A very established design guideline is that software should be "considerate" (as Alan Cooper would put it), and never waste people’s time; interfaces should prevent errors that would otherwise cause loss of data, and it doesn't take years of usability finding to come to that conclusion, common sense would suffice.
Visual design and interaction design are strictly connected disciplines. A professional user interface designer should be able to deal with both confidently.
A review of Axure and other common UX tools
The most useful tips and tricks to prototype mobile interfaces using Axure RP Pro.
A simple checkout prototype created in Axure RP Pro.
Are personas really useful and are people in the team going to use them? Some thoughts on one of the most overrated design fads.
What are the key ingredients of outstanding design? A practical, goal-oriented view.
Axure in Action is a prototype created to showcase all the functionality available in prototyping software Axure RP Pro