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UX Apprentice

UX Apprentice
Tools like Balsamiq make it easier than ever to participate in the design of user interfaces, and that’s a great thing. The problem, as you may have already discovered, is that creating products that are easy to use is actually quite hard! Information architecture, interaction design, and copywriting are just a few of the elements involved. There’s a lot of art and science behind creating a lovable user interface. This site is designed to teach you the basics with an easy process to follow, and pointers for where to learn more. The process we illustrate has three layers: Discovery, Strategy and Design.

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Prototyping Tools and Process — Greylock Perspectives We hosted our latest Greylock Design Community event at Medium where leading designers across the Valley came to learn from each other and have a discussion about the various design tools and processes teams use. The design industry is undergoing a huge transformation — we are seeing more prototyping tools than ever before. This increase in the number and breadth of various prototyping tools is fueled by three factors: 1) the rise in mobile apps; 2) the rise of the importance of design; and 3) users expectations for well designed and intuitive applications. With the help of our design founding members — Lia Napolitano and Brooks Haasig — we issued a survey to quantify the prototyping process of design teams behind some of today’s most well designed products including Medium, Airbnb, Uber, Apple, Eventbrite, Pinterest and more. Here are a few key highlights from what we learned. Asset Creation:

UX Courses from the Interaction Design Foundation Below is a step-by-step guide on how to add your IDF course(s) to your LinkedIn profile: 1. From your profile page, click "Edit Profile": 2. After that go to the 'Education' section of your linkedin profile page and choose 'Add education' 3. Vuedoo - View all you do. Vuedoo is the world’s first project scheduling software to feature the incredible Tufte Chart, a data-rich visualization of startling clarity. Finally, a project chart that everyone can understand. Communicate Plans Vuedoo is an innovative scheduling tool for planning, managing and tracking projects. However, it is not just for project managers. It is also an extremely clear and readable communication tool, with the flexibility to reach all project stakeholders.

Before / After - Before / After airbnb (2012 / 2015) Facebook (2013 / 2015) Foursquare (2013 / 2015) 5 Psychology Studies for Smarter Web Design Research into the human mind is a very important area to stay informed on. Over on Sparring Mind, I discuss the relation between social psychology and content marketing for startups (That tie-in is very obvious, as psychology is directly related to popular content). The thing is, many psych studies can actually serve as an amazing resource for web designers as well, because they can give some insight on how the human mind works (and how it interacts with websites). Today I’ve got 5 such studies that will give you some solid research on smart web design. Without further adieu, let’s dig in!

UX vs UI vs IA vs IxD : 4 Confusing Digital Des... - UI/UX Design Things - Quora Originally post at UX vs UI vs IA vs IxD : 4 Confusing Digital Design Terms Defined Once upon a time, if you said the word “design”, the odds were overwhelmingly likely you were talking about graphic design. But nowadays, the digital world is becoming increasingly more complicated and a lot of new job positions appearing, which lead to confusion for people outside or new to the design industry. Here’s a quick overview on the four different primary forms of design to help you understand what they mean. UX Design (User Experience Design)

Project Management Graphics (or Gantt Charts) At the time of this posting I am a Project Manager for an owner for a medium sized hospital project in California, taking it from concept through to opening. I hate Gantt Charts. I loathe MS Project. A Digital Design Workflow: Tools in Review The world probably doesn’t need one more article about ever-changing design tools, but I’ve had a few people ask what I use in my work at Worthwhile and why, so here are a few thoughts on my current design tool chest and my process. It’s a great time to be doing graphic/web/ui design and prototyping because the competition is increasing, and the tooling options keep getting better and better. At the end of the day, our tools don’t matter nearly as much as the output—it’s the work that matters. In digital design, making only static comps is usually not enough anymore, but I doubt we’ll completely move beyond the need for static design ideation.

Quick Reading list from The Power of Process Talk at Fandango Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /var/www/html/wp-content/themes/platform/includes/class.layout.php on line 164 Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /var/www/html/wp-content/themes/platform/includes/class.layout.php on line 167 Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /var/www/html/wp-content/themes/platform/includes/class.layout.php on line 170