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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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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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Business
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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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Business
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How to strengthen remote communication

Tips for improving online communication With many companies working remotely for the first time, companies are adjusting to learning how to remotely communicate. For companies that have experience working with remote employees, this transition will probably go more smoothly. Still, there is always room to improve existing processes. Remote work intensifies the need to ensure […]

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Design

Our 13 favorite UX and development tools for remote collaboration

Working remotely? These tools can help teams optimize processes As the world shifts to remote work to combat the novel coronavirus disease, the question has become, “what tools are available?” Fortunately, there are many well-designed tools that facilitate remote teamwork. We implemented remote tools at Standard Beagle to help the team balance work with traffic […]

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Business

How investing in user experience design can help companies thrive in times of economic uncertainty

Understanding users can help companies navigate economic downturns by staying ahead Companies are worried. Coronavirus is sweeping its way across the globe. As the media covers COVID-19’s spread and impact, companies are feeling the effects. Air travel has reduced, conferences, like SXSW in Austin, have been cancelled, and retailers are seeing a run on items […]

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Business

Our favorite tools for project management

It can be overwhelming to manage a large book of clients and keep your projects in order, however over the years we have learned about what works for our agency. Over the years we have tried different software systems, and we have come up with a few systems that enhance our team, which ultimately helps […]

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Musings

My 5 Strategies for Enjoying the Holidays and Minimizing Stress

Do the holidays stress you out? It seems like the countdown to Christmas starts earlier and earlier each year. For my family, we actually start looking ahead to the holidays when my son auditions for a role in The Nutcracker, which takes place in September. And some stores are putting out Christmas merchandise as early […]

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Design

How we use Collaborative Design to better our designs

“Design is everywhere, inevitably everyone is a designer,” says Tim Brown of IDEO. Well, technically yes, everyone is a designer, but does this mean that everyone is a professional designer?  No. However we all have our own personal aesthetics, style, even ways we interact online with sites may vary from person to person.  It’s this […]

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Business

Why we say no to speculative work and design contests

Why do people ask designers to work for free? I’ve never understood why people ask me to design for free when they would never ask an architect, interior designer, or coffee shop to hand over a product without expecting to pay. Yet it happens frequently. Clients ask for speculative work and free pitches as a […]

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Business

Equifax and Security Breaches: Here’s What You Should Know

Cyber-security is crucial when almost every aspect of our lives is computerized. Security breaches happen often but not many can compare to the scale and severity of the Equifax data breach in 2017. In the span of around 2 months, hackers got ahold of personal information affecting 143 million Americans, roughly 44% of the population. […]

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Tips & Advice

Questions for the team: Which is better, Photoshop vs. Lo-Fi Mockups?

Sally does all of her wire-frame mock-ups low-fi, while Cindy does her mock-ups in Photoshop. It doesn’t really matter which method you use. It really comes down to the finished product and what the client asks for. Sometimes it’s much faster to do the majority in low-fi and then translate it into high-fi, but for […]

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