OFFF Festival 2015 Barcelona

Posted 2 years ago by Mallory Hite No Comments

The OFFF festival celebrates its “Finally Fucking Fifteen” years in the Museo del Disseny — with an outstanding signage made by Atlas studio —in Barcelona, Spain. The festival is all about showcasing good ideas, inspiring and exchanging experiences, from graphic to motion design, and even UI/UX design. All attendees are given an amazing book that […]

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The Post PSD Era doesn’t want to kill designers.

Posted 3 years ago by Trevor Connolly No Comments

In fact, it needs them more than ever. As an interactive designer, I am of a dying breed. I am one of the many interactive designers who is slowly being nudged (pushed, shoved, tossed) out of the digital design process. And I have the Post-PSD Era to blame. The Post-PSD Era is a product of […]

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Smart is Seamless: How UX Leverages Edward Tufte’s Principles of Visual Information (Part 2)

Posted 3 years ago by Kyle Averack No Comments

In the excavated necropolis of Beni Hassan (Figure 1.0), an Egyptian archaeological site dated from the 21st century BC, twelve out of thirty-nine tombs, carved into limestone south of the city Al Minya, bear the remains of wall paintings and inscriptions brilliantly depicting the artistic talent of the time and of an idealized record of […]

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The Web of Trust

Posted 3 years ago by Trevor Connolly No Comments

How to overcome your user’s privacy concerns in the age of Big Data, the NSA, and Cyber Warfare. We live in an age of opportunity. Technology is pushing forward in pursuit of making everyday life simpler, more convenient, and more informational. Behaviors once reserved for only SciFi movies — such as remotely controlling our home security or […]

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Smarter UI

Posted 3 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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We Can’t Afford to be Fan Boys

Posted 3 years ago by Trevor Connolly No Comments

How being brand loyal is holding us back I’ve always been incredibly brand loyal. I find a product that fits my needs and provides a good experience and I’m a fan for life. Why? Because I now trust the brand. As an example, my favorite pair of shoes were Converse All-Stars I had a few […]

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Transitions to UX—Part 1

Posted 3 years ago by James Utley 1 Comment

When I made the transition into UX, I had some serious apprehensions and misconceptions of what the work of a user experience designer entailed. If you’re considering or are already making the transition into UX, I’d like to shed some light on how easily it is for a graphic designer to transition into the field. […]

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Transitions to UX—Introduction

Posted 3 years ago by Anita Schuring No Comments

Despite the decades that web design has been around, UX Design is a relatively new(ish) job title. It’s one that doesn’t require extensive experience to break into the field, either. Many who already work with web content have reached into the realm of User Experience with prototyping, usability testing, or consulting. The fact of the […]

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

Posted 3 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 3 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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