Know the 3 useful types of documentation that help you reuse existing designs. Written by “Web Anatomy” author and designer Robert Hoekman Jr.
Is your design process working against you? UX expert Robert Hoekman Jr. explains how freeing yourself from process might be the best solution.
Know techniques for communicating clearly through design. Written by UX designer Jessica Lowry.
Visualizing data comes up more and more in my work as a UX Designer. Data can be visually striking, but it needs a language and story to follow in order to be effective. Over the years, the art of storytelling has become the structure I use as the foundation of my designs. Every good story(…)
Working as a UX designer in the enterprise world can be challenging, but the experience can also be fun and rewarding. If you enjoy solving complex problems and function well in an environment with well-defined boundaries, enterprise UX could be right up your alley. Having worked on a design team in a large corporation for(…)
Traditionally, there’s been a divide between designers and engineers who are separated by either a wall or floors. It’s created a tension where both sides are constantly infuriated with one another. Designers feel that developers don’t adhere to what they designed and the developers think designers don’t understand that some things just can’t be implemented.
Know the unexpected downsides of using too many design tools. See how to simplify your workflow.
Get simple tips for better product vision and execution. Stop compromising and start collaborating.
In Manhattan’s Little Italy neighborhood, a team of designers, developers and strategists craft innovative UX designs for some big name companies, such as Kind, Boxed and Daily Burn. This is Barrel — one of the top design agencies around and one of our favorite customers. They’ve been using UXPin on a daily basis to collaborate with(…)
Enterprise UX design is a whole different animal. If you’re designing in an enterprise, you need to navigate the organizational complexities inherent to large companies (not to mention any annoying legacy processes). If you’re designing for the enterprise, your company is probably at least mid-sized and distributed across multiple offices (perhaps even continents). You’re not just facing organizational complexity, but(…)
Style Guides for Web UI Design: An Overview for Modern Designers gives a practical overview of styles guides for web design, pointing you in the right direction depending on your project needs. Let’s take a look inside the pocket guide. Style guides are essential to any design project, but they’re too frequently slapped together –(…)
Real-word advice and exercises for natural design collaboration. Examples included from Venmo, Hubspot, Vice, and Amazon.
When it comes to usability testing, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is whether someone should moderate the session. So which one should you choose? Read on to learn the pros and cons of each. If natural user behavior generates the most accurate usability data, then of course testing should be unmoderated, right?(…)
Learn traditional and unorthodox ways of mastering mockups in the design process. A focused & quick read.
Interaction designer Ivana McConnell explains a practical approach to creating the perfect prototype for design collaboration.
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