Infographic Best Practices

I had the opportunity to help out with an infographic design recently and it gave me to a great opportunity to explore this communication medium in general.  There are some really great examples on Pinterest, and I highly recommend that as a tool for visually browsing…

Whether you are the note-taker, or the researcher reviewing a recording, it is important to find a good short hand for taking notes. It must be quick, but also easily scannable and understandable by other. Below are 8 tips I put…

No New Mail - Updated!

I had a  specific experience with Gmail lately that left me craving some character and delight. Now I consider character and delight to  be two very different aspects of user experience design. Delight is the cherry on top of a good…

Interface design is a complicated process. Designs are rarely created in an ah-ha moment so much as they are the result of a process that takes lots of time and thought. Designing interfaces involves lots of analysis, many conversations and…

Is the Save Disk Icon Dead?

I was recently posed with the question of whether the save disk icon should be removed from software as a majority of software users have never actually used a floppy disk. Not to mention that save these days usually takes…

UX Tidbits - July

This month I have been getting back into graphic and web design a bit more, and wanted to explore some of the basics. Here are some nice reference articles on the basics of visual and interaction design. Design Links 11…

I’ve been writing a lot and publishing a little lately as I’ve been working on fine tuning some ideas. In the mean time, I’ve also been reading a lot and decided to start sharing some of the tidbits that I…

AOL's new Alto Mail

A came across an article today by Fast Co Design regarding AOL’s ALTO email program. I’m not sure what rock I’ve been under during the holidays that I haven’t heard of this yet, but it has definitely got my interest. If you’re…

Information Architecture vs. Interaction Design

I am often surprised to find that many practitioners do not feel there is much difference between Information Architecture (IA) and Interaction Design (IxD) as I find the differences to be rather distinctive. I feel both deserve unique recognition as both have their own…

The Power of A/B Testing

When it comes to increasing conversions on click through and sign up, and testing the nuances of design all of my favorite articles are coincidentally about A/B testing. Below I will discuss two of those posts, one about Sidelinesapp.com and one about…