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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.