The Experience Lab Blog

June UX Events in Houston

Posted by Angela Schmeidel Randall 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 Schmeidel Randall 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 Schmeidel Randall 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 Schmeidel Randall 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

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Posted by Angela Schmeidel Randall 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

UX Tips: Eliminate Points of Confusion

Posted by Angela Schmeidel Randall on Mar 14, 2012 2:45:35 AM

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Topics: UX Tips

Introducing The Brainiac Framework

Posted by Angela Schmeidel Randall on Mar 13, 2012 2:00:35 AM

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Topics: Brainiac, Web Design & Development

Combating CSS Entropy: Four Steps Towards Scalable CSS

Posted by Graham Randall on Mar 5, 2012 11:52:04 AM

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

UX Tips: Identify Opportunities to Reduce Friction

Posted by Angela Schmeidel Randall on Feb 28, 2012 1:30:32 AM

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Topics: UX Tips

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