Standard Beagle Blog
May 27, 2020
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. […]
May 19, 2020
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 […]
May 11, 2020
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 […]
March 30, 2020
User personas: What are they and how to use them
Learning how to use personas is key to effective UX design The user persona is a tool created by user experience designers to create empathy with the design team and stakeholders with the target user group. It’s a powerful design deliverable that connects the data from all of the research that’s been analyzed with the […]
March 23, 2020
Why is empathy so important in design?
User-centeredness relies on connecting to users via empathy Empathy is one of the most important soft skills you can have, especially as a UX designer. Connecting with humans by understanding their feelings and unique view of the world allows for better understanding. Once we have a deeper understanding of the people for whom we are […]
March 16, 2020
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 […]
March 11, 2020
UX in the Enterprise Organization
Standard Beagle hosted its third installment of UX in ATX on Tuesday March 10. This meetup featured a panel of experts discussing UX in the Enterprise Environment. The panel included Brooke Thrasher, an Austin-based UX designer at Deloitte Digital, Chris Risdon, Principal Designer at HEB, and Miguel Roblero, Senior Product Designer from Dell. The panel […]
March 9, 2020
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 […]
October 25, 2019
What do I need to know about web accessibility?
Why do I need to know about web accessibility? Did you know, 15% of the world’s population experience some form of disability? That is equivalent to roughly one-fifth of the global population. With that in mind, it is becoming a best practice to design and develop to avoid web exclusivity. Creating an accessible website would […]
February 19, 2019
The basics of innovation and design thinking
Incorporating innovation into your business model can prove to be very valuable for you and your company. It is the key to success in business now. Being on the forefront and continuously evolving and innovating gives a competitive advantage to your organization.
December 14, 2018
A Guide for User Testing
User testing can be very beneficial to the design and development of a project. Whether the product is a digital experience or a physical object, getting feedback from users who have no experience with the project is crucial to get valuable unbiased opinions.
November 27, 2018
5 trends we predict will be big in 2019
We typically stay away from trying to determine the future, however there are a few design trends we have been noticing lately that we think will really take off in 2019. Microinteractions – As users, we love those small elements that make us feel as if we are really interacting with a website – from […]