How conversational interfaces are innovating banking

It’s probably fair to say banks aren’t particularly popular these days. What is Capital One doing to help change people’s feelings about their bank? The first step is designing for people and keeping humans – with their full, messy stories – at the centre of everything we create. Every year

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Learn the new rules of UX

In recent years voice-based interfaces have taken off, a myriad of new design tools have sprung up, smartphones have all but taken over from PCs, and virtual reality has made its way into the mainstream. With these progressions, the discipline of UX is changing.  In issue 291 of net magazine,

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5 top money management tips for freelancers in 2017

As we settle into 2017, you may have noticed your well intended but ambitious New Year’s resolutions falling by the wayside as you get back into the swing of things. The promise to make ‘better financial decisions’ is the third most common New Year’s resolution out there. But given that

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5 alternatives to traditional sketchbooks

Few things are more fundamental to artists and designers than the deceptively humble notebook. They might just look like blank pages bound together in a sturdy cover, but over the years they’ve been used to write masterpieces, record stunning pencil drawings, and document world-changing ideas. 7 great sketchbooks for designers

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What’s new for designers, November 2015

In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included lots of productivity apps, design plugins for Photoshop and Sketch, best practices guides, educational resources, testing tools, marketing tools, and much more. And as always, we’ve also included some awesome new free fonts! Almost everything on the

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Keeping UX simple with anticipatory design

With web users increasingly time-strapped and suffering from information overload, there’s definitely a sense of relief when encountering a site where “less is more”, with fewer pages, fewer choices, and less to do than on your average site. One way to simplify things for visitors to a website is to

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Comics of the week #312

Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and

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How to perfect first-time UX in apps

Somehow, we’ve come to accept the notion that digital technology is the answer to all of life’s problems. That conclusion has resulted in more and more app ideas, which are uploaded to the web, and to stores, everyday. But there are dozens of options for consumers, which makes it difficult for

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