Design & UX
Try putting five designers in a room and asking for their favorite prototyping applications. After considering platform preferences, imports, and sharing features you’ll likely get five different answers. Most applications have selectively prioritized speed, accuracy, or some other element of prototyping to stay competitive amidst a flood of alternatives. So, how do you choose which is best for you?
UX design (as with all disciplines) is full of ‘rules’. These set a standard that designers can follow to ensure that their UX is both current and efficient. Rules eventually become outdated and new ones will appear to replace them. Rules can be helpful, but ultimately, I prefer to call them guidelines as a designer should always consider their specific situation before making decisions. The best designers are ones who breaks rules. If we never broke rules, we wouldn’t have innovation.
Color is a powerful force in the hands of a designer. It draws your eye, evokes emotion, and communicates meaning. To give you an idea of how important color is, in a widely cited study titled The Impact of Color on Marketing, researchers discovered that for some products, 90% of snap decisions people make about products could be based on color alone.
“Rate this app!” pop-up dialog has become a common thing and it’s hard to go a few days without being prompted to leave a review. Such requests are pretty annoying in far too many mobile apps today.