user experience

Web dev and specialization: Being a unicorn

Nov 04, 2014 | Posted in code, user experience
Poor dead unicorn When is a unicorn not a unicorn? This fall I attended a UX (user experience) meetup in Seattle. When people asked me what I did for work, I told them I was a full-stack developer with a specialty in UX. (In

UX, wearables and the Razer Nabu

Feb 04, 2014 | Posted in fashion-tech, user experience
Razer Nabu Wearables were all the rage at CES 2014, the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas. But was there anything truly new under the sun? I think there was: the dual-display Razer Nabu. It's not that the Nabu does anything ground-breaking. It tracks your

Why are we still wireframing in UX?

Oct 21, 2013 | Posted in user experience

Wireframes versus Rapid Prototyping

Last week, I had an interview with one of the largest tech companies in Seattle for a UX designer position. I didn't know what to expect. I was told it would be a technical interview, so I was prepared for the dreaded two-way code-window

Content across media: User multiplicity and UX

Jun 04, 2013 | Posted in user experience
weaving-rug In a panel I attended at Internet Week 2013, "Tomorrow's Media Landscape," one of the issues discussed was how to express content across the various media available: print, TV and radio, web, mobile app and social. I would also

3D printing and assembly: A new opportunity for usability work

Apr 19, 2013 | Posted in geekcraft, user experience
[Part 2 (of 2)] For those of us who design digital interfaces, one of the practical results of HCI research is a set of best practices for usability that helps developers make your -- the user's -- digital experience as seamless as possible.