Increasingly subtle, pervasive interactions require us to return to our roots, to question our assumptions. Thomas Wendt provides perspectives for designers looking to bridge the gap between their intention and user’s interpretation.
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Information Architecture is one of the cornerstones of our discipline, so it’s no wonder that the yearly IA Summit conference attracts some of the industry’s best and brightest speakers. We capitalized on the opportunity to pose them questions and share their responses.
In the second half of my chat with Bill Gribbons I dig in deep, asking questions related to design education. Dr. Gribbons shares what he feels are necessary components for the continued development our community of practice.
Although it’s quite common for designers to question their profession, it’s rare that they’re able to receive answers from knowledgable experts. Given the chance to do just that, I sat down with Dr. Bill Gribbons to discuss universal design, eLearning, and more.
Is there a way to ensure that content can be communicated effectively regardless of the medium in which it’s presented? Sara Wachter-Boettcher’s new book, Content Everywhere, charts a path away from the web’s previously popular, one-size-fits-all approach.
Are the designers comprising successful, corporate, design teams on par with their agency counterparts? Amy Marquez argues in favor of the former, providing perspectives and strategies to champion a group of designers that is often overlooked.
There’s something magical about the genre of Science Fiction: “science” is rigorous while “fiction” grants creative license. But where does one end and the other begin? Nathan Shedroff and Christopher Noessel hunt for an answer in their latest book, Make it So.
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.
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.