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Getting Started in UI Design

By Hidde van der Ploeg

Introduction

For everybody who gets inspired by amazing looking apps and websites but doesn't know where to start.

Hidde van der Ploeg — UI Designer from Amsterdam

Added by Hidde van der Ploeg: “Pretty much sums op what its like to be a designer in the digital world these days.

2 BenBlog

As designers, we waste too much time in discussions about taste, style, pixels or ego. Thus, we are not focusing on what makes design such a challenging job. As designers at the beginning of the 21st century, we have both a great opportunity and a greater responsibility to redefine the role of the designer. Form follows function follows experienceI am

Added by Hidde van der Ploeg: “Marc Edwards, He's one of the digital design guru on the web. With this article he explains his workflow. I don't use all of this but it gives you some nice insights

3 My app design workflow

Here it is - my complete iOS, Android and Mac app design workflow, starting from the first time you open Photoshop, to the app release and beyond. Now seemed like a good time to document how I've been working, because my workflow is about to drastically change again, with the release of Skala.Start low-fiI always start with a non-Retina, 1×

Added by Hidde van der Ploeg: “How important is color in UI and what emotions are you getting from them.

4 The User Experience And Psychology Of Colour | SpyreStudios

There is a lot of psychology in colour, and while I don't claim to be an expert, every now and then I come across something that seems to be rather counterintuitive. I suppose there are some cultural influences on colour as well, and people need to take these sorts of things into account when designing sites, but there also seem

Added by Hidde van der Ploeg: “Some basic fundamentals of good UI

5 GoodUI

A Good User Interface has high conversion rates and is easy to use. In other words, it's nice to both the business side as well as the people using it. Here is a running idea list which we discovered. And no, we are not done yet. We continue to learn about what makes user interfaces good by trying these ideas

Added by Hidde van der Ploeg: “It's good to fail so now and then. Life isn't all about success.

6 It's OK to Fail

I've been taking UBC's Creating and Managing the Analytical Business Culture, a course focused on the non-numbers side of measurement & analytics; culture, frameworks, etc. I was inspired by this particular line from the text: You want to "fail small" in a test and find out something will not work so you don't "fail big" when there is a lot

Added by Hidde van der Ploeg: “An eye for details is important

7 An Eye for Details | Stemmings

Charles Eames once said, "The details are details. They make the product. The connections, the connections, the connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life." Details are the particulars and little features of every single thing around us, and they're ubiquitous, but to what extent do you embrace them? The human eye is

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