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  • Notes from Whitney’s Amazing talk “Evangelizing Yourself”
    Follow and engage with influencers Figure out why you are important 1 liner Facebook Proceed with caution Weird for professional use No clients friends mostly feels inauthentic if client connect Link everything back to your blog Use same email address Use same username Be findable 1 person loveable smart real Accept invitations to social events Seek out events Organize your own Tech events are everywhere IxDA UPA meetup IA UX start your own Ask someone for coffee when you do you will be top of mind in their head they ll remember the meeting they had with you last week Carpe Diem Opportunities seized life Have a goal before going out Pick one person in the room to talk to David Armano Fred Beecher prototyping Have a recent blog article book to discuss Ask people to introduce u to others Ask can you help me meet more people Who do you think I should meet here Carry your card Follow up Ask What are you working on remember it Make conscious effort to remember what matters to the other person kids etc We are all each other s resources Exude confidence Negative thinking holds u back Bury it There are 3 kinds of confidence Confidence in yourself Making others confident in you Helping people find confidence in themselves Recognize your past amazing work be proud of it Do things that are scary they will not be scary anymore Act as if pretend do it often enough it becomes the habit Be decisive Nothing is permanent make decision move on Be opinionated support it when challenged Be willing to walk away from negative situations Ask for feedback listen to it No reason to be emotional not publically Admit mistakes everyone makes them Shut up and listen 2 ears and 1 mouth

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  • Do Any Corporate Cultures Truly Embrace UX?
    Experience Partners Giving Center Stage to Customer Delight any company that has not yet realized the making the customer successful is the key to profit and survival is either delusional or on its way out of business So the good news is that the entire situation is completely in your hands You the UX professional hold all the cards and have all the power If you can prove to the business people on their terms that usability improvements will help them meet their monetary goals these improvements will get implemented every single time These organizational challenges are simply there so you can prove how much you want to implement these improvements Here are some practical strategies to overcoming organizational challenges 1 Demonstrate the relationships between UX and making money use industry cases like Staples making 20 million a year by removing ads and extra links from their zip code page example courtesy of HFI Inc This will introduce the topic of UX and some possibilities into the minds of decision makers 2 Find out which goals are important to people that can say yes present your design ideas to true decision makers hint this may not be your direct manager Demonstrate how these ideas will help them meet their goals how much these things will cost to implement and what the projected ROI will be 3 Get approval for a pilot project find one preferably C level executive that will be your usability champion and get an approval for a pilot UX project Build a mastermind alliance of like minded UX people around you as your team Make sure to use the best UCD UX methodology and document everything Measure key metrics before and after to demonstrate how you blow away even the loftiest of expectations 4 Quit winning the

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  • Featured UX Design Articles
    for making people aware of the filtering options and methods of improving transitions between the various states of a search user interface Filed Under 56 Articles on Digital Strategy Mobile and Search Featured UX Design Articles Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Search UX Design Articles Tagged With faceted search iPhone Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Search UX Design Articles tablet UX Design UXmatters Design Patterns for Mobile Faceted Search Part I Apr 22nd 2010 by Greg Nudelman In my previous Search Matters column Designing Mobile Search Turning Limitations into Opportunity I discussed how mobile search user experiences differ from those on the Web In this and my next column I ll look specifically at the challenges and opportunities of mobile faceted search This column covers design patterns for maximizing the real estate available for search results while the next will cover strategies for making people aware of filtering options Filed Under 56 Articles on Digital Strategy Mobile and Search Featured UX Design Articles Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Search UX Design Articles Tagged With Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Search UX Design Articles UX Design UXmatters Designing Mobile Search Turning Limitations into Opportunities Mar 8th 2010 by Greg Nudelman Thinking of porting your Web finding experience to iPhone Android or Windows Mobile Just forget about the fact that these devices are basically full featured computers with tiny screens Designing a great mobile search experience requires thinking differently In terms of turning limitations into opportunities Filed Under 56 Articles on Digital Strategy Mobile and Search Featured UX Design Articles Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Search UX Design Articles Tagged With Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Search UX Design Articles UX Design UXmatters More Like This A Design Pattern Jan 19th 2010 by Greg Nudelman The

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  • Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles
    mobile and tablet strategy Allow me to humbly present the wisdom I got from the experience of walking the last 365 miles Barefoot In the snow Uphill both ways Filed Under 56 Articles on Digital Strategy Mobile and Search Design Strategy Articles Featured UX Design Articles Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Tagged With best practices Design Strategy ecommerce Inspiration iPad iPhone Kindle Fire Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles revenue tablet UX Design 7 Ways to Whip Up Viral Value Through QR Codes 7 Offer More Info About Your Product Dec 21st 2011 by Greg Nudelman Your QR code is just the nail you need to engage the consumer A chance to tell a story A way to create the authentic artesian immersive product experience An opportunity to give a service that extends the relationship with your brand well beyond the current moment of consumption Filed Under 56 Articles on Digital Strategy Mobile and Search Design Strategy Articles Featured UX Design Articles Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Tagged With brand iPhone landing pages meme Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles QR code strategy tablet 3 Secrets for a Successful QR Code Campaign This Holiday Season Dec 11th 2011 by Greg Nudelman 14 million Americans scanned a QR code in June 2011 Most of these folks had higher end mobile devices and many had a household income of 100 000 How do you reach these millions of Olympic Caliber Shoppers Here are 3 key design strategies that help ensure the success of your QR code campaign Filed Under 56 Articles on Digital Strategy Mobile and Search Featured UX Design Articles Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Tagged With analytics ecommerce landing pages Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles QR code shopping Enterprise Search Summit Fall November 1 3 2011 Washington DC Nov 1st 2011 by Greg Nudelman Ubiquitous Enterprise Search New Design Approaches for Mobile and Tablet Lessons from ecommerce and other consumer oriented mobile designs will provide practical strategies on managing the high risk mobile search investment and growing the scope of enterprise search offerings Filed Under Speaking Tagged With Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Presentation Search UX Design Articles UX Design Workshop GOLD SPONSOR DrawCamp October 23 2011 Milwaukee WI Oct 23rd 2011 by Greg Nudelman Agile Mobile Prototyping with Post It Notes In this intensive hands on session participants will learn how to use a pack of post it notes to successfully simulate a mobile device and re create and study key interactions transitions and touch screen control ergonomics cheaply quickly and accurately Participants will walk away with a set of completed paper prototype screens of their next app ready for testing Filed Under Speaking Tagged With drawing iPad iPhone Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles paper prototypes Presentations prototyping sketching tabet Workshop Designing for Mobile Tablet Workshop October 21 2011 Milwaukee WI Oct 21st 2011 by Greg Nudelman Today mobile experiences are beginning to dominate our connection with technology Stories we read Places we

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  • UX Design
    the definitive book on the subject Designing Search UX Strategies for eCommerce Success In this workshop I help you understand and create a cross channel digital search strategy and show you how to improve the search experience through practical intuitive interface design patterns that create 10X or more in ROI Filed Under Workshops Tagged With best practices Design Strategy ecommerce iPad iPhone Kindle Fire landing pages revenue Search UX Design Articles sketching Social Networking tablet UX Design Workshop SILVER SPONSOR UX SketchCamp May 28 2011 San Francisco CA May 28th 2011 by Greg Nudelman Storyboarding iPad Transitions In this session we will dig deep together into the frame by frame analysis of popular iPad interface transitions and discuss the animation principles behind the secrets of industrial design magic that makes iPad transitions such a compelling experience Filed Under Speaking Tagged With Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Presentation UX Design Workshop Mobile Auto Suggest on Steroids Tap Ahead Design Pattern May 27th 2011 by Greg Nudelman In contrast to desktop Web search auto suggest on mobile devices is subject to two additional limitations typing avoidance and slower bandwidth The new patent pending design pattern Tap Ahead uses continuous refinement to create an intuitive authentically mobile auto suggest solution This helps dramatically reduce the amount of typing needed to enter queries and utilizes slower mobile bandwidth in the most efficient manner Using this novel design pattern your customers can quickly access thousands of popular search term combinations by typing just a few initial characters Filed Under 56 Articles on Digital Strategy Mobile and Search Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Search UX Design Articles Tagged With Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Patent Smashing Magazine UX Design WebVisions May 25 27 2011 Portland OR May 25th 2011 by Greg Nudelman Designing

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  • Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles
    down menu are one of the ways of creating immersive experience in mobile e commerce search UIs A novel design pattern status bar drop down menu allows 100 of the screen real estate to be dedicated to search results while also providing convenient and intuitive access to navigation and filter functions Filed Under 56 Articles on Digital Strategy Mobile and Search Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Search UX Design Articles Tagged With Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Search UX Design Articles UX Design UXMagazine Storyboarding iPad Transitions Mar 10th 2011 by Greg Nudelman In confined mobile computing interfaces on tablet devices or in complex virtual environments transitions are an authentic minimalist way of enabling way finding displaying system state and exposing crucial functionality in short they are key in creating a superior user experience Here is how to storyboard transitions quickly using Post it notes Filed Under 56 Articles on Digital Strategy Mobile and Search Featured UX Design Articles Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Tagged With BoxesandArrows Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles UX Design Designing Brand Landing Pages for Mobile Devices Feb 21st 2011 by Greg Nudelman People love to search by brand names On the small screens of mobile devices well designed landing pages can provide a much better experience than keyword search results This makes brand landing pages today s biggest sleeper opportunity for mobile and tablet ecommerce But you have to learn to be completely ruthless with your features and content Here s how Filed Under 56 Articles on Digital Strategy Mobile and Search Featured UX Design Articles Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Search UX Design Articles Tagged With brands iPhone landing pages Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Search UX Design Articles UX Design Design Patterns for Mobile Faceted Search Part II Jun 4th 2010 by Greg Nudelman In Part I of Design Patterns for Mobile Faceted Search I looked at Four Corners Modal Overlay Watermark and Full Page Refinement Options design patterns which maximize the mobile screen real estate This column covers strategies for making people aware of the filtering options and methods of improving transitions between the various states of a search user interface Filed Under 56 Articles on Digital Strategy Mobile and Search Featured UX Design Articles Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Search UX Design Articles Tagged With faceted search iPhone Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Search UX Design Articles tablet UX Design UXmatters Design Patterns for Mobile Faceted Search Part I Apr 22nd 2010 by Greg Nudelman In my previous Search Matters column Designing Mobile Search Turning Limitations into Opportunity I discussed how mobile search user experiences differ from those on the Web In this and my next column I ll look specifically at the challenges and opportunities of mobile faceted search This column covers design patterns for maximizing the real estate available for search results while the next will cover strategies for making people aware of filtering options Filed Under 56 Articles on Digital

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  • iPhone
    eat Who we interact with Mobile is increasingly becoming the platform the operating system on which we run our digital lives In this intensive hands on full day workshop you will learn to design authentic mobile and tablet websites and apps that deliver experiences your customers will love to come back to again and again And create a return on investment that will make your business people tremble with greed Filed Under Speaking Tagged With design interaction design iPad iPhone Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Presentation tablet UX Design Workshop Practical Ecommerce Search UX Strategies for Success Aug 2nd 2011 by Greg Nudelman I wrote the definitive book on the subject Designing Search UX Strategies for eCommerce Success In this workshop I help you understand and create a cross channel digital search strategy and show you how to improve the search experience through practical intuitive interface design patterns that create 10X or more in ROI Filed Under Workshops Tagged With best practices Design Strategy ecommerce iPad iPhone Kindle Fire landing pages revenue Search UX Design Articles sketching Social Networking tablet UX Design Workshop Designing Brand Landing Pages for Mobile Devices Feb 21st 2011 by Greg Nudelman People love to search by brand names On the small screens of mobile devices well designed landing pages can provide a much better experience than keyword search results This makes brand landing pages today s biggest sleeper opportunity for mobile and tablet ecommerce But you have to learn to be completely ruthless with your features and content Here s how Filed Under 56 Articles on Digital Strategy Mobile and Search Featured UX Design Articles Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Search UX Design Articles Tagged With brands iPhone landing pages Mobile and Tablet UX Design Articles Search UX Design Articles UX Design Design

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  • More Like This: A Design Pattern
    all link for a group Providing larger secondary targets the left and right pointing arrows also makes people think they should click them If customers do click the arrows there is a pretty good chance they might become mesmerized by the fancy scrolling interaction and miss the fact that this page is supposed to help them choose a subcategory to explore A customer might look at the eight items the widget presents find none of them relevant and leave the site thinking those eight items are all there were to see in a particular subcategory A carousel might seem like a fun beneficial feature but remember that the main purpose of the More Like This design pattern is to direct customers to explore the entire cornucopia of items under each category that is to select a category to explore not to find exactly the item they want among the 8 to 10 items each carousel displays To drive people to explore the overall design of each group must be fairly Spartan so customers can make their decisions quickly and move on to exploring the main body of the search results If fancy group formatting or Ajax carousels make customers disregard the more important More Like This buttons such a page fails to meet its primary objective If you are still thinking about using carousels for your More Like This groups consider that Netflix has one of the best recommendation engines in the world and can usually select very relevant items to include among the 8 to 10 options their carousels display Amazon which also has an exceptional recommendation engine tried incorporating carousels for all of their groups but now uses the carousel feature more sparingly presumably because the results underperformed the Spartan group design which is optimized for quick scanning Although a typical More Like This page does not warrant the use of carousels in some circumstances they can be appropriate One place where a carousel widget might come in handy is in the Two Dimensional More Like This design pattern I ll discuss later But first let s take a quick look at what happens when groups look just like the actual search results Format Groups Differently from Search Results So far we ve covered More Like This pages that for the most part look pretty different from search results pages What happens if you apply the More Like This pattern to subgroups containing vertical lists of results The query disambiguation page on TripAdvisor com shown in Figure 4 does a particularly poor job of helping customers choose either a means of exploring or a category of items to explore Figure 4 Search results for the query San Francisco on TripAdvisor This is clearly a page that does not inspire or invite further exploration There is much that really does not work on this page including the bevy of no less than ten generic monochrome icons intermixed ungrouped results that seemingly show up in random order the small number

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