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  • AgileHeads Wrong for UX

    by Marcin Treder

    Liz Hubert wrote a blogpost on the bad role misunderstood Agile plays in a product development and in fact, why it’s wrong for User Experience (both as an outcome of UX Designer work – the product and as a community of UX Designers). This is a subject that I tried to address several times (including

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  • Demonstrate Your Process and Design Epic User Experience

    by Marcin Treder

    “This is decade of User Experience Design”, we’ve heard that many times during meetings with inspiring people such as Dave McClure, Paul Singh, Hiten Shah, Brandon Schauer… The questions is though how to accelerate the good design. Most appropriate answer: by teaching people how to design. Who is supposed to teach them? You are. Start

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  • UXPin voted the best startup in Central & Eastern Europe

    by Marcin Treder

    You wouldn’t believe how surprised we were at the end of April in huge conference room at Ergo Arena in Gdansk. We thought UXPin is way too hermetic, rooted in the design world, to get any serious awards. Suddenly the hosts shouted out our company name: „The winner is UXPin!!!” and jaw-dropped or not we’ve

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  • UXLX: User Experience Lisbon 2012

    by Marcin Treder

    Soon after launch of first UXPin notepads, Bruno Figueiredo, contacted us to discuss sponsorship of the UXLX 2011. We were extremely surprised. UXLX? The conference that we couldn’t afford to go the year before? Wow. We were just starting with UXPin and we didn’t know back than that we’ll not only sponsor UXLX 2011, but

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  • UXPin in San Francisco – Part #4

    by Marcin Treder

    Mike Kuniavsky and me (Marcin Treder, UXPin CEO) at UXLX. User Experience is a lucky field and community. Our heroes are truly inspiring people. I had this impression for the first time when I’ve met Don Norman. I was impressed by his general wisdom that transcends knowledge and passion for great design. Every minute spent

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  • Usable Text-Editing Revolution

    by Marcin Treder

    You might have heard that our background is in user experience design and usability. We’ve spent years improving other companies products and damn… we love it. We’re obsessed with perfect experience and perfect products. No wonder that we started improvement of UXPin with classic usability study. Oh, we’ve learned a lot about our own mistakes.

  • UXPin in San Francisco. Part #3: Chris Baum

    by Marcin Treder

    After couple of very busy weeks, finally I have time to tell you next part of our San Francisco Story. I started to miss recalling UXPin’s awesome startup mission in USA and sharing it with you guys! Let’s go back to March 20th. Excited after meeting with Brandon Schauer (Adaptive Path) we were rushing through

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  • UXPin in San Francisco. Part #2: Adaptive Path CEO

    by Marcin Treder

    Surprisingly sunny (good weather hardly happened during our stay in California) Monday morning. San Francisco was still rather sleepy after the weekend, but we were rushing through downtown in super-excited moods. We were about to meet Brandon Schauer – one of the most important people in the User Experience world. Experienced designer and manager, CEO

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  • In UX Design: Create more than you need.

    by Jerry Cao

    Great designers create many more artifacts and drafts of ideas that they actually use. Don’t ever stop at the first version of whatever you do. It came back to me with the great Bento Box no. 1 by LUXr. I’m trying out the box working on Customer Development for UXPin. First step in the LUXr

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  • UXPin in San Francisco. Part #1: How the hell it happened?

    by Jerry Cao

    “Crap jobs are created by other people. Dream jobs you make yourself.” – picture above, originally from co-working space Rackspace is held by Jason Fraser, founder of LUXr (future of Lean UX). I love it, but as every rule it has certain exceptions. We had great jobs (UX folks at important eCommerce company). Nonetheless we

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  • Architecture of User Experience Design process. Wireframes & co.

    by Marcin Treder

    User Experience requires solicitous care and a thoughtful design process. Attention and emotions of people are fragile. Designing for them forces us to use sophisticated techniques. Let’s discuss today architecture of our design processes. Are wireframes, paper prototypes, cognitive walks through, qualitative studies, site maps, conceptual diagrams, etc. essential? Are you trying to sell as

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  • What Google’s designer said about UXPin

    by Marcin Treder

    Our great client, Adam Feldman (Google), wrote on his blog: “Well this is kinda the coolest thing ever. UX Pin ships you a design resource book for drawing out paper and pencil wireframes…. then it uses magic to turn digital pictures of said mockups into real, functional, digital wireframes. Expect to see all kinds of

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  • In 2012 I will avoid waste in my UX workflow

    by Marcin Treder

    UX designers suppose to design human centered, seductive and effective products. In the same time our workflow tend to be: unfocused and messy done with badly designed tools that weren’t meant to be UX tools ineffective So repeat after me: In 2012 I will avoid waste in my UX worklow. People needs better products. There’s

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