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A Roundup of Product Management & Development Project Tools

A Roundup of Product Management & Development Project Tools

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 a lot to do with factors such as: Team sizes and...

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 In 2018, I wrote about an emerging trend of tools that mingle visual design and code in ways that are notably different from typical "screen design" tools for drawing pictures of screens and...

An Unopinionated Roundup of Current UX Research & UI Testing Tools

An Unopinionated Roundup of Current UX Research & UI Testing Tools

Updated: June 4, 2020 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 appreciate the importance of iterative user...

An Unopinionated Roundup of Current Prototyping Tools

An Unopinionated Roundup of Current Prototyping Tools

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 specific product or seems biased. I've created a running...

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...

Digitizing Your UX Sticky Notes

Digitizing Your UX Sticky Notes

Sometimes the analog approach is a quicker and easier way to achieve a particular 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 and other...

New Presentation Tools Breaking Boundaries

New Presentation Tools Breaking Boundaries

Updated 05/29/2020 to include additional services. 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,...

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....

Safari Resources – Maximize Browser Window to Full Screen

Safari Resources – Maximize Browser Window to Full Screen

Updated, June 2020 Maximize to Full Screen While Apple offers "Full-screen" mode in Safari with macOS, it's still not easy to "maximize" the browser window in regular screen mode. Here are some resources that help with that. Recommendation for Safari 13+: Magnet App...

  • iPad OS for Design & Illustration: A round-up of creative tablet apps for designers, prototypers and illustrators
  • Things to Consider Before Updating to the Latest Version of Sketch app
  • Banner Ad Dimensions: A visual chart of common IAB banner advertisement sizes
  • Conversion Chart: Convert: Fraction, Decimal, Picas, Points
  • Hex Color Chart: for Designers & Developers
  • Safari Resources: A round-up of plugins and information regarding Apple’s Web Browser – includes solutions to maximize your browser window to “full screen” (take up all screen space vs. macOS full-screen mode)
  • RemoteHQ: the next-generation virtual office enabling a world where everyone can work remotely
  • MacRumors Buyer’s Guide: This is a helpful and favorite site with information and speculation that can help you time your Apple hardware purchases depending on what kind of balance of price vs. recent model you are aiming for