Introducing Mercury OS

“Nine months ago, I set out to invent a new way of interfacing with our devices, armed with only a single metaphor: Mercury. I wanted to create something that users could move through without friction or boundaries. I wanted to bring people closer to their North Stars with speed and elegance.”

How white space killed an enterprise app (and why data density matters)

“Well-designed data density can present massive amounts of information on every screen, while still maintaining a clear and scannable content hierarchy. Done right, users can quickly and accurately access the data they need, without impacting their ability to read text or interact with the application as a whole.”

How white space killed an enterprise app (and why data density matters)

“ The effectiveness of the application is measured by the optimum combination of functionality and attractiveness. Visual communication must be simple, intuitive and engaging.”

What is UI design? What is UX design? UI vs UX: What’s the difference

“UI design and UX design are two of the most often confused and conflated terms in web and app design. And understandably so. They’re usually placed together in a single term, UI/UX design, and viewed from the surface they seem to be describing the same thing.”

UI cheat sheets: buttons

“In this cheat sheet, we will go through different types of buttons, states, and interactions. For the purpose of this story, we will be ignoring radio buttons, tabs, checkboxes, and other types of buttons — we will just be looking at ‘normal’ buttons.”

Will Adobe XD kill Sketch and InVision?

“Adobe XD’s future is looking very bright and will win over many Sketch users. InVision’s change of focus may ensure its survival but one thing is for certain, Adobe XD is here to stay. The Adobe powerhouse is strong, and smaller companies like InVision and Sketch will have to work hard to stay relevant in the future.”

A comprehensive (and honest) list of UX clichés

“UX should be a mindset, not a step in the process. When you realize the deadline is coming close and you haven’t been able to finish your deliverables. Used to try to retroatively convince the PM to extend the project timeline.”

best Chrome extensions for designers

“As designers, we’re almost always searching for new tips, tricks, and tools to help speed-up and improve our workflow. After a few months of testing out Chrome extensions, I’ve compiled a list of the 10 best extensions and plugins for designers.”

“Traditionally, we have collected a big set of popular design trends for websites and mobile applications and supported them with a variety of UI examples from our team. Enjoy and get inspired!”

A beginner’s guide to user journey mapping

“How do people actually use our product?’ is a fundamental question that every product creator must answer. In order to answer this question, product designers need to understand the essence of the whole experience from the user’s perspective. User journey mapping is an excellent exercise that can shed light on that.”