Soooo, I have a confession to make. I have never finished reading a single UX book 😱. I know, I know, I’m going to get excommunicated for UX heresy, but I mean honestly, who has the time?! The word “finished” is actually a little too generous. I’ve probably never made it past the first 15 […]
When I got into web design (way back in 2003!) wireframing wasn’t really a thing–at least I don’t remember it being a thing. Yea, maybe you did some quick sketches of layouts, but we were pretty much “taught” to jump straight into Photoshop and start making stuff.
Apps centered around social sharing and user-generated content rely on users getting excited to consume, share and create in the world of the app. That’s a pretty big ask, and a good onboarding process is the first step to enticing and empowering users to make your app a part of their social lives. Onboarding is pretty […]
In the excitement of learning a new tool and all of it’s ins-and-outs, some stuff can just get lost in the noise. Only recently (read: 6 months) did I start using Sketch in my regular workflow. I was put on a project with our product team and decided it was time to check it out. So […]
Designers put the user at the center of everything we do. We interview them about problems they need to solve, try to step into their shoes when making design decisions, and test our assumptions when we put a product in their hands. In the constant feedback loop of concept > prototype > testing, it’s easy to […]
Recently I read TripAdvisor’s Sean Landry: Autonomy breeds ownership over on Invision Blog. It was a really great read and covered some great stuff about encouraging your team to really take ownership of their projects and how that helps produce higher quality work (and work satisfaction). One particular passage stuck out to me …
Clean. Simple. Delightful. These are words designers like to use to describe the work they aspire to do. Unfortunately, these are not usually words you would use to describe a billing transaction spreadsheet. Or a complicated product spec comparison table. Or an analytics dashboard. So what do you do when it’s your job to design these […]