How to Report Errors in Forms: 10 Design Guidelines

Forms are necessary components of many applications and websites. We use them to log in, purchase items, send feedback, and enter our personal information. Think about the websites you use and how many times you enter information: how often do you run into errors? How frustrating is it to navigate those errors? Error messages are

Tooltip Guidelines

Tooltips aren’t new, but they’re still misused. Definition: A tooltip is a brief, informative message that appears when a user interacts with an element in a graphical user interface (GUI). Tooltips are usually initiated in one of two ways: through a mouse-hover gesture or through a keyboard-hover gesture. (In case you’re wondering what keyboard hover

Tooltip Guidelines
Apps Within Apps: UX Lessons from WeChat Mini Programs

WeChat, the most popular social application in China, had 1 billion monthly active users as of March 2018. WeChat’s integrated services cover all aspects of daily life in China, including social communication, shopping, bill payments, news, and booking services. A product update at the end of 2017 introduced a new major function in the app

Apps Within Apps: UX Lessons from WeChat Mini Programs
Designing Effective Infographics

As the ways we collect data and the tools we use to analyze it evolve, our world is becoming incredibly data-rich. One of the most exciting challenges designers face in an increasingly quantitative world is how to translate data into a medium that is easily understood by a wide audience. Information graphics (better known as

Designing Effective Infographics
Toggle-Switch Guidelines

Every morning, I wake up, pour water into my tea kettle, and flip the switch on. Once the water is boiling, I turn the kettle off and pour myself a cup. The switch on my kettle is an example of a toggle. If you pay close attention, you’ll notice that toggle switches are all around

Toggle-Switch Guidelines



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