Archive for the 'Design Deliverables' topic

UIEtips: What Makes a Good Deliverable

Deliverables are the bread-and-butter of the UX profession. We produce a ton of them. We’re constantly reading them. We send them to our clients and hope for their comments. Our deliverables need good design. They perform a function, just like the work they’re describing. They either do their job well, or they miss the boat. […]

Web App Masters: Back Stage at 37signals

When was the last time you witnessed a web site redesign live at a conference? It’s exactly what Jason Fried of 37signals did in Minneapolis at the Web App Masters Tour. Jason shared with the audience the last 4 days of redesign that their Basecamp product went through. What’s unique about their process, is how […]

SpoolCast: Stephen Anderson on Seductive Interactions

How can we design systems that encourage the behaviors we want? In this episode, Jared speaks with Stephen Anderson about using human psychology in web apps to encourage users’ behavior.

SpoolCast: Prototyping Experiences

Todd Zaki Warfel has just finished two years of research into the tools and processes used in prototyping web sites. His findings will be published in a book due out this fall and we’ve asked him to give a full-day workshop on the topic at UI14. Todd sat down with us to talk all about prototyping tools and processes, and previews his upcoming workshop at UI14.

SpoolCast: Getting to Good Design Faster

Leah Buley brings us her insight to getting to the good design faster in your process and improving the input you receive from your organization. There are some great ideas here that you should listen to.

Why Designers and Developers Need Couples Therapy – July 30 UIE Virtual Seminar with Ethan Marcotte

We often use a conveyor belt method to manage products. Designers do their work up front, then “hand off” their creation expecting it can be built and won’t change. Then the Developers need to create something they’ve previously had little involvement with. It’s critical that these transition phases be a two-way channel, and not the […]

UIE Podcasts: Web App Expert Interviews – Part 2

Last week in part 1 of our series, I brought you 5 great podcasts covering Ajax and accessibility, patterns and components, web form design, web standards, and interactive prototyping.  In part 2, we have new topics to muse over. Are you building out a web 2.0 strategy? Having trouble communicating and documenting the design process? How do you tie […]

Userability Podcast #5 – Just One UX Method?

This week, Jared Spool and Robert Hoekman, Jr. spoke to Mile Dowsett from Cambridge, UK who is stratling the worlds of desktop and web-based applications. He wanted to know, “What do you think is the most important or significant UX deliverable/activity in a web project, and why?”

SpoolCast: Roughing it with Interactive Prototypes

Planning documents for web app projects are often overlooked, despite their importance in the success of the product. James Box and Richard Rutter of Clearleft share their successful process of creating rough interactive prototypes for clients when creating web applications.

UIEtips: In Which a Concept Model Makes Me Giddy

For almost ten years, the research team at UIE has been searching to uncover the secrets behind great designs. As we talk to team after team, a key truth continues to emerge: The best teams communicate internally really well, while those teams that struggle also struggle at their internal communication. When we think of a […]