Daily UI Design #26: Subscribe

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Daily UI Design Challenge #26: Subscribe.

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What Would Be The 10-Star Experience & Beyond?

Trained academically as a computer science student, I was used to/still sometimes evaluate feasibility too early. When a solution appears, my mind starts asking “is this feasible” very quickly. That’s the downside of having an engineering mindset: you may run “feasibility evaluations” for your design solutions your head too early, rather than putting all the solution options onto the table, and waiting for your engineering partners’ expertise. This resulted in eliminating certain solutions prematurely. When you care about “what is feasible” too much too early, you stop going an extra mile to add a level of star experience for your users.

Daily UI Design #20: Location Tracker – Santa Tracker!

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After a much needed break (more than one month), I’m back today on my 100 days of daily UI design project. Today’s theme is a “Location Tracker”, an interface that track something’s location.

I remember the day when I got this theme, well, more than one month ago, and I thought, uh – a running route tracker? Can I think of anything other than what everyone else is designing? Finally, after the holidays and all the festivity, when I looked at this theme again — why not a Santa tracker?

Daily UI Design #18: Analytics

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Today’s UI design theme is analytics. Analytics is used to tracking how parameters vary overtime, so that people can analyze its trend. I’ve been working on an interesting mobile app concept that tracks some game players’ performances, so I’ll just use it as my practice today.

Daily UI Design #17: Email Receipt

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Today’s UI design theme is an email receipt, which you typically get after you order something online. I didn’t have much time on it, so I pulled out my phone to search for an email receipt I received before, to see what can be improved.

Daily UI Design #16: Popup/Overlay

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Today’s UI design theme is a popup or overlay. These are some user interface elements triggered by a mouse hover or click on certain part of a computer screen, with the purpose of providing additional information, or certain functionality.