Remote User Testing: Strengths and Weaknesses

Remote user testing has a reputation for being a quick and dirty evaluation method, but like other methods it has strengths, weaknesses, and best use cases. Remote user testing can be divided into two types: moderated and unmoderated. In unmoderated remote user testing, the evaluator and user are not in the same place, and the …

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Design Critique: iMovie

iMovie is a program that is designed by Apple, a company known for their design aesthetic, but less so the usability of their products. iMovie attempts to make creating films from movie clips easy, but several problems with the interface make executing these tasks difficult. The most pressing design problems I have found involve saving …

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Innovative Interactions: Vickie Culbertson @ Fuzz

I was connected to Vickie Culbertson, UX Designer at Fuzz Productions, through another friend who was recently hired at Fuzz after completing General Assembly’s User Experience Design Immersive. Vickie describes herself as “A Baltimore native living and working in New York City. I love seeing live music and going to art exhibits. You can also …

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Back Pocket Apps

One morning last week my phone was dead, so on my commute to work I looked around at the other people on the bus, and everyone else was buried in their cell phones. Every now and then an idealist pops up, haranguing this and moaning for the good ole days when people actually talked face …

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Material Design

”Material design is a visual language synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science.” Google uses material design to guide the interaction and interfaces in their apps, mobile and web-based, and makes the standards available for other android app developers. Material design was unveiled in summer 2014 …

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