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Skeleton Screens 101

A skeleton screen is used as a placeholder while users wait for a page to load.

How to Adapt Long-Page Designs for Better Scanning

The longer your page, the harder it is to scan.

Be Careful Using ‘Menu’

Be certain you have chosen the term that accurately describes the control you want.

Ticketmaster: the UX of a true monopoly

An onboarding that prioritises data collection, a punishing checkout experience and a core experience ripe with bugs.

Times New Roman: can we make serifs great again?

Matthew Carter and the re-invention of type design for screens and desktop printing

Intelligent interfaces of the future

Making things that think.

Card sorting with visually impaired participants

A guide to conducting card sorting with visually impaired participants.

The Role of Cognitive Load in Automotive UX Design

What is cognitive load and how does it impact driving safety and automotive UX design?

The problem with sticky menus and what to do instead

This fancy pattern hurts UX far more than it improves it.

High-contrast — when you think dark mode is enough

The importance of the high-contrast theme in interfaces and its differences from dark mode.

An Update on the Lock Icon

Due to the ubiquity of HTTPS and to make settings more accessible Chrome plans to replace the address bar lock icon with a new "tune" icon.

User Journeys vs. User Flows

A comprehensive explanation of what both are, the difference and when to use which.

A guide on conducting better market and user research with kids

From making it a game to letting kids be the experts, there’s a lot we can do to improve how we draw insights from children.

Adding Motion to the next decade of Atomic Design

A century of animation, a decade of Atomic Design, a year of movement.

Indeed Design’s Guide to Getting a Job in UX

Want to boost your career transition, nail interviews, level up your portfolio, or impress your new team? Read these articles.

Figma, I love you but you’re bringing me down

Confronting the conflict between what’s possible and what’s practical.

Missing a point: the UX of subtitles

Do you realize how much context we lose when we lose sound? In a world with everything already invented, can designers do more?

Using dark patterns to overcharge for pizza

A study on how Dominos (and Pizza Hut) use dark patterns, UX tricks and design psychology to overcharge customers.

Gesamtkunstwerk in UX design and why we are driven by trends

History repeats itself, and the explanation of why design trends drive the industry is something that we’ve had in the creative minds for centuries.

Embracing AI as a material for design

This year the news has been booming about AI. You can’t open a news website that doesn’t have an article on the front page about ChatGPT.