one microsoft, one design?
happenings / ux + design

one microsoft, one design?

Given the recent announcement of the big Microsoft reorganization, it’s worth a look at some recent articles describing the evolving Microsoft design principles and aesthetic. An article on Gizmodo actually addresses the “cool” factor in the company’s design efforts and references an article by Steve Clayton, editor of Microsoft’s Next blog entitled “Modern design at Microsoft: … Continue reading

no fuss web design
ux + design

no fuss web design

© MARTINA DALTON, Designer, Allovus Design Web designers are, first and foremost, artists. It’s probably not very common for a designer to also be good at code. So, what happens when a client has budget for a web designer, but not for a programmer? Enter Adobe Muse, a product intended for designers who want to … Continue reading

the ui designer + what they do
careers / ux + design

the ui designer + what they do

© STEVE GODFREY, UX Designer, Allovus Design In many ways the UI and UX Designers share some overlapping skill sets. They are both visually sensitive, and understand a great deal about the users’ needs. However, typically the UI designer will start where the UX designer leaves off. User Interface design tasks include: Creating visual explorations. Multiple compositions … Continue reading

the ux designer + what they do
careers / ux + design

the ux designer + what they do

© STEVE GODFREY, UX Designer, Allovus Design Usually smaller companies work with a “designer,” or a design “team” composed of a designer and developer when developing products.  This can be an excellent choice for smaller design projects or for creating a working prototype. However, for larger projects involving a lot of developers and complex user interactions, companies … Continue reading

a humorous take on the origins of UX
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a humorous take on the origins of UX

© STEVE GODFREY, UX Designer, Allovus Design First, a bit of simplified visual history. In the beginning, there was Graphic Design. Graphic Designers could make logos and designs that appeared on things. Cave dwellers did great wildlife symbols that told stories. Aztecs had terrific graphic symbols that look good on T-shirts to this day. Monks with specialized … Continue reading