Amanda White

Dark Patterns: Experiences designed to trick you

Dark patterns intentionally mislead you Dark patterns are experiences that are designed to trick you into doing things you typically wouldn’t want to do. These are often carefully created user interface elements that aim to deceive the user. Harry Brignull was the first UX specialist to coin the term dark patterns to describe these deceptive […]

How to make your past skills relevant when moving into UX design

Many designers come to us thinking they are starting over to enter UX, but you can make your past skills relevant when moving into UX design UX in ATX hosted a discussion on how to make your past skills relevant when moving into UX design. The topics include how to make your past skills relevant, […]

UX in the Gaming Industry

An inside look at UX in the gaming industry UX in ATX hosted a panel of UX designers currently working in the gaming industry to discuss the unique aspects of UX in this industry. Panelists Stephanie Sarvis, Rotational Designer at Zynga Amber Holkenbrink, Associate UI/UX Lead working on Call of Duty: Warzone at Raven Software […]

Challenges Women Face in Design

In August of 2020, the Austin based meetup group, UX in ATX hosted a paneled discussion with women designers. The topic was, ‘Challenges Women Face in Design.’ Read more to review key discussion points from the meetup.

The UX Research Career Path

Many new UX designers want to learn more about the research career path That’s why the Austin-based meetup group, UX in ATX, hosted a paneled discussion in July 2020 with UX Research experts to talk about the research career path.

How to improve designer to developer communication

Why designers and developers should talk more Designer-developer communication improves product team efficiency. When designers and developers spend more time communicating, it’s easier to keep constraints on top of mind. Designers can also improve their process to ensure the developer can easily understand their decisions and ultimately can create a frictionless experience. There was a […]

Keeping Your UX Career Future Forward

Many junior UX designers worry about the future That is why the Austin based meetup group, UX in ATX, hosted a paneled discussion in June 2020 with experts from the local design community to talk about UX careers. The topic was, “Keeping Your UX Career Future Forward.” Watch the UX in ATX career meetup recording […]

How Figma streamlined our UX processes

Why we chose Figma It is important for companies to frequently reassess how they do things. One of the drawbacks of investing in new tools is the resources it takes to try out new software. Sometimes, a team may agree to try a new tool, but don’t necessarily take the time to learn. This can […]

Designing and Building a Turnkey Website

Genesis framework site provides turnkey design and development services Welcome to Fetch + Field Recently I was given the opportunity to create my first website for a sub-brand Standard Beagle, called Fetch + Field. Fetch + Field was created out of the sudden and unexpected need for small, local businesses to shift from brick and […]

How to implement design thinking in your workplace

Why implementing the design thinking process in your workplace is important It is important to implement design thinking in your work environment because it helps to simplify complex problems. By thinking like a designer, teams can learn to create human-centered solutions instead of solving problems based on assumptions. It helps to break down key issues, […]

How to Get Your First, Second, or Third Job in UX

In April of 2020, the Austin based meetup group, UX in ATX hosted a paneled discussion with experts from the local design community. The topic was, ‘How to Get Your First, Second, or Third Job in UX.’ Check out the meetup recording below or read through highlights topics.   How does a UX design advance […]

5 Benefits of Usability Testing

Benefits of Usability Testing The importance of testing How many times have you been to a website and thought, “Why can’t I find what I am looking for?”. Or, “I wish I could order online from this website instead of having to call in.” Thoughts like these are common when usability testing is not valued […]