“Focus on the user and all else will follow.” This is the opening statement of Google's guiding principles entitled, '10 things we know to be true.' That document sits within the 'about' section of their company website. Tucked away from beloved products like Google Search and Gmail, it's in all likelihood hardly noticed by the millions of people who use their products each day. Despite the fact this statement isn’t exactly being shouted from the mountaintops, Google chose to lead with it. Why?
Is your company building the right products, or just generating activity? We take a look at the processes and workflows that help organizations leverage the insight of their users and customers to make leaps and bounds of progress in product development.
To keep up with a constantly changing industry, we are always trying new tools and processes. About a year ago, we joined our development team in using JIRA as the primary tool to track our design tasks, and started using Dual-track Scrum. Here's how we've learned to integrate.
As an instructor for General Assembly, I’m often asked where I see the industry going and how I see UX differentiating itself in a world where everyone is a now designer by simply having opinions. These are the five most important events I see happening in the industry.
In 2015 we were tasked with redesigning Devbridge.com. We saw this as an opportunity to not only refresh the site, but the brand as well. It was also an opportunity to create a better style guide — a living one. Here's your guide to creating one for your brand.
As you learn new design skills and improve existing designs skills throughout your career, your workflow will also evolve. Here are five ways that will help you ensure that your workflow is not only evolving, but also efficient.
When most people in the industry think of Agile Development, they think of an adaptable process meant to streamline a project, saving time and effort in the long run. But what does this mean for designers?
We are dedicated to the great task remaining before us – can we determine if sophisticated animation in UI is a fading trend, or is it the future of web and product design interactions?
Our mobile devices have permeated our everyday lives in unprecedented levels. From emails and texts not only to our friends but for work, social media and entertainment, maps and GPS guidance, we devote a lot of time to our phones, tablets and laptop computers. As a result, a few trends have popped up to make our lives easier. Here are a few of those trends.
Designing for the web is no easy task. We must take a lot into consideration in order to solve both complex and simple usability problems. To solve these common problems we often refer to design patterns. Sometimes, design patterns are there for a reason. Other times, you can break those patterns and end up with a new innovation.
Validation takes many forms, but this article focuses on a specific form, testing. It does not need to be complex, bloated or cumbersome. Repeat after me: a little tells you a lot and anything is better than nothing. That’s your testing (and research) mantra.
I’ve been evaluating Sketch for the past couple weeks primarily as a (static) wireframing and visual mockup tool. It’s absolutely the darling design program of the past year or so. Here's why.