8 Points to Help Aspiring Designers Find Career Focus

8 Points to Help Aspiring Designers Find Career Focus

For UX designers just starting out, narrow your focus and develop your pitch to prospective employers.  Analyze the UX work you've done so far with this 8 step self-assessment guide. Use our handy Google Doc to get you started.

How improv can boost your design collaboration skills

How improv can boost your design collaboration skills

Improv can sharpen communication skills, creativity, and presentation skills. It also improves teamwork and helps to create a positive work environment. Here are some practical tips we took away from our team's improv training.

Meet Lindsay

Meet Lindsay

We’re proud of the team members that make up Slide UX and want to give you a chance to meet them. Our Meet a Slider series continues with a profile of Lindsay Winters, a user experience designer who specializes in interactive & visual design - not to mention, damn good note taking during usability.

Mobile Usability Research in a Pinch

Mobile Usability Research in a Pinch

In a session All Things Open 2016 in Raleigh, NC, Erin shared specifics on how to spin up quick and inexpensive mobile usability tests that your entire team can watch in real time. She covered recruiting and schedule, streaming and recording, fielding real-time observations from the team, and turning around an analysis within hours or days instead of weeks. Attendees learned how, with a minimal upfront investment, their teams can fulfill the Agile/Lean vision of continuous, user-centered improvement.

Meet Chad

Meet Chad

Prior to joining Slide UX, Chad co-founded Smith & Robot, a creative technology agency building digital-first brands for ThoughtWorks and National Instruments. Prior to Smith & Robot, he was VP, Group Creative Director at T3. We were thrilled to announce that he joined the team in 2015. With his expertise, our capabilities expanded into brand development and concepting.

Creating Realistic Rapid Prototypes with Axure

Creating Realistic Rapid Prototypes with Axure

Learn how to use Axure to produce rapid prototypes that seem more like a finished product. You can allow users to input data, carry user data from one screen to another, or do different things depending on conditions you set.

Meet Megan

Meet Megan

Megan is our team's go-to for user research. When she's not in the field talking to users, she's either resolving usability problems through interaction design, or she's talking about how much she loves her cat. Get to know what Megan thinks about the UX field and working at Slide UX.

Four Tips for Gaining & Retaining Users

Four Tips for Gaining & Retaining Users

How can I grow my customer base? What’s the trick to retaining new users?

These are two of the questions most commonly asked by our startup clients. There isn't a one-size-fits-all solution but, Kenneth Berger, a former Project Manager at Slack, shared a few road-tested tips at a recent Product Austin event

Navigating the Emotional Waters of Design

Navigating the Emotional Waters of Design

When “the feels” become a factor, where do software teams even start? Visual design and copy decisions can throw subjective obstacles into otherwise linear design process. Because humans see color, shape, imagery, and words through personal and cultural filters, two intelligent people can disagree on creative aspects and they can both be right.

OUR FREE BOOTSTRAP 3 GRID TEMPLATE FOR PHOTOSHOP CC

OUR FREE BOOTSTRAP 3 GRID TEMPLATE FOR PHOTOSHOP CC

One step to any responsive web project is establishing the grid and breakpoints. But because Bootstrap 3 describes its grid in dev-speak, UI designers who are using Bootstrap 3 for the first time often find themselves asking, "What are the exact column dimensions of the Bootstrap grid?" Use our free responsive grid templates for Photoshop to start your next Boostrap 3 project with certainty that your columns are right.

Our FREE Bootstrap 3 Grid Template for Sketch, Photoshop CC & Axure

Our FREE Bootstrap 3 Grid Template for Sketch, Photoshop CC & Axure

One step to any responsive web project is establishing the grid and breakpoints. But because Bootstrap describes its grid in dev-speak, UI designers who are using Bootstrap for the first time often find themselves asking, "What are the exact column dimensions of the Bootstrap grid?" Use our responsive grid templates for Sketch and Axure to start your next Boostrap project with certainty that your columns are right.

Do-It-Yourself Recruiting for User Research

Do-It-Yourself Recruiting for User Research

User research is a crucial step to product success. A DIY participant recruiting approach can cost less, take less time, and is likely to yield more research participants.

 

Saving Time As You Prototype

Saving Time As You Prototype

Prototyping doesn't have to be a time-consuming, complicated endeavor. Avoid rework by checking out this summary of our 6 tips for saving time in rapid prototyping, our guest blog post for InVision. 

Innovating through Customer Pain Points

Innovating through Customer Pain Points

As designers and researchers, we love it when companies are obviously paying attention to our needs. Check out these examples of companies making clear efforts to solve their users' pain points and our tips for getting the inspiration to innovate.

Sketch Early, Sketch Often

Sketch Early, Sketch Often

Want to save some time in your design process? Check out the importance of sketching and get some helpful tips for making it part of your normal routine.

Understanding Project Conflict

Understanding Project Conflict

In addition to the pressures of time, budget, and scope restraints, project teams are comprised of different individuals who have different personalities. It's no wonder that projects can become the perfect storm for creating conflict. In this blog, Hanna discusses three categories of conflict and ways to address each of them.