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

Art Walks
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Art Walks

Get a boost of inspiration by taking advantage of the area we live in. Go on an art walk! Every month, local artists and merchants get together to create community events centered around art and culture. Here’s a sampling to get you started. Fremont Art Walk April 5 @ 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.|Recurring Event Fremont District, Fremont … Continue reading

10 years of Allovus
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10 years of Allovus

In 2009, in a side room reserved on the second floor of the Pyramid Brewing Company in Seattle, Hayley gathered a small group of icon artists. There was an air of excitement as she passed out W-9s for everyone to sign. Barb Nichols, whom Hayley had already coerced into handling the accounting, made sure that … Continue reading