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latest design news

Sometimes it’s nice to read up on the latest happenings in the design world. You’ve got to keep current, right? If you’ve been out of the loop for a while, catch up on the latest news. Make Way for Machine Learning: How Seattle Is Becoming a Major Hub for Artificial Intelligence Source: Seattle Business Magazine/By … Continue reading

2018 spring color palette
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2018 spring color palette

Daffodils are pushing through the warmth of the earth, stretching their sunny heads toward that yellow orb in the sky. Pacific Northwesterners are shedding their layers of fleece and heading out into the great outdoors. Spring has sprung–and so has the 2018 Pantone Spring color palette. The design world takes its cue from the current … Continue reading

thumbnails, sketches, and process
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thumbnails, sketches, and process

Designers are producing some amazingly polished work—images that showcase the final result of a well-executed design. But what steps needed to happen before arriving to that beautiful finished product? Allovus Senior UX Designer and guest blogger Steve Godfrey talks about the importance of showcasing not just your final design, but also the design thinking that … Continue reading

stem vs. steam
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stem vs. steam

Most students in this day and age are encouraged to focus on studying STEM subjects. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.) There’s a great demand for the kind of jobs that fall within those categories. But does focusing on STEM guarantee career success in the high-tech landscape? A recent study done by Google suggests that might … Continue reading

a career in ux research
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a career in ux research

Have you thought about a career as a UX researcher? According to Allovus Recruiter Brian Jensen, “Demand for UX researchers is increasing, especially as two factors become more prevalent within organizations: Designing for accessibility is no longer a nice-to-have, but more of a critical component for leaders to keep top-of-mind when approaching product development. (Regardless … Continue reading

pantone 2018 color of the year
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pantone 2018 color of the year

As designers, it’s always a good idea to be on top of trends. Every year, Pantone announces it’s color of the year. This year’s color is… drum roll, please… Ultra Violet. According to Pantone, the new color is “A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that … Continue reading

allovus holiday traditions
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allovus holiday traditions

The holidays are filled with the flurry of shopping, baking, family gathering, and of course, holiday traditions. We asked our Allovus families what their favorite holiday traditions are. Maybe some of these stories will inspire you in creating your own traditions for the holidays. Enjoy! Hayley Nichols | Founder + Principal (plus a lot of … Continue reading