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Reaching Business Goals with UX

How improving the user experience can help you improve KPIs Successful organizations measure and track results, and organizations that invest in a better user experience are twice as likely to consistently achieve their goals. Improving the user experience can improve key metrics and help you reach your year-end targets. In fact, user experience design can […]

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UX Portfolio: Tips to Make a Winning Portfolio

Ask the Designer: UX Portfolio best practices  Video Transcript If you’re a UX designer like me, you’ve probably been told that having a ux portfolio is essential. The question is – why? Portfolios show hiring managers, product managers, other designers, and others the work you’ve done, so they can assess whether you will be […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The animated beagle

When we redesigned our website in 2019, the animated beagle that had originally been featured on our home page was removed and archived. It was created by Bren Wilson, a talented character animator and friend of the Brummers.

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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.

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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.

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Fierce Females: Stories of Women in Design

Fierce Females is a new series of interviews with women in design. This series is intended to spotlight women in the design community and spark inspiration for anyone interested in design.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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