Category Archives: How We Work

Notes from an UX Consultation

During one of our recent UX consultations– as is often the case– we hosted members of a UW department who needed some help navigating the early stages of a full-site redesign.  The current site, everyone agreed was confusing and not helpful in allowing users to quickly find the information they were looking for.  However, how […]

AngularJS Quickstart for Designers

Within the past year, our organization has gone through some major technology changes. Although the changes have been productive for our developers, they often result in some amount of challenges for designers, as we need to keep up with the rapid pace of change. As a designer, I am always looking for tools to bridge […]

UX@UW Roundtable: Designing in the Browser

Over the last year many blog posts have appeared on the web about the benefits and consequences of “designing in the browser,” which simply means foregoing the traditional use of image manipulation tools like Photoshop in the process of crafting visual mockups of a design and instead choosing HTML, CSS and Javascript code to build […]

Innovation Produces Fascinating Corpses: Part III

My house is filling with beautiful sound emanating from my living room speakers. It is a single tape loop playing and it has been playing for the last 45 minutes. At first I was entranced by it, then lulled into meditation, and now fully contemplating its relevance to my current thoughts. The loop is slowing […]

Premature implementation: Taking our time to do mobile the right way

Lately, I have been hearing the internets buzzing about Responsive Web Design (RWD) as being the be-all and end-all of modern web design practice. There are both positive and negative blog posts about RWD – this one in particular is not intended to be either. For the most part, I think RWD is a great […]

Innovation Produces Fascinating Corpses: Part II

Looking over the archive of old innovation projects that lay in various states of documentation and completion, I get the feeling of surveying of a beach littered with grand corpses of fascinating creatures in various states of decay. Being a sympathetic soul, one might be inclined to think, “What a waste. These creatures are born, […]