UX Design in Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio
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Algorithm-Driven Design: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Design

    I've been following the idea of algorithm-driven design for several years now and have collected some practical examples. The tools of the approach can help us to construct a UI, prepare assets and content, and personalize the user experience. The information, though, has always been scarce and hasn't been systematic. However, in 2016, the technological foundations of these tools became easily accessible, and the design community got interested...

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How Creating A Design Language Can Streamline Your UX Design Process

    Around a year ago, while working at a digital agency, I was given the objective of streamlining our UX design process. Twelve months later, this article shares my thoughts and experiences on how lean thinking helped to instill efficiencies within our UX design process. When I arrived at the agency, wireframes were already being created and utilized across a variety of projects. Winning advocates for the production of...

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The Itinerant Geek

This spring I spent almost a month on the road, and last year I delivered 26 presentations in eight different countries, spending almost four months traveling. While doing all of this I am also running a business. I work every day that I am on the road, most days putting in at least six hours in addition to my commitments for whichever event I am at. I can only keep...

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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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Create an Evolutionary Web Strategy with a Digital MRO Plan

Many organizations, large and small, approach creating their web presence as if it’s a one-time project. They invest an enormous amount of time and money in a great web design, content strategy, and technical implementation; and then they let the website sit there for months and even years without meaningful updates or enhancements. When the web presence becomes so out of date it’s barely functional, it becomes clear to them...

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The Foundation of Technical Leadership

I’m a front-end architect, but I’m also known as a technical leader, subject matter expert, and a number of other things. I came into my current agency with five years of design and development management experience; yet when it came time to choose a path for my career with the company, I went the technical route. I have to confess I had no idea what a technical leader really does....

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Effective Collaboration: How to Design Work Sessions that Work

Collaboration sounds great—until someone schedules another aimless “brainstorming” meeting. Bringing diverse people together can unleash their collective powers, but it takes more than a white board and Post-its. While there are many ways to approach a collaborative session, a few key elements are critical to making it productive. Whether working with creatives, business stakeholders, or users, learning the essential elements of designing collaborative meetings will ensure the outcome is actionable,...

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