Create UI for humans

There is no doubt that technology has changed our lives. It has driven us to heights we could not have imagined otherwise. Technology has also filled every corner of our daily lives, changing the way we behave and communicate. So, as designers and developers, ...

Button Design essentials for your Web UI

When we, as users, navigate through a website or app we click here and there in different parts of the interface. While we're doing this, we usually overlook one of the vital elements on every design system: the button. Buttons have a special meaning ...

Color Contrast: an accessibility primer for Interface Design

As designers and developers, we need to take into consideration all the people that reach our apps/websites, including the people that are visually impaired. Our creations should be, or at least try to be, suitable for them, including those with less than 20/20 vision. ...

Using Color in User Interfaces

One of the most striking aspects of design is the ability to generate impact and attract the consumers attention through color. According to studies, 85% of consumers feel that color is the main factor when choosing a product. Knowing that 80% of what we ...

Gestalt principles in Web Design

Perhaps, too many designers overlook the importance of psychology within the creative process and the impact that some of its principles has in the design choices that are made on a daily basis, whether printed or digital. In web design, these principles are effectively ...

Visual Coherence for Web Design using Style Guides

Designing a website is no longer a simple task. It has evolved from having available just a bunch of elements and experience to have a large set of tools, frameworks, libraries and other components at our disposal. Nevertheless, there is a notion that hasn't ...

Bring light to your sites with Google Lighthouse

In the last couple of years there has been some very good tools to measure the SEO of your sites and check the elements that are crucial to acquire the best performance in the online world: page speed, accessibility, and so on are very ...

Don’t make me think – A usability guide for web and mobile applications

The following article is a compilation of some of the most important principles introduced by Steve Krug in his best seller book "Don't make me think". If you are working in the software industry, creating websites or products, you need to read this book. ...