Minimal: an Ipad alternative concept

Interesting concept done for Microsoft some years before the Ipad/tablet wave. Notice the notepad app concept which is very close to the excellent Paper app from fiftythree.



Flat design: free UI toolkit


Freebie .psds, courtesy of Julie ChampourierDownload here.



Touch screen design: the ideal button size

An MIT Touch Lab study of Human Fingertips to investigate the Mechanics of Tactile Sense found that the average width of the index finger is 1.6 to 2 cm (16 – 20 mm) for most adults. This converts to 45 – 57 pixels, which is wider than what most mobile guidelines suggest.

1. Designing for 34 / 44 pixels touch target (Windows Phone UI Design and Interaction Guide and iPhone Human Interface Guidelines)

Touch target 34 px

2. Designing for 57 pixels touch target (ergonomically correct)

Touch target finger 57px

3. Designing for 72 pixels touch target (Thumb correct)

Touch target 72px

Facebook revisited in a new interface concept

Yes, Facebook could (and should) improve their interface. Fred Nerby from Brisbane, Australia, has done a great job in this conceptual showcase.


How much is a UX professional worth?

1. Clicktale UX salary survey (worldwide but US/UK biaised)

UX Salary Survey Cover Secrets of a Successful UX Career

Quick summary here
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2. US market salary calculator

Based on the 2011 salary survey from the Usability Professionals Association.

> Access the calculator here