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A Case Against Free Examination

Posted to: Design, User Experience, user testing | Posted on: 06/22/17 | Posted by: Eric Nardo

Free examination happens when a users reviewing your product or design are asked to give open-ended feedback without instruction. As a designer, you've most certainly asked users to freely examine your work (I'm guilty of it myself). 

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Let's Talk About Surprise and Delight

Posted to: User Experience, Design | Posted on: 02/15/17 | Posted by: Eric Nardo

In the realm of design, the term "Surprise and Delight" has become rather exhausted. A few years ago, the notion of adding surprise and delight to websites and applications shot through the design community like a rocket. It seemed everywhere you'd turn there was a UI engineer or User Experience Designer espousing the virtues of this product design tactic.

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Advice to designers: Learn a design vocabulary

Posted to: Design | Posted on: 01/26/17 | Posted by: Eric Nardo

Whenever I’m asked by young designer if I have any career advice, I always answer with the the following: learn a design vocabulary. By that I mean, learn how to properly communicate your work. Despite what you may have been told by welling meaning professors and instructors in college, “Show don’t tell” won't cut it in the business world.

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UX is the new black

Posted to: User Experience | Posted on: 01/05/17 | Posted by: Eric Nardo

The term User Experience or UX, as the acronym is commonly known, has become synonymous with interface design. UX is now the new black and I’ve seen countless interface designers self-brand themselves as “User Experience Designers."

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 eTecc / Interactive @eteccFever • Jan 17

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 eTecc / Interactive @eteccFever • Jan 17

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 eTecc / Interactive @eteccFever • Jan 17

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