Archive for the 'sketching' topic

UIEtips: Good Design Faster – An Interview with Brandon Schauer

At times, getting a team to produce good ideas is like pulling teeth. You try to inspire, create, promote, even cajole people to dream up great design ideas. Some times it works. Other times you’re sitting around a conference table feeling clueless. That’s not the case when you bring Adapative Path’s CEO, Brandon Schauer into […]

Dave Gray – Gamestorming Live!

Gamestorming can allow collaboration to happen. It quickly gets a lot of people working together, sharing ideas, and getting creative. Words may be tricky because you’re not certain if someone has interpreted what you’ve said the way you meant it. The beauty of Gamestorming is it gets people to think visually and physically express their thoughts and ideas on paper.

UIEtips: Why We Sketch

In our ongoing research into design excellence, we’ve come across an interesting correlation. The designers who are at the top of their game are mostly people who sketch. Even though every designer we talked with had completely different backgrounds, training, and work habits, they all shared one common element—they sketched their work. In addition, they […]

UI16 Spotlight: Kicking Off Projects Right with Kevin Hoffman

[We're butt-deep in preparations for the User Interface 16 Conference. For my part, I get to work closely with the amazing speakers we've assembled, helping them construct their full-day workshops. Here's the second part of my series introducing each of the UI16 experts.] So much of a project’s success is determined at its start. If […]

Unlocking The Portfolio Work Product

The other night, I had a conversation that I’ve been having a lot lately. It usually starts like this: “Hi. I’m a designer at [a big deal company] and I’m considering leaving. The problem I have is my employer has made it very clear I can’t use anything I’ve done here in my portfolio. What […]

UIEtips: Why We Sketch

One of my fondest childhood memories is traveling to New York City to see an exhibit filled with Leonardo daVinci’s notebooks. I remember staring, with awe, at the pages of sketches he’d created—solved problems that were years ahead of their time. These memories all came flooding back during a recent phase of our ongoing research […]