The different user experiences among streaming services

Streaming services have changed the world of entertainment by giving viewers more freedom than ever before. People are able to buy a subscription and watch what they want, when they want to and often without commercials or other advertisements. That being said, the basic concept of a streaming service is pretty simple. So what features...

How to choose the right hosting for your WordPress website (With Security in Mind)

The Good WordPress is the most popular CMS on the Internet. WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system powering 34% of all websites on the internet. On top of that: WordPress has a 60.8% market share in the CMS market. WordPress powers 14.7% of the world’s top websites.  It has a well-developed toolset and a huge variety of plugins and...

The Issues With Instagram’s New User Interface

As technology advances and social media continues to evolve, platforms are constantly adding features and changing up their user interfaces to adhere to the needs and desires of their stakeholders. However, society tends to resist change, and Instagram’s new shopping feature has faced a lot of backlash from its users.  Prior to the addition of...

The Age Old Debate: iPhones vs. Androids

By the time a person is an adult, they have typically tied themselves to the professional sports teams that they will support season through season, regardless of that team’s performance. If there is anything else that seems to hold that same kind of loyalty, it is whether a person is an Apple iPhone or a...

How Tesla’s innovative technology enhances user’s experiences

With the California mandate that all new cars being sold in-state are zero-emission vehicles by 2035, car brands are going to have to follow the lead of Tesla, the car company that has been making electric cars since 2003, at least in regard to fully electric or hybrid vehicles.  Many car companies, such as Chevrolet,...

How To Start Your UX Portfolio

When you are trying to look for an opportunity as a UX designer, whether it be an internship or a job, it is important to provide the employer with a portfolio full of your previous work so that they are able to gain insight into your style, strengths and weaknesses, and overall skill set. Having...

Design Processes Go Beyond “User-Centered Design”

In the field of UX, the most popular and commonly used design approach is “User-Centered Design.” However, there are a variety of different design approaches that have risen in recent years, such as “Value-Sensitive Design” and “More-than-Human Design.” Each of these approaches are beneficial for a variety of different purposes, but in order to be...

Tools to continue UX Research remotely with Shreya Venkatesan

The COVID-19 pandemic paused most of our “normal” lives — almost every field had to figure out how to continue to succeed with all of their employees working remotely. Some companies have plans to return to their office spaces as soons as is safe, while others will continue with this new way of working. To...

Understanding how HTML works with CSS to make unique sites

Most of us know how to use our smartphones and computers and can understand how to navigate our favorite websites. But what we see on our screens is only surface level — so much happens behind the scenes to create an online environment that is tailored to a user’s experience.  One of the most common...

Spotify Vs. Apple Music: Whose UI is Best?

The rivalry between Apple Music and Spotify is a battle that music-lovers fight about everyday, but what exactly makes these two music streaming platforms so powerful, yet so different?  One of the key differences between these two platforms is the music player interface itself. While Spotify utilizes a dark background, Apple music goes with an...

Meet the Flower Press Creative Studio Interns

Anna Barnett Anna is a 2020 graduate from Indiana University, where she studied public relations with concentrations in crisis communications and graphic design and also minored in Spanish. She’s originally from Westfield, IN. Which part of this internship are you most excited about? I am looking forward to both building a social media strategy for...

The role UX designers can play in preventing climate change

As our Earth becomes increasingly more affected by climate change, there is a greater need for us as humans to become involved and act quickly. With research predicting we don’t have much more than a decade to drastically change our relationship with our planet, it is not enough to change as individuals. We also need...

Why Psychology is a Vital Tool for UX Designers

One of the most important aspects of the design thinking process is the designers’ ability to empathize with users of their products. Without the keen ability to understand the user’s emotions, desires, and concerns, it’s difficult for designers to be successful. As a result, psychology is a highly relevant, yet overlooked field that can be...

5 Top UI/UX Trends for 2021

The field of UX is constantly changing, and we should expect nothing less in 2021. Here are five of the top design trends you should keep an eye out for (and look to implement) this year: 1) Motion Graphics — Animated elements on both mobile and desktop apps engage the user so much more than...

Skills Every Budding UX Designer Should Have

UX design is a field that’s always changing — the tools and softwares used, the guidelines for effective design, needs of consumers and clients — so in order for designers to build the best user experience, their “skill Rolodex” constantly needs to be up-to-date. Here are the current top skills all designers should know or...