XD Ideas / GuidesGuidesShort primers, e-books and multi-part articles on foundational experience design principles and concepts. Learn the basics or brush-up on more advanced topics to improve your skills. GuidesProduct Design Guide Part 1: Principles & ApproachesBy Nick BabichWhat is a product? Until recently, the term was used only in relation to something material and often found in a retail store. Nowadays, it is coming to mean digital products as well. Apps and websites are modern products. When it comes to building gre GuidesProduct Design Guide Part 2: Research, Analysis, IdeationBy Nick BabichIn part two of A Comprehensive Guide To Product Design, I’ll cover design research (user research and market research), user analysis (modeling of the users), and ideation (how users interact with the product, the product structure, and UI). Product re GuidesProduct Design Guide Part 3: Design, Testing & Post-Launch ActivitiesBy Nick BabichIn part three of A Comprehensive Guide To Product Design, I’ll cover design (validating ideas, prototyping, handoff), testing, and validation (testing with product team and real users), and post-launch activities (understanding how users interact with GuidesComprehensive Guide to UX Design – Part 1By Christopher MurphyHaving undertaken initial user research and analyzed your research findings, the next phase of the design process is to apply what you’ve learned by developing a series of designs to test your assumptions. In this article series, I’ll be focusing on th GuidesComprehensive Guide to UX Design: UX Laws – Part 2By Christopher MurphyUX might be a relatively new discipline, but it’s informed by decades of research within the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). In this second article in the Comprehensive Guide to UX Design, I’ll discuss UX laws. As I noted in an earlier artic GuidesComprehensive Guide to UX Design: Communicating Visual Design – Part 3By Christopher MurphyWith a birds’ eye view of your project’s flow established it’s important to start to think about its look and feel, and its visual design. This is what I call ‘visual grammar’ and it’s the visual approach you’ll be adopting in your design. In part thre GuidesUniversal Principles of User Experience Design – An IntroductionBy Christopher MurphyWe’re fortunate enough to be working at an incredibly exciting time in our industry. Yes, the challenges are considerable, but the opportunities are equally transformational. It’s never been a more exciting time to work as a User Experience (UX) design GuidesUniversal Principles of User Experience Design – Part 1By Christopher MurphyAs designers working in an ever-changing field, it’s important that we develop an understanding of the timeless design principles that underpin everything we do. In part one of the Universal Principles of User Experience Design, I’ll explore the founda GuidesUniversal Principles of User Experience Design: Language & Typography – Part 2By Christopher MurphyIn an ever-changing discipline, it can be hard to keep abreast of everything as a user experience designer. It’s a challenge. An understanding of core design principles, however, will stand the test of time and serve you well throughout your career. Th GuidesUniversal Principles of User Experience Design: Narrative Design – Part 3By Christopher MurphyTo ensure your skill set is built on a firm foundation, this third article in the Universal Principles of User Experience Design series provides an overview of narrative design. Narrative design A guide to the universal principles of user experience wo GuidesComprehensive Guide To User Experience Research – Part 1By Christopher MurphyBefore embarking upon the design phase of any project, it’s critical to undertake some research so that the decisions you make are undertaken from an informed position. In part one of this article series, I’ll be focusing on the importance of undertaki GuidesComprehensive Guide to User Experience Research: Methods – Part 2By Christopher MurphyIn part two of Comprehensive Guide to User (UX) Research, we’ll continue our discussion of user experience (UX) research by diving into the specific UX research methods. Research is a vast topic so consider this a short primer, but — as in my previous GuidesFundamentals of UI Design – Part 1By Christopher MurphyUX, IA, UI — all of these abbreviations can be confusing. As designers, we often find ourselves designing the overall user experience (UX), organizing information logically as we consider information architecture (IA), and considering the granular desi GuidesFundamentals of UI Design: Interactions and Animations – Part 2By Christopher MurphyIn part one of Fundamentals of UI Design, I explored the importance of designing consistent, scalable interfaces and creating a systematic approach towards user interface design. One of the key differentiators between designing for screen and GuidesThe UX Design Process: Everything You Need to KnowBy Nick BabichLearn how to establish an effective design process that will allow you to create great UX.