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Game of Tones: Surviving the Politics of Content

The pen might be mightier than the sword, but they can both draw blood. If you’ve ever stood between stakeholders jousting for prime real estate on a homepage, you know what I mean. Either someone’s blog post gets shoved out the window,…

Tidying Up Digital Homes With Design Systems

Tidying up with Marie Kondo is a phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. Marie Kondo has developed a simple method to help declutter and organize your home. After learning about the KonMari Method of tidying up, I was inspired to…

Five Common Content Faux Pas and How to Avoid Them

Imagine logging into a new application for the first time, only to discover there are no words to guide you. How would you know where to go? How would you know what you could do? You wouldn’t. Without content, your new application…

Death of a Design: Five Stages of Grief

As a UX designer, I love solving complex problems. A few years ago I worked on a complete overhaul of the website and mobile application for a health insurance company. During this multi-year project, we spent countless hours sharing design concepts with…