Archive for the 'Design' topic

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.

Get your UXIM spot at the lowest rate of $1,475

Why wait and have to spend an additional $300 registering for the UX Immersion Mobile Conference in Salt Lake City, UT April 13-15 Register by Thursday, January 29 and you’ll lock yourself in at the lowest rate of $1,475. You’ll choose two, daylong workshops from these UX rock stars Responsive Web Design Jason Grigsby Designing Native […]

UIEtips: Components Versus Patterns

In this week’s UIEtips, we reprint an article from Nathan Curtis. He shows us how patterns and components are different and what you should be building for your library. Here’s an excerpt from the article: For example, consider countless video players proliferating needlessly throughout the sections and contexts of a website: embedded in a product […]

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 […]

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 […]