Getting Buy-In for UX

Posted 4 years ago by Debi Terry No Comments

A common thread that ran through this year’s Big Design Conference was the need for collaboration between team members on design projects. One aspect that was particularly interesting was that of “buy-in”. The term, as it was used by multiple speakers at the conference, means the agreement to support a decision.

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Don’t Forget You’re Human

Posted 4 years ago by James Utley No Comments

Technology has undoubtedly changed the way we perceive and interact with the world. Communication has moved to the digital space, as have the tools we use as designers. There was once a time when creatives were true craftsmen, spending hours in front of an art board or a typesetter. Collaboration meant working face to face, […]

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Smarter UI

Posted 4 years ago by James Utley 1 Comment

I’ve seen many UX designers create thorough work that was very user friendly, but somehow fell flat after development. While I was at the SXSW interactive conference, Gabe Martin and Robby Grant from archer>malmo pointed out exactly what was missing in their work and often in mine—rich animations. Animations are often an afterthought for a […]

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Tweetable Moments and Concepts from Managing Experience (MX) Conference 2014

Posted 4 years ago by Michele Wong No Comments

John Dewey in “Art as Experience” uses a meal to exemplify what a meaningful experience is. A meaningful meal/experience is one you can remember years after “having” it because every single aspect of that experience was designed to be delightful—from the valet to the silverware, to the dish and and of course to the company. […]

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Keynote for Prototyping

Posted 4 years ago by Joung Kong 1 Comment

If you’re a UX-Designer, you probably find yourself sketching on scrap paper, field notes or in your fancy notebook. However, after working on your rough sketches, you find yourself bringing your design to life with some kind of software. Programs like Photoshop, Balsamic and Axure, allow you to structure and arrange light gray boxes in […]

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Impressions from a SXSW Newb

Posted 4 years ago by Trevor Connolly 1 Comment

Every spring, over 50,000 people attend the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, which covers music, film, and interactive conferences. This past week, I along with five members of the Tekzenit team trekked down from Dallas to Austin in a minivan to learn, engage, and interact with SXSW. It was all of our first time to […]

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