A Design Lead at ZURB was making sure we provide valuable and tangible advice and product design examples.
Making Triggers Make Sense
So here we were with a ton of really useful information, goodies that we wanted to share with the community, but not a great way to go about it. We had an epiphany after interviewing a few of our own ZURBian designers. They reminded us what we already knew — the best place to start a design concept is with a goal . That gave us the spark we needed to …
Remote Research , by and Tony Tulathimutte
You can also find more details and options for doing this type of research yourself, online.
1. Provide Value
It's not enough to just get into people's inboxes. You have to provide high-value content. You can't spark conversations or make people care about what you're doing by constantly telling them about the latest deals. We give readers something of value with newsletters, and while we do mention …
SketchMine is a wonderful collection of SketchApp files from the design community.
Smart - a few ways of using transitions to improve the user experience. In Design
Make My Design Flat , the simplest "flat design" tutorial on the web!
By forcing ourselves not to fall back on a catch-all term, and choosing names that call out the motivations behind the use of our product, …
Be fast and fluid = ‘Design is a method of action' ( Charles Eames)
Authentically digital = 'Everything superfluous turns ugly with time' ( Alvar Aalto)
Do more with less = 'Less is more' ( Mies Van Der Rohe )
Win as one = 'Form follows function' ( Louis Sullivan)
For the first time in my experience, the UI design approach to a major design platform was heavily mandated and reviewed. So I stopped designing with drop shadows and gradients, …
…Designing The Words: Why covers three common copy mistakes and how to overcome them. Is A Design Issuecopy is key to great design.
§ Make your Grid Forms . I just added this to a new I'm working on (few minutes of minor tweaks), and it does feel better than stock , on both desktop and mobile.forms look more like printed forms with
§ I like iOS7 better than iOS6, but still feel it is flat design carried too far. Designing …
Adam and his team engaged TWG as the official technology partner for The SVX ( Social Venture Connexion) and since then, we've been fortunate enough to develop a deeper relationship withas mentors and advisors for their JOLT accelerator program. At the time, we knew the SVX project was a great opportunity to apply our technological expertise in such a way that we could really …
As of today, we're changing the name of our company from Argument from Design to Ardes .
Why are we doing this?
There are many reasons for the change. Let's go through them:
The URL for the company's website has been ardes.com for virtually its entire history;
Ardes has always been our shorthand name for the company;
You'd be surprised how few people know how to spell "argument";
The connection between the philosophical concept of the "argument …
Persuasive Design techniques based on the Fogg behavioral model that is designed to change attitudes or behaviors of the users through persuasion and social influence, but not through coercion.
Social Sharing and Cooperative Gaming techniques that can provide powerful incentives for changing behavior.
Data Visualization best practices to communicate complex ideas with clarity, precision and efficiency. Information analytics (the u se of interactive information representations to …
In Algorithm Design for Performance Aware we learn some shocking facts (gambling in Casablanca?): Consolidation
Average server utilization in many data centers is low, estimated between 5% and 15%. This is wasteful because an idle server often consumes more than 50% of peak power.
Surely that's just for old style datacenters? Nope. Indata centers, workloads that are consolidated use only 50% of the processor cores. Every other processor core is left unused simply to ensure that performance does not degrade.