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Zero UI: human-centric interactions & the dissappearing screen

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At this summer’s SOLID conference in San Francisco, Andy Goodman of global design consultancy Fjord gave a talk about a topic we’ve often discussed on our team: the impact of the user interface (UI) moving away from screens and towards more intuitive, human-centric interactions like haptics, ambient intelligence and voice control. This will surely have implications for the way companies des... continue reading >

Four ways Java Developers are feeling the impact of microservices

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This post was made possible by speaking with several talented local Developers: Matthew Smith (Product Manager/Architect at Pivotal Labs), David Kiss (Sr. Java Developer at Sysomos) and Jagtesh Chadha (Software Engineer at Bibliocommons). With the increasing complexity of web applications and the rise of the cloud, DevOps and continuous delivery, there has been an increased move by software compa... continue reading >

Four tried-and-true tips to help UX Designers ease the time crunch

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This post was made possible by having insightful conversations with a few great Toronto designers: Ricardo Vazquez, UI/UX Designer at Mozilla (@iamrvazquez), Alex M. Chong, Product Designer at Pivotal Labs (@alexmchong) and Huda Idrees, Director of Design at Wealthsimple (@hidrees). The workflow of an agile software company can present challenging timelines to UX Designers. The consistent, repeat... continue reading >

Four ways UX Designers can make their mark on an established product

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This post was made possible by having insightful conversations with a few great Toronto designers: Ricardo Vazquez, UI/UX Designer at Mozilla (@iamrvazquez), Alex M. Chong, Product Designer at Pivotal Labs (@alexmchong) and Huda Idrees, who has experience as a Product Designer at both Wave and Wattpad (@hidrees). Every UX Designer I’ve ever met with has one thing in common: they all want to lea... continue reading >