Reduce your holiday waste
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Reduce your holiday waste

At Allovus, we believe in being responsible stewards of the environment. There’s so much waste during the holidays—from wrapping paper to uneaten food to dried up Christmas trees. When we saw the newsletter sent from our local waste disposal company with tips on how to reduce holiday waste, we thought we’d share the information with … Continue reading

Receiving feedback well
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Receiving feedback well

Receiving honest feedback can sometimes be a bitter pill to swallow. Have you ever gotten feedback or an evaluation from a project manager or art director that made you feel defensive or angry? Recently, the Allovus business team had a training session with consultant Jen O’Hare of TIAMAT Leadership on how to receive feedback well. … Continue reading

Grab bag
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Grab bag

Reach into the design grab bag to discover a few helpful tips! Design better forms UX Collective In this article by UX Collective, you’ll learn common mistakes designers make when creating forms and how to fix them. Learn the dos and don’ts for designing columns, label placement, check boxes, and more. Click here to read … Continue reading

UX research tips
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UX research tips

Here are some current UX research tips brought to you by Nielsen Norman Group. User testing with sensitive data How to conduct user research for systems with confidential or otherwise sensitive data, for example in domains like healthcare or financial services, where it can be problematic to record screens or otherwise share the user’s information. … Continue reading

Latest UX news
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Latest UX news

Has it been a while since you read an article on the craft of UX design? We’ve gathered some of the latest articles, news, and tips for one-stop reading. Get caught up with some current trends, information, and more. UI cheat sheet: text fields Buttons and text fields are probably the most used user inputs. … Continue reading

Expressive emoji
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Expressive emoji

Just about everyone uses emoji when sending texts or posting on social media. Emoji express all kinds of sentiments—from love to anger, from head smacking to congratulations—there’s an emoji to display just about every emotion. A recent article in Medium highlights the Microsoft Emoji project and the designers who created them. Two of Allovus’ fabulous … Continue reading

What hiring managers look for in a UX portfolio
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What hiring managers look for in a UX portfolio

As professional designers, there are lots of things to consider when showing our portfolios. Even seasoned UX designers wrestle with how to present their work in a way that catches the attention of hiring managers. AIGA Seattle (American Institute of Graphic Arts) recently hosted an informative event called “The Space Between, a design director’s guide … Continue reading

Allov-Us care
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Allov-Us care

On Friday, May 3rd, key members of the Allovus business team will be attending the Evergreen Treatment Services fundraiser luncheon in Seattle to benefit those who are suffering from addiction. “Allovus believes in helping others find their way back, to find hope, and to heal.  We’ve all been impacted by the opioid epidemic. We support … Continue reading