Partly in response to Darren and partly to set the record straight, Andy Fitzgerald explains why we can’t design experiences. Instead, we design for them. The difference is subtle, but important, as it direct affects how others understand the title of User Experience Designer.
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Microsoft’s new design language, Metro, presents interaction designers with a ton of new challenges and opportunities. Follow along as graduate students Valentina and Christina redesign an existing application so that it’s more at home in Microsoft’s latest operating system.
Have you ever wondered what the difference was between these highly cerebral professions? UX Architect Darren Northcott breaks it down in his own words, providing helpful tips to get started in both.
Design doesn’t showcase a company so much as it enables its users to tell a story. It’s everything from the initial idea to the last pixel. Tom Rau sheds some light on the common misconceptions surrounding our work.
User workshops won’t tell you exactly what to do but, if run correctly, they can give you invaluable insight at the crucial early stages of a project. Craig Brewster explains everything you need to know to setup and run an in-person event with your users.
Learning is an essential skill for any knowledge worker and, increasingly, we’re all knowledge workers. Andrew Maier explains how UX designers can facilitate learning, brainstorming, perspective, and momentum within their teams.
On the hunt for your next gig or just curious what’s out there? Jod Kaftan offers designers five things to look for when considering the move to a design agency.
Have we designed ourselves into a box? Content Strategist Matt Herron explains the evolution of the “standard” content display model as well as what designers can do to improve their reader’s experience.
Inactive buttons used to be a popular form control, but all that’s changed in recent years. Chuck McQuilkin examines a handful of modern forms to dissect their new approaches.
The same, valuable principles that inform our client work apply equally well to our professional relationships. After all: our colleagues are people, too! Jessica Vallance explores how to apply user-centered design to our professional culture.