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The difference between UI and UX

Every digital product needs to be intuitive and easy to use. It also has to provide all the relevant functions and look nice. That’s, in short, what UI and UX are all about. However, there are some differences between UX and UI. And that’s what we want to talk about in this article – we want to show you the difference between UI and UX.

What is dark UX?

In theory, each company should try to provide users with the best and most transparent experience possible. Sometimes, though, the dark side of the Force is really tempting, and designers decide to go with UX that’s misleading, deceptive, or even detrimental from the user’s perspective. What is dark UX? And what should you know about dark patterns in UX? Read on to discover answers to these questions.

Principles of Risk Management and Insurtech

Insurtech companies changed the industry. For the first time in history buying an insurance policy might be an experience people would like to share. With a digital mindset and new technologies on their side, insurtech wizz kids challenge the existing order and pass on their understanding of the insurance idea to the young generations.

User research methods in times of crisis

Individual face-to-face in-depth interviews, in the UX laboratory with a one-way mirror, used to be a dream for all UX researchers. But in the first quarter of 2020, we woke up in the new reality that each of us must get used to. We must forget about face-to-face UX tests for some time, for the sake of the respondents’ and our close colleagues’ health. And you know what? Based on our case study, we can tell that it’s possible to transform the laboratory test into a 100% remote test. We now think that remote testing is even better than laboratory testing. We want to share with you our conclusions from remote UX research case studies, as well as our know-how. We will also give you some tips for an online interview, tell you how to conduct user research remotely and suggest some online interview software.

Top Skills for a UX Designer

As a person starting in UX, you may be asking yourself, “what skills do I need to be a UX designer?” Apart from the obvious technical UX skills such as wireframing, prototyping, and the basics of HTML and CSS, all of which you can learn during UX and coding courses, there are many less obvious competencies that are also required on a UX resume and can make a good designer into a great one. Here is a list of a few core UX design skills and how to develop them.

Future technology predictions: interfaces move towards multimodal and subconscious

The main force that drives progress in the interface space is reducing the burden of manipulating reality (AKA interaction cost). We see three long-term UX trends that contribute to reducing […]

What is gamification and how to design it

Gamification definition Gamification is the application of elements specific to games in non-game contexts. You can also define gamification as a way of solving problems by using elements known from […]

Plain language. What is it for?

There is no good user experience without good usability. And there is no good usability with language that is difficult to comprehend. Want to be easily understood? Make your writing simple. In this text you will find basic plain language principles as well as plain language examples.

How to become a User Experience Designer with no experience

In my 30s, after 10 years of being a journalist and communication specialist, I decided to change my career path and become a User Experience Designer. Here are some tips […]

Company website – key things to look out for when building a company website

I. What is it for The purpose of a corporate website is to sell your organisation to the world. We use the word “sell” in a broad sense: to sell […]

Software design process: don’t think software, think tools!

We believe it is beneficial to think of your software as a tool. It gives you a different perspective on the process of designing software. Users employ your tool to aid themselves in specific usage situations. These situations in turn determine how your tool works and what it looks like.

In website redesign projects, the website itself is the last thing to concern yourself with.

So you want to redesign your website?

Mobile apps in the service of mental health

According to experts in mass media, one of the main impacts that COVID-19 pandemic will have on societies around the world will be growth of anxiety and other mental health problems. The World Health Organization implemented a special initiative for mental health 2019-2023 for 12 countries. However, now in pandemic times, mental health is important in every society, not only in poorer countries. In this situation, technology can hold the key to protecting mental health. Can mobile applications help us manage our moods in times of isolation? Can they give sufficient support when dealing with fear of uncertainty of the future? If the answer is “yes” then what kinds of tools should get our attention in terms of providing good user experience?

The Best UX Tools for Different Process Stages

From research to wireframing and from prototyping to client handoff, it is essential to have the right UX tools for every type of team and every stage of the process. Whether you are working with a small group of just a few designers and developers or with multiple teams on both sides of the project, these tools need to fit with the way you work and allow flawless collaboration throughout the process. You will need access to the right wireframe tools, prototyping tools, web design tools, and other applications to get the job done.

Content Management System (CMS) for Internet of Things (IoT)

Within this short article, we would like to show how you can utilize CMS in IoT and what benefits it brings for your company. Firstly, let us present what CMS is, what are the current trends in IoT and finally how CMS can support IoT.

How to Develop an App: Understanding the Development Process

If your company is getting ready to create an app or make a significant upgrade to something you already have, it is best to begin with a basic understanding of the application development life cycle. While you are likely to count on a development firm or team to develop the app, it will be up to you to oversee the entire process and ensure that things go as planned. Experts along the way will take care of details in their area of specialization. However, a general overview will give you the confidence to choose the right people for the job and ensure the launch of your app is a success.

How to write microcopy for sign up?

Signup forms is vital if you want to encourage users to use your services. And part of good user experience is microcopy, which the user finds on the signup page.

UX Researcher’s checklist – what to check so your research session goes smoothly

Organizing UX research sessions may, at first glance, seem to be quite a straightforward affair. Yet if we want to do it really well, weighing up all possible risks, then the whole thing gets rather more complicated. This applies particularly to research organized as a service for an external client. In this case, we are chiefly responsible for the elimination of risks.

A universal software list for UX Designers… doesn’t exist.

When somebody asks you about software in UX Design, your first thoughts are Axure RP or Sketch.

5 things that will improve the presentation of your project to the client

Starting your design career, whether it is UX, UI or product design, no one will avoid the need to present the effects of their work to their client.

PPI: The final unknown parameter of a device’s screen quality

Almost everyone who buys a phone focuses on the amount of RAM, the number of built-in memory, the processor, camera and... screen resolution. Usually, when we want to gain some information about that final parameter, we come across the abbreviation PPI. But what does it mean and what is its use?

How to implement a UX research cycle in a time-framed project

At Artegence and Efigence, we believe that even the highest quality of expertise in UX Design cannot replace research. Combined forces of UX Designers, UI Designers and UX Research experts give our clients - and us - opportunities to grow great products that REALLY suit user needs.

Does the design system era mean the death of creativity in UI design?

Design systems, and tools to create and develop them like InVision Design System Manager have a moment now. We all talk about consistency and flexibility. But is the design system revolution at the same time a threat to creativity? Is there any space for uniqueness, free expression and emotions in the product design world?

How to create innovative news portals?

Best practices of utilizing UX and UI in times of huge demand for valuable and intelligible news content. Part 1.

Design combined with technology: what are the latest trends?

One of the hottest topics was that of conversational interfaces, voice interfaces, and chatbots.

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