Archive for the 'Design Skills' topic

Prototyping Pro Tip: Practice With A New Tool By Redoing An Old Design

In the desire to expand your prototyping toolkit, you need to regularly try out new tools and techniques. Your goal is to have, at your disposal, as many different prototyping tools as possible. Maybe you want to learn a new software tool? Maybe you’re interested in practicing your whiteboard sketching skills or play with paper […]

UIEtips: Embracing the Medium

In this week’s UIEtips, Richard Rutter discusses how you should consider the users’ medium and their environment. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Designing web sites is a strange and wonderful thing. The web is often described as a medium, but it is no more a medium than ink. To be a medium, ink must […]

UIEtips: The ROI of Mobile Content Strategy

In this week’s UIEtips, Jared discusses the cost effectiveness of responsive design vs. creating a separate mobile version of a web site. Here’s an excerpt from the article Which is more expensive: a responsive design web site or creating a separate mobile version? This is a constant debate among many organizations. We can answer it […]

UIEtips: Devising a Strategy for Responsive Design

In this week’s UIEtips, I discuss some practices to help prepare your design to be adaptive for multiple device sizes. Here’s an excerpt from the article This year, it will be hard to find an organization that doesn’t prioritize making their web site responsive. Yet, as we talk to organizations moving in this direction, we’re […]

UIEtips: Who is on the UX Team?

In today’s UIEtips, I talk about an important difference between the best and not-so-best teams. Here’s an excerpt from the article The first big distinction between the struggling and successful teams was who they considered as part of their team. When we asked folks who was on their team, the members of the struggling teams […]

Build a Winning UX Strategy from the Kano Model – Our October 25 Virtual Seminar

The Kano Model focuses on users’ basic expectations first; it predicts the investment a team needs to make to elicit delight from users. On October 25 our own Jared Spool will talk about how your competitors, existing design debt, and the evolution of ideas from innovation to market maturity all affect how you need to […]

Kevin Hoffman – Leading Productive Meetings

“Meetings are a waste of time.” “Meetings, ugh—I have real work to do.” Heard these? The perception of meetings worsens when you have an unproductive one. The entire team feels like their time could have been better spent.

UIEtips: 5 Ways to Suck Value Away from Your Persona Projects

I love red velvet cake. I’ve got a great recipe to make it. And I stick with that recipe. I don’t decide to leave out the baking soda (even though I don’t really know what the baking soda does). Nor do I decide to cut the sugar in half (even though I think lots of […]

UIE’s Most Popular Resource and Content Tweets: 8/19 – 8/23

Here’s a recap of the resources and information we shared on Twitter last week. UX Design and Coding How To Write Code Comments Well – ^@aarongustafson What Are the Best UI elements (controls, patterns, etc.) in modern web sites & web apps recently? – Quora by @stephenanderson “Being easy and cool” – The Difference Between […]

UIE’s Most Popular Resource and Content Tweets: 8/13 – 8/18

Here’s a recap of the resources and information we shared on Twitter last week. UX Design Ensure the study answers specific research questions, always —A Story About a Crappy UX Study via @johnnyholland Journey to The Heart of UX Design: Debunking Myths – UX Booth Email Sign-up Cool idea to encourage folks to sign up […]