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💥Design Brief #105: Role of Research, Attracting Users with Interfaces, Universal Apps, Storyboards, Storytelling, Good Design Leaders

Welcome to the 105th edition of Design Brief – our weekly selection of news and tips from the design world.

Research Finds a Way

For engineers, designers, and even researchers who work closely with an app’s features, it’s often hard to see navigation the way a user does. Research can show you how people approach the app, identify navigation pain points, and provide measurable ways of improving their experiences. Here is a step-by-step guide to improving app navigation through UX research. Read more


How to Get Users Hooked on Your Interfaces

Animation is the most popular way among interface designers to integrate microinteractions into interface design. To show how to create an interface that will encourage microinteractions, Busra Demirci, Innovating experience designer at Fantasy Interactive, dives into the secrets of biology and psychology and presents interesting ways of implementing this knowledge to interface design. Read more


What Should Designers Know About Universal App?

Katherine Misharina, a product designer at UX Planet, has been designing for mobile apps for more than 5 years. She has often noticed that designers have a hard time understanding the concept of a universal application. That’s why she decided to start by defining what a universal application is and outlining its advantages. What are they? Read more


Storyboards Help Visualize UX Ideas

Storytelling is an essential element of UX professionals’ lives. There are many ways to communicate stories to our teams and stakeholders visually and storyboards are one of them. In this article, you will take a closer look at storyboards and their characteristics. You will see how to create a storyboard in 6 easy steps. Read more


Storytelling in the Design Process

Are you trying to figure out how to communicate your work as a designer? Instead of displaying static images to an audience, try user flow diagrams. User flow diagrams will make it easier for your audience to see a functionality of an app or a website. See what those diagrams are and check out how they can influence your storytelling. Read more


Is It Mandatory to Be a Good Designer to Be a Great Design Leader?

What makes a design leader great? Is it necessary to be a good designer in order to be a great design leader? These questions are not clear-cut but the author came up with a conclusion. Find out which features he finds most relevant when it comes to being a great design leader – they are real must-haves and might form a reference point in your professional career. Read more

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