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An Unopinionated Roundup of Current Prototyping Tools

An Unopinionated Roundup of Current Prototyping Tools

Updated July 26, 2020. See this twitter thread for details. I've shared various lists, roundups, and reviews of different prototyping tools in the past - usually on Twitter. Sometimes, people will point out that a particular third-party roundup review has overlooked a...

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Podcast Turf War is Inspiring Some Awesome A/V Editing Tools

Podcast Turf War is Inspiring Some Awesome A/V Editing Tools

Big streaming players and upstarts alike are driving the next phase of popularity in Podcasting. These players want to control that coveted position of the go-to Podcast app on people's devices. The ongoing demand is also inspiring some innovative tools popping up to...

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Digitizing Your UX Sticky Notes

Digitizing Your UX Sticky Notes

Sometimes the analog approach is a quicker and easier way to achieve a particular design thinking task. A classic example is the appropriately stereotypical use of sticky notes by User Experience designers to facilitate various workshop exercises such as card sorting...

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Mobile Data-visualization has a Y Axis Problem

Mobile Data-visualization has a Y Axis Problem

There is a 'trendy' design pattern, many years in use, of not displaying the Y axis on a chart in some financial mobile apps. I first noticed this in the app Robinhood. But I’ve also seen it in apps such as SoFi. Sadly, despite advocating for a change, these apps are...

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New Presentation Tools Breaking Boundaries

New Presentation Tools Breaking Boundaries

Updated 05/29/2020. See this twitter thread for details. What is a "Presentation" in the post-PowerPoint era? There's a subtle shift in the Presentation tools landscape that's been emerging lately. Products like Google Slides, Zoho Show, and Apple Keynote came on the...

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