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Optimizing images for web performance

This is part two of a two-part series on the best practices for designing with images. Read part one here. Inattention to images can slow down web performance and hurt your metrics. Here’s how designers can ensure they are optimizing images for web performance! Website performance is an essential factor for improved user experience and […]

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5 Best Practices for Designing with Images

This is part one of a two part series on the best practices for designing with images. Designing with images increases engagement Why? Humans are visual creatures This is why visuals matter when it comes to capturing the attention of people. In this article, we will review five best practices for designing with images that […]

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B2B SaaS design vs B2C SaaS design

How designing for B2B SaaS products is different from vs B2C SaaS products B2B SaaS product design has fundamental differences from designing B2C products. When designers work on B2B products, they need to approach key areas differently. Why? Because of the differences in how B2B companies use products. To be brutally honest, I came into […]

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How to design for a CMS

UX design for content management systems isn’t the same as designing for a static application Design for a CMS requires specific design techniques that allow for reusability and flexibility without breaking the design. It’s no secret that a large majority of web applications — including mobile apps — are powered by CMS. These include WordPress, […]

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Designing voice interfaces

What designers need to know about designing for voice apps Designing apps that use speech recognition software are fundamentally different from designing screens. Without visual guides, designers must focus on the UX writing and voice interaction of the app. Creating a voice user interface means the personality of the app is unseen and must be […]

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A Quick Guide to User Onboarding

What is Onboarding? When users first step into a product, they are bombarded with new functions. The services you offer may seem obvious to you. However, users with no knowledge of the process will have difficulty understanding your intentions. This is where user onboarding comes into play. Onboarding is the form of actively guiding users […]

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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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