Our team works hard to make sure that every tool and feature we develop automatically looks (and works!) great on mobile devices, so our publishers can give visitors a seamless mobile sharing experience. We’ve learned a lot along the way that has helped structure design strategies we use to tackle the mobile web.
For this month’s NoVA UX meetup we tried something a little different, a hands-on workshop on Design Thinking. The workshop was led by Kit Unger, Director of UX at 3pillar Global, and John Whalen, whose company Brilliant Experience sponsored the event.
Last night we had a solid turnout for the July NoVA UX meetup at AddThis headquarters. Tim Mannino from Kettul Design joined us to give a talk on creating great web application user experiences. Continue →
Yesterday AddThis CEO Ramsey McGrory introduced Smart Layers, an easier way to get more traffic and followers with one piece of code. In this post I’ll go into a little more detail about how to get Smart Layers, what to need to do if you already use AddThis tools (hint: nothing!) and some simple ways to customize Smart Layers for your site or blog.
At AddThis we’re passionate about our work and we enjoy spreading the word about topics that interest us. Several of my co-workers organize meetups that are hosted here at AddThis, including the Big Data DC and Cassandra DC groups. Earlier this month my meetup, NoVA UX (Northern Virginia User Experience), celebrated it’s first birthday.
For the May NoVA UX meetup, Microsoft Dev Evangelist Andrew Duthie gave the group a presentation on the design thinking behind Windows 8. He described three influences–Bauhaus design, Swiss typography, and motion cinematography–and five design principles that guided the team: Continue →
Both companies use comprehensive testing strategies, and multiple analytics tools like Google Analytics, Omniture, and Adobe’s Test and Target, to optimize conversions and revenue. Continue →
For our February NoVA UX meetup, John Whalen (PhD Cognitive Science Johns Hopkins and Founder, Brilliant Experience consultancy) shared his insights and experience about cognitive science with the group. Using videos and interactive examples, he shared learnings about how we perceive, remember, and make decisions, and how those concepts can be applied to user experience design. Continue →