The Product Design Lifecycle, Part 1

The Product Design Lifecycle, Part 1

Those who attended my Vogon Poetry talk on November 13 will notice that we’ve made a few changes to some of the visualizations that I shared. As with our software development processes, we take an iterative approach to just about everything that we do—reacting to feedback on our presentations being no exception. Overview At Don’t […]

My Favorite UX Books + Why

My Favorite UX Books + Why

This is not my first list of user experience (UX) books that should be on your reading list, and to be honest, it won’t be my last. The reason why is simple: we’re always challenging and adjusting how we employ UX to our solutions. There are a lot of great books on UX out there. […]

Choosing a UI Design Tool: Adobe XD

Choosing a UI Design Tool: Adobe XD

Ever since leaving my Mac (and my love affair with Sketch) and switching to a Surface Book 2, Adobe XD has been my go-to tool for wireframing and interactive prototyping. XD is currently Adobe’s only user experience design software. It supports light vector design, wireframing, and creating interactive click-through prototypes. I adopted Adobe XD during […]

Generating Print Graphics on the Web Using SVG

Generating Print Graphics on the Web Using SVG

While redesigning our tradeshow booth, I needed an image of outer space. Google image search to the rescue, at least for a placeholder. After a few rounds of revisions, the design was nearly complete. But I was still using the placeholder star field. I could have bought a stock image, found a free one to […]

CSS Grid Layout: The Future is Now

CSS Grid Layout: The Future is Now

Over the history of the web, there have been a number of different ways in which we laid out content. From the earliest days when we had plain ol’ markup, through the HTML tables and spacer gif era, past the float and clearfixes, and up to today where we can use flexbox and get support […]

“What browser do you want to support?”

“What browser do you want to support?”

This question gets asked at the beginning of most web projects and places fear in the heart of both developers and product owners. And rightfully so, but there are readily-available tools to take much of the fear and apprehension out of this inquiry. A (Not So) Simple Inquiry While I’m using the web browser in […]