Agile development has become a standard practice at many companies. Developers love Agile’s emphasis on code quality and sustainable pace. Managers love frequent delivery of features with greater visibility into the process. Yet, important questions remain. What is the role of UX designers in an Agile project? How can we work at a sustainable pace? […]

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In this 60-minute video caught live at An Event Apart Austin 2013, Jared M. Spool explains why “It’s a Great Time To Be A UX Designer.” Jared is the founder of User Interface Engineering, a leading research, training, and consulting firm specializing in website and product usability. One of the most effective, knowledgeable communicators on […]

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One of the core things that responsive design has taught us is that we have to be comfortable with the ambiguity of not knowing what the size of our canvas is going to be. Input has that same ambiguity. It is transient. It is unknowable. Reconciling that understanding from a design and implementation perspective is […]

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Kelley McDonald, NavigationArts’ Director of Information Architecture, describes why user research and usability testing are critical to Web projects. Neglecting the online user experience can cost organizations more in the long run.

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Much of the conventional design process and documentation we rely on is ineffective when it comes to communicating how we want our designs to translate across a wide range of devices and screen sizes. This talk is all about producing effective, efficient deliverables for an increasingly mobile-accessed Web, and practical design methods you can put […]

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NavigationArts’ Director of Information Architecture, Kelley McDonald, discusses how to engage site visitors through effective site structure and relevant content.

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Following the outstanding success of the ‘Great IxDA Debate’ at Interaction12, Dublin, SapientNitro & IxDA have joined forces once again to organize another ‘Great UX Debate’ at Interaction13, Toronto. On the morning of January 31st, join a panel of five industry experts and over 300 UX practitioners, to play your part in resolving some of […]

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This spring the Exploratorium, a world-renowned museum of science, art and human perception, relocated from its home of over 40 years to a new location at Pier 15 on the San Francisco waterfront. The move was the culmination of over 10 years of planning, design, development, and installation. Throughout the process, the Exploratorium used extensive […]

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Speaker(s): Daniel Burka, Jake Knapp, Nadya Direkova

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Though design research has become common practice at product companies, it often produces insights that slip into the hazy distance as documents get lost on a hard drive, or ignored by someone in a different department. Worse still, efforts get duplicated when communication breaks down. UX teams have design research down to a science, but […]

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