UX Design in Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio
UX Design in Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio
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The Right Way to Select Technology, An Excerpt

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 4 of Tony Byrne and Jarrod Gingras’s new book, The Right Way to Select Technology, available now from Rosenfeld Media.After establishing a solid business case, enterprises will typically turn to assembling the oft-dreaded “requirements document”—or more accurately, a set of documents, spreadsheets, and diagrams that compose a multiheaded requirements package. Large requirements packages actually provide a false...

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Considering Open Source Licenses

So you have a project that you want to use open source tools to create—well, I tip my hat off to you as a developer. But do you know the questions you need to answer before you get started? What stage of development is your project in right now? Have you finished the planning phase? Are you going to work with a team? Will the project be split up into...

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Careers in UX: How different organizations approach user experience design

As the field of UX has grown, the number of places someone might end up plying their craft has proliferated. User-centered design (UCD) has made steady progress into industries from cutting-edge startups to tried-and-true retail giants. However, the ways organizations leverage UCD and UX practices varies widely. When looking for a job in UX, the company, team, manager, and even sector, company size, and focus should all factor into finding...

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Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time, I had a coworker named Bob who, when he needed help, would start the conversation in the middle and work to both ends. My phone would ring, and the first thing I heard was: “Hey, so, we need the spreadsheets on Tuesday so that Information Security can have them back to us in time for the estimates.” Spreadsheets? Estimates? Bob and I had never discussed either....

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Rachel Andrew on the Business of Web Dev: It’s the People They Know

I was never supposed to be doing the job that I do. Via a series of fortunate events and chance encounters, I’ve built a career in an industry I that love and that still interests me today. When I was at school, the web didn’t exist. Like many web folk of my age I stumbled into my career of the past 19 years accidentally. I might never have discovered this...

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Ask Dr. Web with Jeffrey Zeldman: Looking for Love: Standing Out from the Crowd of Web Job Seekers

In our last installment, we talked about when, why, and how to quit your job. This time out, we’ll discuss what to do when you have a lot to offer but can’t seem to connect with the right job. I was hoping you could give me some direction on how to find a design mentor. I was laid off from my product design job about three months ago. I’ve been...

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Selling The Value Of The Web To Small-Town Clients

Selling your services as a freelancer or a small shop is tough enough as it is. Selling to a small-town business that might not even see the need for a website adds an extra level of difficulty in turning a profit. I’ve provided web design services to small-town businesses for the past few years, having had many happy outcomes, but also a lot of negative experiences from which I’ve learned...

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