Mail Design Cup 2018 - Competition for interface designers

The time has come (downloads) for awesome pictures on Mail Design Cup . Together with our new friends, the piecakes from the Skillbox, we are launching the seventh season of the main domestic competition for interface designers (and those who want to be, and not to seem).
 
 
Mail Design Cup 2018 - Competition for interface designers  
 
Again, a brilliant jury: Sergey Popkov (AIC), Lena Anikeeva (Pixies), Georgy Kvasnikov (Fantasy), Maxim Pavlov (Notamedia) and Yuri Vetrov (Mail.Ru Group). Again, good loot: MacBook Pro 15 "and 13", iPad Pro with a proprietary pencil. Again, cool tasks and sleepless nights. again...
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If digital product designers were creating real things

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 3r33232. If digital product designers were creating real things
 3r33232. Before, when someone asked about my profession, I replied that I was working as a product designer. Immediately flew the next question: "And what kind of products? Furniture, aircraft, radio, headphones, sex toys? "Confused, I explained what I mean digital products:" Well, this is the type of websites and attachments. "
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Product Design Digest, September 2018

Product Design Digest, September 2018The digest collects fresh articles on interface design, as well as tools, patterns, cases and historical stories since 2009. I carefully filter a large stream of subscriptions so that you can upgrade your professional skills and better solve work tasks. Previous issues: April 2010-August 2018 3r3-3998. . 3r33986.  
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The most elegant memo on working with interface animation from Taras Skytskyi. He reviews real-world situations in working with digital products, rather than abstract laws from the world ...[/h]
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7 practical lessons on UX

This article will be an analysis of several lessons on UX /UI that we received, attentively watching the exhibition for a couple of hundred people who were engaged in the playtesting of the early assembly of our game Steamhounds .
 
 
7 practical lessons on UX

 
To understand the context, I will say that Steamhounds - This is a turn-based game, a mixture of JRPG and tactical combat on the grid. Players can fight against AI, but we tried as much as possible to motivate them to play against each other, sitting next to different monitors.
 
 
In general, before the experiment, the basic scheme and presentation of information ...
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What's wrong with the current generation of MacBook: three problems that are better to fix in the next generation

What's wrong with the current generation of MacBook: three problems that are better to fix in the next generationThis is some kind of, perhaps, a special form of sloupokshestva, but, almost on the threshold of this year's expected presentation of Apple's new generation MacBook (maybe even today), I decided that there would be no better time to become the owner of the MacBook for the present the current generation - even if burdened with a risk morally obsolete before I get home. Yes, the one that without a fan, with one USB-C port and audio output - in general, love with the first news. But conversations about his lack of power did not have an acquaintance. And somehow I immediately set up to wait for ...
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Microsoft is going to radically improve Skype

Microsoft is going to radically improve Skype  
 
Over the past few years, only a lazy Skype user has not complained about a VoIP messenger. And it consumes a lot of resources, and it does not work too fast, plus the interface of the program has become not very convenient, and sometimes even strange (just those places that were copied from Snapchat). Often, users accuse Microsoft of not being able to do the work with their own comfort messenger.
 
 
For a long time the company has experimented with the interface and functionality of Skype, not listening to anyone, but it seems that users' pleas have nevertheless achieved their goal. In July, the corporation ...
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Slav and GMT + 3 or use for people

Slav and GMT + 3 or use for people This Slavik is an ordinary PCP programmer. Not a junior or a señor, but a guy who was formerly called "webmaster." Slavik can pick the CMS, write his own, and make the template, and the server should be encouraged.
 
 
This year, Slavik tied it all up and decided to get a stable job. Friends have thrown a good option - the transport company "N-Linez" needs a developer to support the finished reservation system.
 
 
Slavik was delighted. The payment is good, stable, there is always something to do. And most importantly, finally there will be a clear benefit for people . Slavik always wanted to understand ...
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GUI Psychology. Our perception of information and images

GUI Psychology. Our perception of information and images The target audience is : testers, designers, analysts, frontend dev, # simple for development
 
 
About me:
 
Hello. My name is Lena, I've been working for QA for just over 3 years, I've faced different projects in testing, from banking software and mobile applications to commercial and corporate sites.
 
 
On my current The previous project requirements for the GUI were in second place, after the utility of the features introduced for the user, respectively, sometimes even trivial defects # were fixed. perfectionism in the setting of . Of course, rationally evaluating ...
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Optimizing mobile web navigation (2 recent successes)

Optimizing mobile web navigation (2 recent successes)The hamburger menu is synonymous with mobile web design. Why? It can make you equally an object of ridicule, and a celebrity. For all its convenience, the tendency to reject it is gaining momentum.
 
 
Ironically, Facebook - it is he who is credited with the "burger revolution" of 2008 - raised a rebellion against him after tests showed that navigation encourages deeper involvement.
 
 
And Spotify is an application based more on the search process, not on its accuracy, according to increased by 30% interest in the menu when I started using the tab system. So that.
 
 
Being a harsh ...
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Voice assistants do not study on the Turing test

Voice assistants do not study on the Turing test
 
Three years ago, the chat-bot Sonia Guseva became the winner of the first Turing test in Russian . After three minutes of conversation, 47% of the judges took her for a man. Today, voice assistants Yandex and Google compete in the ability to communicate on the great and mighty. Of course, the assistant does not have to imitate a person and should not deceive anyone, but is there anything to learn from Alice and the Assistant from Sonya?
 
Under the author's comments on the real dialogue of the chat-bot with the judge in the Turing test, as well as a comparative analysis of the behavior of modern ...
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