Jaclyn Taylor

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A Comprehensive Guide To Wireframing And Prototyping

(<i>This is a sponsored article</i>.) With the big picture established and your user interface considered, it’s time to start building some prototypes. My …

Prototypes

User Experience Is the Most Important Metric You Aren't Measuring

Though critical, user experience is often overlooked in website and app design.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>User experience is often overlooked in website and app design and, indeed, the design of many things. How many times have you felt compelled to push a door …

UX Design

6 Things Smart People Do to Have Really Interesting Conversations

Hate small talk? Tired of the same old questions? These six approaches will make you that much more interesting.<p>Next time you go to a traditional 'networking' event, a cocktail party or dinner, do us all a favor: lose the elevator pitch. That approach is quickly losing relevancy in making authentic …

George Mason University

UX Mapping Methods Compared: A Cheat Sheet

<b>Summary:</b> Empathy maps, customer journey maps, experience maps, and service blueprints depict different processes and have different goals, yet they …

UX Design

There’s a glaring mistake in the way AI looks at the world

As humans, we’re pretty good at knowing what we’re looking at. We might be fleshy and weak compared to computers, but we string context and previous experience together effectively to understand what we see.<p>Artificial intelligence today doesn’t have that capability. The brain-inspired artificial …

This Leadership Book Is One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Ever. Here's Why You Need to Reread It | Inc.com

In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies to develop programs that help their highest potential leaders take that next step.<p>Regardless of the circumstance, we …

Leadership

Art Direction & Graphic Design: Under Armour | Cal

I won't hide it, I am a huge fan of Under Armour. I am a fan of their brand, material quality and particularly the collaboration work they do. Let's …

How Design Thinking Influences Business Building | Inc.com

Design thinking has evolved as an extremely effective method to not only identify and address customer challenges, but to really impact the overall design of your business. At its core, the methodology focuses on solving complex problems, and when effectively applied to business it can dramatically …

UX Design

Artificial Intelligence Has Officially Infiltrated the Fintech Industry | Inc.com

When artificial intelligence in business became public knowledge, there was a general freak out about all of the jobs that would be lost to the robot overlords. If AI assistants wormed their way into marketing and sales departments and could more effectively perform the work of human employees, how …

Artificial Intelligence

The 10 best free graphic design courses online

Want to learn new skills, or refresh the fundamentals of your graphic design knowledge? We’ve previously brought you some great graphic design …

Graphic Design

For a dollar, an AI will examine your medical scan

A company called Zebra Medical Vision (Zebra-Med) has unveiled a new service called Zebra AI1 that uses algorithms to examine your medical scans for a dollar each. The deep learning engine can examine CT, MRI and other scans and automatically detect lung, liver, heart and bone diseases. New …

Medical Technology

8 things science says predict divorce

No one can say with 100% certainty that a couple is heading for disaster.<p>But social scientists have gotten pretty good at predicting who's <i>most likely</i> to wind up there. These couples share certain commonalities — in the way they fight and the way they describe their relationship, but also in their …

University of Washington

How to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation, According to Science | Inc.com

Caroline Webb, the renowned economist, leadership coach, and author of <i>How to Have a Good Day,</i> has helped hundreds of organizations be more effective through behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience.<p>In a recent interview with award-winning podcaster David Burkus, she gave some keen …

Marketing

4 Things Smart People Do When They're Tasked With a New Project (Other Than Panic) | Inc.com

Recently, I was asked to take over an existing project. And, like most people, my first inclination was to feel completely intimidated and overwhelmed.<p>This assignment -- along with its longstanding processes and its related team members -- was all brand new to me. And, if that wasn't enough to have …

Self-confidence

22 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream | Inc.com

Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He challenged other people to work harder, work longer, and do <i>more</i> -- sometimes more than they thought was possible.<p>Jobs was ... well, let's just say that Steve Jobs was demanding.<p>But he also believed in the power of asking.<p>I've never found anybody that …

Self-improvement

You’re not an AI company until you’re a full-stack company

From Siri and Alexa becoming household names to Apple recently announcing its new HomePod smart speaker, artificial intelligence finally seems to have made the jump from the world of futuristic science fiction straight into our own homes. The variety of tasks that AI creations are taking on is …

5 Takeaways from the 2017 AIGA Design, Eye on Design Conferences

Where is design headed next? What are its most urgent conversational topics, its smartest practitioners, its most Instagrammable images? Design fans, …

Graphic Design

Mozilla proposes combined WebXR standard for virtual and mixed reality in the browser

Although we may disagree on the usefulness of VR and AR today, it’s hard to argue with the idea that it should be easier to develop for and deploy — especially on the web. That’s why Mozilla is working on a combined framework that gives developers standardized, well-documented tools with which to …

Augmented Reality

Researchers warn of new botnet that could take down the internet

Security group Check Point Research claims to have discovered a rapidly growing and evolving botnet which they believe could eventually take down the …

Internet of Things

Google built a new Trojan Horse to get inside every aspect of your life

Suddenly, Google is starting to look like a hardware company.<p>As the holiday gadget-buying season approaches, Google's offerings are starting to look more like what you'd see from Samsung or Apple, not a search giant.<p>It started this week with the launch of the new Pixel 2 phones, which, despite …

Artificial Intelligence

Best Prototyping Tools and Resources for Designers in 2017

You could have the best or the worst design idea, but you’ve no way of knowing which until you see it in action.That’s where prototyping is a big …

Prototyping

Design Your Wireframes With Content Hierarchy In Mind

An interface wireframe should clearly reflect the final product. But it should focus more on interactivity and usability rather than aesthetics and …

UI Design

Wireframe Kits

Overview<p>Introducing our newest mini kit, Connect UX Kit! Speed up your wire framing process with this assortment of 18 override-enabled hand …

Adobe’s XD prototyping and wireframing tool is now out of beta

XD is Adobe’s tool for helping user experience and user interface designers prototype and wireframe new mobile and web applications. The company started testing this application back in 2016; today, it’s finally coming out of beta. XD (which was previously known as the Adobe Experience Design tool) …

Wireframing

How to Spot a Machine Learning Opportunity, Even If You Aren’t a Data Scientist

Artificial intelligence is no longer just a niche subfield of computer science. Tech giants have been using AI for years: Machine learning algorithms power Amazon product recommendations, Google Maps, and the content that Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter display in social media feeds. But William …

Machine Learning

Learning to design virtual reality for accessibility

Virtual reality is pushing further into the mainstream, and we’re really excited about that at Runaway. It brings with it a lot of challenges but also, a host of possibilities for us as developers and designers. Not least of which is the constant drive to make VR experiences more seamlessly …

How Human Memory Works: Insights for UX Designers.

One of the greatest information processors we deal with in our everyday life cannot be seen or touched. It cannot be bought or sold as well as taken …

UI Design

On Building A Faster Horse: Design Thinking For Disruption

There is a famous quote (somewhat dubiously) attributed to Henry Ford: “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”<p>Customers can easily describe a problem they’re having — in this case, wanting to get somewhere faster — but not the best solution. Identifying the …

Design

Want A Design-Led Company? Hire “People Who Are Insanely Curious”

Habit chief innovation officer Heather Cutter shares tips for building a design-driven company from the ground up.<p><b>Heather Cutter is chief innovation officer at the nutrition startup Habit</b><b>. She spoke to Co.Design columnist Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women, a series of interviews with brilliant</b> …

Design