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Justinmind vs. Axure vs. Mockplus, The Best Prototyping Tools Out There?

When planning to build a prototype, a widespread problem will always show up to most UI/UX designers.Because of the vast landscape of modern prototyping tools can be overwhelming. Today, I am going to discuss these three tools Justinmind vs. Axure vs. Mockplus. It’s easy to stick with the tools that you know for expedience sake if you are experienced designers. But for the newbies, the first step I think they must check all kinds of recommendations and comparing articles on the internet to help choose one best prototyping tool. Justinmind “Justinmind Prototyping tool is an authoring tool for web and mobile app prototypes and high-fidelity website wireframes. It offers capabilities typically found in diagramming tools like drag and drop placement, re-sizing, formatting and export/import of widgets.”Wikipedia
As a flexible prototyping tool, Justinmind supports for Mac & Windows, and works well for simple click-through prototypes or more complex interactions. Comparing with Axure, Ju…

How Can I Become A UX Designer

A couple of weeks ago, a friend came to me and asked me to analyze if he can be a UX designer. His major was architectural design but he wanted to change his career because his boss didn’t value him. He told me that he did a lot of research about UX design, and claiming that the UX design is a very promising industry. Yeah, he was right. The UX design is definitely a rising star in the design industry. The UX designer is the most needed position in many companies. So a lot of young people choose to learn UX design and so as the people from different careers. Here is some experience of mine to share with you guys. May this be helpful and useful to those who want to be a UX designer. Why do I choose UX design? Of course, I love the design. But the top reason is that UX designers earn a lot of money (Yeah, I know. I’m superficial). According to the research, the UX designer even earns more money than programmers, and the article (25 Highest Paying Jobs In Demand) of Glassdoor shows that …

UX vs UI vs IA vs IxD : 4 Confusing Digital Design Terms Defined

Once upon a time, if you said the word “design”, the odds were overwhelmingly likely you were talking about graphic design. But nowadays, the digital world is becoming increasingly more complicated and a lot of new job positions appearing, which lead to confusion for people outside or new to the design industry. Here’s a quick overview on the four different primary forms of design to help you understand what they mean. UX Design (User Experience Design)

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As is found on Wikipedia “User experience design (UXD, UED or XD) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product. User experience design encompasses traditional human–computer interaction (HCI) design, and extends it by addressing all aspects of a product or service as perceived by users.” UX designer is the person in charge with creating the products “logic” via wireframes and prototypes via s…

How to Be A Completely Failed UX Designer?

Everyone says that it is hard to be successful design master. Well, you think this is easy to be a completely failed UX designer? To be honest, I don't think that would be easy. So, how to be a completely failed UX designer? At least, you need for these things below.
1. Never care about users' feedback
Everything's tough in the beginning. But, it is a great start when you choose to ignore users' feedbacks.
So, how to completely ignore users' feedback in details? First of all, don't do any user research, none of them. User-research is one of the most important ways of getting users' feedback. It's like a guide for new product designing and improvement. If you want to be a completely failed UX designer, then please don't do any research.
Also, please stay away from any kind of testings. Testing is the examination of your prototypes and your designs, especially when the testing has included the advice and suggestions from the users. They will send you som…

Guidelines on How to Make a Great Mobile App Screen Design

Mobile application market keeps in an explosive growth rate with the arrival of the 4G network era. Which drives the rapid development of mobile app screen design. Meanwhile, the big market also has a great job prospect for designers. How to make their own products stand out in the mobile application market is the opportunity and as well as challenges for UI designers. In addition to the function itself to attract users, the APP interface design also occupies a large part of the factors. Facing with the serious homogeneity on mobile app screen design and low competitiveness and other issues in the current mobile application market, how the app interface design trend will develop in the future to jump out of the cycle and find new opportunities? Fundamentally, the following points are worth considering: UI design principles Mobile interaction design rules How to judge an APP is good or not
UI Design Principles 1. Consistency principle. The consistency principle of mobile phone APP is t…