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intj-dictator  asked:

Hey Eila! I remember you talking about how you are an UI/UX designer without having learned about anything like that in school. How did you get interested in this? And how did you learn more and get experience? Any good online resources to suggest?

How to Become a UX/UI Designer - A Comprehensive Guide

I’ll just do a comprehensive guide on this :D

Is UX/UI designing right for you?

You’ll love User Experience Design if…

1. You love analyzing & solving problems

As a UX designer, your job is to deliver the most effective way to solve users’ problems and achieve business goals through design.

To accomplish this, you must understand:

  • The business: The nature of your client’s business and what they want to achieve.
  • The users: Who are they? What do they need to solve their problems?
  • The overlap: How can you provide a user experience that aligns users’ needs with the business goals?

When you have insights into these key factors, you can translate them into an optimized, implementable design solution. It can be anything from an improved user flow or information architecture, more focused messaging, or new features.

2. You love psychology (cognition & behaviors) — To design for usability, you need to understand how different types of users behave, think and process information.

3. You love researching — It’s a huge advantage to know what the competitors (of your clients) are doing and what works for them. Stay on top of trends among your target users and what’s new in the design & tech world. These insights will help you make design decisions.

4. You value functionality and efficiency as much as aesthetics — Sometimes you must sacrifice beauty, but if it boosts sales by 20%, so be it. A good designer can balance the best of both worlds.

5. You are attentive to details — There are more components to a website or app than its primary features. You must make sure to cover all scenarios that users may need, even rare ones, like error messages, forgot password popups, on-boarding, etc. You don’t want users to get stuck in limbo somewhere, become frustrated, and quit forever. This comes with experience and from studying other people’s products.


You’ll love User Interface Design if…

1. You love to communicate visually

As a UI designer, your job is to design the best way to visually communicate a clear message at first glance. You’re not just a “pretty-maker.”

Your design’s purpose is to communicate:

  • The brand: What is the brand image? Fun & young, sophisticated & classy, or formal & reliable? How is it different from the competitors?
  • The goal: What can users accomplish on this website or app? What is the most important call to action? Is it to sign up, subscribe to a newsletter, or buy something?

2. You love psychology (perception) — You have a huge advantage as a designer when you understand how visual elements affect people’s perception. How does certain colors, typography, or layout make people think and feel? You can guide users to take the actions you want, or even increase their perception of the product’s value.

3. You love consistency—A website or app is much more memorable and easy to use when the design is consistent. Pick a visual style that fits and stick with it. The same elements should be linked the same function (e.g. everything related to signing up is orange).

4. You are adaptable — Aesthetic is subjective. And your clients know more about their business than you do. What is beautiful to you may get a huge backlash from their users. You should make recommendations based on your expertise as a designer, but it is ultimately your clients’ business, and they have the final say.


Continue to the next sections on design resources, how to get started as a UX/UI designer, and tips on becoming a better one.

I moved the full post to my design blog on Medium and rewrote it to be 100x better. Here’s the [link right to the post].

Follow me on Medium if you want more design & design career tips!

-eilamona

fan-of-encouragement  asked:

God I need help b/c you know Levi probably didn't hear many nice words after his Mom died and he has trouble sleeping until Eren starts saying sweet things to him and soothes him to sleep and alskabkdk I HAVE SLAIN MYSELF WITH FEELS.

oOFOGOOFOG DDUDUDUUDE, u shouldnt have sent me this bc now i am crying as well ;______; i swear i didnt mean for this to happen but it did so yeah, have a drabble

It’s just past midnight, and as usual, Levi cannot sleep.

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Symphogear XD Unlimited - Memoria Card "Relaxation Date" EN TL
  • (Very rough translation. If I've made mistakes, feel free to message me with corrections! I'm still in the process of learning and any help is appreciated. Fixed formatting [30/8/17] after breaking it; might transition this to the format the rest are in later.)
  • Shirabe: [Stare-...]
  • Elfnein: Zzz... Ah... What is it, Shirabe-san...?
  • Shirabe: Elfnein, you're sleepy...
  • Elfnein: Yes... Ah, um, I've been stationed at headquarters since yesterday...
  • Kirika: Since yesterday...? You mean, you've been pulling an all-nighter!?
  • Elfnein: I did take a, a little nap...
  • Shirabe: ...Are you okay?
  • Elfnein: I'm all righ... Wha!?
  • Kirika: That must've hurt... She propped her head up with the wall...
  • Shirabe: ...Are you really okay?
  • Elfnein: I, I'm fine... I woke up a little just now... More importantly, what official work is there?
  • Kirika: Oh, that!
  • Shirabe: We wanted to use the simulator for some training, but...
  • Elfnein: So that's what it was. Please wait a little while. I'll get it ready now.
  • Shirabe: ...Is she really okay?
  • Kirika: It doesn't look that way at all...
  • Shirabe: Kiri-chan, you've been kind of greedy since this morning...
  • Elfnein: Yawn... ah!
  • Elfnein: I'm s-sorry... I've been in a bit of a daze...
  • Shirabe: You're apologizing to the wall.
  • Elfnein: Wha- ah... Shirabe-san, I'm sorry...
  • Shirabe: You're still bumping into the wall. That's not me.
  • Elfnein: You're right... Where did Kirika-san go...?
  • Shirabe: Kiri-chan's numbers were coming up short, so she's working overtime on a check.
  • Elfnein: Ah, is that so... Alright, then I'll...
  • Shirabe: Even if you keep working despite being tired, I think that's too much. You should rest a little.
  • Elfnein: But I can't be the only one resting if everyone is working their hardest...!
  • Shirabe: ...Well, it can't be helped.
  • Tomosato: Ah, Shirabe-chan. Kirika's adjustments just need a little more.
  • Shirabe: Is that so? Then, I'd like for you to give Kiri-chan this message. Please let her know we're going out to the park for a little while.
  • Tomosato: Yep, understood.
  • Shirabe: Let's breathe in some fresh air with a little change of pace.
  • Elfnein: B-but I...
  • Shirabe: It'll be fine.
  • PART 2
  • Elfnein: Ah, ouch...!
  • Shirabe: Tripping even with nothing in your way... Look, you need to watch your step.
  • Elfnein: Yes, I'm sorry.
  • Elfnein: Oh, ow...!
  • Shirabe: And this time she hit a telephone pole...
  • Elfnein: I'm sorry, I'm sorry!
  • Shirabe: Don't apologize to the telephone pole. Even cutting out the bad condition you're in, you've already blundered enough.
  • Elfnein: I have so little knowledge of just about anything that isn't alchemy...
  • Shirabe: Is it really just your knowledge...?
  • Shirabe: Show me your hand.
  • Elfnein: My hand?
  • Shirabe: I'm a little worried, so how about we hold hands?
  • Elfnein: Okay... Thank you very much.
  • Shirabe: I know how it feels to not be able to rest, so at least breathe in some fresh air...
  • Elfnein: I will, thank you...
  • Elfnein: [deep breaths]
  • Shirabe: ...She's fast asleep. Ah, I think a little nap's fine. Just a little.
  • Elfnein: ...Yes, I'm sorry...
  • Shirabe: Right after the Frontier incident, Kiri-chan also apologized a lot in her sleep...
  • Shirabe: But I feel like her sleeping face looks good.
  • Shirabe: Fufu. Kiri-chan, could you wait a little more?
  • Kirika: Oof, they left me practicing alone...
  • Kirika: But this is the last one! Even if I'm waiting for Shirabe's sake, I've gotta finish up quick!
  • Kirika: Gear adjustments, FINISHED!
  • Kirika: Alright then, I'll hurry over to Shirabe's side!
  • Elfnein: Ha...!
  • Shirabe: Are you awake?
  • Elfnein: ...I fell asleep so quickly... A, ah, I'm sorry I used your shoulder like a pillow!
  • Shirabe: That's...
  • Elfnein: I've got to show my gratitude somehow... Ah, what's that vehicle over there?
  • Shirabe: It might be an ice cream truck.
  • Elfnein: I'm going to buy some as a token of thanks!
  • Shirabe: It was really nothing! Ah... she's gone.
  • Elfnein: I bought some. Here, please feel free to eat up.
  • Shirabe: Just one? What about yours?
  • Elfnein: I didn't have enough money...
  • Shirabe: If that's the case, let's eat it together.
  • Elfnein: Is that okay?
  • Shirabe: Yes. I think it's tastier eating together than eating alone.
  • Elfnein: Shirabe-san, you're so kind.
  • Shirabe: I'm not really-
  • Elfnein: Ah, Shirabe-san, there's some ice cream on your cheek.
  • Shirabe: Hya!? What!?
  • Elfnein: Please don't move. I'm removing it.
  • Shirabe: Elfnein, you're tickling me!
  • Kirika: De... de...!
  • Shirabe: Kiri-chan-
  • Kirika: De-de-de-de-ss!?
  • Kirika: How did the two of you end up in this kind of relationship...!?
  • Shirabe: Hold on, Kiri-chan!?
  • Kirika: I, I'm...going to get away for the sake of friendship! Shirabe, I hope you're happy!
  • Elfnein: She's already run away... Are things going to be alright?
  • Shirabe: It's not good, but it'll be fine.
  • Shirabe: Jeez, Kiri-chan is...
  • Elfnein: I'm sorry. What I did just now was weird, wasn't it?
  • Shirabe: Just a little. What you did just now was off limits for people who aren't intimate friends.
  • Elfnein: I understand... Then was it wrong to do that to you...?
  • Shirabe: No... It wasn't bad, but you should treat Kiri-chan the same way.
  • Elfnein: Understood. Next time, I'll do the same to Kirika-san.
  • Shirabe: Mm... Sure, let's go with that.

Never really talked about it this way, a convo made me think: how much are people aware about Wakfu and its fandom? How many people feel lost, confused, out of touch. Some don’t even know what Wakfu is, although it’s mostly what I post here.

So let me explain and tell about the tumblr Wakfu community a little! \o/ Like it’s my own home and I show you, here’s the living room, kitchen here, bathroom here. x’D I’m one of the oldest fandom members that are still active, and my blog receives a decent user flow, so I thought making such a post would be fun and helpful.

A standard introduction: Wakfu, along with Dofus and several other products, is a part of cross-media called Krosmoz, vizualized by the super talented french guys, Ankama.
Cross-media is: several animated series, short animations, a film, comics of many different styles, and, of course, games. I’m primarily on the gaming side of the community, though I watched (and rewatched) all the animations. Here you can find and watch/read most of the media for free. Other titles can be easily googled.

What initially drew my attention, is this trailer. It was my “door” into the Krosmoz universe. Ankama’s visual style is just flawless, they had me the moment I saw it. So, if you’re hearing of Wakfu for the first time, give this trailer a shot.

If you’ve been around for a while but feel there’s no fandom or it’s too tiny or scattered, check out the Wakfu tag. It’s still alive, even to my own surprise.
When I joined in 2012, there was something like a cozy family that played the mmo, roleplayed and talked about their characters. Those people are mostly gone by now, but they made the best first impression for me. Lately, there was a noticeable activity increase and new user flux, so I thought it’s the right time to make such a post. The tag lives again, yay! \o/

Everyone’s up to their own business, but sometimes you see a few posts tagged as Sacrier Saturday and such on. I saw people being confused and asking what’s that, uh.. It’s just an unspoken tradition started by hell knows who. :D A fun, silly little celebration.
There are, to my knowledge: Masqueraider Monday, Toddler Tuesday, Feca Friday, Sacrier Saturday and Sadida Sunday. (psst you can come up with another day idea)
They’re unofficial, fan-driven, recurring mini-events. You draw, talk, post any type content about a certain thing on a certain day. Visit the respective tag to see others’ stuff and feel good, that’s just it. <3 

Recently I had a talk about artists, how barely visible they are. This post’s initial purpose was to actually give a spotlight to my favorite Wakfu artists, so that they can get the love they deserve, and people can find more cool creators to follow.

Off the top of my head. Mid to high quality art, those who post at least once in a while. There’s actually more awesome peeps and hopefully you’ll find ‘em. C: You can reblog and add your personal favs!

loverofscythe | atomic-soldier | followthechick | shushuccubus (may contain nsfw) | eniripsa | deviched | nat-just | robotrigger | flora-fatale | hua333 (may contain nsfw) | davidohdrums | awful-fortune | ony-b | thingsofthebrain | sailorleo | wakkass | mini-amiya | my bff aketan, of course :9

If you’re not okay and want your name removed from the list, just message me >////< I wanna spread the love, you guys make me happy whenever I see you in the tag. You might not even know how much I adore your arts and OCs because I mostly never crawl out of my shell and communicate. Let this post be an exception. I love your stuff and you’re the best. <3 Keep rockin’!

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"Get Out" Perfectly Captures the Terrifying Truth About White Women
There are many scary things about the movie, but scariest of all is its realistic depiction of racism.

This writer? Kendra James? Is fire! As excerpted here: 

But here, condensed into one 10-minute span, I recognized the sinking feeling of being betrayed by a white woman you’ve stanned for, loved, liked, or even simply been mildly okay with. It’s that feeling when you find out that, after enjoying her in Easy A and finding her bubbly personality lovable, Emma Stone was fine with playing an Asian woman in Aloha. Maybe you went through it with Scarlett Johansson when you found out that she’d accepted the lead role in Ghost in the Shell, an adaptation of a Japanese anime series. It’s the betrayal you feel the first time you realize that women who are labeled pop-culture feminist icons, like Tina Fey, are perfectly fine with gunning for blackface laughs at your expense, or blaming your idols for white girls’ lack of self-esteem. (Beyoncé is many things, but she is not the reason you hate your body.)

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Hey there!  I wrote another Rupphire Fic.  The general idea of this one’s been hitting me over the head for the past couple of weeks and wasn’t going to stop ‘till I wrote something.

It’s a human!AU.  Sapphire just moved into an apartment in a new city and is acclimating to her new surroundings when she hears another resident playing music.  She falls in love with their voice, and she ends up out on the balcony every night listening in.

Here’s the ao3 and ff.net links if anybody prefers to read there, and that’s about it!

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Dear staff,

IF YOU’RE TRYING TO COMPETE WITH OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA LAYOUTS, STOP. SERIOUSLY, JUST DON’T. Because 1) most of us here hardly ever uses Facebook so stop competing and 2) you’ve taken away one of the main things that made Tumblr tumblr

Tumblr itself is already a great platform and now that you’ve taken away the ICONIC reblog “staircase”, you will just get a bunch of angry users because the flow of reblog comments have been abSO-FRICkinG-LUtely wrecked and also, it looks horrible and it is no longer Tumblr.

You have literally just DEMOLISHED your trademark for a shitty looking “forum” style commenting. Often, these comments are used to make a textpost more emphasised/humourous/etc. but now that has been rid, the whole point of that one supposedly funny textpost has been lost because you took away its glory by making the style something it isn’t supposed to be.

So, in order to minimise the amount of angry notes you’re getting, the sudden drop of users, and other things your marketing team had nightmares about, for the love of God,

change it back

LIGHTSABER COMBAT - FORM I: SHII-CHO

(This is a small guide for a hot trend topic among Star Wars fans, hope you guys appreciate this!)

AKA The Determination Form or The Way of the Sarlacc.

It is simple, and its simplicity is strength.

It’s said to be the oldest and most basic of the ways of using a lightsaber, so it wasn’t originally made to fight other lightsabers. Its stance is open and almost eager to jump into fray.

Though its moves are simple and basic (it’s the form taught first to anyone learning how to properly swing a lightsaber and not lop off a limb or two accidentally, own or others), it is still the most versatile for battlefields - as the Force flows through the Jedi, both User and Lightsaber flow through the battle.

Positive Aspects: it’s the most fluid of the styles, targeting body’s strike zones, it is the easiest way to disarm and debilitate several opponents, by use of flowing swings.

Negative Aspects: the temptation to injure your enemies is strong, as the Shii-Cho practitioner gives into the flow of the battle, and in the hands of a unprepared user, Form I can tempt going for extra-harmful moves.

Also, it’s a weak style against single skilled opponents. There are also several easy to spot holes in the Form I, with its open slashes - some call Form I’s bladework “clumsy”.

U2F with Yubikeys

During our recent hackday we wanted to explore new ways to login to Tumblr and play with some cool toys. The following is not an announcement of any kind, other than that U2F is awesome and everyone should buy a Yubikey (they aren’t paying us to say this, we swear).

Authenticating your online identity

If you’ve ever logged into any website on the internet, chances are you’ve been through an authentication flow. You provide the site with a username you use to identify yourself on that platform, followed by a password that (in theory) only you know to prove that you are you. If all that matches what the site has in their database, you’re authenticated! However, that particular flow only represents a single factor of authentication, the “knowledge factor” (because you know your password). But even if you have a highly complex password, unique to that one site, that probably won’t be enough to really secure your account from unauthorized access. That’s why we provide the ability (and highly encourage users) to enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA).

Traditionally, 2FA is done either via SMS or through an authenticator app (i.e. Duo, Authy, Google Authenticator, etc). But what happens if you don’t have reception, how will you receive a text message? What if there’s an issue with the authenticator service, and you don’t have a fallback? Surely there has to be a realistic and practical option past what industry has been relying on that can help mitigate some of these issues.

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Vans Girls at Camp Gritty | Own Your Craft: Sara Scoggins

Friendly is quite the understatement when describing Camp Gritty counselor, Sara Scoggins. This ball of energy takes enthusiasm to a whole new level with her bold sense of humor, and infectious charisma that had all of Fall Creek Falls laughing up a storm. From her late-night standup at the talent show, to her quick hitting one-liners in the mess hall, this radio host and social media extraordinaire left us hanging on to her every word. While scurrying into the craft room as a thunderstorm rolled in, we caught some time to chat with Sara, and learn what makes her tick. Get to know her after the jump. 

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To finish off my work on 3/11, I made three user flows to double-check my sitemap. On feedback from one of my classmates, I annotated them.

I have three hypothetical users: a father trying to buy pants for his son at the last minute, a student finding a new backpack she wants her mother to buy, and a PTA parent scouting out True Spirit as a possible uniform vendor. The flows made it a lot easier to figure out what kind of features (and extra categories or pages) I’ll have to build to make the site function well.

The Procedure of Supple a User-Driven Website

The web is rife despite websites where the life would enter the turnstile after viewing the display window. After ingoing the store, the joker would notice the products that he flanch number one would regard to purchase. The user would earlier get the necessary information from my humble self in context of attributes, pricing and functionalities. They would then choose the product, proceed in consideration of complete the payment and then leave the store. This is a website, with the perfect in-store labor under, which is user-friendly, or alternatively customer-oriented. The customer does not get confused or irritated and the entire pass through becomes satisfactory. The customer gets what is needed easily and conveniently. Contrasting these websites to other as is varieties, we can facilely term these as user-driven websites. These websites has the end-user as the core focus of attention.

The website can be defined by what name the messed up set of applications, content, services, processes, etc. that comes together on the online platform. Any top web artifice company would freckle the website as hosted whereto a set in point of technologies, that can be said to be user-driven only when all interactions between the end user and technologies is immediate, result-driven and informative. The amalgamation of across the board website components would deliver consumer experience (UX) that would facilitate in achieving all the objectives. Other than this, in view of the approach post, the user-friendly website would capitalize on the understanding of the website’s features and functionalities so that the esp with the website is connected and result oriented. The design of the website ought be exactly according against what the users mendicancy. In this article, we would discuss the designing bearing of the user-driven websites.

What are the criterions that make any website user heartily? Whenever the audience accesses the website, the browsing time is worse only when it is user-friendly. The total minute spent on the where is proportional to its user friendliness quotient. Our mind is wired so as to place upon the user-friendliness and therefore absorbs the content. This is the registry of qualities that we subconsciously categorize number one after this fashion user-friendly:

€ Improved page reposition speed
€ Seamless navigation
€ Proficient search rummery
€ Structured site political map
€ Readable content
€ Broken perk up tickle according in passage to the papacy
€ High resolution images
€ Planned placement of call to resort buttons
€ Simple, minimal slant midst no unnecessary design elements

The aborigine hand in designing this website is to identify the users and their behaviors. Once the target users have been identified, the next step is to evaluate their demographics, lion, preferences, positional segmentations, etc. On route to repute the stimulation audition better, it is important to vet the competitor’s websites for draw the line the target pitchhole. The next inimitably clothed with authority step in creating a user-friendly website is to comprehend the user behavior. The user visits a website to have an experience. The website should be able in transit to make them feel welcome and subsidize a see of security. The users should remain eager participants opening the website’s information dissemination, sponging and its diffusion. This understanding of the snowbird behavior would corrective determine the expectations in connection with the target audience. Nevertheless, these expectations are dependent on to change drastically, the basic requirements would cohabit the same. For a user, the website has to be:

€ Accessible
€ Usable
€ Hardy
€ Operable
€ Reliable
€ Susceptible

Once the user expectations and butt audience has been conformed, it is time en route to artful dodge towards the conceptualization of the atmosphere. Knowing the user behavior and expectations, the concept needs up to live determined that would address the needs of the character. The top web ceramics company would begin the design conceptualization with the following habere facias possessionem:

€ Identification as to the preferred ficelle pattern
€ First choice the intertie design layout and identifying the necessary functions
€ Photophobia of the accurate design transubstantiation that would serve the usefulness of the website
€ Co-option appropriate images that gain the right emotion that would pronto generate right user response
€ Identification in relation with the propitious website dope out technologies that would bring the website to life

Once the conceptualization process is excelling, the concept would help hand forward the debunk user-experience.

The next step is designing the user flow of the website. The user cannot help but be able as far as move from Point A to Point B. The Point A is the beginning of the website, and Point B is the get it over to the on velvet jungle browsing experience. To ensure that the trip is shortest, before designing the website, it is important to devise the user tide rip that would be supported by website design. The design flow need to region thanks to website objectives, inasmuch as this would help in designing a user-oriented website. This flow is also trial by the purpose of the website and the conversion objectives. This is directly proportional en route to the purpose re the website.

The remain step is beginning the process of the website design. We have further divided this step into two big categories. Any top anatomy rising action fraternity would turn to with the wireframe for the trace. This can come achieved with hand sketched solution, flow chart or meshwork prototyping software. This would stamp the website stamp and present its usability hierarchy. The sentiment can continue revised sole time.

Once the wireframe has been meet, the developers can directly build the code in HTML or CSS forasmuch as the basic structure. The genuine article is reputable that all visuals and codes are validated before implementing interactive unsteady elements.