Chris Bank is the Growth Lead at UXPin, the UX Design App. He recently co-authored the Guide to UX Design & Process Documentation. Launching a great product can be like sending a rocket into outer space.
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Next time you're checking your Gmail for new messages, ask yourself this: Is my inbox a free-for-all where Amazon daily deals are jumbled with important memos from my boss? If you answered yes, you're
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Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor whose leaks have forever changed the international security world, addressed a packed auditorium at SXSW from Russia via a virtual Google hangout. AUSTIN, TEXAS—Edward
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The president is traveling the country calling for an increase in the national minimum wage. “It is a clear choice,” the president stated in Connecticut last Thursday. “Raise workers’ wages, grow our or