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- 7/4/2015

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Unsuck the enterprise

Jun 25, 2015 - Getting the enterprise in focus for experience designers. “There’s something strangely appealing about trying to make enterprise software not universally despised. I guess I believe in a utopian vision where enterprise software is useful, usable, and (gasp!) enjoyable.” (

Sketch in Enterprise UX

Jun 25, 2015 - As a matter of exception, a tool item in an interesting context. “There is an old adage that says ‘Use the right tool for the job’. However, with technology and User Experience Design, knowing which tools to use can be a bit nuanced. Often there are many tools for the job, all of [...]

Hire UX Experts or Give Your Team Their Own UX Skills?

Jun 24, 2015 - In this week's UIEtips, we reprint the article Hiring UX experts versus giving your team their own UX skills. In the article, I explain why you should be transitioning from a single UX expert to a UX-aware team. Here's an excerpt: UX is a complex field because there are lots of complexities: [...]

The UX of open source content management

Jun 19, 2015 - I guess open source applications is the second category UX forgot, just like enterprise aqpplications. Crypto apps for example. “Ultimately, that's what makes UX in open source content management such a daunting task. The limitless, unpredictable variance in use cases, combined with an [...]

The Art of Creating Accurate Estimates

Jun 18, 2015 - The estimates. Good gravy, people, the estimates. Is there anything more terrifying in this business than when you have to go on record saying how long it's going to take to do a thing that (frequently) you've never done before? Estimates, after all, are the logical result of a series of questions [...]

Creating Polished Wireframes in Balsamiq

Jun 18, 2015 - For Balsamiq users or anyone that bemoans handwritten fonts and sketchy wireframes, I wrote an article to show how to

Sponsor UX Booth and Connect with Thousands

Jun 17, 2015 - We invite authors, publishers, conferences, and businesses to join the UX Booth community as sponsors. As a UX Booth sponsor, you have access to our community of dedicated, passionate professionals working in every aspect of user experience. Our one requirement? You must be offering a product or [...]

Help! Is There a Cardiothoracic Surgeon in the Room?

Jun 17, 2015 - In this week's UIEtips, we reprint the article “Help! Is There a Cardiothoracic Surgeon in the Room?”. In the article I explore UX roles, skills, and which is more important. Here's an excerpt: Teams with the right skills are more likely to produce great user experiences. Teams missing the right [...]

How to Structure a Branding Survey

Jun 16, 2015 - There's more to measuring a brand than just asking if people like it. Customers generally progress through stages when forming relationships with brands. This is often called the

The Homepage Exception

Jun 16, 2015 - Everyone wants beautiful homepages. It doesn’t matter who's running the organization, what industry they're in, what design trend is hot, or what CMS is being used. A homepage is the front door to an organization, and organizations want homepages that reflect their sparkling missions and [...]

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