Friendly, Frictionless Work: Best Practices For Enterprise Messaging UX, From Slack

Creating good user experiences for apps inside messaging platforms poses a relatively new design challenge. When moving from desktop web to mobile interfaces, developers have had to rethink interaction design to work around a constrained screen size, a new set of input gestures and unreliable network connections. Like our tiny touchscreens, messaging platforms also shake…

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Principles for Mobile Design

By Steven Hoober I am a principled designer. I also like to think I am a principled man, but today, I’m going to talk not about my moral guideposts, but about the principles I use in mobile design. We all have many tips and tricks, styles, favorite research learnings, lists of heuristics to keep in…

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UX for the Industrial Environment, Part 1

By Jon Walter Do a Web search for UX best practices, and you’ll find well-written articles and blog posts about designing Web sites and mobile applications. They’ll be chock full of helpful examples and screenshots depicting ecommerce Web sites, social-media applications, and slick interaction paradigms. But you’ll be hard pressed to find any examples from…

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What Would Augment Reality? (1-10)

As the technology industry buzzes about Augmented Reality (AR) applications and hardware, I thought it would be worthwhile to apply Scott Jenson’s value > pain theorem to AR gear. That is, « what value would exceed the pain of charging and wearing augmented reality headsets each day? » Are there enough compelling use cases to make AR…

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