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. ┬áThe current site, everyone agreed was confusing and not helpful in allowing users to…

Realizations in Design: Drifting Into Madness

While there is much to be said, homage to be made to our generous muse– User Centered Design (UCD) –there is a way of a siren about her. Lost in her song, we Designers are prone to drift for days in a trance, toward fractured…

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…

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….