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Title: The Pastry Box Project Context: Design does not happen in a vacuum. Unless you are designing with a bunch of other people in outer space, then it does. Synopsis: Designers are invariably part of a team, collaborating with other

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Title: The Rise of UX Leadership Context: The only thing worse than a CEO who doesn’t care about user experience? One who does. Synopsis: “No one understands us!” is the plaintive cry of the lowly user experience designer trying desperately

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Title: UX designer or developer: Who will be king in 2014? Context: Nothing like the festive season of brotherly love to discuss who is going to get their butt kicked in the new year. Synopsis: Designers or developers? C’mon, pick

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Title: The Dying Art Of Design Context: Is technology killing the craft of design or fueling a design renaissance? Depends if you are a shitty designer or not. Synopsis: Oh technology. Why do you always bear the brunt of designs

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Title: Sir Jonathan Ive: The iMan cometh Context: The man. The myth. The designer. Synopsis: Who doesn’t love a good Apple-designed product? And why is that? Yes, yes because they pay attention to detail, and are insanely great, and understand

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Title: Why Designers Will Become the Next Gen of CEOs Context: We are no longer the weird guys in the basement. Now we’re the weird guys in the boardroom. Synopsis: Businesses are increasingly being built and revamped around a core

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Title: How designers and engineers can play nice (and still run with scissors) Context: We spend more time with them then we do with our family. Isn’t it about time we started to like them too? Synopsis: Sure we are

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Title: Can Anybody Be a Designer? Context: They call us designers, which is why we get paid the big bucks.* But can anyone really do what we do? Synopsis: “Oh, you’re a designer? So you like draw stuff, right?” Most

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Title: Findings from the State of Agile UX Survey Context: As Agile becomes more prevalent developers are realizing that UX designers are not an afterthought. Synopsis: If Agile is still an emerging development methodology then we haven’t even scratched the

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Title: The Difference between Artists and Designers Context: Where does art end and design begin? Synopsis: Art and design often get lumped together under the same “aesthetic” umbrella. But this is an unfairly simplistic view of both disciplines. Artists and

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Title: Engineers vs. Designers Context: I’ve got nothing against engineers. Some of my best friends are engineers. Synopsis: There is a war in most companies. A war between transitions and speed. A battle between animation and performance. These skirmishes take

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