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Bringing Relevant Content into your Designs

2017-06-07T08:20:18+00:00

October 6, 2015Many important considerations impact software design. Business goals, user goals, user context, cultural considerations, platform paradigms, branding requirements, devices … the list goes on and on. While a primary focus for any software design effort should be the data or other content that’s being displayed, this keystone element is often given short shrift. [...]

Bringing Relevant Content into your Designs 2017-06-07T08:20:18+00:00

User Testing as a Design Driver:Looksery created a product for users, not designers

2017-06-07T08:20:20+00:00

October 5, 2015You may have recently seen an abundance of bug-eyed people puking rainbows on Snapchat. Thank Looksery for that. Launched last year as an entertainment app based on face recognition technology and special effects, Looksery was acquired by Snapchat last month.Looksery technology propels Snapchat’s new special effectsFounded in 2013, Looksery launched in October 2014 [...]

User Testing as a Design Driver:Looksery created a product for users, not designers 2017-06-07T08:20:20+00:00

Taking Service Design into the Field

2017-06-07T08:20:22+00:00

September 30, 2015By their very nature, heuristics offer a hands-on approach to discovery, where knowledge is culled through trial and error. They are rules of thumb that give us a framework as we move through the research and design process.In service design, this kind of framework is also valuable for assessing completed projects to find [...]

Taking Service Design into the Field 2017-06-07T08:20:22+00:00

The Trials and Tribulations of the (Not So) Quick Pass #wtfUX

2017-06-07T08:20:24+00:00

September 29, 2015Paying roadway tolls is a taxing experience by its very nature. And while the frustration of waiting in line to throw a handful of coins into a basket has been mitigated by the implementation of RFID transponders that let people pay fees without stopping, replenishing funds on online can start to feel purgatorial [...]

The Trials and Tribulations of the (Not So) Quick Pass #wtfUX 2017-06-07T08:20:24+00:00

What Grid System Architecture and the Golden Ratio Do for Web Design

2017-06-07T08:20:25+00:00

September 28, 2015Good design in any discipline usually carries a structure of order and harmony. Since the Renaissance, artists and architects have used a strong understanding of proportions to create aesthetically pleasing architecture. Many of these classical design principles have followed us into modern times and can be found today in effective web design.Take an [...]

What Grid System Architecture and the Golden Ratio Do for Web Design 2017-06-07T08:20:25+00:00