So what is this UX stuff all about, anyway?

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If you follow web design or development, chances are you’ve heard the term “user experience” or “UX” thrown around at some point. But if you haven’t spend some time around UX literature or practitioners, you might not have a good idea of what UX is about. Also, I’ve heard some outright misconceptions about UX, so I thought I’d talk a little bit about that today. So if you want to learn more about what UX is and isn’t, read on! Continue reading “So what is this UX stuff all about, anyway?”

Coffee Notepad is now on Instagram!

Since design is primarily a visual medium, I thought Instagram might be a fun place to share inspiration, both of the design and the personal variety. Here’s my first post:


If you’re on Instagram, come by and say hi! Design is everywhere, after all. 🙂

How web design is like Family Feud

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I have a friend who loves the Game Show Network, and Family Feud is one of her favorite game shows. Unlike shows such as Jeopardy!, which test your knowledge (or at least your powers of inference), Family Feud tests a different set of skills–namely, your ability to think like an average person. So it’s possible for someone to be really smart and really terrible at Family Feud. Or so I’ve heard. On TV. Continue reading “How web design is like Family Feud”