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Learn UI Design Course Demo

Today I’m super-stoked to share a short demo video of Erik Kennedy’s Learn UI Design course. Erik has graciously given me permission to show you behind the scenes of this excellent program. Obviously I can’t show you all 20 hours of video showing Erik designing dozens of interfaces in Sketch or all the awesome cheat […]

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What I’ve Learned About UI Design

Like many UXers, I’m a huge fan of Erik Kennedy’s Learn UI Design. This one course has done more for my design skills than anything else in the last couple of years. It’s helped me gain more confidence and add more value to client projects. Erik’s course will be open again in a few weeks, […]

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The Value Loop

Joe Natoli (Give Good UX) is one of my favorite UX thought leaders. One of his most compelling concepts is called “The Value Loop”. It’s the sweet spot in the middle of the classic UX Venn diagram. Why The Value Loop Is Important A value loop represents the intersection between Business Needs and User Goals. […]

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Make Your Own Sketch Sitemap Template

Design templates really come in handy when you’re on a deadline. Anything that speeds up your workflow can help you juggle your workload better. In this post I’ll show you how to make your own Sketch sitemap template, or you can download mine for your own use if you want. Why Make Your Own Sketch […]

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Mobile App Prototypes Using Sketch And Framer

Recently I’ve been experimenting with Framer, a prototyping tool that plays beautifully with Sketch. The two apps are a powerhouse duo for mobile app design. In this post I’ll take you through the steps I took to build a prototype of “Spork”, a fictitious iPhone app for foodies. While Sketch just announced its own prototyping […]

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