4 UX Myths

1. Content Should Be Above the Fold In the mid-90s the internet was new to most people and scrolling was a new concept people had a hard time wrapping their minds around. But now it’s second nature for most people. You no longer need to squish everything into the top of your page anymore. This […]

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New Challenges for First-Time Managers

Congratulations! You’ve been promoted. Now what? In your previous role you were a rockstar. They saw something in you and you’ve been asked to lead the next generation of leaders. As a new manager you will make mistakes and face new challenges, no doubt about it. However, a little preparation can help you through these common, new challenges. 1. It’s Lonely […]

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Understanding Content and Context

If you’ve spent anytime researching or working with Information Architecture (IA), you have certainly come across this venn diagram. It shows that IA is at the convergence of content, context and the user. Rosenfeld and Morville referred to this as the “information ecology”. Context is the business goals, funding, politics, culture, technology, resources and constraints Content is documents, signage and data […]

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Patterns of Effective Teams

“Some teams are orders of magnitude more effective than others, turning around business solutions in days or even hours. Their secret is a combination of smart technology choices, great development habits and a powerful team dynamic. In this talk Dan describes a number of patterns of behaviour that he’s identified working with some great teams, […]

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Top 5 Tips for Self-Mastery

In Robert Greene’s book Mastery he describes 3 steps in your journey to becoming a master of your craft: learning, practicing and mastering. Each step must be done intensively and deliberately. Along your journey, no matter the step, you will need to exercise these 5 tips to fully achieve mastery of both self and your craft. 1. […]

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