Design & UX
What if you could create user interfaces on a regular basis that you knew would reasonably avoid this situation? What if you knew you could reliably create touch elements that helped your customers reduce errors, get things done faster, and ultimately be happier with your product?
It's possible. Let's explore why.
As designers, we are not having a critical discussion how automation will change our profession and careers. So here are my thoughts of how automation has affected design, why it matters and what designers can do to address automation.
The days of “above the fold” are over. Long scrolling and infinitely scrolling sites are becoming more and more common lately, and it’s no mere trend or coincidence.
Code literacy has become important in many professions, making it increasingly difficult to pinpoint where it fits as a skill. For example, designers use code to take ideas and prototypes to the next level, which has lead to the infamous question, “Should designers code?”. Maybe a better question could be: "Should designers use code to design?"
A well-designed site isn’t how easy it is to use or how elegant it looks. A site isn’t well-designed unless the user is satisfied with their experience. An overlooked aspect of this experience is performance. A slow, beautiful site will always be less satisfying to use than an inelegant fast site. It takes a user just three seconds to decide to abandon a website.