Archive for the 'prototyping' topic

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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, […]

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 […]

Prototyping Pro Tip: Practice With A New Tool By Redoing An Old Design

In the desire to expand your prototyping toolkit, you need to regularly try out new tools and techniques. Your goal is to have, at your disposal, as many different prototyping tools as possible. Maybe you want to learn a new software tool? Maybe you’re interested in practicing your whiteboard sketching skills or play with paper […]

UIEtips: Five Prevalent Pitfalls when Prototyping

In this week’s UIEtips, I discuss the five most common pitfalls of prototyping. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Prototypes are a fabulous way to exploring ideas with a team. They shorten the time between “This is what we’re thinking…” and “Oh, I get it.” In our work with design teams, we see a lot […]

Nathan Curtis – Sketching for Understanding

Shared understanding is important to any team working towards a common goal. Ensuring every member of the team is on the same page can be difficult. Sketching is a quick, lightweight method for communicating design ideas or interactions. Starting with sketching early in the design process lets everyone share the same vision.

Jason Cranford Teague – Prototyping a Responsive Design

With the emergence of techniques like responsive web design, many of the traditional prototyping methods become difficult to employ. Sketches and wireframes have in some cases given way to HTML and CSS prototyping so that users and clients can experience a richer, more complete interaction.

UIEtips: Conducting Usability Research for Mobile

In this week’s UIEtips, I speak with Cyd Harrell on conducting user research on mobile devices. Here’s an excerpt from the article Jared: Does mobile usability testing require a lot of hardware? Cyd: It can. I think there’s a bit of a perception that it requires more than it actually does. If we’re going with […]

Kelly Goto – Prototyping for Mobile Designs

Building a prototype is a great way to test your design early on with users. Whether you choose to go for a high-fidelity representation, or go lo-fi with paper, you can learn a lot about the usability of your site. Often, teams are concerned with which technique or tool to use because of the litany that are available.

UIEtips: Making Content More Usable for both Designers and the End User

In this week’s UIEtips, Adam Churchill interviews Steph Hay about the difference between marketing and usable content and methods to help copywriters and designers work together in creating design and copy? Here’s an excerpt from the article I have to think about the user, so I typically start with a text file. I create the […]

UIEtips: 6 popular articles from 2012

During 2012, we published 37 articles in a variety of areas in user experience. Sure, we’d love you to read all the articles, but we realize it’s difficult to find the time. So we’ve put together a list of the more popular articles. Some of these articles are by guest writers, others are based on […]