It is our pleasure to present to you Chris Coyier. Chris started his journey writing blogs he didn’t enjoy, and eventually realized that his passion was actually in coding the blogs and crafting the CSS behind them. He eventually closed down all of his blogs except one, and CSS-Tricks was born. His blog is now one of the largest front-end development blogs in the world and paved the way for his platform, CodePen, which allows developers to share demos of front-end code while inspecting the code at the same time.
Over the last decade, the term User Experience became more common and familiar mostly to individuals who work with and around digital products. Whether you’re a designer, developer, or a product manager- we all seem to share the same perception of how the user experience starts and where it ends- on a screen. However, in reality, our experience as users begins quite a few steps before we physically interact with a digital product, and it ends a few steps after we were done interacting with that product.
We’ve partnered with the amazing team at General Assembly, and created this survey to better understand the state of the industry and get a clearer picture of the tools that designers use to craft the digital products that the world uses.
Design practices – studios and companies with design teams – often ask designers to take on many roles: coding, research, usability testing, wireframing, visual aesthetics, and more. Smaller practices and startups must be conscious of resources. Yet, dedicated researchers are critical for growing design organizations to evolve.
Today we had the pleasure of talking to Harry Roberts, the founder of the well-known blog, CSS Wizardry. Harry has built an incredible personal brand and we’ve been following CSS Wizardry for years. We discussed with him exactly how he got started, what made him successful, and what he thinks is the best way to blog, build a personal brand and start a side project today.
his definitely has been the weirdest, dirtiest and most fascinating presidential race in recent memory, if not in the entire history of the United States.
We collected a few of the gems that designers shared on Dribbble throughout this crazy ride.
Today we are joined by Rizwan Javaid, a member of The Side Project Accelerator. Rizwan is a UX designer who is passionate about transforming ideas into engaging and profitable digital solutions. He is based out of California and works on a variety of projects both for mobile and web. Rizwan is also a blogger and international speaker, who pushes his boundaries to reach new audiences and inspire them to release their creativity. He started speaking about sketching, as he found it helped him in a variety of ways, and now has several talks and a brand focused on the power of sketching.
In 2012, we had a problem. So like any good entrepreneur (or lazy designer and developer) should do, we decided to solve our problem. If we had someone back then who knew and could have given us tested and proven advice, we would have prevented some of those mistakes. We would have been able to achieve our dream infinitely faster. Our dream that had so nearly slipped out of reach finally became a reality, and now we want to help you do that too.
With us today is Kelsey Ruger, a UX consultant based out of Houston, Texas. Kelsey is a professor, a designer, a developer, and pretty much a jack of all trades. We met and got to know Kelsey because he’s also a member of The Side Project Accelerator.
Kelsey has worked on web and mobile projects for Fortune 100 startups and agencies and was also named one of Houston’s 40 under 40 in 2012 by the Houston Business Journal. His mission is to help people use their creativity to make better things happen in the world. In this episode, he shares with us his method for coming up with ideas and how to build a dedicated audience using the concept of “1,000” true fans.
David Okuniev is a former musician turned designer. He is the co-founder and joint CEO of Typeform, one of the hottest young startups out there. David discusses his amazing world-wide journey from being a musician with a record deal to owning a design agency and eventually building a product that was transformed from being a side project into a massively successful startup. Through Typeform David and his team have set the goal of making beautiful tools for human interaction that anyone can use.