5 Key Roles for UX Talent: Specialization is Key

5 Key Roles for UX Talent: Specialization is Key

UX experts come in several types, each with a set of skills and key traits. We'll walk you through the details of each specialty so you can assemble the ideal team. 

FilterForward: Discussing Design Systems, Part 3

FilterForward: Discussing Design Systems, Part 3

In the final installment of our 3-part video series on design systems, Filter Experience Design Director Michael Hinnant talks to Senior Experience Designer Aaron Bowersock about how to get started with a design system deployment.

FilterForward: Discussing Design Systems, Part 2

FilterForward: Discussing Design Systems, Part 2

In this 3-part blog series on design systems, Filter Experience Director Michael Hinnant sits down with Aaron Bowersock, one of the company’s Senior Experience Designers, to discuss several of the core issues and key considerations when building a design system. Part two includes a discussion strategies behind the successful deployment of a design system, some of the measurable returns and benefits, and other key considerations of adopting a design system.

FilterForward: Discussing Design Systems, Part 1

FilterForward: Discussing Design Systems, Part 1

In this 3-part blog series on design systems, Filter Experience Director Michael Hinnant sits down with Aaron Bowersock, one of the company’s Senior Experience Designers, to discuss several of the core issues and key considerations when building a design system. Part one includes a discussion of how and when to get started, some of the options to consider, and some of the many important benefits of adopting a design system.

UX Expertise @Filter: It Starts at the Sourcing

UX Expertise @Filter: It Starts at the Sourcing

Our ability to deliver best-of-breed UX expertise is a critical advantage we bring to our clients – one backed by an expert team of professionals and a proven process developed though nearly 30 years of experience within the creative specialist community. To better understand where it all starts, we spoke to two key members of Filter’s sourcing team, Nick Richards and Heidi Simpson.

Building A Better User Experience

Building A Better User Experience

To better meet the accelerating pace of business change, organizations are looking to bring multiple skill sets under one roof to drive rapid execution and faster time to market. UX services and expertise are a key focus ­– and a big challenge for companies trying to go it alone.

When Agile is Fragile: Part Two

When Agile is Fragile: Part Two

Following up on “When Agile is Fragile: Part One,” this blog takes a look at the broader culture of the team and organization as a key success factor to ensure that UX is a true value generator for your product and enterprise.

When Agile is Fragile: Part One

When Agile is Fragile: Part One

While continuous delivery, DevOps and related agile methodologies ultimately aim to deliver more value to customers, too often the emphasis on speed in these environments overshadows the necessary focus on the user. How do we put continuous learning back in the spotlight of the continuous delivery process to help ensure growth in product value?

Thinking About UX When There’s No Screen, Mouse, or Keyboard: SIC 2018 Recap

Thinking About UX When There’s No Screen, Mouse, or Keyboard: SIC 2018 Recap

Voice-driven dedicated devices are present in nearly 20% of US households today. By 2022, this number is expected to reach 50%. This blog recaps Director of User Experience Michael Hinnant’s speaking session from SIC 2018 where he delved into how UX research should be tailored for voice-enabled technologies.

Are You About to Make a $100 Million Mistake?

Are You About to Make a $100 Million Mistake?

Working from the wrong insights leads your teams to solve for the wrong problems. And worse – it could cost your company a fortune.

The Risks of Reactionary Design: Part Two

The Risks of Reactionary Design: Part Two

In part two of his look at UX design challenges in continuous delivery and agile development organizations, Filter’s Director of Experience Design shares how to get out of the agile traps that many product teams find themselves in.

The Risks of Reactionary Design: Part One

The Risks of Reactionary Design: Part One

In part one of his look at UX design challenges in continuous delivery and agile development organizations, Filter’s Director of Experience Design looks at one of the critical traps many product teams encounter in this environment.

Filterati interview: UX in the age of DevOps

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Filterati interview: UX in the age of DevOps

Applying UX in an agile environment offers companies powerful new opportunities to optimize their products and customer experiences. Filterati experts share the impact of UX in agile product development for today’s customers.

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Character Creation for VR Takes a Specialized Team

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Character Creation for VR Takes a Specialized Team

John DeRiggi, character artist at Oculus, shares how leveraging specialized experts in VR character creation will result in higher quality art, a more efficient use of time and budget, and happier employees in both production and management. 

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Virtual Teams + Effective Collaboration

Virtual Teams + Effective Collaboration

In an increasingly globalized market, more and more companies are partnering with teams in different parts of the world to engage their customers on a larger scale. Virtual collaboration is enabling many teams to execute their projects faster and more affordably—and very often, the resulting exchange of ideas leads to broadened perspectives and more effective solutions.

Seattle Interactive Conference 2017: 5 Key Sessions

Seattle Interactive Conference 2017: 5 Key Sessions

The 2017 Seattle Interactive Conference was two days on developing trends in UX, AI, VR/AR, omni-channel marketing and more. Here are the highlights.

Is Company Culture Hindering Diversity in Tech?

Is Company Culture Hindering Diversity in Tech?

Team diversity is both an asset and a goal. But is our focus on company culture keeping us from achieving it? Time to take a step back and analyze our hiring practices.