Design and technology guides
Explore the fundamentals
Learn more about the foundational elements of designing impactful experiences for customers and employees. Created for practitioners, leaders, and advocates who care about UX, these guides have been crafted by our discipline experts and offer some of the best advice out there.
A product design leader's guide to DesignOps
With challenges like turnover, talent retention, higher performance expectations for digital products, and lack of a clear roadmap, the core operations of a product design team can be tough. Learn more about the framework we use to get started or gain momentum in building a DesignOps function that follows today’s best practices.
A guide to application modernization
You know it’s time to modernize your legacy application, but the road ahead of you seems daunting. Read more about the payoffs of modernization, team structures and strategies that lead to success, and common mistakes to avoid in the process.
A guide to Figma for product design leaders
Investing in a new tool can seem daunting, but the effort is worth it. We see Figma as a critical part of making modern design and development efforts effective today. Learn more about the best practices for transitioning your team to Figma—seamlessly.
A guide to design systems
A design system combines the benefits of a style guide (intended for designers) and a pattern library (intended for developers) into a single, cohesive database for everyone. Learn how a design system can help bring your product to market quicker with consistent design and improved efficiency.
A guide to understanding the principles of service design
Service design is an approach that facilitates a holistic understanding of your offering and empowers you to make that entire experience better for your users. Learn more about how a service design approach to a digital problem provides a more holistic view of where the digital “piece” fits.
A how-to guide: user journey mapping
User journey maps help tell the story of customer experiences across a brand’s touchpoints. Read more about creating valuable journey maps.
Understanding design Thinking: A beginner’s guide
Design thinking is a combination of strategy, a method, and a worldview. Learn how to use design thinking for practical and creative problem-solving.
A guide to digital content strategy
Content strategy transforms user experiences and optimizes content workflows. Learn more about digital content strategy, why it’s important to your organization, and the key phases in creating your content strategy.
A how-to guide for dashboard design
A well-designed digital dashboard is a visual representation of your user’s most valuable data—and makes it easy for the user to ingest and take action on this information. Read more about how a digital dashboard can support your business objectives.
A guide to design research
At its core, design research is about understanding user needs and assessing priorities before creating solutions. Learn how to incorporate design research into the early stages of your design process to focus your goals and ultimately create something that meets users’ needs.
A how-to guide for conducting heuristic evaluations
A heuristic evaluation is an expert’s thorough assessment of a site’s UX, with the intent of detecting usability and accessibility issues. Learn more about heuristic evaluations and why you should integrate one into your next product design and development project.
A guide to human-centered design
Human-centered design puts users and their needs at the center of our design practice and helps us create tools and applications as functional and necessary as they are beautiful. Read more about how human-centered design can help improve you users’ experience.
A how-to guide for integrating agile workflows into UX design
There are many benefits of working in Agile: it breaks projects down into manageable, incremental steps, short timeframes help teams stay focused and aligned, and projects can quickly respond to customer and stakeholder feedback. Read more about how we implement Agile in our UX Design process.
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