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Design is Changing Shopping (for the Better)

2020-09-01T03:04:54+02:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

Technology changes at the speed of light. Just when a shopping experience is updated for the latest craze, something new arrives on the scene and uproots the way people shop online. Even though this happens all the time, some design trends can give hints at how the landscape of eCommerce changes from year to year. [...]

Architectural Intelligence: Part 2

2020-08-18T03:05:37+02:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

We are pleased to present a few more sections from Molly Wright Steenson’s brilliant book detailing the rich history of Digital Architecture. The book covers five influential architects who insisted on working to forward digital approaches, and proceeded to create the design path for a lot of modern digital design, including the origins of Information [...]

Moving from Corporate to Contract

2020-08-04T03:05:41+02:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

Working as a full time in house employee definitely has its benefits; camaraderie, stability, and the support of a team are alluring aspects for many designers. Yet, it also has many drawbacks. If you’re frustrated with the politics, tired of endless meetings, or you just want creative freedom and increased income, contract work can be [...]

Architectural Intelligence: Part 1

2020-07-21T03:01:31+02:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

We are pleased to present a few sections from Molly Wright Steenson’s brilliant book detailing the rich history of Digital Architecture. The book covers five influential architects who insisted on working to forward digital approaches, and proceeded to create the design path for a lot of modern digital design, including the origins of Information Architecture. [...]

We are a community

2020-06-20T03:05:07+02:00June 20th, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

Message from the publishers As a native Texan in the Pacific Northwest, and a transplant Texan from Southern California, we are very aware of the significance of today’s date: Juneteenth. And we celebrate its significance and reflect on what it means to us. We’re left asking ourselves how we can be better allies. We know [...]

Taking Research out of the Lab

2020-04-28T03:05:05+02:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

To date, usability testing has been largely confined to usability labs. This ensures a controlled environment where users can interact with products or designs and researchers can field questions. The downside of this is not being able to get the context of use of what you are testing. But a recent project for a life [...]

Focus on Usage Maturity: Part II

2020-04-21T03:05:17+02:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

Meet Users Where They Are, Draw Them Deeper In If we want users to remain our users, we ought to entice them deeper into our design ecosystem. Attempts to extend or expand users’ usage, frequently results in designs complicated by added features, and functions. My user experience research has informed digital and physical designs often [...]