As an IT consultant, I’ve worked with hundreds of clients at small and large organizations. One of the key strategic challenges I’ve experienced in my dealings is the breakdown in communication between Read more >>
The word “innovation” has been overused in some circles over the past decade; however, its relevance is still very much alive. Some companies have gone as far as to create Innovation Labs within their Read more >>
In my last post, I covered some Windows 8 UX basics. Now comes the fun part. Let’s look at some tips and tricks for quickly modeling for Windows 8. I’ll focus on key shortcuts I found using Axure, but Read more >>
I recently wrapped a project for which I was asked to model a dashboard of sorts in the Windows 8 look and feel. The work was engaging and fun, and it gave me an excuse to spend some time delving into Read more >>
One thing that a UX designer encounters regularly is the need to take a screenshot. There are a myriad of screen capture software out there — Snagit, ScreenHunter Pro, and HyperSnap just to name a few. Read more >>
As web sites and web applications have evolved over the years, so has our understanding of what is necessary to create a site or application that a user will want to engage in and return to. Over the years, Read more >>
Scenarios are representations of how a user interacts with a system. They provide directed visualizations of user’s paths, generally the path of a user completing a specific task from start to finish. Read more >>
OneSpring made the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in America for the second year in a row. The company grew 81% from 2008 to 2011. In order to qualify, we had to show a minimum of 3 Read more >>
If you’re in the technology field chances are you’ve heard of Joint Application Design sessions, or JAD Sessions. This is a meeting where project team members get together with stakeholders to identify and document requirements for software applications. We’ve used these types of sessions in the past and have evolved our thinking to improve this approach. OneSpring developed the Joint Application Modeling (JAM) session as a new way to define software requirements. It uses visualization technology and real-time documentation to define better requirements in less time.
This infographic was created to show the difference between a JAD Session and JAM Session.
One of the most disliked tenants of Agile is probably not the one you would expect. More often than not the most dreaded part of Agile is the Retrospective. At first blush you would think a quick weekly Read more >>
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