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how to improve your designs


don’t make me think - this is what you’re trying to achieve with all your designs.

60-30-10 Rule for colors - use this trick when adding color to your designs.

a craftsman approach to tool selection - Only adopt a design tool or workflow if it will benefit the end result.

keep designs minimal - Keep your designs simple

Learn how Affordances work and how you can utilize this knowledge to create designs that people want to interact with.

design conventions are your friends - follow standard design conventions.

People scan content rather than reading it - design your written content for scanners to easily review.

Don’t just rely on color to communicate something to the user

Try The trunk test to find out if people can navigate your designs.

10 Usability Heuristics For User Interface Design

Use Creative ideation to create multiple variations of an idea. This will result in a better design.

Just like the creativity faucet you have to work out the “bad ideas” before you get to the good stuff.

Paradox of Choice - understand that simple is better. If you give the user to many options or too much choice, this will negatively impact their ability to pick something.

Error prevention - It’s important that error messages are effective but preventing errors from occurring in the first place is the way to go.

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