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Usability Diagrams, User Experience, UX Planning

Mood Boards: Don’t Skip This Step in the Web Design Process

Mood boards are to designers what outlines are to writers. They are a way to collect and organize the thoughts and ideas for a design project; from color palettes to typography. Mood boards help designers and stakeholders visualize where a project is going, before it even starts. You can make your mood board physical or digital, either way, using a mood board is ideal for communicating a project’s visual direction and is more effective than a verbal discussion.

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April 3, 2019

User Experience, UX Planning

How to Create a Slick UX Design Portfolio in 2020

If you’re just getting started in user experience (UX) planning, then there are a couple of things you need to get hired: a portfolio that wows, and a resume that makes you look your best. But how do you get this done when you don’t have a lot of experience? It's a vicious cycle. Potential clients and recruiters want you to have experience, but you can't get experience till somebody hires you.

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February 20, 2019

User Experience, UX Planning

Understanding Digital Design Terms: IA, UI, and UX

If you’ve spent any time in the world of web, you’ve probably been inundated with acronyms like UX, UI, IA, and beyond. You’ve likely read about them, and surely have seen job opportunities for them. But what exactly do they mean?

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January 4, 2019

UX Planning

5 Ways Slickplan Can Help You Build a Better Mobile App

Google’s 2018 mobile-first algorithm shook up the game of search results, rewarding mobile-friendly apps, and websites with better ranking. But did you get left behind? If you’re in the process of catching up to this major change, these five tips can help you strategize your app development and implement change using Slickplan’s suite of solutions.

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September 5, 2018

Usability Diagrams, UX Planning

How Empathy Maps Can Revitalize Your UX

Is your website failing to impress your users? If so, it might be time to focus on improving your user experience. Typically, that means user research in the form of usability testing, focus groups, and direct-request feedback. But sometimes, that just isn’t enough. While there are many ways to learn about your user, communicating what you’ve learned to everyone on your team can be more of a challenge.

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August 15, 2018

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