Category: Digital Strategy

Silicon Valley has a UX Problem

Warning: This contains major spoilers if you arent caught up with HBOs Silicon Valley. Ive waited two weeks: I hope you are all caught up

Why we write user guides

In 1999, I bought a manual transmission car without ever driving one before. It was small, black, shiny, had a spoiler and I was sure I looked great in it. The salesperson showed me how to drive it in the dealership parking lot and somehow I made it home. The next day I drove it from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL.

Three apps you should keep your eyes on

This year, three finalists in the Social Technologies category presented their apps in hoping to be the next big thing. Here are three finalists in the Social Technologies category.

3 Ways to make web content creation easier

Content is the thing we and most design firms who dont have a writer on staff struggle with most often. Its the piece of the process that completely destroys a timeline and creeps the scope. Here are a few ways to make the process less horrible.

5 Predictions for nonprofit web work in 2014

Here are 5 big ideas we think we’ll see more and more of in the coming year. We’re hearing a lot about some of them already, so take a look and let us know what you’re planning for 2014.

Three neat things we learned about first-time website visitors

Weve done a lot of user interviews for the various sites weve made. Yes, every user is different and every site is different, but were seeing common themes in user behavior, especially when someone first visits a site. Usually they are looking for something specific, or they are making comparisons with other sites so you’ve got to act fast and communicate your message fast!

Content Builds >??Content Entry

Let’s stop saying content entry??pls. After listening to Vox Medias take on performance during Ethan Marcotte and Karen McGranes stellar Responsive Web Design podcast, one