Here’s a pretty good resource for learning UX/UI design, if I do say so myself.
There is a difference between UI design and UX design. There is a lot of overlap though, so I’ll try to bundle them together. Here it is, in ten simple steps.
People love order. We love to make sense of the world around us.
The human mind’s affinity for making sense of the objects it sees can be explained in a theory called Gestalt psychology. Gestalt psychology, also referred to gestaltism, is a set of laws that accounts for how we perceive or intuit patterns and conclusions from the things we see.
With data-driven decisions gradually becoming the norm in every industry, the information dashboard has an important role.With its interactive and intuitive interface and its ability to visualize data in a single screen, it’s becoming a critical tool in the hands of the business user. Moreover, the information dashboard is also making its way into apps used by laypeople for managing day-to-day activities like budget tracking and fitness management.
Effective data visualization supports cognition in many ways. It reduces cognitive load on the user, aids in problem solving, and facilitates discovery of insights. Poor visualizations, on the other hand, confuse and lead to wrong conclusions.
One of the biggest misconceptions making the rounds at the moment is that UI and UX can be neatly grouped together, perhaps separated only by “/” and blurted out like some sort of awful celebrity couple confab, “Oh look its Bennifer and UX/UI”.
Among the most overlooked art and technological ability in the design list tops cards UI, which is predominantly present in many levels of intelligence and efficiency. User interface imposes itself at almost all places where a user is involved; websites, airplanes, wrist watches, television sets, washing machines, ATMs among many other user related designs. However, genius designers know that this has and will continue to be the hottest trend in design with the increasing population of sophisticated customers.