Collection: 10 guides for designing better products



 

Hey everyone! 

They say an evening at home is a great opportunity to summarize 10 of your most popular posts, so I gave it a try. 

So here's a collection of 10 guides that were published here, at the mobile spoon, and are packed with tons of UI/UX and product tips. 

Enjoy! 


1.  The definite guide for writing and designing text in mobile apps

This guide includes 40 rules that will help you avoid common pitfalls when working with text: layout, alignment, spacing, fonts, microscopy, UX writing, and more. 

40 rules for writing and designing text in mobile apps - the mobile spoon



2.  How to design data tables that don't suck

Every product has some data tables (in main elements or in the admin stuff) and yet, there are probably more bad examples than good ones. 

To avoid the common issues - I've created this 20 rules guide for creating user-friendly data tables and grids. Most of them are pretty easy to implement. 

There’s nothing special about this guide, except it’s totally superior to all existing guides out there: 


20 rules for designing data tables that don't suck - the mobile spoon


3.  The all-in-one guide to high-converting CTA buttons

This guide includes 30 tips for designing high-converting call-to-action buttons. It includes general guidelines, design tips, UX Writing, cognitive biases worth using, and much more. 


The all-in-one guide to high-converting CTA buttons - the mobile spoon


4.  Visually distorted - how to fix those weird UI hiccups

If you're sick of having those little UI hiccups in your product - this one is for you. 

This guide includes 15 unusual tips - not the usual ones found in common guides out there, but the ones that will help you fix visual flaws which are often caused by optical illusions and common mistakes


Visually distorted - how to fix those weird UI hiccups - the mobile spoon



5.  How to leverage friction for the success of your product

Friction is usually bad for business. Unless... it’s done intentionally...

This short guide includes 6 examples of how to use friction for the benefits of your product. It's an unusual guide with some new ideas for dealing with rare product challenges. 

How to leverage friction for the success of your product


6.  20 Dark Patterns to avoid when designing products

The title of this guide says it all: it provides examples of 20 types of dark patterns that exist out there, but shouldn't be used by legit products. 

Tons of visual examples in this guide and each one comes with a famous villain! 

20 Dark Patterns to avoid when designing products - the mobile spoon

20 Dark Patterns to avoid when designing products - the mobile spoon



7.  How to handle the on-screen keyboard like a pro

This one is a mobile-only guide that focuses on managing the mobile keyboard without causing usability issues. 10 basic rules that any mobile app should comply with

How to handle the on-screen keyboard like a pro - the mobile spoon


8.  84 cognitive biases that will help you design better-converting products

This is one of the most popular posts of this blog. It includes a crazy list of 84 cognitive biases that can be used to design better-converting products. 

84 cognitive biases that will help you design better-converting products - the mobile spoon


9.  12 Reasons Your Presentation Sucks (and how to fix it)

The last guide for this collection deals with creating amazing presentations: tips for designing great looking slides, creating an engaging structure, using visual elements, images, layout, and much more. 


12 Reasons Your Presentation Sucks (and how to fix it) - the mobile spoon


10.  10 shades of MVP 

(Or: how to develop a product without developing a product...)

This guide reviews 10 types of MVPs and how to use each one to validate your product idea quickly without spending months on developing the product. 

10 shades of MVP - the mobile spoon


That's it for this collection. 

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