Design & UX
Blurring is the Auto-Tune of UI design. That is, it creates a pleasant enough effect, but it’s heavily overused (to put it politely). We set out to create an alternative and, given our new focus on news, decided to borrow from the print world by using a halftone effect that emulates the way photographs appear in newspapers.
When launching any new product there’s always a tricky balance to strike between speed of delivery and quality of execution. Whether you work in a startup, agency, non-profit or corporate – it seems product people want it all. So if the MVP is no longer fit for purpose in this new age of design-hungry users what’s the alternative? Enter The Minimum Loveable Product.
Anyone who creates anything faces it. It’s inevitable, and part of the process. So, how do you face creative block head on? You switch.
Empty states are places in apps that have no content or data. They are empty. A blank page. Traditionally empty states are overlooked as most designers focus on how best to display lots of content or data. It’s common for empty states to be dealt with by developers as they are often caused by exceptions (such as no internet connection).