Posts Tagged ‘design’

How to Conduct a Brand Check-In

Developing your brand isn’t just a one-and-done deal. A business brand is like a living, breathing entity that requires ongoing care and maintenance. Just as you make adjustments and refinements in your life when things aren’t working, the same goes for a business brand. Thankfully, conducting a brand check-in doesn’t need to be time-consuming and…

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48in48: A weekend working for a great cause

All the 48in48 volunteers at General Assembly

Everybody’s Working for the Weekend On October 21, a swarm of eager designers descended on General Assembly, Atlanta. Volunteers from design and development shops of all shapes and sizes had signed up to donate their weekends, and it couldn’t have been for a better cause. 48in48 was founded two years ago with the deadline-direct mission…

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Keep eCommerce Findability in Mind

Replacing Shoes, Replacing Shopping Habits The story starts with a pair of Sam & Libby sandals I honestly didn’t think I would like from Target. I was hesitant to join the metallic shoe trend, but these were a tactful mix of multiple metallics (how could I choose just one of silver, gold and copper) and…

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Design Driven

Design Driven Hump Day Exchange Podcast Episode 2

J sat down last week for a chat with Sandbox ATL’s Scott Henderson on the Hump Day Exchange Podcast. After an intro that mentions his holy trinity (whisky, cigars, and the Big Green Egg) the first 15 minutes are J’s time in the hot seat. The other panelists on this episode, fittingly themed Design Driven, are Amanda Rhein…

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Mobile Navigation Starts with the User

mobile navigation user on the go

On Mobile Devices, finding your way on apps or websites of any significant size can be frustrating. You’re faced with one of three options: limited navigation items that fit on the side or top, truncated to save room with a link to “view full site”; navigation options buried under difficult to click sub-menus (if you…

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Designing for Good

designing for good with inspiration from classic films

Inspiration from Sullivan’s Travels Years ago, my dad challenged himself to watch every great American film. Though my sister and I were but wee girls, we eagerly joined. We tried to stay awake for “Citizen Kane,” laughed through “Some like it Hot,” and relentlessly made fun of “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Nice shorts, dork. Have…

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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 quick fixes and hair-brained solutions. There’s a better way to tackle obstacles when they come up…

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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 Combine, headquartered in Atlanta, partners with enterprise organizations and technical founders to convert their promising…

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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 form and received money back from the government, only to realize later after a little…

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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 visual recognition is highly superior to other sensory recognitions, and it’s no wonder! The eyes…

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