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10 essential UX best practices to keep in your tool-box

By:Morgan Plappert on 8/5/2020

"User Experience" it's more than just a buzz word. Let me tell you why ...

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Wireframing vs. Prototyping and Everything In-Between

By:Morgan Plappert on 7/14/2020

Prototyping demonstrates ideas, and baking prototyping into your workflow can begin to shift the way you think and approach design problems as a whole.

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Favorite UX Resources for Prototyping
Favorite UX Resources for Prototyping

By:Morgan Plappert on 2/24/2020

The pros and cons, ins and outs of the top prototyping tools out on the market right now.

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The Fold: Above or Below?

By:Morgan Plappert on 1/31/2020

Let's take a look at the much debated concept of "the fold" from a user experience, design and strategy perspective.

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Trustworthiness in Design

By: Emilee Dover on 7/10/2019

Establishing trust with your users is a lot like dating. If you're wanting to make a lasting connection, you must climb up the trust pyramid.

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Design Systems

By: Ann Wood on 7/5/2019

Some big take-aways on the importance of design systems

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The Role of Microinteractions in Successful UX

By:Morgan Plappert on 7/1/2019

Sometimes it's hard to put things into words. Cue micro-interactions...

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The Importance of Curiosity in Design

By:Morgan Plappert on 4/26/2019

Curiosity enables creativity. Creativity enables innovation.

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Using UX Principles to Communicate and Work Better

By:Ben Wilson on 2/11/2019

Want to have a smoother, more productive workday? If you apply these core principles of UX design to your tasks and interactions, your wish will be granted.

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Designing UI - plugins.via

By:Jason Clark on 1/11/2019

A new designer discusses the exciting process of designing a website UI for the first time. If you're new to design, this one's for you!

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Vendetta Against Words

By:Jason Clark on 1/2/2019

Historically, icons and images were the most effective way to communicate to the masses, but times are changing. We go over the good, the bad, and the ugly of icons.

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UI Animation in eCommerce, Some Do's and Don’ts

By:Morgan Plappert on 11/2/2018

Applied with intention, animation can enhance your eCommerce UI by making it fun and memorable and drawing the user where you’d like them to go. Applied haphazardly, however, UI animations can be intrusive and annoying to a user.

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Embrace iterative design, create better products

By:Morgan Plappert on 7/31/2018

“I nailed it!” But did you really though?

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An argument for and against "Above the Fold"

By: Emilee Dover on 9/27/2017

The notion of there being a box around an experience might be archaic, but there is still something about first impressions.

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The Internet's Bubble Wrap: Your 404 Page is More Important Than You Think

By:Morgan Plappert on 9/13/2017

Hand over that half-empty glass and let us show you a few examples of how to turn possible frustration into opportunity.

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Search is hard, unless you’re using Algolia.

By:Mark Biek on 11/17/2016

Search is hard Look, sometimes it’s enough to slap Google Custom Search onto a website and call it a day. For simple content sites where you just need the basics, that can be the easiest way to go about it.

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A Clever Mobile Image Orientation Display Trick

By: Joel Eckert on 9/7/2016

Utilizing the orientation of your mobile device as a control mechanism for a string of images can be pretty awesome.

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