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Posts published in September 2018

Why it’s Better to Hire a Designer for your Website, Mobile or Web app

Jessica Gardner 0

People DO judge a book by its over. We may have the best product, the highest quality, the most useful software, etc.; if we present them in a slipshod manner, they will be perceived as slipshod; if we present them in a creative, professional manner, we will impute the desired qualities. Mike Markkula January 3, 1977 In the past ten years, I have noticed a disconnect in many companies when it comes to product design. I’ve worked in companies that had product owners who would write user stories to implement a client requested feature however the requirements were very vague and left the interpretation of the design up to the developer. The developer would get no information on how it should look or where it should go. Developers have so much pressure to get features complete that they run through the UI, drag n’ drop some buttons on the page…

What to Consider When Designing Your First Web App or Website

Jessica Gardner 2

When designing your first web app it’s easy to get lost in all the requirements and not know where to start. When I was presented with creating a User Interface for a project that helped Mining Engineers determine drill hole samples I didn’t know how to organize the User Interface or even how to separate one set of content from the other. The thing that was racing through my mind was make it look pretty, but UI design is more than just how it looks. The User Interface is the way a user interacts with the system. It is the place where data is captured which will ultimately turn into useful statistics and meaningful information. It is important for the user to understand what information is required from them and help them to give that information as quickly and pain free as possible. Here are a few tips to consider…