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Three Levels of Experience in App Design

Catalina Butnaru - Monday, August 22, 2011 |

User experience in app design is like state-of-the art service in running a fancy restaurant. It's all about the quality of interaction, and perfectly tuning it to the identity of your brand. Some of the best designed apps mediate gratifying experiences, such as feeling empowered and in control, entertained and curious and feeling like the app is money well spent.

There are three basic levels of experience connected to app design that we are going to explore in this article. The reasons and emotions behind them, along with examples of some of the best apps you may be using on a daily basis, will reveal a more deeper and complex relation between app design and user psychology.

Flipboard App by Johan Larsson on Flickr
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UX Design - Made by People, for People Infographic

Catalina Butnaru - Tuesday, December 21, 2010 |

Experience. We love it, we talk about it, we criticize it, we crave it and we sell it. Is experience more of a modern currency or something beyond that, more profoundly attached to how people live and act in a global online marketplace?

User experience in web design starts with real people and grows from there - not only the people who are customers, but also the people who are involved in the process of building a website. There is an interesting blend of knowledge, goals and ideas that go into the process of designing for the best user experience. Throughout this post we will talk about three major components that go into designing great experiences.

Since user experience is the end result of and encompasses all parts of the creative process, we have designed this awesome infographic to illustrate and explain what is involved when creating the best user experience. The infographic can be useful to both businesses and creatives for a detailed look at the components that make up UX design.

Infographic: UX Design - Made by People for People (click to download and view larger)
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5 Ways to Become More Productive as a Designer or Business Owner

Bryan McAnulty - Thursday, October 28, 2010 |

Becoming more productive can help you get where you want to be with your business, but the answer to what you can do to become more productive usually isn't staring you in the face. We often get used to our workflow and make a habit of it. It takes effort to identify where bottlenecks are and to take action on improving your process to become more productive as a designer or business owner.

There are many different little things you can do to become more productive, ranging from meditation to exercising to learning how to speed read. We have outlined what we think are the five most important techniques that will have the greatest impact on your productivity as a designer or business owner. Following, reviewing and conditioning yourself to these five strategies will help you to optimize your workflow so that you can get more accomplished each day.

POTD 02/1/07 - Pulse of the city
Photo by: sparktography
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Don't Limit Yourself - 3 Awesome Tips for Creatives & Entrepreneurs

Catalina Butnaru - Friday, July 30, 2010 |

At Velora Studios we like to break down walls, erase boundaries and forget about limitations. We believe you can do anything if you put your mind to it. All too often you might find yourself stopping at a random point in a project and using some simple, stubborn and frustrated words such as: "It won't work"; "That's all I could do"; "It's over my head". Before you use these words again, remember: brilliant ideas, as well as limitations, most often come from within. One of the most important questions you should ask yourself next time you are having doubts is, "Why wouldn't this work?". By challenging yourself you can truly push yourself over the edge and discover that flying is way better than always walking on flat ground.

Photo by: divemasterking2000
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