8 Ways to Boost Your Team’s UX Skills

You need a conference that will enhance your team’s skills so they are ready to successfully overcome the next set of challenges you’ve set out for them. What makes UI19 unique are the workshops. The conference is dedicated to educating and inspiring the UX professional. With two days of  full-day workshops your team can divide and conquer across eight specific topics. We guarantee they’ll learn skills, processes, and techniques to immediately impact your team and company. Mobile design Luke Wroblewski Design process Leah Buley Service-design thinking Marc Stickdorn Content-first design Steph Hay User scenarios Kim Goodwin Designing with type Tim Brown Microinteractions Dan Saffer Data visualization Stephen Anderson ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– You can’t afford NOT to send them. Take advantage of the team discount and register 4 or more people at $200 off per person. Register Your Team and...

Get Lifetime Access to the UXIM 2013 Recordings for Free

Get the UXIM 2013 OnDemand Recordings on us! We’re celebrating the fantastic program at this year’s UX Immersion Mobile Conference by giving everyone lifetime access to the 2013 sold out conference. Hear the same great content as the attendees from these top UX experts who shared their best practices for improving mobile UX skills. Luke Wroblewski – Create designs without compromising optimization Chris Risdon – Tell a visual story of what pains and delights your customers Kelly Goto – Design with your customers’ behavior in mind Cyd Harrell – Make better personas with tools to interpret user data faster Jason Grigsby – Look into the future of designing for TV Karen McGrane – Chunk your content to adapt to different contexts Dana Chisnell – Consider the flow instead of the UI of your design Jared Spool – Ensure delightful content regardless of the device It’s easy to get your free lifetime access Just submit your email by Friday, February 21, 11:59 PM PT and you’ll get access to last year’s UX Immersion talks. No tricks, no hidden payments. Now hurry up and get your recordings from the sold out 2013 UX Immersion Mobile Conference and be sure to spread the word. The clock is...

Sign up by 2/11 for UXIM Mobile Conference and Save $300

The increasing use of mobile devices makes designing sites and apps more complex. To design for the user, you have to completely change the ways you work and learn new tools, techniques, and patterns for success. We built the UX Immersion Mobile Conference in Denver, CO April 7-9 to help you meet those challenges. You’ll be exposed to UX luminaries through intensive full-day workshops specifically focused around the skills and techniques you need to become better at designing for the user. The price to attend all three days of the conference goes up $300 after February 11 (it goes up $100 if you’re just attending for one day). Put the money you save by registering now towards your flight or accommodations. Explore the workshops and video trailers to learn more about each...

Workflow on Responsive Web Design Projects

The old workflow of designing for the desktop and a tablet, working up images in Photoshop or Fireworks, falls apart with responsive design. With the growing number of mobile devices, how do you design for the multitude of screen sizes? What priority will elements take on shrinking screens? How can designers make their intentions clear for developers ready to code? These are some of the questions Ben Callahan’s workflow seminar will answer. With Ben, learn to manage expectations and create stronger products, faster by: Structuring teams to be more flexible Planning responsive projects, from soup-to-nuts Designing interfaces using faster methods Managing expectations and doing testing Pushing “the whole” instead of “the parts” Using more than one tool Learning to let go of control When Ben Callahan speaks, everyone listens. He has been a leading voice in making flexibility the core of responsive design workflows. Don’t miss his full-day workshop at UXIM14 in Denver, CO on April 7. You’ll learn how to: Build small “surgical” teams to maximize collaboration Delay decisions until the last responsible moment Overcome “baggage” that hampers a responsive process Facilitate a collaborative design process that’s still adaptable Convince others that responsive web design is a competitive advantage Identify when trust waivers, then address it with transparency Ben will help you overcome common workflow challenges. He’ll also offer practical, relatable takeaways from real-world stories and case studies from his own experiences in running projects. If your design process is missing something and you want to know how to shift the focus from the process to the people involved—check out this workshop. Get inspired at the UXIM Mobile...

UIEtips: Explore These 7 Great Podcasts from 2013

This past year we featured some fantastic podcasts from a variety of UX luminaries. It was difficult to cull the list but we managed to do just that. Here for your listening pleasure are our favorite podcasts from 2013. Designing Microinteractions Do you think about the ringer on your phone and the ability to turn it off? Dan Saffer uses this example to kick off his book Microinteractions. Silencing the ringer on your phone is a common feature. If that feature is clunky or hard to find, it interferes with needing to silence it quickly, in a crowded movie theater for example. These tiny interactions that surround the main functionality are integral to rounding out the entire experience. Listen to the podcast Lean UX: Escaping Product Requirement Hell Assumptions tend to be the downfall of many research projects. Jeff Gothelf suggests starting with an attitude that you’re testing a hypothesis which leads to a more open discussion. The main thing is, hypotheses, just like design, can change. Being flexible and iterative in your design process encourages an environment of collaboration. Listen to the podcast When Responsive Design Meets the Real World Responsive web design allows the notion of “one web” to be a reality. Designers are increasingly able to sell to their organization the idea of delivering content to multiple platforms. Putting it into practice is another story. Jason Grigsby, co-founder of Cloud Four, says that it is easier to sell the idea of responsive web design than to do it well. Listen to the podcast Prototyping for Mobile Designs Building a prototype is a great way to test...