The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA) is hands-down one of my favorite local destinations. It was a huge privilege and exciting opportunity to work on their new website. One of our primary objectives on the project was to create tools that provide MCA’s content authors really flexible control of the layout on key pages.
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Custom styled form elements are a common thing to see in a design. That’s because default form styles vary visually from browser to browser and OS to OS. It makes sense that we’d want these elements styled consistently. Styling them is pretty straightforward, with the exception of
selectdropdowns which can be more complex. Recently, I ran into an unexpected problem when working on a site that needed a branded admin experience.
My adventures in designing educational math games for young children began with illustrations and animations in outer space for LT2. Since then, my repertoire of visual themes has expanded greatly—especially after designing games for an additional client, Connect4Learning.
Wireframing is an integral part of our process. Our UXAs (User Experience Architects) use wireframing as a way to convey content hierarchy, content groupings and general structure. As a visual tool it helps our clients to see the weight and relationships of their content in an easy to digest format that content maps just don’t deliver. That’s why wireframing is a staple in our UX toolbox.
As part of Aten’s UX team I get to work on a wide range of projects. I recently transitioned from solving visual interface problems to illustrating spaceships, planets and aliens for children. I’d say the change of pace is a breath of fresh air, but there’s no air to be found where this spaceship is headed.
Gone are the days when email was the best way to communicate and share files. Teams need tools that support collaboration, even more so now with the rise of remote workers. I’ve worked remotely for more than 10 years. As a Partner and VP of User Experience, having tools that let me effortlessly collaborate with my team is vital. Whether you’re in the same office or working from the other side of the country, the digital tools you use—and the way they work together—can take the headache out of collaborating.
Digital tools have transformed the way people connect with organizations and altered how we engage with campaigns and movements. When Aten was invited to join up with the National Center for Women and Information Technology and create the Tech Inclusion Pledge microsite the goals were clear: design an experience that petitions a pledge from senior leadership at major tech companies to recruit, retain and advance diversity in the technology workforce.
Images play an important role in communicating with your audience. When used effectively, they can work toward achieving your organizational goals. For this reason, it’s important to understand your available resources and create a strategic plan for imagery on your website. Here are some questions you can ask to make sure your images will be employed effectively.
It takes 28 days to form a habit. Today I’ll share seven tips you can use to create a product that users will want to form a habit around.
Aten helped bring a live design competition to this year's Create Upstate. Find out how things shook out.