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Could You Hand Me the Dry Rub Please?

2017-06-07T08:46:36+00:00

Tree testing is an effective technique for evaluating navigation and taxonomy. In an environment devoid of visual design and cues, tree tests are useful for assessing existing site navigation and proposed site structure changes. Using my kitchen, I devised a plan to test the findability of my kitchen’s spices and pantries. Card sorts versus tree [...]

Could You Hand Me the Dry Rub Please? 2017-06-07T08:46:36+00:00

Five Strategies for Infusing VR Design with Empathy

2017-06-07T08:56:42+00:00

The desert was frigid and the sun was just peeking over the mountains when we arrived at the Mojave Air & Space Port. A full-scale rocket prototype at the end of a long driveway marked the spaceport’s entrance. I was just a walk away from realizing a small part of a big dream: being part [...]

Five Strategies for Infusing VR Design with Empathy 2017-06-07T08:56:42+00:00

How to Learn Angular

2017-06-07T09:00:17+00:00

AngularJS (commonly known as Angular) is an exceptionally powerful front-end development framework for building sophisticated JavaScript apps. Though learning Angular will be immensely rewarding, I’m certain many prospective initiates to Angular have had their desires of Angular mastery nipped in the bud due to the terrifyingly intimidating and complicated Angular documentation. That’s a shame, because [...]

How to Learn Angular 2017-06-07T09:00:17+00:00

The Excuses for Not Having a Website (Infographic)

2017-06-07T09:00:18+00:00

With 84% of American adults using the Internet, it’s surprising to think that many organizations today, particularly small businesses, still choose not to invest a bit of time and resources towards building their own website. The following infographic reveals common excuses why 46% of small businesses still don’t have a website, with counter-arguments for each [...]

The Excuses for Not Having a Website (Infographic) 2017-06-07T09:00:18+00:00

How to Build an Award-Winning Web Design Team

2017-06-07T09:00:19+00:00

As Art Director over at Vintage, I have had the opportunity to build and grow an outstanding web design team. Together, our team has managed to work on plenty of innovative, award-winning projects. I would like to share some of my tips and techniques for hiring, helping cultivate the skills of team members, and creating [...]

How to Build an Award-Winning Web Design Team 2017-06-07T09:00:19+00:00

13 Free Data Visualization Tools

2017-06-07T09:00:20+00:00

Data doesn’t have to be boring. Adding a dash of visual appeal to raw data can make it easily comprehensible and instantly appealing. In the interest of (1) making your data more user-friendly and (2) not boring the eyes out of anyone who sees your work, picking a trusty data visualization tool is a must. [...]

13 Free Data Visualization Tools 2017-06-07T09:00:20+00:00

How Selling Pastries Helped Us Design a Better Product

2017-06-07T09:00:21+00:00

It’s 8:30 in the morning and employees are trickling into the office kitchen, bleary-eyed and cocooned in thick scarves. Soft greetings are whispered over the tinkling of Cheerios. What they don’t notice is Alan, one of our product managers, beaming from the center of an extravagant display of breakfast pastries. "Get your bagels! Muffins! Croissants!" [...]

How Selling Pastries Helped Us Design a Better Product 2017-06-07T09:00:21+00:00

Panda’s Guide to User Experience

2017-06-07T09:00:22+00:00

I blacked out when he said he wanted to underline text so that the site looked more interactive. I couldn’t hear him anymore because of the internal dialogue reinforcing my superiority. “He doesn’t think of the user. He only cares about sales. What kind of stupid idea is that? A really, really stupid one. What [...]

Panda’s Guide to User Experience 2017-06-07T09:00:22+00:00