Berrycast: A new podcast from Cloudberry

In this series we discuss:
Women in UX & Design Leadership
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Lose the jargon and remind yourself that you know how to tell a good story

“Storytelling” has quickly become one of those business buzzwords, joining the ranks of “innovation” and “agile” — terms that are overused (and often misused) to the point of becoming meaningless. That being said, storytelling is actually a pretty important part … Read more

Categories: Digital Marketing

4 ways to make Frankenstein-ing design concepts less scary

Does this sound familiar?  “The illustrative approach and the photography approach are both great…but we’re so torn! So go ahead and combine them into a single design. Thanks!” Presenting multiple design directions is a way to showcase how a successful … Read more

Categories: Visual Design

UX and Story

The most powerful way to connect with another person is through storytelling. It’s a fundamental way that we, as humans, are programmed in order to relate to the world and the information we receive. The user experience process is always … Read more

Categories: Experience Design, Visual Design

Icebreakers, When Done Right, Can Make All the Difference

It may sound corny, but I have a soft spot for icebreakers. Like you, I’ve sat through my share of icebreaker activities where I’ve either dreaded my turn to speak, or twiddled my thumbs as I counted down how many … Read more

Categories: Cloudberry

How We Test for Accessibility

We have covered some of the ways in which we build for accessibility in our previous blog post. However, just building what you think is an accessible website doesn’t imply that your website is, in fact, accessible—you need to test. … Read more

Categories: Technology

How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Working from Home

Greetings from my new home office, aka the bathroom! Just kidding (or am I?). While working from home with two small kids isn’t quite that dire, I’ll admit to some dicey moments where locking myself in the bathroom actually felt … Read more

Categories: Cloudberry

How We Build for Accessibility

Having an accessible website is not only a “good thing to do” nowadays, it is also—in many cases—mandated, where a company must create an accessible website that can be used by people with various types of disabilities (or face consequences). … Read more

Categories: Technology

Our Yearly Checkup: Are 2020 Design Trends Accessible?

At the turn of every year, we inevitably come across an assortment of articles forecasting the “Top 10” design trends for the year. For the most part, these articles discuss general aesthetic trends that have gained recent popularity, but a … Read more

Categories: Experience Design, Visual Design

These apps can help you save the world – one tap at a time

Since World Usability Day is coming up and is focused on “Design for the future we want,” I thought I’d share some of the everyday apps and sites I use with features that help meet some of the UN’s 17 … Read more

Categories: Experience Design

6 Rules for Successful Form Design

When designing forms, there are some simple rules to keep in mind for a successful user experience. 1. Keep form field names on top If the name of the field is in the box, the user might forget what they’re … Read more

Categories: Experience Design, Visual Design