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UIEtips: Becoming a UX Unicorn in 5 Easy Steps

Lately there’s all this talk of UX unicorns. Have you found them? Are you trying to nurture them? Are you hoping to be one? Research shows there’s a strong correlation between UX Unicorns and the UX skills they acquire and hone.  Read about the five ways you can become a UX unicorn. Here’s an excerpt […]

UIEtips: Code Sketching – A Stretch Goal for Your Design Superpower

There was a time that providing a simple sketch on paper conveyed enough information to the stakeholders on the intent of a design. Now, with the plethora of devices a person can use, a sketch lacks the detail needed to convey how the design will appear on various devices. Today’s article discusses the benefits of […]

Atlanta UXers – Get Ready for a Day of UX Awesomeness

UX Thursday – The one and only local, full day conference designed just for user experience pros is on its way to Atlanta! UIE and Vitamin T have joined forces to bring you a great group of Atlanta UX luminaries for a day of real-life case studies. Plus you’ll hear two fantastic keynote presentations from […]

Websockets and Why Designers Should Learn To Code

HTML5 has an awesome feature that’s now gaining attention from designers: Websockets. It’s a way to create a persistent communication channel between the client and a server, without using page refreshes or the asynchronous mechanics behind AJAX. Think much faster communications, because it’s not establishing a new connection for each round trip. Look at this […]

Just 51 Spots Left at the $1,389 Price for UX Immersion Mobile Conference

UXIM 2014 will sell out again. Get your spot now at the $1389 rate. With more users accessing your sites and products via mobile, it’s critical to provide a strongly integrated experience. These UX luminaries will provide you with intensive, game-changing material that will change how you think about and design for mobile. Brad Frost […]

The Insider Scoop on the Must-Attend Mobile UX Conference of 2014

The mobile boom can be daunting. More and more users are accessing your site and products on their mobile devices, making a clear case for you to know how to design for those experiences. Designers must create designs that function across multiple devices. Good design practices are being changed by a need for cross-platform experiences, […]

UIEtips: LiRPPS – Lightweight, Research-Based Principles, Personas, and Scenarios – Part 1

In this week’s UIEtips, I look at key parts of the creative brief – personas, scenarios, and design principles. I explore what gets us bogged down in obtaining information needed for these three key parts, the consequences that occur when we ignore certain steps, and an approach to follow to get the necessary information to […]

Prototyping To Discover Who Should Be Involved

When you prototype, you can learn a ton of things about what you’re building and how you should build it. Prototyping is an exploratory process, revealing details and ideas that only emerge once you have something in front of you. There’s one thing you can learn while prototyping that nobody ever talks about: Who should […]

The Best Interview Question for Hiring UX Designers

What if you could ask one question during an interview that would tell you everything you need to know about the candidate you’re thinking of hiring? As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big fan of Lou Adler’s Hire with Your Head recruiting strategy. A big component of how Lou approaches hiring is the interview conversation. […]

UI18 – Daylong Workshops Guaranteed to Improve Your UX Design Skills

Truly innovative designs anticipate users’ needs and add value in unexpected ways. They require strategic creativity more than invention — as you’ll learn when you join us in Boston from Oct. 21–23 for the User Interface 18 Conference. This year’s speaker line-up will make you look at UX like you’ve never had before. Kevin Hoffman […]