Getting Buy-In for UX

Posted 3 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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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 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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The UX of Magic

Posted 4 years ago by Jainan Sankalia No Comments

Magic tricks delight and surprise audiences in entertaining ways. Beyond just knowing the tricks and how to execute them, there’s an art to the performance. An effective magician must know how to interact and engage with their audience; no two performances are exactly the same despite the fact the tricks performed are identical. Anytime there […]

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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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Solving the UX Designer Problem

Posted 4 years ago by Trevor Connolly No Comments

User experience is the future, according to Rick Wise, CEO of Lippincott. He’s right. According to his article in Fast Company, businesses used to thrive on product innovation, but are now turning to user experience (UX) to regain command of their customers. In today’s tech industry, companies are aggressively searching for innovative UX minds to […]

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Smart is Seamless: How UX Leverages Edward Tufte’s Principles of Visual Information

Posted 4 years ago by Kyle Averack No Comments

Edward R. Tufte grandfathered the multivariate design approach to the world of visualized information. His paradigm shifting perspective of micro and macro data clustering ushered in the sophisticated approach of presenting information in strategic, multi-layered structures for designers the world over. While considering contemporary approaches to graphical user interfaces (GUIs), how are products or services […]

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Eight Designer Tips to Get You Motivated

Posted 4 years ago by Yung Tsai No Comments

If you’re a designer you’ll probably hit a wall every now and then. Sometimes it may be because there’s a change of deadline, a change of direction or some disagreements over a design decision with a boss, this can cause apathy on what you’re working and sometimes coffee just isn’t enough to get refueled, because […]

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