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Chameleon: A Cozy Palette Management Tool

June 22nd, 2017 No comments

When a product suite is constantly evolving it can be a challenge to keep under control the combinatorial explosion of colors; particularly when you have to maintain a number of related products. This article describes the challenges, explores the different approaches and unveils the solution our UI designers and developers uncovered while customizing Devexperts trading applications.

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How We Work on Design Use Сases. Symbol Library

May 3rd, 2017 No comments

dxMobile is part of our extensive finance software product line gathered under one brand. It was launched on web, desktop, and mobile platforms (both iOS and Android). It is a complex product that boasts rich functionality for financial analysts, professional traders, and researchers. It provides the ability to trade, use analytics, charting and newsfeed for different vendors and brokers. All products in the line have their unique color palettes and style guides. Designing mobile apps, we aspire to maintain the entire functionality of the base platforms (web and desktop). As one could expect, a transition of massive web components to a mobile platform would require a very thorough adaptation. Needless to say, it is crucial for us to keep the platform up to system guidelines and modern trends. We have been designing this app for a couple of years already so we have faced and solved numerous different cases during this time. This article is an attempt to describe one of these cases on our Android application. Read more…

What is the customer not aware of when developing trade application design?

April 19th, 2017 No comments

Nik Slezkinsky, Head of UX Design Department at Devexperts, shared his vision on building award-winning trade application UI’s

Interviewer: Can you describe the Devexperts Design Team working process?

Nik: There are two ways to develop a UI. The first one is when we are free to create a product from scratch. Starting from scratch is easy, as we have full control over the implementation process and the result. In the second case, clients provide us with logos, colors, and maybe some more guidelines, so front-end terminals design is built under certain constraints. Here the story is unpredictable every time as we may have some challenges to overcome. For example, a client might want Read more…

Approaches towards workspace organization in the modern trading software UI

November 16th, 2012 3 comments

Users of modern trading platforms demand complex features and flexibility for their day-to-day tasks, and it is the UI designer’s job to satisfy those needs. This article gives a brief overview of some modern approaches towards workspace organization for complex user interfaces.

On the surface, trading seems like a no-brainer from the user interface standpoint: all you need is to buy low, sell high, and some enthusiasm in trading to to make your billions.

In other words, the tasks that a user needs to complete within a trading platform, are:

• Determine an object to buy or sell (this object is usually called an instrument)
• Determine the time that is best to buy or sell
• Perform the buy or sell
• Monitor the impact of the transaction on your account.

It seems easy enough. A user interface that would make this simple-minded trader happy would then look like this.

mockup

UI done! Piece of cake, wasn’t it? However the trading process and a workable UI design for it is not that simple. Read more…

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