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Design: Principles

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  1. The Importance of Information Architecture to UX Design

    May 4, 2020

    Information architecture (IA) is a key aspect of UX design that focuses on organizing information, structuring Web sites and mobile apps, and helping users navigate them to find and process the information they need. A well-designed, user-friendly information architecture ensures that users spend less time and effort searching for information and are successful in finding what they need. Key information-architecture tasks include identifying common features in content, forming groups of similar information objects, and linking documents to other documents on the same topic. Optimizing search for a Web site or mobile app also helps visitors to find information quickly.

    The knowledge that forms basis of a well-designed information architecture for a Web site or mobile app comprises the following:

    • the information needs of visitors
    • a site or app’s content
    • business goals and budget constraints

    In this article, I’ll describe some principles of information architecture, then look at the role of information architecture within the context of UX design. Read More

  2. 3 Kinds of Simplicity

    March 27, 2017

    From a design perspective, the TV remote control presents an interesting problem. What other technology is in such wide use, but so disliked? Every living room in Western civilization has at least two of them. With so many remote controls from so many manufacturers, you would think a best design pattern would have emerged by now. But particular remote controls may demonstrate three different types of simplicity:

    1. Engineering simplicity
    2. Conceptual simplicity
    3. Aesthetic simplicity Read More

  3. Color Theory for Digital Displays: A Quick Reference: Part I

    January 23, 2006

    This article is Part I of a quick reference on color theory for digital displays. It is the first in a series of articles about the use of color in application program user interfaces and on Web sites.

    Primary Colors of Additive Color Synthesis

    Computer monitors display information using the RGB (Red-Green-Blue) color model. An RGB monitor synthesizes colors additively by selectively illuminating each of its pixel’s red, green, and blue phosphor dots at varying levels of intensity. The light from a pixel’s three phosphor dots blends together to synthesize a single color. In additive color synthesis, all hues of the visible spectrum of light are mixtures of various proportions of one, two, or three of the primary colors of light. Read More

    red Red color swatch (#FF0000)   green Green color swatch (#00FF00)   blue Blue color swatch (#0000FF)

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