We're a 8 people UX team, and we're all using Windows (working in a Microsoft Gold Partner company :) ). We've been designing our apps using Adobe Photoshop CC for the last 2 years, and were quite happy with it.
Microinteractions are subtle moments centered around accomplishing a single task. Almost all applications around us are filled in with microinteractions. Here are just a few examples: Confirming an item is added to cart Use pull-to-refresh to update content Interface animation that confirms an action (e.g.
Let's talk today about optimistic UIs. Optimistic? Optimistic UIs don't wait for an operation to finish to update to the final state. They immediately switch to the final state, showing fake data for the time while the real operation is still in-progress. The textual description is not that easy to digest, so let's look at the fist example.
GatherContent is a game changer. Our content processes used to involve an ineffective mix of spreadsheets, documents, and a slew of file storage solutions. Version control was a nightmare and proofing was always an afterthought. With GatherContent we've solved all of those problems and more.
It's been a pretty intense year for us. Continuing our mission of democratizing access to UX content through various channels, in 2016 we launched ux.today (one link per day about User Experience), ux.email (weekly newsletters with the best of UX) and uxchat.me (interviews with UX Designers through conversational UI).