Design Category

2 03, 2020

Reimagining eCommerce for iOS and Android

By Josh|2020-03-02T17:12:15-07:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Design, Recent Work|

When I first started at Bio-Techne, we were just beginning to accommodate mobile design and needed to create a seamless user experience for our desktop and mobile web, as well as our future iOS and Android products. I've written previously about my love of centralized design systems and pattern libraries - I truly believe they're the best way to create [...]

29 08, 2019

Simplifying Design and Development for Avaya

By Josh|2019-10-10T00:42:55-06:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: Design, Recent Work, UX|

In the last few years, Avaya has started focusing on the user experience by adding improved software products to their lineup. I managed the UX of video clients, soft phones, and Salesforce-integrated web apps. In this portfolio update, I'll focus on Avaya Agent for Desktop which my team and I made enjoyably efficient by implementing a design system, updating the [...]

22 10, 2018

Design Systems, Pattern Libraries, a UX Perspective

By Josh|2019-10-10T01:35:39-06:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Design, Development, Feature, Recent Work, UX|

A well-implemented design system can simplify the user experience of your software by ensuring the individual UI elements come from a single source of truth. In theory, that should help you maintain a level of UX integrity not found anywhere else. Using a design system allows your team to be more efficient during every step of the pipeline. Imagine discussing [...]

10 08, 2017

Modernizing Tocris Bioscience with a UX Focus

By Josh|2019-10-10T02:02:46-06:00August 10th, 2017|Categories: Design, Development, Feature, Recent Work, UX|

When I joined Bio-Techne, I was asked to completely redesign one of our subsidiary companies: Tocris Bioscience. Tocris is one of the top reagent manufacturers in the UK. They have a long history in the industry, but Bio-Techne acquired them to improve their European presence. After the dust settled from the acquisition, my team began planning the redesign. Let's start [...]

22 01, 2017

Choosing a Prototyping Tool for Designers

By Josh|2019-10-10T01:49:14-06:00January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Design, Guides, Recent Work|

Choosing a Prototyping Tool for Designers It seems like the design industry gets a new prototyping tool every month, but there are some obvious front-runners that get the most attention. Does that mean those tools are better than the rest? Does the tool you use actually matter? Note: this article is quite old; newer options are available. We'll write an [...]

10 09, 2013

Font Face Best Practices Guide – Updated 2016

By Josh|2017-11-07T00:17:17-07:00September 10th, 2013|Categories: Design, Development, Feature, Guides|

Typography (the artistic use of letters) is extremely important in great web design. We spend hours trying to find the perfect font for our various projects to ensure that the text looks just as beautiful as the rest of the design. There is one big problem with using pretty fonts on the web: every operating system renders fonts differently. That [...]

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