Illustration by Frank Rapacciuolo

How to design details and animations within your app

Everyday millions of people interact with a smartphone and perform different actions: enter the password to sign in to a social network, turn off the volume, press the button like, etc …Each of these actions is a micro-interaction.

A few days ago I was testing with a friend on Facebook Messenger and I discovered something wonderful. I wanted to send a “like” (thumbs up) and I accidentally pressed the button for an extra few instants. I found out that, if the button is held down, the icon becomes larger and larger until you take your finger off the screen. I…


How to show your design to developers

Illustration by Nico Encarnacion

Make sure the design works, get empathy with the developers, communicates with them using the same language and if you know C #, Objective-C or Swift, you will have the development team in your hands.

A few days ago I had an interesting idea about the new interface of the app I’m working on. After observations about usability and design I described my idea to one of developers. I received a quick answer: “We cannot do this!”. It doesn’t mean that my comments were wrong. My idea would compromise the whole architecture of the code implemented, the stability and cleanliness…


UI/UX Designer from Ukraine

I’m a self-taught multidisciplinary designer born and raised in Ukraine and currently living in Shanghai. I’m focused on interaction and visual design for mobile apps and wearables. I establish creative direction and leads the design efforts for the next generation of Alcatel Onetouch products. Earlier I built user experience for the Alcatel Watch, designed UX for StikeAd (acquired by Sizmek), led design at Paymentwall, designed at Powerlytix (acquired by Barclays Capital), helped startups such as Zeetl (acquired by Hootsuite), Knozen and others. In my free of design time I’m a cool daddy, roofer, photographer and athlete.

When your friends or…


Sr. UI/UX Designer @GoPro, formerly Interactive Director at @FocusLab.

My name is Charlie Waite and I am Sr. UI/UX Designer @GoPro, formerly Interactive Director at @FocusLab. When Im not behind a computer I’m a Professional Dad & Husband, Sports Fan, Surfer and High Five Giver.

When your friends or parents ask you what job you do, how do you answer?

Normally I just dumb it down and say I “Design Stuff”. Telling people you try to solve complicated user experience problems sounds a little to “Look at me — Im super important man”.

What is your background, and how did you train?

I started designing about 11 years ago…


Product Designer from Prague

25 years-old designer from Prague with a passion for collectibles and design made in Japan. Lately I’ve been working on couple of mine side projects including something for pets.

When your friends or parents ask you what job you do, how do you answer?

That is a very easy question for me to answer, because all my relatives and friends are touched by design so it’s not so hard for me to explain them usually what exactly I’m working on.

What is your background, and how did you train?

I’ve started as any other designer working in studio, doing stuff…


A French UX/UI designer based in London

I’m Alex Deruette, a French designer based in London. I’m the co-founder of K​ickpush,​ a design studio specialising in user experience and product strategy — I’ve spent the past five years building my career in interaction design; dating back to my days starting out as a print designer for a music magazine, to my last job as a UI & UX designer for the New York agency Fueled. I’m excited about the decision I’ve made to launch my own company, and love that I get to appreciate everyday and every new project alongside a team of talented designers.

When your…


UI/UX designer currently working at STRV between Prague and San Francisco

Ales Nesetril is a UI and UX designer with 5 years of experience, currently working at STRV between Prague and San Francisco for various startups and established brands.

When your friends or parents ask you what job you do, how do you answer?

Well, they actually know a lot about what I’m doing. I started with basic “I design websites” some time ago and then talked more specific. …


UX/UI Designer at Bonagora, Berlin

Hi my name is Tobia and I’m from Italy. I was born and raised in a small town close to Venice called Rosolina. Now I’m currently based in Berlin and I work as a Lead Designer for a company called Bonagora, a B2B platform for the home fa- shion wholesale. I’m taking care of the design of the Android App and the Web App.

When your friends or parents ask you what job you do, how do you answer?

Well, they actually think that I’m playing around with the computer and creating stuff. None of my friends are actually on…


Italian UX designer at OpenTable, San Francisco

I am a UX engineer at OpenTable living in San Francisco, but I am originally from Italy. Specifically a small town called Pulsano, in Puglia. I am a tech enthusiast, a guitar player and a “Back to the Future” evangelist. Some may even define me as a funny guy. I enjoy creating clean, simple, and emotional designs for desktop and mobile usage. Design is my long lasting love in life, I spend hours reading books and probably too many nights just doing design work!

When your friends or parents ask to you what job do you do, how do you…

Frank Rapacciuolo

Product Designer @Musixmatch https://dribbble.com/frankiefreesbie

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