94% and both have different appearance and personality. Both the platforms have their own design guidelines. If a user has to switch from one platform to another, it takes … Continue reading “Why mobile UX customization is important for different platforms ? – Android vs iOS”

Consistency and conventions are true friends for web

Consistency and conventions are two important element of design. By following the existing conventions, anything can be made easy to grasp. Consistency make user feel at home. Universal color code for traffic lights is (red, yellow, and green). Some conventions are must to follow, like stop lights are red and red means stop. Drivers know … Continue reading “Consistency and conventions are true friends for web”

Responsive Web Design – Pixels density and resolution

Any physical size of device cannot stop web from spreading its wings; be it a smart TV with bigger size or a smartphone in the pocket. Web is spreading all around, Though, physical size of the device is shrinking but resolution of these devices is increasing. Why? and how? High DPI and Retina Retina is … Continue reading “Responsive Web Design – Pixels density and resolution”

Responsive Web Design – Viewports and device pixels ratio

Major technology changes have been seen in last few years. Smartphone and tablets are changing the way of internet usage and taking the web everywhere. Responsive web design (RWD) is around from some years now. Initially the focus in a RWD project was just to decide the different breakpoints – like small, medium and large … Continue reading “Responsive Web Design – Viewports and device pixels ratio”

What’s good in Metro UI which can be used in responsive websites

Any new trend or new product in market always starts with some positive and negative face and if it is Microsoft product, majority of people cannot turn down to give it at least one try, that’s why Microsoft dare to make the drastic UI change named as Metro UI, which is being called new design … Continue reading “What’s good in Metro UI which can be used in responsive websites”

Come out of web-safe font use any font for your website

Typography is one of the important weapon for the designer to use, but when it comes to web, a designer is restricted with web-safe fonts only, because a font is an operating system resource, not a browser resource. You can see any font in your browser, which is installed in your machine. But if your … Continue reading “Come out of web-safe font use any font for your website”