User INTERFACE DESIGNER
Our resident Android fanboy, Travis has a is also an experienced UX designer and serious UI prototyper.
Since joining Slide UX, Travis' claim to fame is having gone very, very deep into the mobile design of one enterprise client, developed a specification system for their mDot, iPhone, Android, and iPad applications that ensures cross-platform consistency, requirements traceability, and clear communication of changes release after release.
Before joining Slide UX, Travis served Director of User Experience at Rocksauce Studios, an Austin-based mobile development shop, where he spent his days creating highly functional mobile prototypes using Axure. He tried his hand at being a painter in NYC before earning his BFA in Graphic and Interactive Communications at Ringling College of Art and Design.
In his spare time, Travis enjoys building things, grills on the barbeque pit, and keeps the rest of us up to speed on all flavors of modern conspiracy theory. You'd be surprised to learn how many people have disappeared in national parks!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once you've engaged a UX partner, it's time to organize your own team. A well-chosen group of internal stakeholders will build a productive agency relationship that yields great results. Here's how
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.
Diary studies are a useful and often inexpensive research tool for learning how customers actually feel about — and use — your product.
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