This excellent UX quote spoke to me

I stumbled upon this great article,  Slaying 5 UX myths for the good of mankind, and was blown away by the reality (and humor) of this quote: Gone is the view of humans as rational beings who make decisions based on logical reasoning. Embrace instead humans as they are, turning to intuition when too tired […]

The pre-processor isn’t the problem with your CSS

There has been a lot of bashing on pre-processors lately, and rightfully so. Sort of. Certainly, these tools, such as SCSS and LESS, can result in excessive bloat and specificity issues in their generated CSS. Lyza Gardner struck the nail on the head in A List Apart this month: Pre-processors have a way of keeping us at arm’s […]

Designer: It’s what you do not what you’re called

As designers, we spend far too much time analyzing how to refer to ourselves. “Product designer, UX/UI designer, visual designer, full-stack designer, lead designer of products”…do any of these really tell you about the person behind the title? If you saw a resume with one of these titles at the top, would it shape your […]

User Types: The Tourists and The Explorers

User research is paramount to a well-balanced design process. It helps us create and implement interfaces that adhere to the needs and expectations of our users. But how do we adjust for different behavioral patterns amongst that group? People tend to fall into one of two categories – thinkers and doers; cautious and impulsive; perceptive […]

Empathetic Design is Honest Design

Content first. User experience design. These terms are tossed around daily by eager commentators. The new trend of “flat design” has been founded on the premise that realistic elements on a web page diminish the experience for the user by presenting a dishonest representation of what the page presents: digital content. Or, as opined by […]