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June 3, 2021Fidel Chaves

UX writing, the best for emotional design

UX writing is about the reader and emotional design is the pillar of good UX writing. It’s easy, bad writing slaps you in the face, good writing goes unnoticed.

10 min read
June 3, 2021Fidel Chaves

The mobile-first approach: a trend you can't ignore

The mobile-first approach implies that projects are born with the mobile version in mind from the get-go. The mobile version can work as a seed to grow different viewports as tablet and desktop, providing usability, functionality, and a consistent user experience.

5 min read
June 3, 2021Fidel Chaves

Responsive vs. adaptive design: the best of versatile layouts

New devices are created daily, and no standardization assures a stable viewport. In the age of mobile, responsive design and adaptive design are a need for users, developers, and designers. Responsive vs. adaptive design: which will you choose?

7 min read
May 28, 2021Fidel Chaves

What is SVG format: the best for UI design

Scalable Vector Graphics, or SVG, is a vector image format for 2D graphics that supports interactivity and animation. SVG images can be created and edited with drawing software or in any text editor. But why are they so important in UI design?

6 min read
May 28, 2021Fidel Chaves

Why not create your 404 error page from a template

You have probably stumbled into many 404 pages during your time on the internet. Some good, some funny, many hideous. Here is why not create your 404 error page from a template.

7 min read
May 28, 2021Fidel Chaves

Design process: being creative in service of communication

When working on the design process, being creative is in the service of communication and functionality. UX and UI showed how designing is more than knowing how to use a tool. It is putting creativity to work for usability and communication.

6 min read
May 19, 2021Fidel Chaves

Usability heuristics: is Law of Proximity important?

The Law of Proximity states that objects that are close to each other tend to be grouped together. Proximity helps establish a connection between neighboring objects and facilitates a fast and efficient understating and organization of information.

6 min read
May 19, 2021Fidel Chaves

Design thinking starts with empathy—what happens next?

Design thinking is a framework for innovation, a fundamental mindset, and a tool for simplicity and humanity. Even if the name is somewhat new, design thinking has been here for a long time, and it starts with empathy.

5 min read
May 19, 2021Fidel Chaves

Prototype vs wireframe: what is the difference?

Wireframes and prototypes are often confused, but they play different roles in the design process. The main difference between them is the level of fidelity and functionality. Prototype vs. wireframe? Is it a dilemma?

5 min read
May 14, 2021Fidel Chaves

Human-first design: the 4 goals of usability testing

Human first design implies a user-centered interaction design that relies on accomplishing the goals of usability testing. This method takes into account the usage and direct input of users on your system.

7 min read
May 14, 2021Fidel Chaves

The best in UXUI design—What is Figma?

Figma is a cloud-based digital design and prototyping tool for your individual or collaborative projects. It is easy to use, does not require installation, and keeps versions up to date for your whole team.

7 min read
May 14, 2021Fidel Chaves

User experience vs. user interface: can you tell them apart?

User experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design are often confused. Both terms are often used interchangeably, but they refer to quite different roles. So, what is the difference between UX and UI?

7 min read
April 28, 2021Fidel Chaves

Dark mode: an essential feature for apps in 2021

As a developer, you might be considering including Dark Mode as a feature. Here I present some things to keep in mind.

4 min read