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Telling Stories: Using Scenarios to Visualize Better Experiences
August 27, 2018 — Great stories pull our readers into the experience and help them envision a world we create. So why not use stories to inform better design?
Story Mapping: A Simple Tool for Building Team Cohesion
August 10, 2017 — Story mapping can help your team build a more cohesive understanding of your holistic product story, uncover hidden gaps, and create a better roadmap for development.
In Pursuit of Intentional Design: How to Create with Care
June 25, 2017 — Finding ways to bake intentionality into your process can lead to more meaningful design, a more efficient process, and better outcomes for your users.
14 Great Mac Apps to Expand Your Design Toolbox
January 10, 2017 — You know the usual suspects already: Photoshop, Sketch, Axure, Invision. Explore these other hidden gems that can help improve your design process on the Mac.
Create Great Design Principles by Using and Testing Them
December 20, 2016 — Great design principles shouldn't be universal truisms. Instead, they should be deliberately designed and tested to give your product a distinct edge over the competition.
Use Diverse Personas and Better Scenarios to Light Dark Alleys
November 6, 2015 — Let’s stray from the happy path, light up the dark alleys, and design a better experience even for those times when things go wrong.
Design a Better Product with Product Principles
November 4, 2015 — A solid set of product principles can cement a vision to unite your team and define a universally inviting experience.
Notes: Better Product Definition Through Lean UX and Design Thinking
January 17, 2015 — By combining the principles and practices of design thinking and Lean UX, we can mitigate much of the risk inherent in building new products by framing our ideas as experiments and validating them as cross-functional teams.
Book Review: Creativity, Inc.
August 23, 2014 — 78 highlighted passages. I’m not the type of person to highlight books, but there were too many great thoughts in Creativity, Inc. that I wanted to remember.
Getting Past Blank: Fueling Up and Building Momentum
August 6, 2014 — Process can be a way of overcoming the inertia of the blank page and building momentum. While the concepts of inertia and momentum come from physics, I think they can just as easily be applied to ideas and creativity.