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How to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in your design workplace

Panel of design leaders share thoughts on DEI UX in ATX hosted a panel discussion of design leaders across the US on how to create a space at work where everyone can feel safe, accepted, and heard. Panelists: Ron Infante – IxD, Frog Rich Le – Product Design and Web Design Consultant Candace Anderson – […]

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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 archive

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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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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What is usability?

How usable is your product? I have a love-hate relationship with some digital products, and it’s because of their usability. Well, mostly hate in some cases. And not because I don’t love the idea. But using the software is frustrating and drives me crazy. Take Jira, for example, a cloud-based project management software from Atlassian. […]

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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 […]

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