Blog Posts About Process

How To Improve Your Cross-Functional Team Communication

Reinforcing effective cross-functional communication Regardless of the size of your organization, effective cross-functional communication is vital to ensuring your departments can work together as a cohesive unit. It can be common, however, for many businesses to experience levels of tension as individual team members subconsciously favor their departmental interests over the bigger-picture needs of the […]
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[VIDEO] Developers Need Designers

This week we have our developer Ben Gourarie talking about the importance of Developers communicating with Designers throughout the project.
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[VIDEO] How Design Thinking Has Influenced Our Work

We have Michael Woo and Thomas Wu talking about how it has influenced their lives as designers. We also have a design thinking playbook for you start utilizing and impacting business needs with this framework today.

Why Growth Hacking Is UX Design

Sitting at the crossroads of engineering, data science, and creative marketing is a growing trend that the start-up industry has termed “growth hacking.” Although not quite a buzzword – yet, growth hacking is used to describe the rhythms that encourage quick and scalable growth for start-up companies. Sean Ellis coined the term, and it arose […]

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 […]

An Intranet Can Be Your Secret Weapon: How to Get Employee Buy-In

Business executives within large organizations know how difficult it can be to get numerous departments firing on all cylinders toward a unified goal. Issues such as disseminating critical information, collaborating on interdepartmental projects and mitigating downtime get more difficult as companies grow. Add in the amount of time spent on essential administrative tasks that don’t […]

How to Ensure Design and Development Work in Tandem

Launching a website or application is no small feat. Looming deadlines and tight budget constraints can make the job difficult—even if everything goes right the first time. Behind the scenes, if designers and developers are not working together you may end up missing your deadline, forcing you to either overspend or, even worse, launch a […]

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 […]

WTIA Blog Post: Three Reasons Your App Was Pulled or Denied from the App Store

If you’ve already started thinking about creating a mobile app for your business, first ask yourself if you are prepared to go through the App Store’s review process? In Rick’s latest post with WTIA, he outlines three ways your business can avoid being denied by Apple during the review process, or having your app suddenly pulled from the […]

Discovery: Why “Why?” is a Critical Question for Long-term Success

Imagine this: you’re about to embark on a new project, and you find yourself in a room full of people who have been thinking for a long time about the work you’re about begin. Sometimes they say things like: “It’s just THIS. We already have a working version of it—which you can look at—and there […]
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