Lab Notes

How we think and what we’re working on.

Joining Forces with The Combine

July 27, 2016
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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 Combine, headquartered in Atlanta, partners…

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you must look closely to find good ux examples

Good UX Wouldn’t Be So Hard to Find

July 27, 2016
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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 form and received money back…

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Impact: The Power of Purpose

May 23, 2016
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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 the question of whether my…

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You Can’t Buy Authenticity

May 21, 2016
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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 watched it. See that view…

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10 Commandments of Visual Communication

January 6, 2016
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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 visual recognition is highly superior…

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Is Flat Design Falling Flat With Users?

December 11, 2015
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It’s no secret to anyone who has worked with me that I’m not a huge fan of flat design. It’s not that I don’t like the look of the design itself, but more that the clean lines and lack of depth makes it significantly more…

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J Cornelius and Eric Holtzclaw on the radio waves

Radio Waves

December 9, 2015
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It’s always a treat when one of our own graces the radio waves! This week, Nine Labs founder and president, J Cornelius, had the pleasure of sitting down with Eric Holtzclaw of the Eric Holtzclaw Show (11a-12p, weekdays). Eric is a “serial entrepreneur” with 20+…

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Clearing the Clutter

December 3, 2015
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I hate newspapers. Not news, just newspapers. I hate them because CLUTTER. Seriously, I feel like we should all pause and applaud the newspaper industry, because the amount of words, data, and images they cram onto any given page is remarkable. And there are so…

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interface incompetent designs frustrate users

Don’t Be Interface Incompetent

December 1, 2015
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We’ve all experienced it. You open a website or an app for the first time and immediately feel confused about where to start. Not a great sign. After some searching, you find the option to “create a new account” at the top corner in tiny…

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