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Prototyping software: Review of Microsoft Expression Blend

I teach user experience design classes and often incorporate prototyping software tools as a part of my classes. I am frequently asked, “What is the best prototyping software?” The most popular tools, in no specific order, are SketchFlow, Visio, Balsamiq, … Continue reading

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Fashion for baby

Just finished working with some incredible fashion designers at a major baby equipment supplier. Hard working crew tasked with making car seats, bottles, exercisers and more with a fashion flair. What a fun job…making patterns, coordinating fun textures…these designers rock!

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How your color choice can affect people

I have always been interested in colors and how they affect people. This is especially important when assigning corporate colors, or picking a color theme for a website or app. I found this interesting article from the California Department of … Continue reading

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A Designer’s Designer, Dieter Rams

Excellant article on Dieter Rams. Modern products from the likes of Apple, Bowers & Wilkins and plusminuszero, all reveal the strong influence of Dieter Rams in their designs. http://www.unplggd.com/unplggd/dieter-rams-design-icon-124834

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I was awarded the 2011 MVP award from Microsoft!

I am thrilled! After years of building relationships between the UX/UI design community and Microsoft, my work has been recognized! See below: Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2011 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to … Continue reading

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New Windows Phone Tutorials

Learn how to design Windows Phone apps with these comprehensive tutorials that include videos, written guides, and assets. http://bit.ly/fxXZS0

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Wow! First Version of Adobe Illustrator Promo flick

I had that SE 30 in the background! and upgraded from Cricket Draw to Adobe Illustrator. Color…not yet!

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Good design is timeless

Great thoughts from  Dieter Rams, designer for Braun Good design does not make a product more innovative, powerful or valuable than it really is. It does not attempt to manipulate the consumer with promises that cannot be kept. Good design avoids … Continue reading

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For those of us who love Type

Check out this link that discusses a new IPad application. http://printoolz.wordpress.com/2011/03/12/letterpress-on-your-ipad/ Experience the Art and Craft of Letterpress Printing on your iPad LetterMpress™ will be a virtual letterpress environment—released first on the iPad—that will allow anyone to create authentic-looking letterpress … Continue reading

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Software developers take to design

Software developers pick up scissors and glue stick to discover design. It is fun to mix technology with good old fashion design fundamentals. I am teaching my third “Design for Developers” course and it couldn’t be going any better. Many … Continue reading

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