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Top Skills That Master of Interaction Design Should Have

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Interaction design is highly valued as a part of user experience design. Some universities set the master of interaction design as a degree. Each school has a different course of study, but there are several essential courses that every one of them are teaching. It's not easy to get a degree of interaction design. Here, I will introduce you the skills that we need to learn.


1. Creative thinking

For any kind of designers, creative thinking is essential, especially for the master of interaction design. Interactive design ideas may not be as intuitive as the interface design, but each creative interactive design will powerfully upgrade the quality of product.


Design thinking and creativity is a very good book, and some schools also use this book as a textbook, really worth learning. This book is a representative design work in modern design art as the research object, from the aspects of association, reverse, bionic, integration and so on, systematically …

5 Traits to Prove You Are an Excellent Interaction Designer

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Interaction designer has become one of the most popular occupations in recent years, and they are specializing in website design, App design, and other designs that require human-computer interaction. Interaction design is a major part of the UX design, there must be some differences between interaction and UX design, but they can’t be separated.
There are a lot of designers wanting to enter this field, but it’s hard to become an outstanding interaction designer now. Here comes five required skills and abilities that young designers must know in 2017.
1. Know about the basic knowledgeInteraction design, an interaction process between user and product, makes sure that users can gain a good user experience in this kind of process. What’s more, interaction design is an important part of UX design, and successful interaction design is to create a good user experience with the designer’s communication techniques and design principles. We all know that product managers have to think about …

Different Stages of Prototyping

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Recently, I have done a major revision of the product client, the places that I have modified are related to the product features and client interface. Whether it is functional design, change or client interface revision. Before reviewing the project, it must go through a lot of adjustments. Even you are the product manager, the process of product design must be tested and reviewed. You may have to use the prototype from creating a project, going through review stage to the final assessment of the project cycle.
There are many forms of product prototype, the general forms are from a basic sketch to the wireframe, and then to the high-fidelity prototype that can achieve vast majority of functional interaction. These prototypes are necessary at every stage of the product design.
Sketch Sketch, which is your inspiration. As long as there are pen and paper can do the work, these sketches generally painted in your notebook or some blank papers. It is said that many product managers are nev…

Top Skills That Master of Interaction Design Should Have

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Interaction design is highly valued as a part of user experience design. Some universities set the master of interaction design as a degree. Each school has a different course of study, but there are several essential courses that every one of them are teaching. It's not easy to get a degree of interaction design. Here, I will introduce you the skills that we need to learn.
1. Creative thinking
For any kind of designers, creative thinking is essential, especially for the master of interaction design. Interactive design ideas may not be as intuitive as the interface design, but each creative interactive design will powerfully upgrade the quality of product.
Design thinking and creativity is a very good book, and some schools also use this book as a textbook, really worth learning. This book is a representative design work in modern design art as the research object, from the aspects of association, reverse, bionic, integration and so on, systematically expound the design of psychol…

Top 15 Amazing Web Design Blogs You Must Follow in 2017

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For web designers, it is undoubted that making an outstanding website is the primary task. At the same time, they should also use some online resources like web design blogs to acquire more knowledge about latest web designs, popular design tools, the way of developing designs. However, faced with this well-developed Internet, people can easily receive millions of results after searching for what they want, resulting in massive confusion. We always say, time is money, web designers spend a lot of time, but they can hardly find what exactly they need. So, I specially collect these blogs for web design inspiration.
1. Smashing Magazine With 5 Million monthly page views, 1 million worldwide Twitter followers, 300,000 Facebook fans, Smashing Magazine is one of the most active and largest publishers of web development blog in this web design field. It was founded in 2006, aiming to provide most useful and innovative information to web designers and developers. Their articles usually tell …

What Is the Difference Between User Experience And Interaction Design?

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In the vast world of the design industry, some do experience design, some do interaction design, and some even do both, thus generating a final result that defining the distinctions of those diverse technical concepts and industry terms became more confusing and difficult. However, a thorough understanding ofthe difference between user experience & interaction design does play a big part of creating awesome products, or it could make you more make you more qualified and professional at least. Therefore, in this article, I’d like to describe the difference between user experience and interaction design.


User Experience

User experience involves the whole spectrum of feelings and emotions of a user during his or her use of a product, which needs take into consideration a much broader scope than the traditional usability to obtain. Normally, user experience can be realized by several elements:
1. Usability which is necessary but not the only thing that matters obviously…

5 Crucial Principles of Websites Usability and Design

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Websites is the main interface people encounter when using the Internet. On most occasions, the person who clicks the mouse decides the success or failure of a website. Overwhelming in various websites nowadays, obviously, win user’s affection and loyalty became a necessity which worth deliberating of any website designer. Website design is complicated for it involves a big range of things from small tiny questions like where the search box should be placed to a big picture of the main principles and approaches. In this article, my intention is to explain five crucial principles of websites usability and design.


1. Availability is the Fundamental


The point is many websites are still inaccessible nowadays. You just cannot talk about like anything no matter the good side or the bad side when you even cannot reach it. Unavailability makes your good usability and design worthless and vain. Here I list some factors related to
availability:
a. Hardware or Sof…

Five Significant Trends of Latest Web Designs You Must Know in 2017

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In this information society, people usually live in a rapid-paced life. Every industry would face constant update, change and development, not to mention the internet industry.Today, I would like to talk about what the exact trends of latest web designs. Good website designs can make your websites stand out from the furious competition and win more attention of your company.However, it is not easy to make an unique web design, because designers always have their own web design styles. Due to this, you should always look for some new trend to improve your design website technology and attract maximum quantity of your target users. Seizing the right direction of the change of market and figuring out what kind of design they prefer would help you not be ignored in the new web design trends. Before we get started, there are some great examples of web designs in 2017 I want to share with you.



1.Typography goes bigger In the past, designers tended to make an equa…

12 Website Interface Design Tools in 2017

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To create an amazing website, designers are not only require a creative idea and skills, but also need a good website interface design tool. It can save you a lot of time and money. We are using tool to express our ideas and reach the desired effect, but designers are often indecisive to choose which design tool is the best for them. Today, I'll show you some amazing tools of website interface design in 2017.


Tips: It's best to use as much free trial version of the tools as you can, the more tools you have tried, the less choice will be left.


1. Figma Figma is a real-time collaboration tool for various designs. It keeps everyone on the same page and supports Windows and MacOS. What’s more, Figma has iOS test tools and can directly import Sketch files.


2. Invision Invision is one of the best website interface design tools which can transform the static design into usable prototypes. You can use the features of animation and gestures to create an amaz…

Best UX Design Blogs and Online Course Sites in 2017

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UX design blog is a good learning platform to learn UX design. Especially, user experience design has been getting a lot of play in recent years. If someone who doesn’t know about it, he can’t call himself as an UX designer. For designers, it becomes a challenge to find some decent UX design blogs. You may spend a whole day to find a good article to read but it turns out a lousy one. It’s a sheer waste of time.


Here, I listed the best user experience design blogs and online course sites for UX designer to learn and gain the most skills and knowledge. They are all strongly recommended by UX designers. Hope it is helpful and useful to you. Any resource you think is worth to be included, please leave a message in the comment area.


UX design blogs 1. UX Booth
If you wanna landing you first job as an UX designer, this blog is definitely the best choice for you.The articles are easy to understand and it's all about user experience design.


2. UX matters
Learning is the m…

How to Design a Portfolio in 3 Steps

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Another hiring season is coming, many designers are in preparation for applying a new job with higher goals. During the interview, portfolio is one of the for a successful ux design interview. It represents the ability and accomplishment of a designer. But, sometimes even though you have some excellent designs, you might don't have an excellent portfolio. Well, how to design a portfolio?


When you build a design portfolio, there are three things that you need to focus.


1. Interesting originality
2. Clear logic
3. Fetching expressiveness


Step 1: Interesting originality

Creating an interesting originality is the best method to attract users when there are so many designs publishing everyday. There are some writers of sensational headlines whose posts may not be that good, but the headlines are really attractive. But, of course, it's not the way of how to design a portfolio, we should pay more attention to interesting originality design. The i…