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User Testing from a Tradeshow Booth

There is nothing more rewarding than watching people use your app and seeing how they interact with it. User testing is a lot like making dinner for someone; you choose a recipe, ingredients, and...

Use Flexbox to Create a Sticky Header & Sidebar with Flexible Content

While re-designing the CanJS website, I ran into a few issues coding the new layout. I needed a way to create a fixed header and a fixed flexible sidebar that would adjust its width based on its...

3 Ways Knitting and Web Design Go Hand-in-Hand

After a technology-filled day at work, one of my favorite ways to relax is to sit with my dog and knit something. I love the tactile qualities of fiber. I can create something both appealing and...

The 4 Values That Make Bitovi’s Design Team Different

Lots of design teams can create attractive and functional apps. So what makes Bitovi's design team special?

10 Best Practices for Usability Testing within Agile Teams

While doing usability test on a project is a no brainer, it can be challenging to make it part of a fast-moving Agile environment. To overcome this challenge here are 10 best practices you can start...

Designing Configurable Interfaces

When designing web and mobile apps, we aren’t fully delivering experiences that allow the user to control the interface in a way that makes sense to them. We talk about delighting the user and having...

Style Guide Driven Development: A How To Guide To Improve your Development Workflow

Style Guide Driven Development (SGDD) is a fairly new term I first heard from Nicole Sullivan’s talk about her experience on a project for Pivotal Labs. But thinking about some more, I realized SGDD...

Embrace 7 Principles of Universal Design for Better Website Design

People have been studying design for ages, but we rarely see much crossover in the design fields (e.g., graphic design, web/app design, interior design, industrial design, advertising, film)....

Live Style Guides for Teams, Powered by DocumentJS

A team with both designers and developers needs a simple resource to share a project's styles and best practices. DocumentCSS generates a Live Style Guide so style documentation evolves along with...

Combining Documentation with Prototypes

UX designers have long used documentation as a means of communicating functionality and interaction for digital products. It has been successful for a long time and thousands of digital goods have...