Trip Carroll

143 Flips | 5 Magazines | 1 Following | 4 Followers | @Trip_Carroll | Senior Designer at Blackboard

Product Vs. Marketing Illustration

The language of illustration & how it is applied differently between product & marketing<p>There’s no hard or fast rule here. You can find an …

UI Design

Big Brands Using Illustration in 2018

A look at big brands using illustration in their products and on the web…<p>This post will be fairly brief with less visuals then usual, as I just …

Illustration

Design’s North Star

Telling the story of an inspiring future<p>Design, past and present<p>There’s no doubt that the tech industry’s general understanding of “<i>what is design?</i>” …

UX Design

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Illustrating a more human brand (part 1)

The history of Dropbox brand illustration<p>For years before I joined the Dropbox illustration team, I assumed the Dropbox illustrators had it easy. I …

Product Management

Design Thinking Education For the Masses

Learn how to use design thinking in your craft.<p>Educate & iterate is a website focused on bringing design thinking to the masses. Design thinking is a …

Design

Less Talk More Rock- Boing Boing

The native language of video games<br>is neither spoken nor written<p>By • Presented by Brandon Boyer<p>Not too long ago, Jordan Mechner and Eric Chahi were …

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Stevey's Google Platforms Rant I was at Amazon for about six and a half year...

Stevey's Google Platforms Rant<p>I was at Amazon for about six and a half years, and now I've been at Google for that long. One thing that struck me …

Three Elements of a Successful Platform Strategy

We typically think of companies competing over products — the proverbial “build a better mousetrap.” But in today’s networked age, competition is increasingly over platforms. Build a better platform, and you will have a decided advantage over the competition.<p>In construction, a platform is something …

Slack iPhone Redesign Concept

Current Slack UX pain points and how I propose to fix them.<p>📋 Description of the project<p>Like most people in the tech industry, I have used Slack in …

The Only UX Reading List Ever

This reading list is for anyone who wants to learn or deepen their knowledge in the disciplines of <i>User Research, Usability, Information Architecture,</i> …

Let’s innovate by being users

A few weeks ago I was chatting with my coworker about a health app her team was working on. She was certain that one screen had too much copy but …

The Top 5 Trends for Product Designers in 2018 (and Likely Beyond)

Ryan Wynia, Chief Practice Officer of MSTQ, on where product designers are headed this year.<p>Things move quickly in the digital realm, and frankly, it …

Design ethics aren’t someone else’s problem

On taking responsibility for our design decisionsThis is a modified version of Ferdinand Stöhr’s photo of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe …

The lies we tell ourselves as designers

Or “beware of euphemisms.”Photo by HeadwayWhat we say:<b><br>“Let’s look at it on Monday first thing in the morning with fresh eyes.”</b>What we mean:<br>“Dude, …

About intensity vs. consistency

Consistency, patience, and hard work can shape better organizations and better designers“Great culture—no matter where we are no matter how big the …

Illustration Process: Creating a Style – Muzli -Design Inspiration

Some tips to create an illustration style that is unique, well considered and consistent.<p>Ok, the reason I’m writing this article is that I’m always …

Graphic Design

The University of Arizona Tracked Students’ ID Card Swipes to Predict Who Would Drop Out

At the University of Arizona, researchers tracked the swipes of its freshman students’ ID cards to predict which students were most likely to drop …

When a Nudge Feels Like a Shove

These days more and more colleges are setting up systems that automatically email students when an algorithm determines they are academically at …

7̶ 8 Truths of Running an Illustration Team

Based on like actually just running one illustration team, so rly, what do I know?<p>1. The copy will change.<p>RIP anyone who is waiting on final</b> …

UX Design

Building a New Illustration Style for Shopify – Shopify UX

We were lucky enough to have a killer content team, who created some great resources about values, voice and tone that we could already map to. It’s …

Product Illustration at Scale - Meg Robichaud, Shopify

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You Can’t Just Draw Purple People and Call it Diversity

You can’t just draw their skin purple and call it diversity<p>So, like, actually. We kept drawing people with dark skin and they just looked like white …

Why Are Contextual Inquiries So Difficult?

What Is a Contextual Inquiry?<p>The Usability Professionals’ Association’s <i>Usability Body of Knowledge</i>, [1] defines a <i>contextual inquiry</i> as follows: “A …

Getting User and Customer Feedback: How to Conduct Remote Interviews

Traditionally, customer feedback is collected in a face-to-face manner, be it usability studies, focus groups, or one-one interviews: Users come to …

UX Design

Remote Contextual Inquiry: A Technique to Improve Enterprise Software

“We have recently been working with a research technique that we call ‘Remote Contextual Inquiry’ (RCI) to fill the research gap between data …

UX Design

​Without Addressing Basic Needs, Student Success Strategies Fall Short

College advisors and education leaders gathered in Nashville, Tenn., this week to discuss how to get more nontraditional students—such as full- and …