Chad Allen

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The One-Way Train Ride to an Outdoorsman’s Playground

When I asked the cabbie if clear, sunny days like this were common in Vancouver, he joked that he didn’t know the North Shore Mountains were there …

Hiking

Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in Utah

Utah.<p>Just speaking that name is enough to bring chills to mountain bikers all over the world. One of the most renowned mountain bike destinations of …

17 things only someone who’s been to Idaho will understand

1. Idaho is more than just potatoes.<p>Idaho’s combined public lands total 12 million acres, including 2.4 million wilderness acres and 3,100 miles of …

Designing With Your Clients

There must be a better way — a way that enables you to produce outstanding design and maintain your profit margin.<p>The answer lies in involving the …

Don’t blame the designer

“When is the design for the new site going to be done?”<p>As managers, it’s easy for us to blame our design team for missing deadlines. But are your …

Where To Find Great Designers

Irene Au, a partner at Khosla Ventures and former design lead at Google, offers 10 tips for finding the best design talent.<p>Where do you find designers to hire?<p>I’ve hired some terrific people from Walmart.com and Bank of America.<p>Twenty-five years ago, you might’ve mined the halls of the Rhode Island …

UX Design

Checkpoint MN for Explore MN. A little project I worked on late last year. #badges

Explore MN - just the mark

How to Write a Winning Web Design Proposal & Get More Clients | JUST™ Creative

<i>This article has been contributed by Mike Hanski.</i><p>When you embarked on your chosen career path as a designer, your decision was probably driven by …

A Look At The Current Responsive Design Landscape (And How To Speed It Up)

This site has reinvented how travel sites will be built going forward (hopefully). Its attention to detail and stunning UX show how perceived speed …

How Do You Design Interaction?

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A step-by-step guide to project proposals

So your client asks you for a proposal, or perhaps you just think that writing a proposal would be a good idea. What do you need to include?<p>While a …

16 Things Calvin and Hobbes Said Better Than Anyone Else

To paraphrase E.B. White, the perfect sentence is one from which nothing can be added or removed. Every word plays its part. In my more giddy moments …

The Sum of the Parts

Designing a Content-First Approach<p>I first heard of “Atomic Design” in a presentation by Jeremy Keith at Breaking Development Nashville in 2011. He …

Prototypes

UX Flows: How to Create Navigations that Guide Your User to the Goal

Within the UX Flows column we’re defining a “UX flow” as the actions a user goes through on a website, which are directed by a UX designer. If the UX …

What UX isn’t

There’s still many common misconceptions about what user experience design (UX, UXD) is amidst many of the companies that need and want to invest in …

How to use reviews and testimonials to land more clients

Most freelancers find clients by word-of-mouth. So you should all understand the power of your previous client talking about you -- it’s the most …

KK Cards

Business cards for Kopf und Kragen arrived today. Check 2x for more.

Storymapping The User Experience

What does a great experience have in common with a great story? Everything. While creating an experience that engages, influences, and excites can sometimes seem daunting, crafting a great story is actually quite quick and easy.<p>See how simple storytelling techniques can transform your next product, …

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Why “Simple” Websites Are Scientifically Superior

Originally found on ConversionXL.com<p>In a study by Google in August of 2012, researchers found that not only will users judge websites as beautiful or …

Pragmatic UX Techniques For Smarter Websites

Christina Vodtke, author of <i>Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web</i>, recently tweeted the following:<p>There are three core disciplines in UXD: …

Pacificana Company

This is a current project i'm taking a part of, a bag company's re-brand. What do you think?

The Web Development Process

<i>The interactive feature in the July, 2013 issue of HOW Magazine is an article I wrote about the web development process. It’s called How Websites</i> …

Chelsea Weber on Twitter: "Check out an option for my new logo thanks to @chrisspooner Check out the tutorial! http://t.co/wm2dhUFu3L http://t.co/oWOKsWLHiv"

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How to Sell your Skills as a UXer

We all know there is fragmentation and confusion with job titles, job content and terminology in the experience design community.A designer may have …

Responsive Design: A Critical Piece of User Experience

Some clients think <i>responsive Web design</i> (RWD) is just another trend, while others focus on its ability to ensure that content looks good no matter …

Techniques for Responsive Typography

One of the most important aspects of responsive web design is responsive typography. When it comes to responsive type on the web, there’s more to do …