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UIEtips: Replacing “Requirements Gathering” with Something That Works

In this week’s UIEtips, I talk about replacing “requirements gathering” with something that works. Here’s an excerpt from the article: You’ve seen the box on the project schedule a hundred times. It always has the same label: “Gather Requirements”. And it’s always remarkably short — scheduled for just a day or two (or sometimes less!). […]

For the UX Team of One: Research & Design –
our July 11 Virtual Seminar

If you’re the only user-experience voice on your team, you’re constantly balancing your time between selling its value to your organization and improving your own design skills. In Research and Design for the UX Team of One, Leah Buley shows you an inclusive and cross-functional process to achieve both outcomes quicker, including: Lead discovery and planning […]

Design Studio: Building Design Consensus Early in Your Process – Our June 20 Virtual Seminar

Join us on June 20, when Adam Connor presents Design Studio: Building Design Consensus Early in Your Process. Design reviews can result in conflicting lists of stakeholder feedback and out-of-scope ideas about what the design should be. Bruised egos, longer timelines, and higher budgets are often par for the course. Adam Connor builds design consensus […]

Controlling the Pace of UX with Content Strategy – Our 5/30 Virtual Seminar

What happens when we slow our pace, enjoy the ride, or look around while waiting in line? Well, if there’s content to engage us, our experiences will be richer and more memorable—and our typical frustrations from “waiting” are more likely to vanish, too. That’s the power of good content that guides us, helps us focus, […]

Designing for Micro-moments – A May 8 Virtual Seminar

If you want a no-nonsense approach to UX design—one that doesn’t get distracted by checkboxes or diluted deliverables—then you’ll want to join us this Wednesday for our next Virtual Seminar – Designing for Micro-moments. Micro-moments are the smallest units of interaction in an online experience. Do you want to find your micro-moments and make frictionless […]

Typography in Responsive Web Design
Our April 18 Virtual Seminar

Join us on April 18, as Richard Rutter tackles a long awaited virtual seminar topic – typography. When you’re dealing with different screen sizes and devices, you need to consider how web typography works fit in. In Typography in Responsive Web Design, Richard will explain why typography is like a visual hierarchy. He’ll show you […]

UIEtips: Mobile UX’s Tsunami-Sized Ripple Effects

In this week’s UIEtips, I look at how mobile technology affects our design and development decisions and how it changes the user experience. Here’s an excerpt from the article It’s a big deal. A really big deal. The pebble of the mobile phone hitting the market has grown into a massive, earth-moving force of nature […]

Talking Tweets – Early September 2010

You know we like to share resources that make your job a little easier. Talking Tweets, will periodically summarize the more popular tweets from the Twitterverse that caught our attention. Don’t want to wait a week or two for these resources? Follow UIE on Twitter now and get updated instantly. We get excited when folks […]

Where Design & Marketing Meet

The disciplines of experience design and marketing overlap, but sometimes the measurements for their success butt heads. You want your users to find exactly what they’re looking for, and for that content to be easily understood. Yet there’s conflict with marketing due to different goals and objectives, such as chasing paid search or other SEO […]

UX Around the Campfire?

We all use stories to communicate, explore, persuade, and inspire. In user experience, stories help us better understand our users, learn about their goals, explain our research, and demonstrate our design ideas. Basing stories on fact (data or knowledge embedded in your organization, or even new information) will help you communicate your own ideas effectively. […]