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10 UX Resources For Back To School

Summer is almost over with the arrival of back to school season. With that in mind, here are 10 great UX resources that will help you improve your UX design skills. The list includes several online and in-person courses and a few of my all-time favorite UX design books. Check them out and let me know […]

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10 Gifts For UX Designers Under $50

Happy Holidays, everyone! Here are 10 honest-to-goodness physical products (not software) that make great gifts for UX Designers. At less than $50 each, they 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 items include affiliate links, so […]

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Off To SXSW Interactive

Tomorrow I’m flying to Austin to attend the South By Southwest Interactive (SXSW) festival. This year should be a big one for UX design – there are a multitude of sessions devoted to this topic as well as writing web copy – so I’m really excited to be part of it. I expect to return […]

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Wireframe Nirvana: Plan Ahead For Changes

Building out a 50+ page wireframe deck is never easy, no matter which diagramming tool you use. Planning for iteration and change is the key to keeping your sanity and delivering a quality product. Here’s how I do it using pen, paper and Omnigraffle Pro on a Mac. Plan Your Attack Before you begin, study […]

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Get Fresh Ideas When You Unplug

While I absolutely love designing online spaces, it is incredibly healthy, refreshing and educational to go offline and completely unplug for a while. Every time I do it I return to my work thoroughly refreshed with new ideas for copy, wireframes and other web design deliverables. Here’s how my last unplugged adventure specifically helped me […]

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