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Eight Tips For UX Projects In Complex Domains

Eight Tips For UX Projects In Complex Domains

Roxane Neal

How do you provide value quickly to your client or to your product team? How do you confidently argue for findings and steer designs when you are new to that industry’s domain? Below I share a few tips from Sarah Barrett, a few colleagues, and myself.

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Holistically Measure Projects in Just One Page: Part 2

Holistically Measure Projects in Just One Page: Part 2

Sarah Amos

In aiming to make a digestible but comprehensive summary, I knew I needed it to be visually clean yet detailed. I wanted to use the functionality of Excel, but I didn’t want it to look like a spreadsheet when it was printed.

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Tips for Success in Complex Field Research Projects

Tips for Success in Complex Field Research Projects

John Dirks

We user researchers often find ourselves in unusual places doing unusual things: in homes watching strangers set up media equipment, in passenger seats noting how drivers use in-car technology, in manufacturing settings observing CAD/CAM fabrication, in hospitals interviewing medical staff, just to name a few.

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Holistically Measure Projects in Just One Page: Part 1

Holistically Measure Projects in Just One Page: Part 1

Sarah Amos

My background is in numbers: I studied accounting in college and earned my CPA designation shortly thereafter. Financial qualification and measurement is a focus and a passion in my project management.

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Wrangling Complexity: Collaborating and Delivering Design on Enterprise Projects

Wrangling Complexity: Collaborating and Delivering Design on Enterprise Projects

Tristan Plank

Here are some things we have learned about navigating complexity, collaborating with stakeholders, and handing design off to development teams.

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Being Real in a Complex World

Being Real in a Complex World

Karen Clark Cole

I was recently asked how I cope as a busy person in a world that is becoming increasingly complex. I had to think about this. I’m not sure the actual world has become more complex, but how we communicate certainly has.

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Work Practice Matters

Work Practice Matters

Heidi Adkisson

The person hovered over OmniFocus at the start of each day? Yes, that would be me. Rewind 20 years and there I am again, but this time lugging about a three-ring Franklin Planner. Suffice it to say that planning and I go WAY back.

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Using the Livescribe Smartpen for Research

Using the Livescribe Smartpen for Research

Heidi Adkisson

Stakeholder interviews, user research, user testing—all are integral to our approach on a Blink design engagement—and all require superior note-taking skills. Enter the Livescribe Smartpen. I’ve found the Smartpen to be an invaluable tool for note taking of all kinds, but particularly for note taking during research.

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Agile Development – Meet Your New Friend, Old-School Architecture

Agile Development – Meet Your New Friend, Old-School Architecture

Michi Broman

We are often asked by potential clients if we “do Agile.” Being part of an outside firm, fitting into a client’s agile process can be a curious and interesting challenge given the variety of ways we see agile methodologies applied.

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Why Your UX Team Needs a Project Manager

Why Your UX Team Needs a Project Manager

Serena Down

Project management allows UX researchers, designers, and strategists to focus on the right problem at the right time, without losing sight of the bigger picture.

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Usability Testing of Fruit

Usability Testing of Fruit

Kelly Franznick

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you did a usability test of fruit? We did. Blink created this fun look at something near and dear to our hearts – usability testing. We hope you enjoy it!

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Nine Tips for Bringing Mobile UX to the Enterprise

Nine Tips for Bringing Mobile UX to the Enterprise

Roxane Neal

If you—a business analyst, solutions architect, IT project manager—have limited UX resources or experience but need to design a mobile experience for your internal applications, we’re here to help with nine handy tips.

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