Archive for the 'Design Skills' topic

Stephen Anderson – Displaying Data in Digestible Ways

Culling through massive amounts of data is a headache. A dense table of aggregated data points can be useful in theory, but the manner in which it’s displayed is often a hindrance. Even more than that, showing that data in a chart or graph is confusing if it’s not effectively labeled. Data is useless when you can’t make good decisions from it.

Why Use Scenarios in UX Design?

Scenarios Can Change the User Experience If you work on a team that struggles to prioritize features or makes assumptions about users’ experiences, then it’s time for scenarios and journey maps. Benefits of Scenarios and Journey Maps Clarity: Data on how your desktop or mobile site makes users feel Harmony: Digestible problem statements your team […]

UX Staffing and the Penny Stock Problem

When starting to grow a UX team, it’s tempting to shop for new team members with skills to tackle the UX challenges you have now. Unfortunately, now isn’t forever and it’s likely the challenges will change. UX suffers from something I like to call the penny stock problem. Imagine you’ve bought a really cheap stock […]

I Just Heard Your Boss Talking About You

Wow! You just significantly enhanced the user experience of our site. The results from your new user research program, used to create scenarios for driving design decisions, was ingenious. And those super productive meetings on our latest initiatives were led masterfully. The way the site now shows data is very impressive. It is clear, concise, […]

Limited Seats Left at the $1,389 Rate for the User Interface 18 Conference

The 125 seats at the $1,389 rate are moving fast for the User Interface 18 Conference. Once the remaining 28 seats are gone, the price goes up $300 to $1,689. Take advantage of the lowest available price and register now for the UI18 Conference in Boston, MA October 21-23. Daylong Workshops Are the Core of […]

Hiring the Best UX Designers

If finding “the right fit” feels like a frustrating task you’re struggling to survive, you’re doing it wrong. Getting the best UX designers onboard means hiring with your head, not your heart. In Hiring the Best UX Designers, our August 1 virtual seminar, Jared Spool teaches you to include your entire team in a more […]

View Two Samples of the UXIM OnDemand Content

Our annual UX Immersion Mobile conference was jam-packed with insights from some of today’s UX Mobile experts. If you missed out on Seattle back in April, you can still get a piece of the experience through UXIM OnDemand. This awesome resource allows you and your team to access all the audio, video, and session materials from UXIM 2013. Here’s a sample of the talks.

For the UX Team of One: Research & Design –
our July 11 Virtual Seminar

If you’re the only user-experience voice on your team, you’re constantly balancing your time between selling its value to your organization and improving your own design skills. In Research and Design for the UX Team of One, Leah Buley shows you an inclusive and cross-functional process to achieve both outcomes quicker, including: Lead discovery and planning […]

Get Your Design Team to All Our Virtual Seminars,
July through December

The virtual seminar schedule is in place for the rest of 2013. We’re bringing you the latest thinking on relevant topics, such as hiring a designer, designing with remote teams, and design workflow, just to name a few. And as always, these seminars are presented by the leading experts in our field, like Leah Buley, […]

UIE Book Corner: Russ Unger’s “Designing the Conversation”

Facilitation is an important skill, whether with collocated or remote teams. It drives conversation and collaboration. The ability to facilitate well is integral when conducting participatory design activities, giving a presentation, or even giving a virtual seminar. Russ joins Adam Churchill to discuss the book and the various types of facilitation in this podcast.