Archive for the 'Skills' topic

The Right Way to Train the Wrong Way to Research – UI Conference Podcast

When we’re training teams on our design methods, what we perceive as ‘proper’ may in fact become a hinderance. Our dogmatic approach to our processes may prevent people from ever employing the techniques. Is it better to do it the right way, or to teach a wrong way that will get the job done?

Dan Saffer – Practical Creativity Live!

Creativity isn’t just about expressing yourself. It’s also about solving problems by putting disparate pieces together to form a new, unique whole. Practical Creativity fuels the everyday work and once-in-a-lifetime breakthroughs of designers, engineers, and scientists.

Be part of a UX roundtable call when you register for UI20

Register for the User Interface 20 Conference by May 22 and you’ll participate in an hour long UX roundtable call with me. Don’t miss this chance to ask me your most burning UX questions (or even your non-burning non UX questions). Come to Boston November 2-4, 2015 for intensive workshops and talks focusing on what […]

UIEtips: Critique: The Secret to Growing Your UX Team Skills

In this week’s UIEtips, we offer an original article. In it, I introduce critique as a growth tool for UX teams. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Regular critique, whether formal or ad-hoc, ramps up team members’ skills quickly. By changing up what the focus of learning is for each session, the team ensures that […]

Mobile Research Techniques: Beyond the Basics, Our October 23rd Virtual Seminar

Studying mobile use in context can be tricky. Some desktop research strategies translate easily to mobile, but if you want to capture the way people really use mobile devices, you’re gonna need a bigger toolbox. Cyd Harrell has the insider’s scoop on how to design and execute mobile research that gets you the most usable […]

Get Access to UX Immersion Mobile Conference Recordings

Missing the UX Immersion Mobile Conference doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the great content. You can still experience it with 8 top notch designers teaching you how to design for mobile. Here’s what some attendees had to say: By far the best conference I have ever been to. This conference touched on everything from […]

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 […]

Improve Communication With Your Remote Team

OK. Your meeting is going perfectly. Then a remote team member says, “I don’t understand. Can you show me what you mean?” PANIC! MEETING IS DERAILING! But you’re about to save the day. You plug in your trusty IPEVO document camera and focus in on the pen and paper. As you make your sketch you […]

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 […]