Animation and the User Experience

With the increase in native applications, robust motion UI frameworks and an ever increasing browser support for 2D and 3D transforms in CSS, now is the time to consider leveraging what motion can add to the user experience. Done right, micro-interactions can improve the user experience. It can influence behavior, communicate status, guide the users attention, add affordances, and help the user see the results of their actions.

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Animation and the UX Workflow

UX designers who are considering motion in their UX design, will find themselves under pressure to explain, communicate, and defend why the extra effort is required.

Know your audience and communicate your intentions to the team early. Leverage the growing spectrum of approaches available today from paper to code that will allow you to get the buy-in you need to smoothly integrate motion into your UX workflow.

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Reducing Complexity by Design: 3 Key Tips for Managing Edge Cases

— By MARK DISCIULLO Wikipedia: An edge case is a problem or situation that occurs only at an extreme maximum or minimum operating parameter. The most satisfying and memorable interactions are often the simplest. Life is complicated enough, and…surprise…most people don’t want to spend any more time interacting with your company’s call center, sales team, application or […]

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