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Our lives as UI designers have never been easier with a host of amazing tools at our disposal. In this article, Paul Boag explores some of the useful tools that he keeps close at his work.
Design is an endlessly challenging world. Pre-project roadblocks and lack of alignment often leads to delays and prevent the best work from getting done. But design doesn’t have to be an uphill climb—just take Atlassian for example. The team created Confluence templates to disrupt their most common creative hurdles.
“When we start a new design project, it’s often a blank slate,” says Chan Kim, lead designer for Confluence at Atlassian. “Templates focused on outlining key elements of the design process enable my team to get started faster by reducing the hurdle of ‘where do we need to start?’”
Guaranteed design success isn’t something that can only be claimed by Atlassian, though. The team has graciously offered to share their top templates to help teams like yours. Use the three below and see how your team can lock in needed information right at the start of any project.
AI is rapidly transforming the way that companies interact with their customers. MIT Technology Review Insights’ survey of 1,004 business leaders, “The global AI agenda,” found that customer service is the most active department for AI deployment today. By 2022, it will remain the leading area of AI use in companies (say 73% of respondents),…
You spend so much time focused on other people’s websites that it’s easy to put yours on the backburner and tell yourself, “I’ll fix it up someday soon.” But do you really want to wait to improve your professional portfolio site?
Rich Communication Services (RCS) has been a long time coming. Billed as the future of text messaging and the technology that will eventually replace SMS and MMS, it’s been Google’s pet project as the way to ‘fix’ messaging on mobile devices ever since the company gave up on Hangouts and Allo. Instead of using a separate messaging app, RCS works just like regular old texting, except it adds a bunch of features usually only available in apps like WhatsApp or Messenger.
Discover how to craft great brand messaging that can help you not only earn a sale, but build loyal, lifelong customers. Learn how to use words to make the core elements of your brand appeal to your customers’ hearts and minds.
Conceived by creative agency Havas, the 13-garment collection launching on World Mental Health Day features oversized care labels replacing washing instructions with self-care messaging and advice for finding support.
Swiss art direction and graphic design studio Neo Neo, made up of Thuy-An Hoang and Xavier Erni, has recently updated its website and with it, the pair reveals several new projects displaying their systematically precise approach to graphic design.
Google’s cloud-based tools provide a lot of bang for the buck. Apps like Docs, Sheets, and Slides are a collaborative dreamscape, the types of applications that allow kids to split into groups and iterate a project until completion. They also make a good instant messaging platform, according to some teens. “We don’t really pass physical …