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Month: April 2018

UX Review: Calendar Schedulers

In talking with lots of folks, I have been using Calendly.com to help coordinate schedules. The back and forth of scheduling is a real pain and these systems make it much better. I tried three today. For language sake it can get confusing, here is a legend: Host = Person who has the subscription and whose calendar is being interrogated Visitor = Person who is scheduling time Calendly This was the one I have been using for a while. It is solid, but the UX was always a little clunky and disappointing. The UI was poor on the host side…

The UX of Interviews (From both sides)

For the last couple of months, I have been talking with different companies about my next position. It’s a fascinating experience for me because I have been on the other side of the table for the last dozen years. Specifically, I am fascinated by how different people approach talking with candidates. This following is a hodgepodge of different anecdotes and topics, but hopefully you find it useful. The Grilling I was at an onsite interview and one of the people who worked there was grilling me with pointed questions. I asked him, “What is the fear you have about the…

Google Slides as a Design Tool

As I’ve written before, I believe Storyboards are the best way to communicate early designs, while Prototypes are better suited to later stage usability tests. A graphic spec is a different thing. This week I was using Google Slides to see if I could replicate my technique from Microsoft PowerPoint. I am sad to say that it failed to achieve the goal. However, it’s not a hopeless case. Here are the missing ingredients. Missing Animation Google Slides has some very basic animation. You can take an object and make it have entrance and exit effects. It’s a pretty limited list,…