Eight startup UX tips

Wireframes, site maps, flow diagrams, mockups, etc are all traditional documents that many people expect to receive from UX-ers in quantity while usually maintaining a high quality on aesthetics; however within startups, user experience practitioners need to be a-part of the team making the actual product and getting out of the deliverable’s business. Process and[…]

24 top resources for User Experience geeks

Here is a list of resources for Usability Specialists, Interaction Designers, Web Designers/Developers, Information Architects, Product Managers and really anyone else interested in User Experience field. I’m frequently asked about any books that I may recommend and or tools, and I unfortunately find myself off-guard more often than not — but not anymore. Below I’ve listed both tools and books that[…]

Why is your Minimal Viable Product (MVP) really just a PoS?

With all of the available buzzwords surrounding startup  enthusiasts, one of the top phrases is MVP: Minimal Viable Product. Although I do believe in the concept, it has gotten so popular that people are quick to use it without genuinely understanding it. With no fault to Eric Reis, as he’s clearly explained the idea of[…]

Reading re-cap

From now on I’m going to start curating some of the top articles I’ve read throughout the week and post them here for you to read too if you haven’t already. Below are just a few of the posts that I may or may have not shared via my social media channels as I read them the passing week.[…]

Agile, UX and Startups — oh my!

Finding a User Experience Designer for your startup Being apart of a startup is an exhilarating experience. If you love challenges and pushing yourself and failing  you’ll love being in an entrepreneur at a startup. Everyone on the team has to wear multiple hats, thus not excluding your user experience designer. Being the exclusive user experience person in a[…]

Cloud Out Loud Podcast via Engine Yard

[ Posted originally @ http://www.engineyard.com/podcast/s01e44-vince-baskerville ] I was given the honor for being apart of the Cloud Out Loud podcast seriers from Engine Yard. For a bit under 20 minutes Chris Tosswill and I discussed what TripLingo is and what I do there, why I love mobile development, my longstanding passion for data driven design, and[…]

Seriously… what the hell is this UX stuff?

User Experience probably isn’t what you think. Lets clear up some misconceptions. Having been a developer for many years, I wanted to evolve into something more.There was a disconnect between what I was developing, the client’s requests and then the users actual feedback — which would often go ignored. Thus began my process of following[…]

Designing great UX via Appcelerator Titanium @ CodeStrong 2011

Slidedeck: http://www.slideshare.net/vince.baskerville/uxd-codestrong Above is the video of my presentation and slidedeck for the Appcelerator CodeStrong event this year. This presentation will give an overview of some of the many accepted methods of creating a great User Experience on mobile devices. While developing an application for a mobile device, we recognize many of the ‘physical’ differences,[…]