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  1. Tools for Remote, Collaborative UX Design

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    A column by Janet M. Six
    November 20, 2017

    In this edition of Ask UXmatters, our experts discuss their favorite tools for remote, collaborative UX design and how to use them in a variety of situations. Collectively, these tools support verbal and written communication, file sharing, screen sharing, collaborative drawing, and prototyping. Some tools try to replicate the way designers work in person, while others transcend these norms and create new paradigms for remote, collaborative UX design.

    Our expert panel also explains how to use to these tools to ensure that the result is a good design and every team member’s voice is heard. As you’ll see, UX designers are comfortable with various processes for creating designs, so some tools are a better fit for certain processes than others. Read More

  2. Sample Chapter: Jump Start Adobe XD

    January 22, 2018

    This is a sample chapter from Daniel Schwarz’s book Jump Start Adobe XD. 2017 SitePoint.

    Chapter 3 continues a tutorial that began in Chapter 2, “Learning the Basics with Low-Fidelity Prototyping.”

    Chapter 3: Prototyping User Flows and Receiving Feedback

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    Now we have two screens in our design—a welcome screen with a search function and a location-filter screen with a list of recently selected locations. Let’s demonstrate how the user would flow from one screen to the other. This is the first time we’ll be switching to the prototype workspace, but it won’t be the last.

    So we have more screens to work with, I’ve once again added another low-fidelity screen to the design. This is the screen that the user sees after selecting a type of food and a location where they’d like to eat—the Search Results screen. I’ve also downloaded and copied some temporary icons into the mockup. (We’ll learn about using vectors and iconography in Chapter 6.) Read More

  3. Fostering Learning Environments to Generate Sparkle

    December 3, 2018

    Our environment refers to everything around us, including physical, chemical, and other natural forces. People constantly interact with their environment—including interactions between other people, animals, plants, soil, water, air, and other living and inanimate elements. They adapt themselves to the conditions of their environment. Their environment affects their growth and development as a person. What people do—or do not do—and the way we behave in our environment has huge impacts on others, affecting their behavior, body, mind, and heart.

    Different fields of knowledge use the word environment differently:

    • psychology—Our psychological environment constitutes the impacts of other people, physical things, and places on our psyche.
    • electromagnetism—In our electromagnetic environment (EME), radio waves and other electromagnetic radiation and magnetic fields interact.
    • astronomy—The galactic environment of our solar system is the larger context in which we live among the stars. Read More

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