20 Most-Read Design Articles by Tubik in 2017
The year melting away has been really fruitful for Tubik Blog: we shared around 100 articles and case studies with our readers and subscribers. Striking the balance of 2017, today we have collected here the list of posts which were most-read, shared and liked during the year. They are devoted to the variety of design issues in the domains of UI and UX, information architecture, logo and branding, design for business and marketing. So, welcome to review them together to check what themes have been found the most actual.
20 most popular articles
Psychology in Design. Principles Helping to Understand Users: the post about general principles of psychology which can help designers know users better and create user-friendly web and mobile interfaces.
Best Practices for Website Header Design: the set of insights on the definition, structure, and composition of a website header as a strategic part of the website with a variety of examples and approaches.
UI/UX Design Glossary. Navigation Elements: another set of UI/UX Design Glossary, explaining terms in the field of user interface design. Focused on navigation elements: buttons, menus, switches, icons etc.
Color Theory: Brief Guide For Designers: the article concentrated on the basics of color theory and color combinations in design. Learn more about the color wheel, RGB, CMYK and models of color harmony.
Color in Design: Influence on Users’ Actions: considerations devoted to the issue of using various colors in user interfaces and branding design, associations and the influence of color choice on user behavior.
Mobile UI Design: 15 Basic Types of Screens: mobile applications evolve with user’s needs offering new functionality, still, there are screens common for many apps and they are the focus of this article.
Gestalt Theory for Efficient UX: Principle of Similarity: the article considering Gestalt theory application in interface design: this time it’s focused on similarity principle of effective content grouping in UI.
Gestalt Theory for UX Design: Principle of Proximity: the second post in the series devoted to applying Gestalt principles in design of user-friendly web and mobile interfaces, today about the principle of proximity.
How Human Memory Works: Tips for UX Designers: insights into the ways human memory works and the factors of its influence on UX design solutions for websites and mobile apps.
Information Architecture. Basics for Designers: the article providing insights into the basics of information architecture for designers and setting the link between IA, UX and UI for websites and applications.
Tips on Applying Copy Content in User Interfaces: considerations on some essential points on the effective use of text in web and mobile user interfaces: visual hierarchy principles for copy content.
Gamification in UX. Increasing User Engagement: the post is centered on the aspect of gamification applied to mobile applications and websites for engaging UX design and user-friendly interactions.
Typography in UI: Guide for Beginners: In design, every layout element plays its role. This post presents the insights into the basics of typography for web and mobile UI to make the copy powerful and effective.
Case Study: Upper App. UI Design for To-Do List: the case study about UI design created by the Tubik team for Upper App, simple and elegant free to-do list, motivating users and boosting productivity.
Case Study: Vinny’s Bakery. UI Design for E-Commerce: the design case study that looks and feels tasty: check the details of UI/UX and animation for a website presenting a small elite bakery selling home-made bread.
Lean and Mean: Power of Minimalism in UI Design: dive into cases when less is more: the definition, history, features and benefits of minimalism applied in UI design for websites and mobile applications.
Knock Design into Shape. Psychology of Shapes: the psychology of shapes is helpful for creating user-friendly interfaces. The post features the meanings of different shapes and their influence on design solutions.
UX Design for E-Commerce: Principles and Strategies: the general insights on design for e-commerce websites and mobile applications in business, UX and UI perspectives: tips and strategies to consider.
Feel Homey. Handy Tips for Home Page Design: the set of effective tips enhancing usability of home pages for various websites. Check the design strategies for information, interaction and appearance.
Golden Ratio. Bring Balance in UI Design: The article devoted to golden ratio as an effective technique for web and mobile user interfaces: check how it brings balance and aesthetics into UI design.
Bonus: Free ebook and the review of 2017 design trends
Problem-Solving Web Design. Free E-Book by Tubik: the free e-book by the Tubik team presents the overview of theory, practices and design cases for user-friendly websites and landing pages.
Review of Popular Interface Design Trends in 2017 — traditional year-in-review post observing the most popular trends of 2017 in user interface design for websites and mobile applications: UX approaches and examples.
Wishing you a successful and productive new year, we are already working over a new plan to write content which is helpful and useful for the global design community. Huge thanks to all our readers for support and loyalty and best regards from all the Tubik team!