Card sorting is a user research method primarily used by information architects and user experience designers. This technique can help uncover how target users think about an information space. In this article, I want to discuss how to run card sorting and share best practices for this exercise. What is
Information architecture is a discipline that focuses on organizing information within digital products clearly and logically. It helps users answer the question, “Where can I find the information I’m looking for?” This guide will discuss 10 steps you need to go through to design information architecture for your product.
“Should I go for a one-pager or multi-page website?” is a popular question among web designers. One-pager is a very common type of website that suits the needs of many website owners. But to make informed decisions, it’s essential to understand the difference between one-pager and multi-pager. Each type
When people start using your product, they have certain expectations for how the product should function, for example, where specific controls are located in an interface or what steps they should take to accomplish their goal. These expectations are known as a mental model. In this article, we will discuss
Heuristic evaluation is a method for finding usability flaws in user interface design. When we use heuristic evaluation, we evaluate the user interface according to the known usability principles. This article will discuss how to make the most of this method. 1. Conduct heuristic evaluation early on in the design
Plus 7 common scenarios for using controlsRadio buttons, checkboxes, toggles, and dropdowns are UI controls that allow users to make a selection. Although they have been in user interfaces for a long time, product designers still have a lot of trouble choosing the proper control for their tasks. This article
The design of the iPhone 14 Pro is hardly possible to call revolutionary. It’s an excellent example of gradual design evolution and perfecting individual design decisions. However, one design decision of the iPhone 14 Pro got much media attention. This feature is called Dynamic Island. In this article, I
Notification is an integral part of many products. Almost all products we design today require some system for sharing updates with our users. This article will discuss five types of UI notifications, with essential rules on when and how to use them. What is a notification?Notification is any system