Posts Tagged ‘user interface’

Own the Experience: Co-design with Your Engineers

by Jon on October 1st, 2013 - Comments (0)

Design Exchange Boston

Design Exchange Boston
October 10, 2013
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Tavern Road
343 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210

Join Involution Studios’ user interface design Eric Benoit to learn simple but effective tips for taking your designs into production-grade software. The engineering process will be the most critical part of your designs, and saying “They didn’t build it the way I designed it” should no longer be an excuse. By collaborating during the engineering phase you’ll realize and execute fantastic design by experiencing your designs, overcoming the gotchas, and hearing real-world feedback to hone the best possible experience.

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Software Interface Design: Process and Principles

by Jon on October 1st, 2013 - Comments (0)

General Assembly

Software Interface Design: Process and Principles
October 7, 2013
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

General Assembly Boston
101 Main Street, 14th floor
Cambridge , MA 02142

Join Involution Studios’ user interface designer / engineer, Reshma Mehta as she covers the process of designing complex software systems, using real world projects as case studies.

Starting with research and discovery to product blueprinting, the process turns non-linear as we enter the interface design phase that entails building mental models, sketching and creating pixel perfect mock-ups. Throughout, designs are continuously validated through rapid prototyping, feedback and progressive learning.

The class will cover:
• Concept and techniques for principal steps in the design process
• Importance of research and discovery – building context and understanding scenarios
• What it takes to get to a production worthy design
• Principles of good software interface design

This class is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the software design process but may be of particular interest to:
• Product Managers
• Software Engineers or Software Developers
• Junior User Interface and User Experience Designers
• Product Leads (Owners) at startups or mid-sized companies

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UXPA Boston Conference

by Jon on February 27th, 2013
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Boston UXPA

UXPA Boston Conference
May 29, 2013
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Boston, MA

Involution Studios is sponsoring the twelfth annual UXPA Boston Conference.

This year’s conference, focused on Usability and User Experience, will include four simultaneous tracks, giving attendees a choice of 32 presentations. More than 500 attendees will learn about best practices […]

Involution’s hGraph featured in Wired and Health IT Buzz

by Jon on February 25th, 2013
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Involution’s hGraph, an open source health metrics visualization, was recently featured in Wired Magazine online, highlighted in the article, “How Restyling the Mundane Medical Record Could Improve Health Care.” The Wired spot discusses hGraph’s strong social component: By tracking the data for entire families hGraph illustrates how some conditions, like obesity and heart disease, can be affected by collective […]

uTest Launches App Analytics Tool Applause, Designed by Involution

by Jon on February 15th, 2013
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Involution client uTest has launched Applause, an analytics tool that offers clear, explicit data about what users truly feel about mobile apps. Applause enables app-owners to see how each version of their app measures up and the ability to compare their app to those of their competitors. Applause features sleek multi-version app graphs and a revolutionary rating scheme, […]

Get Your Design Axioms Card Deck Today

by Jon on September 5th, 2012
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We’re excited to announce the debut of our Design Axioms card deck, which encapsulates essential software design wisdom from industry luminaries including Andrei Herasimchuk, Luke Wroblewski, Dirk Knemeyer, and Juhan Sonin.

Four years in the making, the first card set has been published as a physical deck, available via Amazon, and as digital art […]

Lion Roars, Google Labs Shuts its Doors, and Math Gets a New UI

by Jon on July 20th, 2011
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Here’s what we’re reading online, this week at Involution, on design, tech, and the digital life, in our links round up.

Lion Roars
Apple launched the latest version of their ground breaking OS X operating system today with a host of UI innovations culled from their iOS mobile platform. As might be expected, these innovations were met with both […]

Five Reasons to Sketch Your User Interface

by Jon on July 14th, 2011
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At Involution, when we design software, we draw upon a process akin to industrial design, where—after we engage in an initial product architecture to understand the feature grouping, flow, and functionality—the next step is often sketching.

If you haven’t done it before, sketching concepts for a software user experience may seem like a daunting task located in foreign territory: […]