We rebuilt the Dropbox file viewer from the ground up, for the long haul. Here are a few things we learned along the way.
The success message says “Copied to clipboard,” but who doesn’t know what the clipboard is? How much clearer could we make the success message?
Unlike the standard persona, proto-personas are based on the assumptions of the stakeholders, and further checked against actual data. They are a collection of heuristics, market research, and intuition presenting an opportunity to articulate the target audience, their needs, and…
Setting the record straight on some common misconceptions and the nuances of accessibility guidelines.
Color contrast is an important aspect of accessibility. Good contrast makes it easier for people with visual impairments to use products, and helps in imperfect conditions like low-light environments or older screens.
Most people associate the word “design” with “creativity,” so it’s tempting to believe that a successful UI is the result of creative genius. From a holistic perspective, creativity is necessary for innovation. However, from a user’s perspective, creativity just gets…
Design clear interactions instead of clever ones, and users will follow.
Our design system is helping us build the next generation of digital products.
The Double Diamond is no longer enough. For the past 15 years, the Double Diamond model of the design process has been the most used model to structure design projects.
Regardless of what the future brings, our problem space is growing every single day. And we need better feedback loops to handle the increasing amount of chaos. I’m pretty sure robots won’t be taking away our jobs.