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- 10/25/2014

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Beyond You

Oct 24, 2014 - In client work, it's our responsibility to ensure that our work lives beyond ourselves. Sometimes that means making sure the CMS can handle clients' ever-changing business needs, or making sure it continually teaches its users. For clients with an internal development team that will be taking over [...]

How to integrate user experience and content strategy

Oct 24, 2014 - A relevant item of our FAQ. “(…) the lack of strategy and integration is creating a new problem that continues to go ignored by many: poor user experiences and inconsumable content that never quite strikes that balance between business goals and user needs.” (Jessica Negri ~


Oct 24, 2014 - Some (design) challenges are complex by nature. “A complex system consists of numerous interacting agents and the interactions are key for the complexity, yielding unpredictable emergent behaviors and systems that are changing over time. Complex systems are always non-linear, which means that [...]

What would FDR think about how frequently you're sending ema [...]

Oct 24, 2014 - Today, it would be impossible to spend any significant amount of time online without running across a plethora of websites willing to deliver weekly (or even daily) email newsletters. And there is nothing wrong with this. Th

How to Do What You Love, the Right Way

Oct 23, 2014 - Every time I start a new job I take my dad to see my office. He loves seeing where I work, and I love showing him. It's a thing. As much as I enjoy this unspoken ritual of ours, there's always a predictable response from my dad that serves as a clear indicator of our large generation gap. At some [...]

Hiring a UX Pro 4 Techniques from Smart Teams

Oct 22, 2014 - In this week's UIEtips, we reprint an article. In it, I share ideas on how to hire the best UX professional. I also make the case that hiring the right person is the most important factor to a UX team's success. Here's an excerpt from the article: Hiring is not a natural process. It needs […]

How do you measure value?

Oct 22, 2014 - A longstanding and (still) happy marriage: design and systems. “I think its significant that most large organizations have no formalized design processes, they have – at best – practices in different locations. Yes, the major product companies have UX teams, but I'd remind (anyone) that [...]

Responsive content modeling

Oct 22, 2014 - Creating a model of the content world always must be systematic a.k.a. systems thinking. “The most important thing anyone can do on a web project is find its nucleus. The core, that central piece of content around which everything orbits. Finding that reveals how all of the content fits [...]

A beginner's guide

Oct 20, 2014 - “(…) one of those buzzwords.” OMG! “Information architecture (IA) is one of those buzzwords you've probably heard before. It refers to the organization of the information on your website and how it all fits together. When planning your IA, involve users of your website in [...]

CapTech Ventures

Oct 20, 2014 - By Bill Rattner Published: October 20, 2014 “One of the major benefits of a modern digital strategy is its innate ability to centralize an organization’s numerous different operational facets. For any business, interdepartmental accountabil

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