Design Articles

  • steve johnson share

    Editor’s Note: This is part of an ongoing Q&A series called the Inside Story where we sit down to learn more from the people behind the products at LinkedIn. Q. As the leader of LinkedIn’s User Experience Design team, do you have a particular design mantra or philosophy? A. My approach to design is always focused on aspiration. As a child, I grew up with practically nothing so I understand what it’s like to feel that your dreams are out of reach. I want the LinkedIn…

  • You know those rooms in the movies where battles are planned and strategies decided? Well, imagine my surprise when, just weeks after my college graduation and fresh into my new job at LinkedIn, I found myself locked in a room full of seasoned user experience designers, developers and product managers mapping out our strategy for the design of LinkedIn’s Connected app for iPhone. For weeks, we spent endless hours looking at research, talking to our members and rethinking the way…

  • Joann Wu

    You may have seen that we recently made some changes to LinkedIn Today, our social news product. We’ve not only made the product easier to navigate, we’ve completely re-imagined the look and feel, so you can get quicker access and customized ways to consume the news that matters most to you. One of the key design principles that drove the approach for the visual change was to simplify the experience; creating an elegant, delightful and customized experience for news…

  • Anita Lillie

    Ed. note: This belongs to our blog series on the genesis and thinking behind the design of LinkedIn’s features. Check out similar posts here. A month ago…

  • Frank Yoo

    This belongs to our blog series on the genesis and thinking behind the design of LinkedIn’s features. Check out similar posts here. – Ed.  Two…

  • Frank Yoo

    LinkedIn Today, our social news product, launched on March 10th both on our website as well as a standalone feature – News – on our iPhone App…