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Design and/or Content: What We’re Reading

March 03, 2015

Design and/or Content: What We’re Reading

This week we bring you articles on why design should be "content agnostic," why design should begin with content (a little point/counterpoint there), how to sell content strategy to the C-suite, designing with systems, and using video as full screen backgrounds on the web. Enjoy!

The Power of Questioning, Listening, and Simplicity: What We’re Reading

February 23, 2015

The Power of Questioning, Listening, and Simplicity: What We’re Reading

This week we bring you articles on asking the right questions in UX/UI design, listening to your users, designing screen-less apps, making things simple (but not too simple), and Photoshop's birthday. Enjoy!

Best of Staffing 2015

February 18, 2015

Best of Staffing 2015

Aquent has once again been selected as a Best of Staffing winner in both talent and client categories. Why? Because of the great people we get to work with and the great people who work here!

Frictionless UX, Learning to Code, and Global English: What We’re Reading

February 13, 2015

Frictionless UX, Learning to Code, and Global English: What We’re Reading

This week we bring you articles on reducing friction for your users, better approaches to user onboarding, why it's so hard to learn how to code, writing English for global audiences, and intriguing technological innovations with a social impact. Enjoy!

IA and Agile, Hidden Menus, City Fonts: What We’re Reading

February 07, 2015

IA and Agile, Hidden Menus, City Fonts: What We’re Reading

This week we bring you articles on doing information architecture and UX in an Agile environment, hidden menus in responsive navigation, the persistence of the “fold,” site maps, and cities with custom fonts. Enjoy!

  • March 03, 2015 Design and/or Content: What We’re Reading This week we bring you articles on why design should be "content agnostic," why design should begin with content (a little point/counterpoint there), how to sell content strategy to the C-suite, designing with systems, and using video as full screen backgrounds on the web. Enjoy!
  • February 23, 2015 The Power of Questioning, Listening, and Simplicity: What We’re Reading This week we bring you articles on asking the right questions in UX/UI design, listening to your users, designing screen-less apps, making things simple (but not too simple), and Photoshop's birthday. Enjoy!
  • February 18, 2015 Best of Staffing 2015 Aquent has once again been selected as a Best of Staffing winner in both talent and client categories. Why? Because of the great people we get to work with and the great people who work here!
  • February 13, 2015 Frictionless UX, Learning to Code, and Global English: What We’re Reading This week we bring you articles on reducing friction for your users, better approaches to user onboarding, why it's so hard to learn how to code, writing English for global audiences, and intriguing technological innovations with a social impact. Enjoy!
  • February 07, 2015 IA and Agile, Hidden Menus, City Fonts: What We’re Reading This week we bring you articles on doing information architecture and UX in an Agile environment, hidden menus in responsive navigation, the persistence of the “fold,” site maps, and cities with custom fonts. Enjoy!
  • January 30, 2015 Managing Designers, Smart Product Development, and Responsive Typography: What We’re Reading This week we bring you articles on techniques for managing creative employees, privileging experience over features in product development, working with responsive typography, digital audio, and a Super Bowl app. Enjoy!
  • January 23, 2015 Mockup Fidelity, UX Metrics, and Journey Mapping: What We’re Reading This week we bring you articles about deciding on the right level of "mockup fidelity," user experience metrics, mapping the customer journey, developing interfaces for people with disabilities, and "reassurance patterns." Enjoy!
  • January 22, 2015 Aquent Awarded a Multiple Award Task Order Contract by the GPO Aquent announced today that it has been awarded a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) under the 951-M On-Site Services Umbrella Contract by the Government Printing Office (GPO), allowing all federal government agencies easy access to experienced communication and design talent as well as outsourcing services.
  • January 20, 2015 Need to Hire a User Experience Designer? User experience matters. But, hiring a user experience designer or a usability specialist or an information architect can be tricky. To help out, we created a practical guide that explains user experience design, typical user experience roles, and how to evaluate candidates. Enjoy!
  • January 16, 2015 MVP, RWD, and Hidden Content: What We’re Reading This week we bring you articles on minimum viable products, responsive web design, rules for exposing hidden content, Google's Material Design methodology, what makes an image "natural," and the prescience of "Black Mirror." Enjoy!
  • December 30, 2014 Digital Marketing Predictions for 2015: What We're Reading We sifted through the many prediction posts for 2015 and plucked out these particularly interesting gems on UX, web design, mobile marketing, content marketing, and SEO. Happy New Year!
  • December 22, 2014 UX in the Uncanny Valley: What We’re Reading This week we bring you articles on the "creep factor" in human-computer interaction, ensuring that your links keep their promises, designing "settings" pages, creating a holistic customer experience, and working with Sketch 3. Enjoy!
  • December 15, 2014 Fluid and Effective User-Centered Design: What We’re Reading Is your e-commerce site leaving money on the table? Does it a provide a "fluid" user experience? Is your design not only "user-centered" but also "human-centered"? If you answered "no" to any of these questions, you should read what we're reading!
  • December 05, 2014 UX, UI Design, and User Research: What We’re Reading This week we bring you articles on the fundamental principles of great design, the seven deadly sins of user research, and several innovative approaches to creating compelling experiences. Enjoy!
  • November 26, 2014 Data-Driven Design: Why Marketers Hold the Key To Success Gregory Ng of Brooks Bell believes that marketers can serve as agents of change when it comes to creating truly data-driven organizations. In this post, we share the steps he recommends marketers take to make their data-driven dreams come true!

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