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How to Avoid UX Burnout

2017-06-06T19:23:47+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

As I watched the app go live in across the various app stores I felt exhausted. The steps leading up to the launch had been intense, involving multiple stakeholders, scores of different user personas, and innumerable iteration cycles spread across a multitude of design teams. We shipped the project on time and shared high-fives all [...]

Designing Progressive Web Applications for the Future

2017-06-07T08:28:10+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

Google unveiled progressive web apps around 12 months ago. We’ve now had the chance to look at some of the pioneers of the technology, see how they’ve managed to implement the concepts, and look at their results. As both a web and Android developer, I’ve been very interested in progressive web apps, not just from [...]

Book in Brief: Digital and Marketing Asset Management

2017-06-07T08:38:40+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

Editors’ note: The second “Book in Brief” feature here on Boxes and Arrows is from Theresa Regli’s Digital and Marketing Asset Management: The Real Story About DAM Technology and Practice. Use the discount code ‘dmambanda’ to add this to your library; it’s good for 20% off. We’ll publish an excerpt, up to 500 words, of your book. [...]

Could You Hand Me the Dry Rub Please?

2017-06-07T08:46:36+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

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 [...]

How to Learn Angular

2017-06-07T09:00:17+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

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 [...]

The Excuses for Not Having a Website (Infographic)

2017-06-07T09:00:18+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

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 [...]

How to Build an Award-Winning Web Design Team

2017-06-07T09:00:19+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

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 [...]