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Implementing best practices of user-centered design (UCD)

Implementing best practices of user-centered design (UCD)

        Filed under: Agile Software Development, Usability

We believe that user-centered design (UCD) is one of our super powers and a cornerstone of our agile development approach. Agile is, in fact, based almost entirely on user-centered design because it relies on the iterative cycle of listening, building, and deploying. In Scrum, for example, everything revolves around user stories and the fundamental component…

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Improve your Website’s look with Typeplate

Improve your Website’s look with Typeplate

        Filed under: Usability, Web Design

Nowadays, the use of CSS frameworks like Bootstrap or Foundation is very common in front end development and it allows developers and designers to build good looking HTML structures pretty quickly. Usually these frameworks only focus on layout and functionality, disregarding basic design principles for typographic patterns. This is a big problem, because a website is not just layout, navigation, tooltips or buttons,…

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How to make Balsamiq mockups look more professional

How to make Balsamiq mockups look more professional

        Filed under: How to, Usability, Web Design

Balsamiq Mockups is an intuitive software to create wireframes, or website skeletons, used to conceptualize a website or application before the design stage. By default, Balsamiq Mockups gives a sketchy look to these graphics, which make them look unprofessional. This is a wireframe created with Balsamiq, using the default settings that come with the software:…

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Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web Design

        Filed under: Usability, Web Design

Responsive design is now widely used as a cost effective alternative to deliver content across different platforms. There are also great responsive CSS frameworks that allow designers rapidly deploying user interfaces, thanks to the graphic resources and JavaScript features that they include by default. CSS frameworks These are the three frameworks that we typically use in our…

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