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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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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Why it’s ok to have boundaries

“We jump through hoops for you” was our long standing catchphrase here at Standard Beagle, however looking back over the past 5 years, it’s something that led us all to the brink of burnout. We were so hyper-focused on jumping through hoops, we didn’t ever stop and look at what that sort of reactionary pace […]

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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.

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Which eCommerce platform is right for you?  

As a digital agency, we are often tasked with either helping a client choose an ecommerce platform, or with customizing their chosen platform to their individual needs. While our approach is often customized on our client’s needs, there are several key elements that business owners who want an ecommerce solution need to consider.   We […]

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What You Need to Know about WordPress’ Gutenberg

Page builder to come with WordPress core If you have a WordPress site, it’s likely you’ve heard about a new feature that was released recently as a beta and will be part of the WordPress 5.0 update: Gutenberg. Gutenberg is WordPress’ answer to the demands for page builders. For many years, plugins, like Visual Composer […]

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How to use CSS animations to improve user experience

The Cascading Style Sheet, more commonly known as CSS,  not only styles your website in terms of colors, buttons, font selections, but can also help give users feedback and improve their experience on your site. Using a few different techniques you can really improve UX on your site. Examples Hover effects – different effects for hover […]

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