UX Design Proposal

How To Write A UX Design Proposal

At some point in your UX design career, you may find yourself in an independent consulting role. When this happens, unless you are working through a staffing agency you’ll need to know how to land the business that will pay the bills. In this post I’ll share my process of creating a UX Design proposal […]

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How To Configure WordPress SEO by Yoast

As we all know, the web is more crowded than ever. Like most things related to user experience design, successfully ranking for your intended keywords takes careful thought and planning. And great plugins. In this post I’ll show you how to configure the free version of WordPress SEO by Yoast to help you rise above the […]

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Resource Allocations: Who’s Working On What?

Projects. Lots of projects. The more of them you have, the busier you get, and that’s usually a good thing. You want your team to stay busy. But what happens when lots of projects start stacking up on top of each other and the same people are working on them? Overwhelm. Delays. Traffic jams. Unhappy […]

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Should UX Designers Know How To Code?

I’ve been involved in corporate web design for almost 20 years and have never needed to know how to code. But that’s changing this week. I finally bit the bullet and signed up for a web development course on Udemy. I’m excited to dive in and explore what’s possible. It’s taken me a while to get brave […]

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UX Sketching: Whiteboard 101

In my experience, the best UX/UI designs result when teams work together to sketch out their ideas based on solid user research combined with a clear understanding of business needs. The resulting sketches enable teams to clarify their shared thinking “on paper”, make abstract ideas more tangible, and explore multiple design options quickly. This process […]

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What's Your One Thing?

What’s Your One Thing?

Last week I read The One Thing by Gary Keller. If you haven’t picked it up yet, it’s a great book and I highly recommend it. In this post I’ll share how finding your One Thing can simplify your life and give you a laser focus for anything you want to accomplish. In my last […]

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Your Year In Review

Your Year In Review: Reflect And Celebrate!

As 2014 draws to a close I thought it would be good to take stock of the year and start figuring out what next year will bring. I’ve actually been doing lots of 2015 planning since Thanksgiving, but the last week of the year is when things usually quiet down long enough that I can really […]

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10 Gifts For UX Designers Under $50

Happy Holidays, everyone! Here are 10 honest-to-goodness physical products (not software) for UX Designers that won’t break the bank and will be a hit for that special techie in your life. Hope this makes your holiday shopping a bit easier. FYI, some of these links have affiliate links in them, so if you make a […]

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How To Write Storyboards For Hero Banners

Most corporate websites have some sort of hero element on them, usually an animated banner to draw attention to the home page. These components can be very effective or fall completely flat, depending on the strategy behind them. In this post I’ll show you how to write them from concept to finished piece, and provide […]

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