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3 Techniques for Better Design Innovation


Design innovation articles justifiably focus on sprints, collaboration, and creativity as we did in 5 tips for innovative UX designs. Here, we focus on the frequently overlooked field of decision science. Design Innovation Technique 1: Role Play There’s a famous story about former Intel CEO Andy Grove. Initially, Intel had thrived by manufacturing computer memory. As […]


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5 More Tips for Innovative Design


The response to our previous post about innovative designs was positive. Here are 5 more tips for innovative design. Innovative Design Tip #1: Creative Exercises In My 7 favorite creative exercises author and KLM designer Vince Bass outlines fun and practical exercises for creative design sessions. He recommends beginning with drawing 30 circles to show […]


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Top 25 UX Quotes


The UX quotes below are a change of pace. We’ve gathered inspirational quotes from several sources and grouped them into UX-related categories. Enjoy, and please send us your favorites. UX Quotes: Ease of Use Ease of use may be invisible, but its absence sure isn’t— IBM Plain language is part of user-centered design—Ginny Redish The […]


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UI Design: 2 Risks, 2 Solutions


The Candy Connection: What M&Ms Tell Us About UI Design What do you see below? Anything missing? Photo by gmanviz License There are no brown M&Ms® in the jar. Don’t worry if you missed it; most people do. Unless you’re an M&Ms® fanatic, you probably don’t care about the color of this American candy icon (no UI design […]


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5 Tips for Innovative UX Designs


Follow these tips to leverage design thinking and user experience to achieve innovative designs. Tip #1 for Innovative Designs: There Are No Small Changes Innovative designs mean change, right? Often, yes, but caution is in order, “We want to limit the length of a review in the product to 140 characters, because we may want […]


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Top 5 UI and UX Resources


In this post, we focus on resources UI and UX designers can use to enhance their skills UI and UX Resource 1: How to Enhance Design Skills In 3 rapid prototyping exercises to improve your UX skills author and designer Elaine Tran approaches rapid prototyping from an interesting angle. She does not make the traditional case; […]


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5 Questions UI and UX Designers Should Ask This Year


In a previous post about ui and ux design, we discussed the overlapping but also distinct roles UI and UX designers play in the design process. Here, we continue the discussion with a focus on questions UI and UX designers should ask in the current design environment. Question 1 for UI and UX Designers: How […]


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3 Steps to Better Design Decisions


Barriers to Better Design Decisions While the human brain is our greatest design resource, it also erects barriers to better design decisions. These impediments take the form of brain quirks. As discussed in a previous post about design decisions, these brain quirks are legion and include the optimism, overconfidence, and confirmation biases. The confirmation bias […]


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UI and UX Design


UX design refers to the early stage work including user research, information architecture, task flows, and interaction design as warranted. UI design comes next usually with a deeper dive into interaction design and focus on a compelling visual concept and look and feel that will engage users.


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5 Tips for Creative UX


Creative UX Tip 1: Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week Productivity articles abound, and readers are justifiably skeptical about claims of a productivity silver bullet. This article by Neil Pasricha is the exception. The author and speaker of TED fame makes a persuasive case for unto uchable days as a way to re-capture […]


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