As designers, we shouldn’t be so quick blame our clients when things don’t work. When taxi drivers take a wrong turn, they don’t blame their passengers—they defer to their own knowledge and make informed decisions, preventing wrong turns all-together. Yet too often we see designers—and even industry thought leaders—mocking client requests. For example: “Can you…
Posts about Design and Usability
Any breakdown in the communication process could potentially cause disruptions with the client’s timescale and budget, and that’s what should ultimately be avoided.
To avoid the confusion caused by conflicting terminology and unclear roles, we use storytelling as a tool in our design process. What we’ve found is that including storytelling in our mockups improves the communication between us and our clients.
Whether it’s organizing PSDs or avoiding tricky form elements, designing websites in a developer-friendly way will help you stay on schedule, under budget, and not make your developer want to stab you — all important concerns for a healthy work environment.
To build applications quickly and effectively we have to take a lean approach and focus on the MVP. James discusses how to get your clients to think in MVPs, too.
The button. One of the most fun, pretty and integral parts of any interface. Learn how to design 4 of the most popular button styles.
An iterative process isn’t confined to design. It moves beyond that to encompass everything we do as a business.
Proven tactics to help you conquer your fear. Even a humble designer with no Hollywood ambition can get stage fright. Only you can beat it.
Wherever you’re reading this, you’ll know that the web can be accessed from pretty much anywhere nowadays. Technology is naturally adapting to our ever-changing lifestyles… and that’s a good thing.
The best way to take your idea from conception to completion, and make sure your site gets built as close as possible to the way you envisioned it, is to know exactly what you’re getting yourself into.