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How to design a delightful onboarding experience for mobile app users

Aug 5, 2016

In this article, Anton Kosolapov draws a roadmap on how to build a delightful onboarding experiences.

A few thoughts on design and it's process

May 18, 2016

A design process should be scientific, structured and reproducible so that designers can produce consistent output.

Creating unbreakable links for successful icons

Mar 21, 2016

In interface design, a good icon creates a link between users and components being displayed, and a successful icon makes that link unbreakable. The question of how to create a successful icon design is actually how to create unbreakable links.

The Navigation System In Information Architect

Mar 10, 2016

The navigation systems in a website or APP are composed of three components: the embedded, the supplemental and the advanced. Each component has its own purpose and function, and to be used by visitors in different scenarios.

Will carousel be dead as a design trend in 2016?

Mar 9, 2016

In the article “5 UX Design Trends You Should Be Aware of in 2016”, it is being predicted that automatic carousel will be come the UX detractor, as evident from numbers shows the design of carousels is not very effective in attracting visitor’s attention. Why automatic carousel is said to be flawed in this published research?

My three hours journey of grabbing the Hong Bao on Alipay

Feb 12, 2016

On the eve of Chinese New Year, I was told by one of my friends that I could participate in Alibaba’s Red Packet game in Alipay, and also collect the five kinds of luck stickers for this lunar new year. The game ended on the strike of the new year bell, which came in just 6 hours.

How I organise photos with Mac Photos

Jan 20, 2016

The information architect in iPhoto is a hybrid of exact organization scheme and ambiguous organization scheme.

A Closer Look At The Interaction Design of Tokyo Marathon Website - Part 1

Dec 30, 2015

Tokyo Marathon is listed as Top 10 World’s Best Marathons, while the event website is not up to the same standard. While I was registering for the 2016 race, I had difficulties in finding information and navigating through the web page. The design was in an old fashion and not interactive enough. So I decided to take a closer look at the website, and explore how to make an improved site that is more effective, more engaging and more interactive.

Fogg’s Behaviour Model and Product Design

Nov 28, 2015

BJ Fogg from Stamford University developed the Fogg Behaviour Model a few years back, which takes a closer look at how technology can be used to change what people think and do. It provides a systematic way to analyse and understand how companies such as Facebook, twitter and Instagram become a successful stories by understanding people’s needs and ultimately changed their behaviours.

The Design Thinking In Engineering

Nov 21, 2015

"All relevant design decision have been considered together and have been integrated into a whole by a well organized team empowered to fix priorities."
- Sir Ove Arup, 1970

Basic Typography

Oct 29, 2015

This is a study note to summarise some basic typography, after taking the coursera course Fundamentals of Graphic Design by Michael Worthington from the California Institute of The Arts, and some online courses.

Web Design Practice for Tokyo Marathon 2016

Oct 7, 2015

I am a long distance runner and keen to participate in the Tokyo Marathon in 2016. When registrering online, I found it quite difficult to navigate through the website, and the web design was quite outdated. So I have re-designed the site as my own practice.

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