Maggie Fry is a writer with experience in journalism and teaching. She earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College in 2013. Her background is eclectic and includes organic farming, fiber arts, and children’s fiction. In the past, she has written about lifestyle topics, gardening, and cooking, and is currently working on digital marketing and electric vehicles.
Articles by Maggie Fry
Why UX & UI Designers Should Learn Animation
The concept of animation extends beyond the realm of cartoons to encompass a powerful tool used by UX and UI Designers in creating intuitive and user-friendly websites. Dive into the world of UX and UI design, understand the versatile uses of animation in website design, get acquainted with the principles of animation formulated by Disney Studios, and learn about popular animation software like Adobe Animate and Adobe After Effects.
What is UX Design?
Discover the fundamental process behind UX design, a discipline that bridges the gap between users' experiences and business desires, involving a range of interconnected disciplines. Learn about the roles of UX designers, the UX design process, the essential qualities of successful UX designers, the tools they use, and how you can start a career in this dynamic field.
What is UI Design?
Find out what UI (User Interface) design is all about, how UI designers make products more user-friendly, and what tools they use. Learn about the qualities and skills you need to succeed in this field, how to learn UI design, and how taking classes or enrolling in a bootcamp can help you switch to a career in UX or UI design.
What is Interaction Design?
Discover the in-depth world of interaction design, a crucial subset of User Experience (UX) design that focuses on user interaction with the product. Learn about the five dimensions of interaction design, understand what interaction designers do, and explore various tools and software they use in their workflow.
What is Adobe XD?
Discover the potential of Adobe XD, a vector-based design tool that allows you to create digital designs for everything from mobile apps to websites, streamlining your workflow and making collaboration a breeze. Learn about its features, purchase options, and how you can master it to switch to a career in UX design through in-person or online classes.
What is Sketch?
Discover the power of Sketch, a user-friendly design application exclusively created for Mac users. With Sketch, you can design mobile apps, websites, and collaborate with your team without any need for coding knowledge.
What is InVision?
Discover the power of InVision, a leading application for creating interactive prototypes, sharing them with design teams, and crafting polished client presentations. The article delves into InVision's core features and benefits in the UX/UI design process, its historical evolution, purchase options, and how you can learn to use it effectively for your design needs.
What is Figma?
Discover the unique capabilities of Figma, a web-based app that offers countless advantages for teams working on UX and UI designs. Learn how to create digital designs, build prototypes, work in real-time, and much more, all from the comfort of your own device.
What is Design Thinking?
Delve into the world of design thinking, a holistic, human-centered approach to problem-solving that blends creativity and science. Explore its processes, the importance of empathy, storytelling, and a fresh perspective, as well as how it influences UX and UI design, and where you can learn about it.
What is Information Architecture?
Explore the importance of Information Architecture (IA) in ensuring a seamless user experience on websites and mobile apps. Understand how IA intersects with users' emotional responses, how it influences user satisfaction, the role of content and context in IA, the use of visual hierarchy and the significance of user research in UX design.
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