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Changing Minds

2018-03-21T03:05:56+00:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

As you are reading this, how many times will you check your phone for a text, an email, a shared link, or photo? Some of these moments of attention will be based on alerts, but how many are habitual, simply checking the device for potential updates? Our minds are continually looking to continue earlier conversations [...]

Book in Brief: Meeting Design for Managers, Makers, and Everyone

2018-03-14T03:05:39+00:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

Editors’ note: This “Book in Brief” feature here on Boxes and Arrows is from Kevin Hoffman’s Meeting Design for Managers, Makers, and Everyone. We’ll publish an excerpt, up to 500 words, of your book. The catch is that we’ll only publicize one book a month; first come, first serve. Other rules will certainly occur to us over [...]

Are We Taking the “U” Out of UX?

2018-03-07T03:05:15+00:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

What is a UX designer? I recently saw a great ad for a senior UX specialist from MathWorks. Some excerpts: Work with the development team to follow a user-centered design approach as you work collaboratively to brainstorm and design innovative solutions to complex problems. Make recommendations to team members about which usability methods to use [...]

Case Study: How to Build a Digital User Experience Monitoring System

2018-02-21T03:06:14+00:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

Most software user experience and product management teams have similar questions: How do users feel about our products? How is our product experience changing over time? How do users feel about a recent change we’ve made in the product? Our user experience (UX) and product teams are no different, so we set up a system [...]

Tying in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to Your Brand’s Digital Presence

2018-02-07T03:05:14+00:00February 7th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

Just as you had mastered SEO, social media, and original content, along come platforms that threaten to disrupt all previous branding experiences. According to a survey by Greenlight Insights, 53% of respondents said they would be more inclined to purchase from a brand that used virtual reality compared to one that did not. Although we [...]

Understanding the Value of Workarounds

2018-01-17T03:06:00+00:00January 17th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

As I stare down the tiny leaf-shaped fruit well of my yogurt container, I stop to think, why can’t I ever get ALL of the fruit from this little reservoir? There is always some fruit left over. My spoon is too wide to reach the corners. After trying other options in the silverware drawer, a [...]

It’s a Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s a User Champion

2017-11-01T03:01:06+00:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

Like a superhero created when the contents of two beakers accidentally combine, a powerful hybrid has emerged in the software development world: the user champion. In this origin story, the beakers would be labeled “agile” and “user experience (UX)” because the user champion borrows some of the best ideas from both disciplines. From agile, it [...]