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UIEtips: Setting the Foundation for Meaningful Critiques—Goals, Principles, Personas and Scenarios

In this week’s UIEtips, we reprint an article from Adam Connor. According to Adam, doing critiques well and constructively is no easy task. Often designers feel picked on or that the feedback doesn’t give enough direction. A key concept to remember is that “critique is a form of analysis”. It’s a discussion on what is […]

Watch the Videos from the Warm Gun Conference

The Warm Gun Conference held in December, 2014 focused on thought leaders telling stories of companies overcoming difficulties and UX experts sharing knowledge every designer needs. Many of the talks were captured on video. Now you can watch them at your leisure. Here’s a list of the available talks. The Rise of the DEO: Leadership […]

UIEtips: Explore These 7 Great Podcasts from 2014

Here, for your listening pleasure, are a few of our favorite podcasts from 2014 in no particular order. Creating Responsive Interfaces As responsive web design becomes common practice, making sure these templates work across every imaginable screen and device is trickier. Brad Frost shares this frustration and introduces Atomic Design as a solution. Borrowing from […]

December Free Resources & Upcoming Events

UX Articles & Podcasts Recently Published Articles Beyond the UX Tipping Point Jared Spool Jared Spool reveals the past, present, and future of the UX Tipping Point. Podcasts How Do We Design Designers? Live! Jared Spool We need to start investing in the ways we create designers and fuel their growth. Un-Sucking the Touchpoint Chris Risdon Chris Risdon goes beyond […]

UIEtips: Here Are Eight of Our Favorite Articles from 2014

Here Are Eight of Our Favorite Articles from 2014 Over the past year we published more than 50 articles. Here are 8 of our favorites in no particular order: Content Marketing Sustains the Conversation Ever wondered why no one knows the true business value of your content? That’s where content marketing comes into play, and Ahava […]

Brad Frost – Building Design Systems from Atomic Elements Live!

Have you seen style tiles, element collages, or pattern libraries? These are just a few examples of how designers are reacting to the explosion of devices and interface sizes. After all, thinking about the parts of a “page”—not just the sum of those parts—helps us create smart, scalable, maintainable designs for all those newfangled technologies.

Cyd Harrell – Techniques for Mobile Research

The so called Digital Divide is increasingly being filled with mobile devices. Because of that, you need an understanding of how your designs are appearing and behaving on smaller screens. Cyd Harrell is an expert on user research, and the one we to turn for mobile research. She says that it’s not just how your designs display on these devices but also the behavior of your users as they interact on these more personal gadgets. Users consider their mobile phones to be a much more private device than a desktop computer.

Luke Wroblewski – Mobile Behavior and Design Trends Live!

What’s going to make your whole company focus on mobile? How do people interact with their mobiles device? How can you design for this new reality and even create experiences that translate from mobile to laptop to TV?

Free Videos on Creating Great Mobile Experiences

Eight UX Experts Tell You How to Create Great Mobile Experiences We’re celebrating the upcoming 2015 UX Immersion Mobile Conference by giving you the videos from the UXIM 2014 talks. No strings attached. Five of the videos are available now. We’ll continue to add videos weekly until you have access to all eight videos. See what you’ve […]

Jared Spool – How Do We Design Designers? Live!

Why don’t design students coming out of school know about responsive design or creating mobile apps? Why are our self-taught hackers and C.S. grads having a tough time keeping up with the pace of technology innovation? It’s not that schools or professional development programs are slow to adapt; it’s more complicated than that. But our tendency to focus on skills alone just isn’t sustainable. Instead, we need to start investing in the ways we create designers and fuel their growth.