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UX Design, UI Design and No Design  —  Oh My!
UX Design, UI Design and No Design  —  Oh My!
Aug 8, 2017 // 5 min read

Can I share with you that I am not that fun at parties. For those of you who have met me in person, that will make sense, and you won’t be surprised that my go-to small talk question (a party faux-pas) is “what do you do for work?” I actually love…

Don't Leave Behavioral Economics Behind
Don't Leave Behavioral Economics Behind
Jul 25, 2017 // 6 min read

I have this problem right now. I’ve been trying to cut down on discretionary spending (especially recurring payments). This means no Netflix and even my precious gym membership is on hold. It also means my Audible membership has been canceled. In…

Sprinting Like a Designer
Sprinting Like a Designer
Jul 11, 2017 // 4 min read

So you know how the Olympics has a bunch of different sports? Sports where individuals are competing for time? We can all agree that there are different kinds of sprinters — runners, cyclists, swimmers, oh my! What if there were also other kinds…

Value-First Communication
Value-First Communication
Jan 31, 2017 // 8 min read

Communication is one of those tricky things that we only notice when it’s done poorly. As a marketer, you know the product you’re positioning has value. But do you know how to effectively communicate that value to your customers and prospects?…

Keep eCommerce Findability in Mind
Keep eCommerce Findability in Mind
Sep 9, 2016 // 3 min read

Replacing Shoes, Replacing Shopping Habits The story starts with a pair of Sam & Libby sandals I honestly didn't think I would like from Target. I was hesitant to join the metallic shoe trend, but these were a tactful mix of multiple metallics (how…

Good UX Wouldn’t Be So Hard to Find
Good UX Wouldn’t Be So Hard to Find
Jul 27, 2016 // 2 min read

As a UI designer, it is pretty easy to find yourself encountering bad UX design examples.

Is Flat Design Falling Flat With Users?
Is Flat Design Falling Flat With Users?
Dec 11, 2015 // 3 min read

It’s no secret to anyone who has worked with me that I’m not a huge fan of flat design. It’s not that I don’t like the look of the design itself, but more that the clean lines and lack of depth makes it significantly more difficult for users to get…

Clearing the Clutter
Clearing the Clutter
Dec 3, 2015 // 4 min read

I hate newspapers. Not news, just newspapers. I hate them because CLUTTER. Seriously, I feel like we should all pause and applaud the newspaper industry, because the amount of words, data, and images they cram onto any given page is remarkable. And…

Don't Be Interface Incompetent
Don't Be Interface Incompetent
Dec 1, 2015 // 6 min read

We’ve all experienced it. You open a website or an app for the first time and immediately feel confused about where to start. Not a great sign.

UX We're Thankful For
UX We're Thankful For
Nov 23, 2015 // 10 min read

It’s the time of year when we pause to consider all we’re thankful for (and to gorge ourselves on carbs and turkey, only to fall into a tryptophan-induced coma while we attempt to watch another football game). Gratitude is often so underemphasized,…