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A Look Back at 2017(II): How AI Will Affect UI/UX Design?

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AI and UX are inextricably entwined in today’s world where we’re now facing a turning point in the new era of design. They both affect and inform how the other works, however some people think AI will eventually replace designers and the need for human-driven UX. “The end is near”, according to those specialists in artificial intelligence and robotics. One typical example is a TEDx talk of Futurist Thomas Frey, saying that over 2 billion jobs will disappear by 2030, and robots will probably take over a portion of jobs which are now occupied by humans. Looking back to 2017, we can find that AI has been widely applied in various fields, like Uber’s self-driving car, Chatbots of customer representatives, Amazon’s delivery drones – the revolution of robotic is just getting started. Will the rise of AI replace the work of designers, are we in trouble? How will AI impact the design field, designer’s career as well as design tools in the future? Here, let’s explore those questions together. …

8 Excellent Mobile First Design Examples for Designer Inspiration

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In 2011, Luke Wroblewski has devised a concept of mobile first design. This was undoubtedly a new design principle that broke the industry's conventions at that time. While in the current Internet era, it has been totally accepted and lots of excellent mobile first design examples emerged. It has been proved that people or business who follow this principle to make the best mobile first design website, he will be the winner of the market and opportunities. So, that’s easy to see how important of the mobile first design for business and designers to make products. The redesign of YouTube in 2017 has already embodied the authority of mobile first design.Material Design reflects the "desktop version is a subordinate of mobile version". Which just corresponded to Nader’s mobile first concept who is the current CEO of Microsoft. There is a most common explanation for the current PC and mobile design. That is, previously mobile version was a reduced desktop page, while the cur…

Need-to-Know Skills of UI Design for Mobile Devices

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Have you meet some problems on the UI design for mobile devices? For example, small mobile screens? Bad user experience? In this article, I will cover some things you can do to learn practical user interface design (UI design). 1. UI design principle Don’t think the practical UI design principle does not apply to small mobile screens. Five elements of UI design you should take into consideration: 1). Goal-driven Design. This allows you to customize the app working process and meet requirements for target users. 2). Usability. It may look empty, but you have to guarantee your application is usable. Users don’t like to download a complex app from App Store. Usability makes your product useful and hopeful. 3). Affordance & Signifiers. The signifier is an implication of affordance.For example, underlined blue text reminds you it’s a hyperlink, and it can link to other pages when you click it. With correct signifier, users can easily understand UI element. 4). Learn-ability. You want u…

Top 6 Widely-Recognized Web Design Trends of 2018 and Beyond To Watch

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Every designer has passion to keep updated with the latest industry news, and it’s of necessity to know about the most recent trends especially web design trends in 2018 in the field. As web design is so dynamic and changes rapidly with the technology evolving, ideas that may be considered experimental become mainstream, while some design components that may be mainstream finally become obsolete. Obviously, it’s a continuous process of obtaining new knowledge and skills, and let’s take a prior at what will be the design trends for web design in 2018 and what design approach will be the new darling in the coming year. Top 6 Web Design Trends for 2018 1. Gradients and Translucent Design• Tools Recommended -PS/AI The use of gradient can be found almost everywhere in the web design, like in the logo, button or just the background. The employ of brighter color, bold graphics and gradients can frighten many businesses in the past years, while those elements are gradually taking over web pa…