Effective UX Design provides individuals with a bridge into any given experience. Today this looks like a screen on a phone, laptop or watch but, as our world continues to evolve, these bridges do as well. How UX Design changes with the rest of the world can be seen through the lens of current trends, both digital and social. Keeping up with these trends helps designers predict where to invest their time learning best practices in order to build innovative and disruptive experiences for future projects.
The everyday lives of everyday people start with everyday movement. We turn a knob on the faucet. We flip on the light switch. We slide open a silverware drawer. We progress through our day manipulating objects in functional ways to produce predictable results. Given this fact, it should come as no surprise that approaching similar functionality within a digital space will help build a level of comfort for your user as they interact with the experiences you design.
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We all love a good story. A fellowship of travelers on a quest to destroy a magic ring. The hasty judgements and emotional reconciliations of Georgian-era English gentility. An NYPD detective coming to terms with his estranged wife while rescuing hostages from Russian terrorists. The act of taking a journey through mentally and physically challenging terrain, of coming face-to-face with adversity and accomplishing a resolution, yields a cathartic release and reminds us of our own humanity.
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As people, we have been telling stories visually since our ancestors dwelled in caves. We may live in the real world but we dream beyond it. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) allow us to break out of the “real world” and into something new. Done right these technologies can fundamentally enhance or expand your business capabilities and the experience of your users.
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Airan Wright: UX, Responsive Design Client: Foundation Beyond Belief Project: Response WordPress Site for foundationbeyondbelief.org 3rd iteration, featuring integrated international subscription via PayPal plus donation assignment by percentage per donor, calculated quarterly.
First design iteration here. Second design iteration here.
Created WordPress template for WGN’s Morning News team, featuring responsive design, infinite scrolling, and sponsor/ad takeovers (branded background, sponsor posts (story), banners). Template approach included as part of Tribune Broadcasting’s multisite WordPress install to better control ad buys and IT support from a centralized location while allowing for localized branding by individual station identities.