UIEtips: Dissecting Design – Part 2

In this week’s UIEtips, we offer part two of Ben Callahan’s article, Dissecting Design. In it, he explores which tools are the most helpful for different parts of the design process. Ben was one of our top speakers at this year’s UX Immersion Mobile Conference and we’re pleased to have him back for 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: I believe many people in our industry struggle with “design in the browser” simply because they aren’t fluent with the tools needed for working that way. I’ve heard many people say, “Happy accidents don’t happen in code like they do in PhotoShop.” I can testify that this is absolutely not true. Instead, I believe it’s about where you are the most fluent. As we evaluate the best tools for the monumental task of problem solving in design, I keep coming back to the ideal of fluency as a solid principle on which to base the decision. You can’t write poetry in a language you don’t speak. Similarly, you can’t craft design using tools you’re not fluent with. Read part two of the article here. Missed part one? Read it here. What tools do you and your team find most efficient and effective in solving design problems?  Tell us about it...

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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...

Save $300 and a Spot in the Workshop You Want for UX Immersion Mobile Conference

Now is the time to register for the UX Immersion Mobile Conference in Denver, April 7-9 for two reason. On March 14 the price goes up $300 and some workshops (hint Brad Frost and Jason Grigsby) are close to selling out. Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in intensive full day, hands-on workshops geared to help you create seamless mobile user experiences. Past Attendees Say: Speakers at UXIM are at the leading edge and have broad industry experience; also depth of knowledge and experience. Duncan G. I was very happy with the format of the workshop – combination of slides/learning and actually doing exercises in a group environment. Tracy D. I enjoyed the more intimate group setting and the emphasis on tactics. I appreciated that I took away lots of practical useful information. Kim M. The Speakers Make the Difference Six UX luminaries will give both full-day workshops and featured talks that address pressing UX mobile topics. Additionally, you’ll hear keynote presentations from Jared Spool and Luke Wroblewski. Here’s a sampling of some of the speakers and their topics. Brad Frost – Using Atomic Design to Create Responsive Interfaces Cyd Harrell – Conducting Usability Research for Mobile Apps Jason Grigsby – When Responsive Web Design Meets the Real World Use the Promotion Code BLOG and save 20% more Whether you register for a single day or all three days, you’ll save an additional 20% when you use the promotion code BLOG. Lock in the savings and register by March 13. After March 13 the price increases as much as $300....