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Designing with Code

By: August 13th, 2013 18 Comments

Although many designers are loathe to do it (and with good reason), designing with code helps us articulate the various ways in which our content relates to itself. This, in turn, helps us think more pragmatically about the systems we design. Information architect Andy Fitzgerald shows us how.

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Designing with Code

Stuck in the Details? Mind Map User Tasks

By: December 4th, 2012 9 Comments

More commonly used for brainstorming, list-making, summarizing a topic or learning new information, mind maps enable association-based thinking in a non-linear way. Jenny Grinblo shows us how to use them on our product teams to a strategic end.

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Stuck in the Details? Mind Map User Tasks

The UX Chameleon and Its Multidisciplinary Skin

By: November 27th, 2012 15 Comments

Organizations shouldn’t seek out “do it all” designers; they should find team players. Fabricio suggests that the best of us leave our desks and involve the rest of the team throughout a project’s lifecycle.

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The UX Chameleon and Its Multidisciplinary Skin

The Languages of Design

By: October 16th, 2012 10 Comments

Content Strategy, like user-centered design, is a philosophy best shared across teams. Angus Edwardson shows us where, when, and how content concerns manifest themselves within our creative projects – what we can do to solve them.

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The Languages of Design

Designing for Mobile, Part 1: Information Architecture

By: September 25th, 2012 24 Comments

Mobile devices affect every aspect of our design process. In this – the first part of her series on mobile design – Elaine McVicar explores a handful of the most popular architectures for mobile websites and applications.

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Designing for Mobile, Part 1: Information Architecture

UX Unicorns and Other Fanciful Creatures

By: September 11th, 2012 18 Comments

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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UX Unicorns and Other Fanciful Creatures

The Difference Between Information Architecture and UX Design

By: August 21st, 2012 13 Comments

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.

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The Difference Between Information Architecture and UX Design

Working on a Team as a UX Designer

By: July 24th, 2012 11 Comments

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.

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Working on a Team as a UX Designer

Effective Presentation of a Website’s Navigation

By: May 8th, 2012 24 Comments

Every website has it, but not every website does it well. Andy Montgomery introduces two concepts – and provides dozens of examples – towards effective navigation design.

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Effective Presentation of a Website’s Navigation

Open Card Sort Analysis 101

By: April 10th, 2012 4 Comments

Open card sorts inevitably produce a great deal of data. Knowing how to correctly structure and analyze that data can help information architects attain the perfection they seek. Alan Salmoni shows us how.

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Open Card Sort Analysis 101
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