Chatbot development: From strategy to prototyping
Since a couple of years, the popularity of chatbots is rapidly increasing. Their advantages: They are available at any time, you do not have to install them, and they use well-known communication patterns. In my article in t3n 53 (in German), I describe how chatbot prototyping can enhance user experience. » read online
Colour in web design: the right choice
Colour is one of the most important stylistic choices in web design. There are countless colours and combinations, but the choice should be guided by a good conceptual idea. An excerpt of my book explains the basics.
Shapes in web design: designing with skewed lines and areas
There are more and more design in the web breaking with the rectangular tradition of HTML. In t3n 48, I take a close look at this design language, using the example of headers and sections.
Designing Conversational User Interfaces: Chats as a design language
Chats, messengers and digital assistents are not only channels of communication and marketing. They stand for a new paradigm in the design of user interfaces: the Conversational User Interface (CUI) or Natural Language User Interface (NLUI). My article in t3n 45 considers this trend from an User Experience perspective.
Intercultural web design: other countries, other design
Intercultural web design considers the cultural imprint of people. Using the theory of cultural dimensions by Geert Hofstede, I explain how to create the right designs for different cultures.
The right images in web design
Images inform, create emotions, direct the user's attention and establish brands. I the 42th issue of the t3n magazine, I explain how the pictorial language of a web site contributes to the User Experience.
How interaction design helps digital brands
It is becoming more and more difficult for brands to create a unique selling proposition in the digital world. A great User Experience can help making brands distinctive. My article in t3n 41 takes a look at how interaction design can create a lasting positive impression of a digital brand.
Great one page web designs
One page web designs are trending. My article in t3n 37 explains how to use their creative power.
Web fonts create an enormous typographic variety in the web. I explain how to combine different typefaces in t3n 36.
Im Web heißt es mit der Zeit gehen – aber nur, wenn es für das eigene Projekt Sinn macht: 12 Webdesign-Trends für das Jahr 2014, kritisch und anschaulich dargestellt.
Modern UI design by Microsoft
Microsoft set new design trends with their Modern UI (formerly known as Metro). My article in t3n 34 explains how to use the metro-style grids in web design.
My article in t3n 26 gives ideas of how to evaluate the Usability of web sites.
Crowdsourcing: Wisdom of the Crowd
Crowdsourcing – a word creation consisting of "Crowd" and "Outsourcing" – is trying to benefit from the Wisdom of the Crowd. My article in t3n 19 gives practical tips for the start.