UIEtips: Dissecting Design – Part 1

In this week’s UIEtips, Ben Callahan dissects the design process to explore which tools are the most helpful for different parts of the process. Ben was one of our top speakers at this year’s UX Immersion Conference, and he’s also presenting our next virtual seminar on June 5, Responsive Workflows: Because There’s No Such Thing as a Perfect Process. Here’s an excerpt from the article: In the past few years, we’ve recognized the danger in jumping headfirst into full-comp design before we really understand the design direction. Other disciplines have recognized this for a long time-think mood boards in branding-and taken steps to ramp up their design effort. The goal here is to establish the basic building blocks we’ll use in the rest of the design process: things like color, type, texture, illustration style, photography treatment, iconography. Once these are established, the success rate for the rest of the process is greatly increased. There are a number of ways to do this on the web; let’s look at a few. Read part one of the two part article: Dissecting Design. How does your team handle design? Leave us a note...

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Get access to all 8 UX Immersion Mobile videos for just $23/month through All You Can Learn by UIE. Additionally, your subscription allows you to view any of the 170+ seminars and other conference recordings. The UXIM recording topics and speakers: Brad Frost Building Dynamic Systems from Atomic Elements Cyd Harrell Doing Pocket Research to Learn About Your Users’ Lives Karen McGrane Defining Your MobileContent Strategy Jason Grigsby Adapting to DifferentForms of Input Luke Wroblewski Mobile Behavior andDesign Trends Ben Callahan Dissecting Design Nate Schutta Choosing Which Mobile Experience to Build Jared Spool How Do We Design Designers? Get Access to the Recordings for...

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If you’ve been thinking about attending the User Interface 19 Conference in Boston, October 27-29, now is the time to register. Secure the lowest price of $1,395 for the full conference when you register by May 15, 2014. The 8 workshops at UI19 will help you understand your users’ needs and create experiences that engage and delight. Leave the conference ready to spark effective and productive change within your organization. Mobile-centric Design Thinking Luke Wroblewski Communicating Design Leah Buley Multi-channel Service Design Marc Stickdorn Content & the Design Process Steph Hay Scenarios for Intuitive Design Kim Goodwin Effective Web Typography Tim Brown Microinteractions Dan Saffer Presenting Data Well Stephen Anderson Reserve your spot and save money Register by May 15 and get the lowest price of...

UIEtips: Scenarios and Journey Maps Help Designers Become Storytellers

In today’s UIEtips, Jared Spool explains how storytelling is the core of design communication. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Knowing how to change the users’ behaviors is one thing. Knowing which behaviors to change is another. There are often many approaches to improving a design. Everyone can think they are working towards a better overall experience, but if each team member chooses a different approach, the design becomes confusing and complex. When we’re working on a team, getting the entire team to work together from the same approach becomes job one. Smaller teams (such as those with six or less folks) have always had an easier time of this than larger ones. This is because it’s more likely the smaller teams are checking in and talking to each other. Fortunately, there’s help for larger teams. It comes in a technique that is as old as humanity – storytelling. Read the article Scenarios and Journey Maps Help Designers Become Storytellers. How do you encourage creating stories in your design team? Tell us about it...

Register for UI19 by May 15 to Secure the Lowest Rate

Take advantage of the $1,395 Rate – Register by May 15 Save money and guarantee your spot in the workshops of your choice. Register for the User Interface 19 Conference, October 27–29, in Boston at the lowest rate of $1,395 by May 15. “Both the workshops and speeches were extremely useful and inspiring. The whole experience was beyond my (high) expectations!” - Juha Rouvinen Your UI19 Registration Includes: Immediate access to UIE’s All You Can Learn for one year. This resource includes virtual seminars from many of the UI19 workshop leaders plus past conference recordings Two daylong workshops and a day of featured talks from the workshop presenters Complete conference materials from all the workshops and talks Access to video recordings of the featured talks through All You Can Learn A designer’s toolkit to help you create and communicate your design ideas Save your spot, guarantee your workshops, and get the lowest price when you sign-up by May 15. Register...