Category: User Interaction

A Guide To Virtual Reality For Web Developers

    Recently, there has been a proliferation of virtual reality (VR) web browsers and VR capabilities added to traditional browsers. In this article, we’ll look at the state of browsers in VR and the state of VR on the web via the ...

Friendly, Frictionless Work: Best Practices For Enterprise Messaging UX, From Slack

    Creating good user experiences for apps inside messaging platforms poses a relatively new design challenge. When moving from desktop web to mobile interfaces, developers have had to rethink interaction design to work around a con...

Designing The Perfect Date And Time Picker

    What could be so difficult about designing a decent date picker? Basically, we just need an input field and an icon that represents a calendar clearly enough, and once the user clicks on that icon, we pop up a little overlay with...

How To Prototype IoT Experiences: Configuring The Software (Part 2)

    In the first article of this series, we walked through how to put together the hardware board and all of its additional components into a single rig. I also gave you a glimpse of the decision-making process behind the selection o...

How To Prototype IoT Experiences: Configuring The Software (Part 2)

    In the first article of this series, we walked through how to put together the hardware board and all of its additional components into a single rig. I also gave you a glimpse of the decision-making process behind the selection o...

How To Prototype IoT Experiences: Building The Hardware (Part 1)

    The world is constantly evolving with frameworks, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and virtual reality (VR). These and many others are opening opportunities to rethink how we approach prototyping: They introduce avenues to ma...

How To Use Shadows And Blur Effects In Modern UI Design

    When you examine the most successful interaction designs of recent years, the clear winners are those who provide an excellent functionality. While functional aspect of a design is key to product success, aesthetics and visual de...

Getting Started With VR Interface Design

    The virtual realm is uncharted territory for many designers. In the last few years, we’ve witnessed an explosion in virtual reality (VR) hardware and applications. VR experiences range from the mundane to the wondrous, thei...

Best Practices For Animated Progress Indicators

    Visibility of system status is one of the most important principles in user interface design. Users want to feel in control of the system they’re using, which means they want to know and understand their current context at any ...

True Lies Of Optimistic User Interfaces

    Three user interfaces (UIs) go to a pub. The first one orders a drink, then several more. A couple of hours later, it asks for the bill and leaves the pub drunk. The second UI orders a drink, pays for it up front, orders another ...