#UX101: Understanding bias

We are all biased… anyone who says otherwise is fooling themselves or lying. We are all biased because we are all human… We are the sum of all of our experiences, and those “inputs” influences our opinions and interpretation of…

Previously, on Arrested Development…

Like the guy in the $3,000 suit is going to tell you what he thought about the new Arrested Development season? COME ON! As many of you know, the “fourth season” of Arrested Development was released on Netflix on the…

OSS 117: Lost in Rio is just the cure for bad news

Jean Duardin is a genius. If you only know him from his award-winning turn in The Artist, then you don’t know the half of it. Before that film propelled him into international stardom, he was doing quite well for himself…

To learn UX/UI design quickly, what are the three most important skills to focus on?

Human psychology. Understanding users – what they need, want, and desire – is the crucial, seminal skill a user experience professional need. It influences everything – design, content, processes, features, you name it. Knowing WHO you are designing for helps…

#UX101: Working with legacy designs

I’ve found that most of the educational materials on user experience design gives the impression that UX design projects will always be a “from scratch, develop a new product or application” effort. In my experience, that’s rarely the case. While…

Blockbuster fatigue: Why I’m giving up on summer movies and movie theaters

Summer is upon us… the time of year where beaches are packed, the kids are out of school and Hollywood cranks out blockbuster after blockbuster to entertain the masses. I can’t remember a summer that didn’t have at least one…

How would you structure learning user experience design?

User Experience is a great discipline to get into, especially right now. Hundreds of companies around the world have started applying UX principles in their processes and products, and many more are starting to “get” that UX, properly applied, adds…