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Jawbone UP’s system status

Posted on May 28, 2015 | No Comments

Jawbone recently learned that “visibility of system status” doesn’t apply to just websites. Many recognize the importance of a clear and concise error message, but this particular usability heuristic is just as important across other channels. In 2014, Jawbone announced their new UP3 fitness band. It boasted a sleek iteration of its previous models– a thinner, waterproof band that would capture your heart rate. The […]

How to Break Into UX

Posted on Dec 21, 2014 | 8 Comments

If there’s one thing that I’m qualified on, it’s transitioning careers and getting into the UX field. I went from a job in sales with no professional UX experience to teaching myself enough about the field to land a role as a user experience architect. Here are some things I (and others!) have struggled with. One of the […]

UX resources

Posted on Sep 28, 2014 | No Comments

These are the some of the tools and resources I’ve used and continue to use to keep up to date on information and trends in the field. Books The Design of Everyday Things – Donald Norman 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People – Susan M. Weinschenk A Project Guide to UX Design – Russ Unger […]