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  • 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

  • Design

    5 Quick Tips to Get Creative (Even If You’re Not!)

    Not everybody considers themselves "creative." I'll let you in on a secret, though - everybody is creative. Here are five quick tips to get more creative, especially if you consider yourself someone who isn't.

    Posted by John Gholson on 10/07/19

  • Design

    Letting You In on the Benefits of Product Design

    The way a product is built matters more than a great idea. That's the foundation of product design. But how can you make sure product design is done right?

    Posted by John Gholson on 10/02/19

  • Business

    How to Introduce New Systems Without Headaches

    Teams are often resistant to new systems. We get it. There are a lot of different reasons a new system rolls out to frustration. We're going to let you in on some secrets that make…

    Posted by John Gholson on 10/01/19

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