All posts by: Michelle Ringgold

UX Design Process: AWB’s Ready to Rumble Competition

In our weekly meetings, the UX team kept talking about wanting to do work that mattered (charity-based, pro-bono, etc.) … something that went a little beyond our day-to-day work. We were also looking for a project the entire team could collaborate on, which we don’t get to do very often. When one of our designers noticed […]

UX Design Process: Research & Discovery Workshop

The Discovery Phase is the first step in the UX process and where foundational user research occurs. The goal during this phase is to learn as much as possible about your client’s business, objectives, users and competitors. Activities during this phase can include (but are not limited to): Stakeholder Interviews Focus Groups Heuristic Evaluations Card […]

Why Discovery Matters: Updating Legacy Systems Within Enterprise UX

As a business grows and the needs of employees and customers change, it is important to understand that the organization’s internal system is not a one-time project that can be checked off the to-do list after launch. As growth happens and time passes, the system needs to be tended to regularly in order to integrate […]

UX Designers: How Mindfulness Relates to the UX Process

Mindfulness is a modern practice with roots tracing back to early Buddhism. It is a form of meditation in which you focus solely on your breathing but make note, in a non-judgmental way, when your mind begins to wander. Practicing mindfulness has been said to reduce stress, as well as provide better focus and clarity […]