I've noticed an interesting phenomenon in the user interfaces of many famous applications, they're moving away from the glossy complex to a more dull and bare minimum design. Why the sudden change? ...
Why are circular buttons in software/websites so rarely used? Is it purely convention or are there usability reasons behind this?
First a bit of context: I have been falling victim more and more to "Pinterestization" or the "Pinterest Trap" in my design. I have a feeling I'm not the only one. See this excerpt from Hana Schank ...
Surely these days users are either using touch devices to scroll with gestures or are dragging the thumb of the scrollbar or clicking inside the track. Would it be a bad idea to remove the arrow ...
I'm curious what are other people's list of recent design trends that end up hurting usability. Extra points if you still have to do them because you need a "trendy" design. My personal favorite is ...
Often cited usability guru Jakob Nielsen wrote the article “Top Ten Web-Design Mistakes in 2002” and placed on no 3 Horizontal Scrolling as a Web Design mistake with the motivation: Users hate ...
Recommending a screen size Recently I have been doing some research on screen sizes and realized that I had to rethink many of my previous assumptions. As a UX professional I feel it is of utmost ...
I've noticed that many big companies stopped using skeumorph graphics: Microsoft completely removed any glass-style look of Windows 7 and switched to a flat, "digital" and artificial look in Windows 8 ...
Many websites allow users to find good content through a plethora of metrics. From my quick scan of some big websites, I found these metrics to be most common: Popular Trending Most discussed Most ...
Which problems would you say are the most common to occur in today's sites?
Upon a recent update to my Nexus 4, a new feature is present in my browser, whereby when I scroll down, the address bar disappears and the webpage is full-screen, only when you scroll back up do you ...
Many new sites have been applying the "Ghost Buttons" in landing pages. Same people are saying this is a new trend of 2014. I think with the “ghost button” we have a beautiful and clean design. ...
I've been in a research team that aim to analyse the current web trend, and went out that circular, flat and faded are the main trends nowadays. Are they really improve usability? In particular the ...