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  • Design

    What is an Innovation Workshop?

    Posted by Rocksauce Studios on 07/31/19

  • Thoughts

    The #1 Digital Innovation Trend of the Decade: IIoT

    Posted by Teresa Seale on 12/10/19

  • Q & Answers

    Does Branding Matter on Internal projects?

    Brand is reputation. It's how people know you. It's often based on corporate culture and corporate values. It's what you are in the community. It's how people remember you.

    Posted by Q Manning on 12/06/19

  • Q & Answers

    Explain a Design Sprint in 1 Minute…GO!

    A Design Sprint is the concept of setting aside a chunk of time, usually 4 to 5 days, to conduct back-to-back workshops and design/testing sessions. The process is meant to validate a product idea in…

    Posted by Q Manning on 12/03/19

  • Design

    5 Quick Tips for a Successful Expert Interview

    The expert lives with their issues on a daily basis. Sometimes, when engaging a designer, they'll downplay their own abilities to problem-solve through design, but we know from interviews they've been daydreaming ways to solve…

    Posted by Kati Presley on 11/22/19

  • Design

    Design Gone Wrong

    Posted by Teresa Seale on 11/19/19

  • Q & Answers

    Why Does “Ugly Design” Sometimes Work Better?

    Designers like to make beautiful things. Whether it's posters, logos, websites, or apps, designers want to make things they're proud of. Beautiful design lets a designer brag to their peers, "Hey! I did that!" Also,…

    Posted by Q Manning on 11/14/19

  • Design

    The Most Common Misconceptions About Design Teams

    "For most products I’ve worked on, maintaining a cohesive visual brand is tantamount to its ultimate success. It shouldn’t be figured out during the development phase because of how costly it would be to iterate…

    Posted by John Gholson on 11/12/19

  • Q & Answers

    Do Designers Need to Be Industry Experts?

    A designer's role is to solve problems by communicating to your user base through design. Your role is to be the expert on your subject matter and what you're trying to accomplish.

    Posted by Q Manning on 11/07/19

  • Q & Answers

    What Makes Innovation so Scary?

    Let’s look at something that has most of us spooked: innovation. I think most of us can agree that change is kinda scary. In society, and as individuals, we seek out what is familiar. With…

    Posted by Q Manning on 10/30/19

  • Design

    Austin Design Week: Service Design Q&A with Kati Presley

    "Service design starts from when a user enters the journey all the way through where the user might exit." - Kati Presley, UX D

    Posted by John Gholson on 10/29/19

  • Q & Answers

    What Is UI Design?

    User interface design matters. You can shortcut the process (and lower your chances of success), but it matters. A valuable UI design team will ask "why?" questions about the product so they can provide the…

    Posted by Q Manning on 10/24/19

  • UX

    A Prepper’s Checklist for User Interviews (Part Two)

    The issues on this checklist came from personal experience. Once again, your interviews will probably go just fine. That said, I’m sure I’d have had lowered my own stress levels if I’d had some backup…

    Posted by Madeline Olsen on 10/22/19

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