Product Design Lifecycle, Part 2: Scope + Structure

Product Design Lifecycle, Part 2: Scope + Structure

One of the toughest and most critical steps of the product design lifecycle is the Scope definition stage. It also happens to be where so many people go wrong—roughly 29% of the projects get it right and succeed according to the Standish Group’s Chaos Report. Scoping...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...