User-Experience Design

Designing a Great Mobile User Experience

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Navigating the Multi-Dimensional Landscape The goal of today‚Äôs blog post is to offer up some insights and advice for navigating the current mobile landscape with its myriad of screen sizes and pixel densities. Once upon a time I worked for the Vancouver Canucks hockey team, and was part of their effort to be the first…

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Information Architecture 101

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Check out this great article by Cameron Chapman on techniques and best practices for Information Architecture. Some of this article gets into the realm of user experience design, but a good comprehensive read nonetheless. Read it now!

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A Prescription for Pain Killers and More UX, Please!

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User Experience Design is everywhere. We tend to associate the discipline with websites and software development, but the more time you spend thinking about the experience a user has while interacting with your device or system, the more you start to realize that UXD is an all-encompassing methodology on designing a great experience no matter…

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5 Principles of User-Centered Interface Design

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Originally published on DesignFestival. Oh Google Maps… where would I be without thee? Probably still driving down a back road half way to New Mexico by now. And all I wanted was to go to the corner store. But this isn’t an article on my lack of navigational skills. It’s about how we all like…

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So you wanna be a User Experience Designer?

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I was fortunate to be able to see Whitney Hess give a talk recently at the Interlink conference in North Vancouver. Her presentation was all about UX design, and afterwards I made sure to check out her blog: Pleasure & Pain. Whitney has two introductory articles on becoming a user-experience designer which I found to…

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User Experience as Corporate Imperative

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In my experience I have often come across clients, or potential clients, who may question why they need to invest company dollars into a professionally designed and developed website (or application). After all, it is possible for a student to teach themselves the basics, download a few programs from the internet, and charge a client…

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