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UIETips: Becoming a Design-Infused Organization

In today’s UIEtips, I offer an original article on two UX mutations that will give your company a competitive edge. Using UX as a competitive edge is what our new conference, UX Advantage is all about. Karen McGrane and I interview design leaders on what they do to instill UX within their corporate DNA. Explore […]

UIETips: Devising a Strategy for Responsive Design

In today’s UIEtips, we reprint an article on the importance of organizations nailing down a strategy for making their sites responsive. I make the point that saying yes to responsive design will require changes to your editorial process, the ways you approach visual and interaction design, and how you think about your users and their […]

UIETips: Five Ways to Animate Responsibly

In today’s UIEtips, we’re reprinting and article from Rachel Nabors, originally published in 24 Ways. Want to know more about how to put animation to work for your interface and its users? Join us April 2, when Rachel presents Improve UX With Animation. “Here’s an excerpt from the article:” Sadly, animation is considered decorative by […]

UIETips: Progressive Enhancement and the Content-out Approach

In today’s UIEtips, we’re pleased to publish an excerpt from Aaron’s book which discusses how progressive enhancement can serve your users by giving them access to content without technological restrictions. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Fundamentally, progressive enhancement is about accessibility, but not in the limited sense the term is most often used. The […]

UIETips:The Curse of a Mobile Strategy

In this week’s UIEtips, we offer an original article from me, Jared Spool. In it I look at the reasons to go with either a mobile–friendly web site or a native app.  Here’s an excerpt from the article: However the idea of a mobile strategy has always struck me as a bit odd. After all, […]

UIEtips: Why Lean UX

In this week’s UIEtips, we reprint an article from Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden. They show us why Lean UX is important Here’s an excerpt from the article: Lean UX is deeply collaborative and cross-functional, because we no longer have the luxury of working in isolation from the rest of the product team. We can’t […]

UIEtips: Design Decision Style

In this week’s UIEtips, we offer an original article from me, Jared Spool. In it I explore how to choose the best design style for your team. Here’s an excerpt from the article: In our research, we’ve seen the most effective design teams are very deliberate about how they make decisions. They pick a decision-making […]

UIEtips: Un-Sucking the Touchpoint

In this week’s UIEtips article, Chris Risdon defines and establishes criteria for touchpoints, in effect, unsucking the touchpoint. Here’s an excerpt from the article: It became clear that a touchpoint is a moment in time. I want to design to support that moment in time. More specifically, a touchpoint is meeting that need through delivering […]

UIEtips: Introduction to Design Studio Methodology

In this week’s UIEtips, Will Evans outlines how a Design Studio works and why it’s a critical component to collaborative design. If your team has been practicing some form of Agile or Scrum, it likely has a very loose definition of an MVP, a Minimal Viable Product. Fortunately, Will is also presenting a seminar on this […]

UIEtips: Developing a Right Feeling for Designing with Type

You know that feeling when you look at a web site and think everything looks just right? It flows well, there’s a nice balance of white space, and it’s pleasing on the eyes. Perhaps you may not realize it but it’s likely that the type plays the dominant role in this. Today’s article looks at […]