Brilliant article about the benefits of simplicity in website design.
I was lucky enough to attend the inaugural UX UK awards (http://uxukawards.com) the awards celebrate great user experiences both online and offline, because good user experience goes beyond wireframes and pixels it impacts lives.
My favourite example of this came from the winners of the best innovation category - Barclays bank.
Their project was all about improving UX for Blind and Partially Sighted People, a subject that really interests me. They created high contrast cash cards and provided audio for transactions… Such good and intuitive ideas basically take the experience of using cash machines (ATM’s) from being unbearable to a more intuitive and bearable experience.
The night was brilliant and really inspiring, I love seeing what other people are working on. I only wish that during the awards there was a little showcase of all the nominees.
For all the winners
A Dark Pattern is a type of user interface that appears to have been carefully crafted to trick users into doing things, such as buying insurance with their purchase or signing up for recurring bills.
This API gives you randomly generated user profiles which is great if you’re looking for placeholder content and are sick of creating your own from scratch.
Cards are fast becoming the best design pattern for mobile devices.
I read this article and I have to agree cards do seem to be the latest design trend, and I’m a fan. I love the way they can be used to create a modular, more flexible user experience.
However…. I’m biased at it is design mechanic that we’re currently using a lot at my workplace!
24 Professional Examples of Web and Mobile Wireframe Sketches
Web and mobile wireframe sketches are important in terms of searching investors for the project. If you are finished with the first time wire framing sketch, it needs just few seconds to find out likely investors and stakeholders. Wireframes sketches are the first step to promote the ideas and connected with the investors you are looking for. There are few examples of final deals being signed up by the investors if they find the sketch is lucrative and attractive enough. To stay ahead in the competition, it is very important to sketch the Mobile wireframe sketches and web wireframe sketches to be drawn effectively.
When you show project to your investors, some necessary changes may take place in the sketch. Well, if you are experienced enough to deliver faster and finer projects, you will find it very simple to change the wireframe sketch first and how to develop for better accomplishment. Mobile wireframe sketches and web wireframe sketches can be developed by using latest tools. Online tips are also available to draw the sketches smoothly and effectively. If you aim to develop a relevant site and customize it in proper way, concentrate on wireframe sketches to deliver an excellent site finally.
I love seeing examples of other UX sketches but I’d be interested to know how many (or how few) actually use them in the following context
1. To present ideas to other UX colleagues
2. To present ideas to clients