Using Font Awesome icons outside the browser

Over the last year, we’ve become fans of Font Awesome – the iconic font designed for use with Bootstrap. We have used Font Awesome icons in MyUW Mobile and most recently in the UW Event Calendar redesign. In fact, we like Font Awesome so much…

Review: SyncPad

Any designer who has worked from a remote location with another team has faced some collaboration challenges. Skype is a great tool for face-to-face meetings, but what about when it comes to whiteboarding, or a designer’s need to show off live sketches of workflows and…

IA Summit 2012 Summary

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about mobile myths which was a summary of a session I attended at this year’s Information Architecture Summit in New Orleans. In this post I will summarize the rest of the sessions I attended during the summit.

IA Summit 2012: The Myths of Mobile Context

A few weeks ago, I had the good fortune to attend the IA Summit in New Orleans. The IA Summit represents a yearly “confluence of the best people and ideas in information architecture” and “the primary event for those redefining strategy and structure in support…

Are you experienced? If not (with User Experience), we can help!

Are you a University of Washington-affiliated group and in need of User Experience design advice? If so, then you’re in luck because we now offer free design consultations on UW-sponsored projects. To find out more, go to our brand-spanking new Consultation page, wherein you can…

Review: Lucidchart

Not too long ago I started using an online diagramming app called Lucidchart, which allows real-time collaboration in the creation of workflows, wireframes, mind maps, organizational charts, UML diagrams, and site mockups. I’m here to report that so far, for the few projects I’ve used…

A few of our sketches

Yesterday, Smashing magazine published a post on The Messy Art of UX Sketching and inspired us to share with you a few examples of our own messy sketches. When it comes to UX sketching, though, each individual in our team does things a little different….

Hello world!

Hello world indeed. Please let this first post serve as an introduction to our new blog, UX@UW, brought to you by the User Experience Team in the Academic and Collaborative Applications unit of University of Washington Information Technology. That sure was a mouthful. Put simply,…