Resources & Tools Roundup Lists

Design & Business Podcasts Roundup

Design & Business Podcasts Roundup

Here's a roundup list of some of my favorite podcasts with a focus on topics of design, product development, business strategy, and tech news - a Podstack so to speak. Podcasts deliver on the promise of the internet in a way that many other resources don't. Up until...

Physical & Digital Product Mockup Tools

Physical & Digital Product Mockup Tools

Updated April 29, 2021. See this twitter thread for details. Not long ago, it was somewhat challenging to create simulated renderings of product mockups. For example, visualizing what a cool new app would look like on an iPhone 3G or what your branding campaign might...

Chatbot & Voice Interface Tools Roundup

Chatbot & Voice Interface Tools Roundup

Updated January 2, 2021. See this twitter thread for details. Love them or not - chatbots, virtual assistants and other Conversational Interfaces (CUIs) are out there. Some are finding traction where use cases emerge that can unlock their potential. Here's a roundup...

Web Browsers for Responsive Front-End Development & Testing

Web Browsers for Responsive Front-End Development & Testing

Updated January 14, 2021. See this twitter thread for details. Several Web Browser apps want to make it easier for people & teams to test and develop Responsive Websites and Web applications iteratively. These apps are different from services that offer static...

Video, Conference, Chat & Collaboration Tools Roundup

Video, Conference, Chat & Collaboration Tools Roundup

Updated May 29, 2021. See this twitter thread for details. Yes, there are alternatives to Zoom I often joke that people spend the first few minutes of any online meeting discussing usability oddities of the collaboration tool itself. There are many solutions out there...

Survey & Form Builder Tools Roundup

Survey & Form Builder Tools Roundup

Updated September 24, 2020. See this twitter thread for details. Sometimes people will ask me about survey tools, or I'll see a solution that I want to keep an eye on. Therefore, I've created this list of survey and form building tools that I will keep updated. Most...

A Roundup of Product Management & Development Project Tools

A Roundup of Product Management & Development Project Tools

Updated June 26, 2021. See this twitter thread for details. There are a variety of tools available to help product teams manage the process of conceiving, defining, planning, executing, and delivering products in an and agile manner. What works for your team will have...

Code-centric Design Tools on the Rise?

Code-centric Design Tools on the Rise?

Coded components will finally become the source of truth in UI design Updated February 15, 2021. See this twitter thread for details. In 2018, I wrote about an emerging trend of tools that mingle visual design and code in ways that are notably different from typical...

iPad OS – Design & Illustration Apps Roundup

iPad OS – Design & Illustration Apps Roundup

Updated March 22, 2020 The latest Apple iPad Pro models, paired with Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard, have helped move iPad OS toward being a viable standalone creative platform for designers and creative people on the go. Here's a roundup of iPad apps for Design...

An Unopinionated Roundup of Current UX Research & UI Testing Tools

An Unopinionated Roundup of Current UX Research & UI Testing Tools

Updated: June 26, 2021. See this twitter thread for details. Whether you call it user experience, customer experience, human experience, or simply 'trying to understand if anyone wants-or-can-use the thing we're making' - if you're reading this, you probably...

An Unopinionated Roundup of Current Prototyping Tools

An Unopinionated Roundup of Current Prototyping Tools

Updated March 18, 2021. 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...

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

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

Updated August 18, 2021. See this twitter thread for details. 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...

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 design thinking workshop exercises such...

New Presentation Tools Breaking Boundaries

New Presentation Tools Breaking Boundaries

Updated January 16, 2021. 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...

Webinar Recording – UX Design: Prototyping as Process

Webinar Recording – UX Design: Prototyping as Process

Aquent Gymnasium offers a series of Webinars. Dave Rupert and I participated as panelists in their May 14, 2019 conversation regarding Prototyping. Over the years, prototyping has become an integral part of digital product development. Learn the ins and outs of modern...

A Roundup of New Tools That Mingle Visual UI Design & Code

A Roundup of New Tools That Mingle Visual UI Design & Code

I've been intrigued by the potential endgame of a single environment that could satisfy the needs and modes of operation for both visual UI designers and developers. Convergence of tools has been a theme of my “Looking Ahead” new year blog entries for 2017 and 2018....

Twitter Header Photo PSD Template

Twitter Header Photo PSD Template

Profile Header Image Sizes and Templates for Popular Social Media Websites and Apps Updated: December 28, 2020 A lot has changed since I originally posted this blog entry eight-plus years ago 🤯. There are new specifications to follow for Twitter, and many new...

Safari Resources – Maximize Browser Window to Full Screen

Safari Resources – Maximize Browser Window to Full Screen

Updated April 2021 Maximize or Minimize Safari & Application Windows macOS Recent Versions For macOS Mojave, Catalina, and Big Sur Apple has finally included native Maximize and Minimize features. On your Mac, do any of the following in a window: Maximize a...