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  • Design

    What is an Innovation Workshop?

    Posted by Rocksauce Studios on 07/31/19

  • 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

  • Design

    5 Quick Tips to Move Ideas from Discussion to Production

    Get everyone in the room and move ideas from discussion to production.

    Posted by Kati Presley on 10/18/19

  • Q & Answers

    Why User Testing Isn’t a Waste of Money

    You may have an idea, but getting that user feedback loop going allows you to find out if you’re solving the problem the way that people actually want it solved.

    Posted by Q Manning on 10/17/19

  • UX

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

    As a UX designer for Rocksauce, I’m kind of a prepper in my own right, but instead of bunkers and canned bread, I'm doing everything I can to avoid disaster

    Posted by Madeline Olsen on 10/15/19

  • Business

    The Three Scariest Things About Innovation

    Posted by John Gholson on 10/11/19

  • Design

    What Are the Best Tools for Innovation?

    Creating a new product requires a lot of different design tools, across all of the product's phases. Some tools carry over from phase to phase, but some are only useful for your needs at the…

    Posted by John Gholson on 10/09/19

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