15 Essential Tools For Designers

15 Essential Tools for Designers As designers, we continually rely on tools and resources to help produce great work. There are hundreds of design tools out there and sometimes it is hard to find the right one. Whether you are a UX Designer, Visual Designer, or Front-end Developer, these tools may help make your design/development

By | August 29th, 2016|Categories: Digital, UX/UI|Tags: , , , |

The UX of Error Messages

So you made a mistake. Or wait, did the website you were using make a mistake? Either way, errors can cause great frustration for users–users don’t like them and they will bounce away from their intended path. To err is human, To err is also the computer. A poorly designed error message will confuse users,

By | August 19th, 2016|Categories: Digital, UX/UI|Tags: , , , |

Powering Collaboration & Crossing the Divide

I Have an Identity Crisis Really, I do. I’ve struggled with my job title since my love of design has merged into my exploration of markup and coding languages. Most days I split my time between sitting with the designers and sitting with the developers. And I could not be happier. As a designer and

Siri vs. Alexa | Which One Has the Superior User Experience?

Apple’s Siri has dominated the virtual personal assistant market since it was introduced as a feature of the iPhone 4s in 2011. However, Amazon has made massive strides to compete with Siri with the release of Amazon Echo and its voice-enabled feature, Alexa, earlier this year. While Siri and Alexa have some key differences, we

By | June 30th, 2016|Categories: Digital, UX/UI|Tags: , , |

10 Heuristics of User Experience (UX) [Video]

An easy-to-use product will win hearts. In our first installment of our MetroStar Minute series, we cover our top 10 heuristics (approaches to quickly achieve immediate goals) for incorporating superb UX into your next product design. By taking a “user-first” approach, your team will build a product that your users can’t help but love.

By | February 11th, 2016|Categories: Digital, UX/UI|Tags: , |