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UX Video of the Week: Sketching & Paper Prototyping

UX Video of the Week: Sketching & Paper Prototyping

"I haven't done a wireframe in 2 years." starts Todd Zaki Warfel in his talk about his intensive, iterative ideation sessions with clients followed by prototyping and discusses in this video why you should prototype. (Hat tip to theuxworkshop.tv.)The process goes as follows:1) Sketc ...
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Who’s Experience is it Anyway?

Who’s Experience is it Anyway?

Categories User Experience
I have gotten asked a lot in interviews lately. "So what are you? Do you consider yourself IA or IxD?" And I find myself asking, "Does it matter?"I have to ask all UX professionals everywhere, "Why the divide?" Aren't we as professionals in User Experience supposed to be about the design of that exp ...
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Change up the Experience

Change up the Experience

As a designer, I am responsible for the experiences I create for my users. Whethercreating a financial web site or a game, I need to consider how people will interact with that information.What excites me about this video is it takes an everyday object and creates a new and unique experience which c ...
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Digital Road Signs

Digital Road Signs

I was watching Top Gear on the BBC and they were discussing the design of the road signs for the highways (Fast forward to 4:45 within the video).In the 1950's when the government was developing the motor ways in the UK, they realised that the current signs were not going to work. Thus a professor a ...
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Rethinking my Blog: Girls & Games

Rethinking my Blog: Girls & Games

I came home today from playing soccer, injured.  If you know me, then you know that is not all that uncommon. I may regret this in the morning. Or perhaps not as it got me inspired to blog.First I want to state that for 2010 I think I will be talking about User Experience in a more generalized way. ...
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Designing Carousels: A Comment on a Short by Smart Experience

Designing Carousels: A Comment on a Short by Smart Experience

Categories User Experience
Smart Experience posted a small webinar about Carousels on their Facebook group.Most of us in the industry design with carousels all the time. Smart Experience says they have become very popular because of their ability to provide a bunch of information visually. The mind processes information visua ...
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Video Notes From the Field

Video Notes From the Field

Categories User Experience
Liz Danzico recently sought out the advice of digital designers and designer conspirers far and wide, to ask them to respond to the following:So you’re thinking about becoming a designer? If I could tell you only one thing about going into the field, my advice would be ___________ .They can be su ...
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Understand My Needs

Understand My Needs

Categories User Experience
You go to a restaurant for dinner a friend recommended without knowing exactly what time they open. Unfortunately you arrive half an hour before they open and disappointed to see "Sorry we are closed" or "closed" sign. You feel "shut out".But what if the sign says "we will serve you later"?The Jumb ...
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Consumers, Design, & Strategy

Consumers, Design, & Strategy

I use my Twitter account mainly for work and gathering information from my friends about the latest and greatest going on in the UX community. With following 88 rather active Twitters, it's often hard to keep up with all the articles they post so in an effort to not only summarize for myself but als ...
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Surviving A Downturn (User Experience)

Surviving A Downturn (User Experience)

Be Kaler Blake (Aquent UK) and Gerred Blyth (Lighthouse Experience) recently presented the following presentation on surviving the current economic downturn:UK UPA: User Experience In A Downturn View more presentations from Uk Upa. Key Takeaways: 1) Thinking about user experience for projects: - Pus ...
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