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Crystal Ehrlich

Crystal Ehrlich

Crystal Ehrlich :: Creative UI Web Designer :: UX, Wireframes, Heat-mapping, Prototyping, Eye-Tracking, Usability, Social Media, IA, Art, Glass and Hiking.
TODAY - HUGE LA: Fireside Chat with Julian Nachtigal of Good Eggs http://www.meetup.com/Huge-LA... @HUGEINC @joinHugeLA @lindzinlalaland @FindUXEvents
Persona Power :Integrating the hero’s journey as part of the user-centered design process - http://uxmag.com/article...
Job Opening - Senior UX Designer at Amazon in Santa Monica, CA https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2...
.@adamconnor is making a rare visit to LA on 10/23. If you would like him to do some consulting or an in-house workshop, just ping him. #UX
What are the most important emerging user experience themes right now? Find out on Quora./ http://www.quora.com/User-Ex... #LAUX #UX
The Best Free Graphics Editor for Windows http://www.sitepoint.com/best-fr... #ux #design #ui #usability
What are some of the best UX organizations and educational resources located around Orange County, Los Angeles?/ http://www.quora.com/User-Ex...
Seeking a UX-related Job in LA? The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup group can help. Use this form:. https://docs.google.com/spreads... //@LAUXmeetup
UX Calendar of Events near Los Angeles http://crystalux.net/events-... //. #LAUX @LAUXmeetup #UX
Five Customer Experience Lessons Coffee Taught Me http://uxmag.com/article...
FREE! Lifehacker Travel Secrets for Successful Trips & Cocktails, @BuiltInLA, @wearelatech, @FindUXEvents, 7/24, 6pm http://www.eventbrite.com/e...
What Does it Take to be a Mobile Designer Today? http://uxmag.com/article...
Goodbye to 8 Design Elements Whose Time has Come http://uxmag.com/article...
SF UXNight: Content Strategy with Jonathon Colman from Facebook, @jcolman, @FindUXEvents, @cascadesf, 7/24, 6:00 pm http://www.eventbrite.com/e...
Disruptive IoT Innovation http://uxmag.com/article...
You May Be Losing Users If Responsive Web Design Is Your Only Mobile Strategy - http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014...
You resize the browser and a smile creeps over your face. You’re happy: You think you are now mobile-friendly, that you have achieved your goals for the website. Let me be a bit forward before getting into the discussion: You are losing users and probably money if responsive web design is your entire goal and your only solution for mobile. The good news is that you can do it right. In this article, we’ll cover the relationship between the mobile web and responsive design, starting with how to apply responsive design intelligently, why performance is so important in mobile, why responsive design should not be your website’s goal, and ending with the performance issues of the technique to help us understand the problem. The post You May Be Losing Users If Responsive Web Design Is Your Only Mobile Strategy appeared first on Smashing Magazine. - Crystal Ehrlich
Design for Kids: Digital Products for Playing and Learning - http://www.uxmatters.com/mt...
By Debra Gelman Published: July 21, 2014 This is a sample chapter from the new Rosenfeld Media book Design for Kids: Digital Products for Playing and Learning. ©2013 Rosenfeld Media. Chapter 2: Playing and Learning At a 4-year-old’s birthday party, I had an interesting conversation with two different parents about their children’s iPad use versus their TV watching. I asked about the rules these parents had in place regarding screen time for their kids. One mother strongly objected to any “playing” on the iPad for her child. Instead, she let her son—a very intelligent, developmentally sophisticated 4-year-old—use age-appropriate reading and math apps for about an hour a day, and then allowed him to watch two TV shows before bedtime. - Crystal Ehrlich
UX STRAT 2014: Focusing on UX Strategy - http://www.uxmatters.com/mt...
By Paul Bryan Published: July 21, 2014 “Early-bird registration ends on July 31, 2014, so register now to save.” The field of UX strategy has been growing rapidly over the past couple of years, as a specialty within the broader field of user experience. In the past year, postings of jobs that specify UX strategy as a key competency and specialized UX Strategist roles have become increasingly frequent. Events, workshops, and classes whose focus is the topic of UX strategy have been springing up to meet the growing need for education and professional growth in this area. In just a few short years, the UX Strategy and Planning group on LinkedIn has grown to over 12,000 members, providing an active forum for discussions about UX strategy and, more broadly, experience strategy. UX design and management professionals around the world are participating in the dialogue. UXmatters has dedicated a significant amount of space to publishing articles about UX strategy—including my column UX... - Crystal Ehrlich
The Power of Attitude and Tone: Why “Yes, and” Matters - http://www.uxmatters.com/mt...
By Traci Lepore Published: July 21, 2014 “We work in such collaborative environments. We follow agile or lean methods. So the strength of our work relies heavily on the strength of the team. As the UX people on any team, we play a critical role in bridging different sides of the story together.” We’ve all experienced some negative moments—when we don’t think we can achieve some goal or a challenge seems too hard to take on. Or maybe, we just feel like we’re in a slump and are finding it hard to stay motivated. It’s easy to let moments like these get the best of us. Sometimes, our first reflex in such a situation is just to say, “No!” The problem, when that happens, is that our attitude can quickly spread to everyone around us. And that kind of negative attitude is destructive to any team. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”—Winston Churchill - Crystal Ehrlich
Don’t Just Manage, Transform! Part 2 - http://www.uxmatters.com/mt...
By Baruch Sachs Published: July 21, 2014 “All too often, organizations miss opportunities to integrate User Experience into projects effectively, preventing the success of User Experience on large, digital-transformation software projects.” In my last column, I wrote about the challenges of undertaking a truly transformative software development project within a large enterprise and how it’s sometimes a struggle for User Experience to find the right role within an organization. All too often, organizations miss opportunities to integrate User Experience into projects effectively, preventing the success of User Experience on large, digital-transformation software projects. Thus, UX professionals are left simply managing the UX component, instead of providing the right blend of value and influence. Now, in Part 2 of this series, I’ll offer guidance on three specific UX activities that should be part of a transformative software development project. - Crystal Ehrlich
How We Stopped Bleeding Users by Changing the User Experience of Our Signup Process - http://www.uxmatters.com/mt...
By Daria Shualy Published: July 21, 2014 “Early in a startup, you need to acquire your customers for free. Later on, you can spend on customer acquisition.”—Fred Wilson “When you’re spending your own time—your most valuable asset—you want to make every hour count. So you find yourself measuring each and every effort, constantly making tweaks and improvements to get better results.” This statement is true for two reasons: The first is that, as a startup, you are usually short on funding. The second is that not spending money on customer acquisition helps you to be very focused. In a way, spending money may seem to be easy, but when you’re spending your own time—your most valuable asset—you want to make every hour count. So you find yourself measuring each and every effort, constantly making tweaks and improvements to get better results. If you had money to spend, you might be tempted to throw more money at the problem. But when there is no money to throw at customer acquisition, you’re... - Crystal Ehrlich
What are the most important emerging user experience themes right now? Find out on Quora..: http://www.quora.com/User-Ex... #LAUX #UX
Deal of the week: 11 professional email templates from ChocoTemplates http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2014... #ux #design #ui #usability
What are some of the best UX organizations and educational resources located around Orange County, Los Angeles?,, http://www.quora.com/User-Ex...
Webinar: Enhance A/B Testing with Optimizely and ClickTale http://blog.clicktale.com/2014...
UX Calendar of Events near Los Angeles,, http://crystalux.net/events-... // #LAUX @LAUXmeetup #UX
Top Tips for Fast Website Improvement in 2014 (Video) http://blog.clicktale.com/2013...
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