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Managing Designers, Smart Product Development, and Responsive Typography: What We’re Reading

30/01/2015

Managing Designers, Smart Product Development, and Responsive Typography: What We’re Reading

This week we bring you articles on techniques for managing creative employees, privileging experience over features in product development, working with responsive typography, digital audio, and a Super Bowl app. Enjoy!

Why a 'body of work' builds trust in your personal brand

28/01/2015

Why a 'body of work' builds trust in your personal brand

There will come a time I'm sure that if you can't be found online, you won't 'exist' in a professional sense. We're not at that point yet but it's certainly a path we're heading down.

Mockup Fidelity, UX Metrics, and Journey Mapping: What We’re Reading

23/01/2015

Mockup Fidelity, UX Metrics, and Journey Mapping: What We’re Reading

This week we bring you articles about deciding on the right level of "mockup fidelity," user experience metrics, mapping the customer journey, developing interfaces for people with disabilities, and "reassurance patterns." Enjoy!

6 questions to ensure you get a “yes” at your next interview

21/01/2015

6 questions to ensure you get a “yes” at your next interview

I want tell you the most powerful job hunting secret you’ll ever hear. OK, big call, I know, but time after time, when I speak with job hunters, this is one of the most radically under-used strategies I see. Or rather, don't see.

Need to Hire a User Experience Designer?

20/01/2015

Need to Hire a User Experience Designer?

User experience matters. But, hiring a user experience designer or a usability specialist or an information architect can be tricky. To help out, we created a practical guide that explains user experience design, typical user experience roles, and how to evaluate candidates. Enjoy!

  • 30/01/2015 Managing Designers, Smart Product Development, and Responsive Typography: What We’re Reading This week we bring you articles on techniques for managing creative employees, privileging experience over features in product development, working with responsive typography, digital audio, and a Super Bowl app. Enjoy!
  • 28/01/2015 Why a 'body of work' builds trust in your personal brand There will come a time I'm sure that if you can't be found online, you won't 'exist' in a professional sense. We're not at that point yet but it's certainly a path we're heading down.
  • 23/01/2015 Mockup Fidelity, UX Metrics, and Journey Mapping: What We’re Reading This week we bring you articles about deciding on the right level of "mockup fidelity," user experience metrics, mapping the customer journey, developing interfaces for people with disabilities, and "reassurance patterns." Enjoy!
  • 22/01/2015 Aquent Awarded a Multiple Award Task Order Contract by the GPO Aquent announced today that it has been awarded a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) under the 951-M On-Site Services Umbrella Contract by the Government Printing Office (GPO), allowing all federal government agencies easy access to experienced communication and design talent as well as outsourcing services.
  • 21/01/2015 6 questions to ensure you get a “yes” at your next interview I want tell you the most powerful job hunting secret you’ll ever hear. OK, big call, I know, but time after time, when I speak with job hunters, this is one of the most radically under-used strategies I see. Or rather, don't see.
  • 20/01/2015 Need to Hire a User Experience Designer? User experience matters. But, hiring a user experience designer or a usability specialist or an information architect can be tricky. To help out, we created a practical guide that explains user experience design, typical user experience roles, and how to evaluate candidates. Enjoy!
  • 16/01/2015 MVP, RWD, and Hidden Content: What We’re Reading This week we bring you articles on minimum viable products, responsive web design, rules for exposing hidden content, Google's Material Design methodology, what makes an image "natural," and the prescience of "Black Mirror." Enjoy!
  • 14/01/2015 Marketing is about to invent a new kind of expert: the Data Storyteller These are confusing times for brands, and the people charged with growing them. On the one hand, we need to ensure the ROI of everything, while on the other we must pursue constant innovation. We need to be open to new technologies, platforms, and networks, but we can’t spread our investments too thinly. We’ve got to stay on brand and on message, but we also need to go viral. These competing ambitions make it very difficult for marketers and agencies to make intelligent choices for their brands - but it is largely our own fault. As an industry, marketing is particularly susceptible to ‘the shiny new object’ syndrome and, after attending SXSW interactive in Austin, Texas, I’m predicting that we’re about to start chasing after two diametrically-opposed aims yet again.
  • 30/12/2014 Digital Marketing Predictions for 2015: What We're Reading We sifted through the many prediction posts for 2015 and plucked out these particularly interesting gems on UX, web design, mobile marketing, content marketing, and SEO. Happy New Year!
  • 22/12/2014 UX in the Uncanny Valley: What We’re Reading This week we bring you articles on the "creep factor" in human-computer interaction, ensuring that your links keep their promises, designing "settings" pages, creating a holistic customer experience, and working with Sketch 3. Enjoy!
  • 15/12/2014 Fluid and Effective User-Centered Design: What We’re Reading Is your e-commerce site leaving money on the table? Does it a provide a "fluid" user experience? Is your design not only "user-centered" but also "human-centered"? If you answered "no" to any of these questions, you should read what we're reading!
  • 05/12/2014 UX, UI Design, and User Research: What We’re Reading This week we bring you articles on the fundamental principles of great design, the seven deadly sins of user research, and several innovative approaches to creating compelling experiences. Enjoy!
  • 27/11/2014 How to improve your professional future in 140 minutes a week Some of you may be already calculating this as you read - 140 minutes is in effect 20 minutes per day. What the heck can I do in 20 minutes a day that will improve my professional lot in life? Are you serious? Well yes, as a matter of fact I am. I have two words for you: Twitter & LinkedIn. Okay, let’s explore further!
  • 26/11/2014 Data-Driven Design: Why Marketers Hold the Key To Success Gregory Ng of Brooks Bell believes that marketers can serve as agents of change when it comes to creating truly data-driven organizations. In this post, we share the steps he recommends marketers take to make their data-driven dreams come true!
  • 22/11/2014 UX in the Real World: What We’re Reading This week we're reading about the practice of UX in the real world. Articles highlighted here cover everything from the business goals and purpose of UX to practical advice on selecting research methods, team composition, and rethinking the concept of a "touchpoint." Enjoy!

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