Archive for the 'Design Decisions' topic

Nathan Curtis – Building Scalable Design Systems and Style Guides

The expansion of the web past a desktop-based world into more of a multi-device ecosystem has caused organizations to re-evaluate almost everything they do. Style guides have had to grow to accommodate this new reality of multiple screens sizes and resolutions. When you start incorporating the multitude of products across devices and all the people working on them, organizations are forced to think more “systematically.”

Practical Empathy for Powerful Decision Making – Indi Young’s July 16 Virtual Seminar

When navigating obstacles, we often turn to well-established solutions and get stuck churning in that problem space. We become cyclical and self-referential. Involving others and developing empathy can bring fresh input, perspective, and ideas. In Practical Empathy for Powerful Decision Making, Indi Young teaches you the different types of empathy, how to develop it, and some tips […]

A UX Advantage podcast with Jared Spool: Global UX

Global organizations can no longer project their corporate views of a customer experience upon a multitude of cultures. How do you embed the nuances and subtleties of each culture into a familiar experience regardless of where you are in the world?

UIETips: Designing without a Designer

In today’s UIEtips, we’re happy to offer my latest original article. In it I discuss how designers can benefit your team in more ways than just delivering a design. Design must be infused within an entire organization to get the competitive advantage. It’s so critical that we created a conference all around this – UX […]

Improve your Mobile UX Skills with 8 Videos

Improve your Mobile UX Skills with 8 Videos Make you and your team better designers with these videos from the UX Immersion Mobile Conference. Eight UX experts share the latest techniques, proven practices, and important UX ideas. Use these videos for team lunch and learns or individual training. Pay just $99 for lifetime access for […]

UIETips: Style Guide Best Practices

In today’s UIEtips, we’re happy to publish an article on Style Guides from Brad Frost. If you want to hear more from Brad on this topic, join us on June 4, when he presents our next virtual seminar, The Why & How of Successful Style Guides. Brad’s presentation will challenge you to think differently and […]

Rachel Nabors – Using Animation to Enhance Your UX

Animation in interfaces has traditionally been seen as purely decorative and unnecessary. There are real accessibility and usability concerns associated with a heavy reliance on Flash. Advances in CSS have allowed for sophisticated animations and transitions that actually add to the experience. In fact, a well timed transition can help alleviate the cognitive load on users.

Stephen Hay – Structured Content and Responsive Workflows

Responsive web design’s combination of fluid grids and media queries has really changed the design and development process. It’s an elegant way to ensure that one set of code can display appropriately across devices. It is, however, a bit of a problem with large legacy products and waterfall strategies.

Jason Grigsby – Real World Responsive Web Design

Media queries shape and form a web page to display on multiple screen sizes. That’s the core of responsive web design. Users can maintain the same level of experience that they get on the desktop even when they switch to a smaller device. The theory of responsive web design is great, but it’s not a silver bullet. When real world constraints and use cases arise it makes responsive design a bit trickier.

UIETips: Some Thoughts on “Designing in the Browser”

In this week’s UIEtips, we print an article from Stephen Hay. He shows what “designing in the browser” really means and how he implements it. Here’s an excerpt from the article: When I speak of designing in the browser, I mean creating browser-based design mockups/comps (I use the terms interchangeably), as opposed to static comps (like the […]