Emily Walters

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The 5 Traits in Addition to Talent You Need to Watch for When Building Your Team

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most startups launch as solo businesses or with a very small staff. The environment is family-like, with employees who know each other well and understand what makes their fellow team members tick. When companies take off and find success …

Employment

7 Things No One Told Me About Being an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people become entrepreneurs because they want to take charge of their financial future and enjoy the freedom entrepreneurship can provide. While the allure of entrepreneurship is strong, there are some realities you should be aware …

What It’ll Take To Put Humans On Mars, Visualized

Last week, NASA successfully flight-tested its new Orion spacecraft, the first step in the project the space agency says will eventually take humans to Mars. The reason for the test was to see how this new spacecraft would hold up in the extreme conditions it would face on a trip to Mars. But, as …

IK Prize 2015

YouTube

You’ll soon be able to buy the NoPhone, a phone that isn’t a phone at all

The NoPhone is the most secure handheld device ever created. Not only does it not require upgrades, but it has no camera, no data connectivity, and …

Gear & Gadgets

The Future of UX Leadership: Radical Transformation

In this first installment of our series, we’ll focus on three main points:<p>the problem that UX teams currently confront<br>• the role that design-driven …

4 UX Lessons I Learned Playing with Toys

<b>Around the same time I became a father, I was just entering the UX world, trying to figure out, how to make my product, Wideo, understandable, easy</b> …

The First Step In A Design Challenge: Build Team Understanding

Before embarking on a design sprint, make sure the players involved come to a common understanding, writes Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp.<p>[<i>Editor’s note: This is the third post in a seven-part series from Google Ventures Design Studio on how to conduct your own design sprint. Read the first post here;</i> …

frog

COLLECTION NO. 9SXSW 2016Follow frog as we cover the South by Southwest Interactive Festival live from Austin, Texas.4 Stories 2 Contributors …

Get out of the Lab and into the Real World

Conducting user research in the lab is convenient isn’t it? You get everything set up, order the coffee and sandwiches, and off you go.<p>You learn some …

30 essential UX tools

When developers build websites, they often focus on the layout and technical features but neglect one very important aspect — how the user …

Post-it Brand Digitizes Collaboration With Innovative New Post-it® Plus App

I’m a chronic list-maker and a Post-it® Note junky. Just ask my monitor, who wears a necklace of colorful Post-it Notes with reminders, to-do items, …

Stereotesque Font Family from Stereotypes

Stereotesque, a stylish grotesque font family from foundry Stereotypes.<p>Sascha Timplan is a graphic designer as well as typeface designer based in …

Simon Sinek Explains Why Leaders Put Others Ahead of Themselves

Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything

Launching a new enterprise—whether it’s a tech start-up, a small business, or an initiative within a large corporation—has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. According to the decades-old formula, you write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, introduce a product, and start …

User Experience Color Wheel - UX Motel

<b>By: Megan @UXMotel Wilson</b><p>This user experience wheel shows the integral components to four main phases – strategic phase, production phase, …

The Next UX Revolution: Transforming Stodgy Enterprise Applications Into Engaging Experiences

<b>Three clicks instead of ten. Two steps instead of five. White space. Intuitive icons. Drag and drop.</b> As consumer UX underwent a renaissance over the …

The Rainbow Spreadsheet: A Collaborative Lean UX Research Tool

11 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Google’s Dead-Simple Tool For Making UX Decisions: 2 Jars Of Marbles

When the Android team wants to decide whether a design decision is good or bad, they turn to the least techie of tricks.<p>Nothing is perfect. So even for the most successful platforms, design needs to continuously evolve. But beyond mere gut instinct or that ephemeral talent of taste, how can you …

Requirements Gathering For Better User Experience Pt1

A great user experience is all about enabling users achieve their objective when using your artifact – be it a website, a software system or anything …

Interaction design: what we know and what we need to know

<b>Authors:</b><br>Steve Whittaker<p>Recently I sat on a national committee to evaluate HCI research funding. As part of that process, we discussed past successes …

Government design principles

1. Start with user needs<p>Service design starts with identifying user needs. If you don’t know what the user needs are, you won’t build the right …

Interviewing Humans

The goal of interviewing users is to learn about everything that might influence how the users might use what you’re creating. Good interviewing is a …

Web Development

MeasuringU: Measuring Usability with the System Usability Scale (SUS)

It is the 25th anniversary of the creation of the most used questionnaire for measuring perceptions of usability.<p>The System Usability Scale (SUS) was …

The History of User Experience Design

“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday. “ /Pearl Buck<p>Great design is timeless, but it’s not deprived of its history. Watch …

Customer Journey Maps - A 'Quick And Dirty' Technique To Create Them

A <b>Customer Journey Map</b> (CJM) is a very helpful tool that represents the whole interaction with a product or service in a transparent manner. It …

Wireframes

Starting a new project and making sure some of my ideas will actually work before opening up PhotoShop. So far so good - more to come. Created with …

Ux & Service design intro

Quick introduction to UX & service design, high-level process & some methodologies and inspiration.<p>This deck was created for the workshop on UCD for the built environment.

Using Brainwriting For Rapid Idea Generation

11 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Responsive Full Width Tabs

View demo Download sourceA full width tab component with some example media queries for adjusting the icons of the tabs and the content layout. The …