Lab Notes

Framing Your Design Challenges

to solve a design challenge ask more questions

There you are, in a meeting with your design team and someone asks “How are we going to do that?!” This is a design challenge, and it happens all the time. All-too-often what happens next is a haphazard discussion about…

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Diving Into Nine Labs

Design Olympians Swim Lanes

Where The Water Is Fine and Designers Are Olympians When you are a kid, you have to tell everyone what you want to be when you grow up. I always answered with Olympic swimmer. I knew that I could “be…

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Joining Forces with The Combine

When you have the opportunity to work with the smartest people around, you take it. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with The Combine to provide digital marketing and design services to them and their ecosystem of companies. The…

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Good UX Wouldn’t Be So Hard to Find

you must look closely to find good ux examples

As a UI designer, it is pretty easy to find yourself encountering bad UX design examples. Last February I had to file my taxes, not an easy task given my status as a non-resident. I filled out the standard tax…

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A Word From Our Newbs: The Devin Lee Edition

A nine labs taco truck inspired by the film chef

“J and I have always said that we have the right people. We’re problem solvers. If we decided tomorrow to turn Nine Labs into a traveling taco truck, we have the people who can figure out how to make that…

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A Word From Our Newbs: The Annabel Doyle Edition

As of May 2016, I have been working for one of the coolest companies in Atlanta: Nine Labs.  (They didn’t pay me to say that. I mean, not a lot.) It hasn’t even been two weeks and I’ve already learned…

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Impact: The Power of Purpose

You don’t have to be a philanthropist to do work that matters. Do you ever wonder whether your work matters? I do. I work in marketing – digital marketing to be more specific – and at times I’m confronted with…

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You Can’t Buy Authenticity

true authenticity from candace payne in her chewbacca mask

It slid right by the first time. Just another silly video someone posted on Facebook. Then it popped up again, and again, and again. Each time being posted by people closer and closer to my inner circle. And then I…

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10 Commandments of Visual Communication

When it comes to visual communication, what you see is what you get. There are no second chances, no redos. Visuals are an enormously effective form of communication, but they’re also fairly unforgiving. Studies have shown time and again that…

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