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Job Opening - Account Executive

Posted by angela on Mar 19, 2014 3:23:55 PM

Normal Modes, a Houston-based (Rice Village) company, is looking for an account executive who is comfortable working independently in a fast-paced, varied environment translating and matching prospective client needs with Normal Modes’ suite of solutions.

You’ll be responsible for targeting, acquiring, and retaining clients; managing ongoing client relationships; and meeting monthly and annual revenue goals.

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Topics: News

Job Opening – Full-stack Ruby on Rails Programmer (A Generalist)

Posted by angela on Feb 13, 2014 4:31:20 AM

Normal Modes, a Houston-based (Rice Village) company, is looking for a full-stack programmer (a generalist) with extensive experience in Ruby on Rails.

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Topics: UX Careers

Job Opening - Office Generalist

Posted by angela on Feb 6, 2014 6:53:04 AM

If you're interested in customer experience, usability, web and software development, and/or entrepreneurship this is the job for you. Normal Modes, a Houston-based (Rice Village) company, is looking for office generalists who are comfortable working independently in a fast-paced, varied environment.

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Topics: News

UX Tips: UX Maturity Model

Posted by angela on Jul 15, 2012 9:27:00 PM

Lately, I've been considering the future of UX. Recruiters often reach out to me looking for candidates for job opportunities they have open. I'm often stunned by the breadth of expertise UX applicants are expected to have: business analysis, visual design, application UI design, usability research, project management and programming skills - skills covering all aspects of the project lifecycle. Which prompts the question: should one person on the project team really be responsible for all aspects of user experience? Would it be more reasonable to expect that user experience is not one team member's job but rather the responsibility of every member of the project team - from project manager to developer, business stakeholder to visual designer?

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Topics: Experience Strategy, UX Tips

June UX Events in Houston

Posted by angela on May 29, 2012 3:00:46 AM

June's shaping up to be a great month for UX networking in Houston. We've got two events that I'm aware of next week:

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Topics: UX Careers, News

UX Tips: Effective Use of Video

Posted by angela on Apr 16, 2012 2:00:36 AM

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Topics: UX Tips

What happens when we watch people use our software applications?

Posted by angela on Mar 29, 2012 3:00:17 AM

This is a little less formal than we practice in our usability testing engagements, but is still an excellent example of what we see during usability studies.

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Topics: Usability

UX Tips: Distinguish Between Intuitive (Unconscious) & Learned Behaviors

Posted by angela on Mar 28, 2012 2:00:25 AM

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Topics: UX Tips

Experience Layer 101

Posted by Lacey on Mar 20, 2012 3:00:42 AM

While I was staring off into space thinking about how best to explain the basics of the experience layer (of the web), I focused my eyes and noticed I was looking at one of my collected posters from the Hatch Show Print Company, a historic letterpress print shop near Nashville, Tennessee. This poster, in particular, advertises a 2000 show for the band Jump, Little Children. As you can see in the photo below, it has a ½”-ish bleed and the woodblock type is set in metallic silver on a royal blue background. There are gorgeous imperfections in the paint, and as I stared, I considered the creation of this poster, how it went through the press once for the royal blue field, and once again for the silver letters. Twice through the press for this one beautifully-imperfect piece of art. While considering this seemingly-unrelated and random bit of inspiration, I realized that this poster is actually a really great illustration (no pun intended) of the experience layer.

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Topics: User Experience (UX) Design, Web Design & Development


Posted by angela on Mar 16, 2012 4:16:59 AM

"To know what to leave out and what to put in; just where and just how, ah, that is to have been educated in knowledge of simplicity - toward ultimate freedom of expression."

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Topics: Quotes

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