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tl:dr: Position of a Senior Designer isn’t the end of your development. You can choose various career paths and this point, from managing a team, to leading the creation of products or starting training and sharing the knowledge.

A digital designer career path is quite straightforward and obvious. You’re starting with an internship, the junior stage follows, next comes the mid, and after a few years you become a proud senior.

If you’re a man until then you certainly have grown a long beard and you have a row of checked shirts in the wardrobe. You’re creating wonderful interfaces, going…

The user experience (UX) of your website, web application or mobile app are absolutely vital. Good UX tells the user whether your company is trustworthy, whether you have their best interests in mind and how hard you’re going to work to cater to their needs.

When it comes to UX design, there is no room for cutting corners. You need to get it right or you risk turning customers away. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the latest web and mobile design trends, so you can find out what your users are expecting from your UX.

UX Design

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A new design language, material design takes the real world properties of material and turns it into a digital form. Based on paper and ink, material design has surfaces, edges and shadows to make interacting with things a much more realistic experience for the user.

But why should you be paying attention to material design? With material design still rolling out, there are lots of gadgets that will benefit from its new user interface.

Material design makes for smoother, better looking and more intuitive apps. Read on for our tips on how to make a good use of it.

Material Design on Android

1. Unified Experiences


According to statistics, over 70% of all iPhones and iPads use iOS 8. Called the “biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the App Store”, iOS 8 adds to the major redesign of iOS 7 and offers a smoother more intuitive experience.

With iOS 8 poorly designed apps can no longer get away with it. Users expect design to be fluid, bold and easy to use. It’s up to you to make good use of iOS 8’s new additions. …

Can you imagine building a house without an architect? Or designing a car without a drawing board?

The same applies to web design, mobile application design or any interface design. The smallest things in the world need design too.

Creating wireframes is essential in making a quality product which meets certain expectations.

Designing Apps

Designing apps is about achieving goals. Here is how I try to achieve my daily challenges at EL Passion.

Information Architecture when designing apps

Information architecture, user experiences, good conversion, user-friendly interfaces — every designer should know about the best practices and introduce them effectively in his work.

Newbies, however, can be quite scared of all this. How to approach UX design and delight your customers?

Top 5 UX books

These books are not collections of tutorials that will help you make the best interfaces. The book authors do not uncover ready-made solutions. But what they do is provoke you to reach your own conclusions, based on their research and personal experience.

Smashing UX Design: Foundations for Designing Online User Experiences

Here’s a real life web scenario: You face the task of designing a graphic user interface and making it work on every platform. To do that, you will need a deeper knowledge of web design, branding, logotypes and many other things.

These are the basic, must-read web design books essential for people starting a web related business, or designers who just want to meet the demands of present-day clients.

My favorite web design books will lead you from the appropriate choice of color patterns and graphic components to text edition, and finally, front-end. Here they are:

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design (2nd Edition)

Michał Ptaszyński

Lead Senior UI/UX Designer at @elpassion

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