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Mockplus Christmas Sales & Giveaways for Year End – 64% Off

The holidays are really the most wonderful time of year, and this year Mockplus wants to make them as excellent as possible for their beloved customers. As 2016 Christmas comes around the corner, Mockplus is offering up to 64% discount for its annual billing subscriptions from this page, with no promo code required. Furthermore, here is a round-up of bonus deals for folks working on creative projects. Let‘s go and see more detailed information.

Save 64% Off Mockplus on Annual Billing

Giving user experience and happiness the highest priority, Mockplus now decides to give special 64% discount to reward all existing and new customers. On the regular basis, the monthly price of Mockplus Pro version is $29; while through this promotion link, anyone will be able to enjoy the promotion price of $10.5 per month and save more than 220 bucks while purchasing. Note that, this Christmas promotion will start from Dec 14, 2016 and last until Jan 15, 2017.

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Best of the Best 2016! Top 13 UI/UX Design Posts for Reference

This article curated some of the most recommended design posts in 2016, such as the principles, books, and tools helpful on UI/UX design, methods and suggestions on how to make better design, as well as the new design trends.

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Design State

1. The State of UX in 2017




We are looking forward to how UX will evolve in 2017. In the meantime, here’s our take on looking at the past, understanding the present, and anticipating what the future holds for UX.

2. Why Design

In some ways, this knowledge is bittersweet. Nothing gold can stay. You make a thing that changes the world, and before long the world has changed to the thing. It no longer inspires the same kind of wonder. Given time, we will always demand more.

3. Design Better Forms

Whether it is a signup flow, a multi-view stepper, or a monotonous data entry interface, forms are one of the most important components of digital product design. This article focuses on the common dos and don’ts of form design. Keep in mind that these are general guideline and there are exceptions to every rule.

4. Design Doesn’t Scale.

Design Doesn’t Scale is a statement that has bothered me for the last four-years. When I joined Spotify’s design team in 2012, the level of inconsistency and fragmentation shocked me. Up-close, the treatment of type, colour, imagery, layout, IA, and interactions just didn’t seem to align anywhere. And when I started talking about it, I realised the whole team was frustrated too. We concluded that the fragmentation in the product was just reflecting the fragmentation in the team, that designers spread across so many different projects, timezones and competing timetables, just didn’t stand a chance. And, after all, weren’t these factors inherent in all modern tech companies anyway? It was then that I first heard myself say, “Design Doesn’t Scale”.

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5. The Difference Between UX and UI Design-A Layman’s Guide (by Emil Lamprecht)




We’ve all overheard conversations, walking down hip streets of the world’s tech capitals, discussions about the great ‘UX’ of a product, or the poor ‘UI’ of a website. Is it a secret language you will never be privy to? Are these people just using slang to look cool? Well, ok probably yes to the latter, but a determinate NO to the rest. Read on to learn what these terms mean, which jobs are better paid, and how to become a UX designer or UI designer. Scroll to the middle of the post to watch a video of me speaking about this article, and giving you some extra info on what being a UX or UI Designer really means.

6. Complexion Reduction: A New Trend In Mobile Design

Over the last several months, some of the leaders of innovative design have taken ‘minimal design’ to the next level. Facebook, Airbnb and Apple have followed a similar blueprint to simplify prominent products in a way that reflects this new trend of ‘Complexion Reduction’ in mobile design.

7. UX vs UI vs IA vs IxD : 4 Confusing Digital Design Terms Defined

Once upon a time, if you said the word “design”, the odds were overwhelmingly likely you were talking about graphic design. But nowadays, the digital world is becoming increasingly more complicated and a lot of new job positions appearing, which lead to confusion for people outside or new to the design industry. Here’s a quick overview on the four different primary forms of design to help you understand what they mean.

8. Hamburger menu alternatives for mobile navigation

If you’re working on digital products, you have already read dozens of articles describing how and why the hamburger navigation on mobile (and desktop!) hurts UX metrics due of its low discoverability and efficiency. (You can read some of best articles on the topic here, here, here, and here.)

9. How to apply a design thinking, HCD, UX or any creative process from scratch




This how-to article aims at providing designers, creative thinkers or even project managers with a tool to set up, frame, organise, structure, run or manage design challenges, and projects: The Double Diamond revamped.

10. Best Practices for Microinteractions

Microinteractions are subtle moments centered around accomplishing a single task. Almost all applications around us are filled in with microinteractions. Here are just a few examples:

Confirming an item is added to cart

Use pull-to-refresh to update content

Interface animation that confirms an action (e.g. toggle button)

Design Books & Tools

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11. The Best UI/UX Design Books & Resources for Designers

Want to be an excellent designer? Looking for the best UI/UX books and resources? Nowhere to go or to gain the right and effective channel for becoming an outstanding UI/UX designer? Just follow me, I have compiled a list of high-profile UI/UX books, which are recommended by the major professional websites, and blogs.The topic is mainly covering UI design, UX design, and web design. Hope it is helpful and useful to you. Any resource you think it’s worth to be included, please feel free to give a message below the comment area or simply drop me a line on LinkedIn.

12. 12 Design Tools & Websites for UI/UX Designers

The continuous improvement of designing tools, have a positive impact on usability and user experience, that provides great convenience for designers, as well as the users. Therefore often a good web designer will try to be updated with frontier, and master the latest tools. Hundreds of design blogs and websites update design articles, share design skills, and recommend new tools today on the internet. That is the important source of information for designers.

13. Unintuitive Lessons on Being a Designer

I sometimes joke that everything I have ever learned about design, I learned from my first job. Nowadays, this first job has extended to nearly ten years, its soul consistent even as its shape unfurls in depths and colors I could never have imagined in the beginning.


You May Also Interested in:

16 Design Books Every Designer Should Read in 2017

Information Is Money: 10 Best Web Design Blogs You Must Read

Prototyping Design Tutorial Roundup: Best Video Tutorials

100 Excuses for Designers — Because sometimes you need one! (by Jon Moore)

What Kind of Prototypes and Design Tools You Need for Your Audience?

 

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UI/UX Designer Salary Around the World. How Much Are You Worth?

IT industry has become a high-salaried industry, as the popularization of the Internet today,also become a development trend around the world. The demand for talent soared due to the rapid development of society. Therefore, the vocational skill requirements derived from the Internet environment for IT staff are constantly keeping up. If you want to gain a firm foothold in the IT industry, no matter the basic office skills, or professional application development language, and professional design tools, that are essential career competences for IT staff, according to the requirements of different industries.



So, you may raise questions under the precondition of the sustainable growth of Internet popularity. What’s the most wanted skill? What’s the most potential industry? And what’s the most promising job? Data from an IT survey shows that the most popular 10 IT skills/professions are as follows:

1. UI/UX designer

2. Full-stack Web and product developers

3. Network engineers

4. Security/network security experts

5. Mobile engineers

6. Business analysts

7. IT project manager

8. Cloud architect/integration

9. Data scientist

10. CMS

This survey shows that UI/UX designers listed at the top among these IT skills/professions. An article, 29 Best Jobs for Work-Life Balance, published on Forbes shows that the work-life balance of UI designer and UX designer are 4.0 and 4.1, which listed at 5th and 2nd places among the 29 best jobs respectively. The universal annual salary levels of them are maintained around $ 84,500 and $ 95,000. Obviously, UI/UX designer is the most popular and perfect job at the current environment. You can not only gain high income but also can keep a good balance between life and work.

How much the UI/UX designers earn in the entire year? Here is a figure below for your reference to learn how much the UI/UX designers earn in every part of the world. Salary varies according to economic development.

UI/UX Designer Average Annual Salaries Around the World:

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Popular Employer Salaries for UX Designer:

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Source: payscale.com

Related Job Salaries:

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Global Average UX Salaries by Years of Experience:



Here’s how the average salary changes as more experience is gained.

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In the final analysis, we have a look at the UI/UX salary level in China. In recent years, the UI/UX design industry gets flourish, many people are wondering how the situation and how much salary could gain in China. A survey from a Chinese UI/UX design website shows that the average monthly UI salary is more than 6K RBM, and the average monthly UI salary over 10K RMB also accounted for a large proportion. Therefore, UI/UX salary increases with the accumulation of work experience. Experience can be wealth, too.

 

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China Average UI Salaries by Years of Experience:

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It appears that the average salary of a fledgling designer is around 6.5k RMB. Salary level will get improve as experience improving. Of course, the salary of UI/UX designers is connected to the skills and tools they mastered. The more technique and tool mastered the more potential and better on salary and career development. Salary of UI/UX designer listed in this article is only for reference, and the ultimate is depending on your situation. Please remember that there is no easy way to get succeed. The best to keep you a high salary is self-motivated and always looking into the latest UI/UX design trend. If you are a newbie who just gets into this industry, here is a list of must-read books & resources recommended.

Some people are jealousy the high salary of UI/UX designers, while their cognition to UI/UX design, and product design are still remaining at the very superficial stage: designer is who use the prototyping/wireframing tools such as Axure, Mockplus, or Sketch, Photoshop to draw beautiful wireframe model to help engineers better development.

More disappointed is that many people still think design is a fake and only to show good appearance. “To make the product more eye-catching!”, “To make the interface more artistic!” – These are often heard. This is how people think about design, superficially, no technique content. Let alone to have a clear understand the terms of UI, UX, IA, IxD.

As an enterprising UI/UX designer longing for high-income, how to do to master the basic skills to achieve the salary goal? You may get some inspiration from the recruitment requirement. Generally speaking, in addition to the specific requirements of jobs, for example, playing computer games well will be a plus when you applying for a game developing company, the highly understanding and insights of UI/UX design is always concerned. Caring for the latest UI/UX trends, keep learning to keep ahead. Good communication and collaboration skills are also required to be an excellent designer. Besides, skill improvement is inevitable, the popular prototyping tools Axure, Mockplus, Proto.io are always required to master well.

 

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