Archive for the 'Design Strategy' topic

Theresa Neil – Designing Native Apps

Offering a mobile design is essential in today’s web. Having an app, however, can be a hotly contested issue. The cries of, “we need to be in the app store!” are heard coming from corner offices. While having a presence there can be beneficial, you have determine how to best serve your users, and whether a native app or a web based product is the ideal.

UIETips: Atomic Design

In this week’s UIEtips, we reprint an article from Brad Frost. He explains a methodology for creating design systems called Atomic Design. Here’s an excerpt from the article: In searching for inspiration and parallels, I kept coming back to chemistry. The thought is that all matter (whether solid, liquid, gas, simple, complex, etc) is comprised […]

UX Advantage – A new conference exploring UX as the competitive edge

How do you make user experience a competitive edge in your organization? This very question led User Interface Engineering to create this new conference with esteemed UX thought leaders Karen McGrane and Jared Spool. Find out how top design executives of established organizations bring UX front and center within their organization. All in an intimate, […]

Stephen Hay – Structured Content and Responsive Workflows

Responsive web design’s combination of fluid grids and media queries has really changed the design and development process. It’s an elegant way to ensure that one set of code can display appropriately across devices. It is, however, a bit of a problem with large legacy products and waterfall strategies.

Jason Grigsby – Real World Responsive Web Design

Media queries shape and form a web page to display on multiple screen sizes. That’s the core of responsive web design. Users can maintain the same level of experience that they get on the desktop even when they switch to a smaller device. The theory of responsive web design is great, but it’s not a silver bullet. When real world constraints and use cases arise it makes responsive design a bit trickier.

UIETips: Some Thoughts on “Designing in the Browser”

In this week’s UIEtips, we print an article from Stephen Hay. He shows what “designing in the browser” really means and how he implements it. Here’s an excerpt from the article: When I speak of designing in the browser, I mean creating browser-based design mockups/comps (I use the terms interchangeably), as opposed to static comps (like the […]

Aaron Gustafson & Jenn Lukas – Cross-device Adaptive Design

Responsive web design is widely regarded as a must when designing for multiple devices. With just one code base, instead of multiple sites, you can more efficiently make use of your resources. But, how your design looks is only a piece of the overall experience for a user. Having it be able to adapt to different browsers and technology can fully round out the interaction.

Whitney Quesenbery and Frances Harris – Researching Daily Life

Accessibility is often focused on how to design and build digital products or physical spaces. But understanding the people with disabilities who will use those products is just as important. Enter ethnography and the importance of research that goes “face to face” with real people in the real world.

Chris Risdon – Orchestrating Experiences for Complex Ecosystems

User experience, as it has come to be known and understood, is generally associated with the digital space. Designers and developers working in concert to make a site, app, or digital product more usable and well designed. However, a user’s interaction with you as an organization isn’t necessarily confined to just your digital identity. This user experience design can be applied across all channels, such as a call center or physical location.

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 […]