Design patterns

UX design patterns help designers devise workable solutions to common interface problems.


Articles

Cancel vs Close: Design to Distinguish the Difference

Distinguishing between these two actions is critical to avoiding losing users’ work. Save changes before closing a view, use text labels rather than an X icon, and provide a confirmation dialog before destructive actions.

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How to Use the Best UI Design Patterns

We’ll explain the different classifications of UI patterns and describe how to choose the right ones based on your needs.

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Dark Patterns at Scale: Findings from a Crawl of 11K Shopping Websites

We conducted a large-scale study, analyzing ~53K product pages from ~11K shopping websites to characterize and quantify the prevalence of dark patterns.

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Dark patterns: 12 tricks you should never use in your products

Using dark patterns is not encouraged. They erode trust, and take advantage of the individuals using your product. We discuss what a dark pattern is, and look at 12 recognizable patterns you should never use in your products.

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UX design patterns: what, why and how

UX design patterns help designers devise workable solutions to common interface problems. UX patterns incorporate design best practices for every single piece of functionality, whether it’s a sign-in form or a site's navigation.

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Devising Interfaces with UX Design Patterns

UX design patterns help designers devise workable solutions to common interface problems. These incorporate design best practices for every single piece of functionality, whether it’s a shopping cart or a sign-in form.

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Design patterns

When a new product is designed, everyone wants it to be “Easy to use”. But how this “Easy to use” is achieved?

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Why UX design patterns work and how to use them

Some solutions worked so well that designers everywhere began to use them repeatedly. And through familiarity, users came to expect them. This was the beginning of web design patterns.

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Resources

Dark patterns

Dark patterns are tricks used in websites and apps that make you buy or sign up for things that you didn't mean to. This site spreads awareness to shame companies that use them.

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Inspired UI

A showcase of the best examples of beautifully designed mobile apps - iPhone, iPad, Android, UI Patterns.

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PatternTap

Collecting specific designs and user interaction patterns where designers can learn what works well and why.

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Pttrns

The finest collection of design patterns, resources and inspiration.

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User Interface Design patterns

User Interface Design patterns are recurring solutions that solve common design problems. Design patterns are standard reference points for the experienced user interface designer.

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User onboard

The process of increasing the likelihood that new users become successful when adopting your product.

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Books

Form Design Patterns

A practical guide to designing and coding simple and inclusive forms for the web.

Adam Silver

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Inclusive Design Patterns

This book covers all the techniques, gotchas and front-end strategies you need to be aware of when building accessible, inclusive interfaces

Heydon Pickering

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