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Finding the Balance When Prototyping Data-Intensive Features

Prototyping data-intensive experiences can be fun as well as challenging. These tips have helped an Axure user create effective, high fidelity prototypes that provide a rich understanding of how users interact with the Cost of Care Calculator.

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Launching a Software Startup With No Code, Just Prototyping: Benjamin Stanley and SureVX

Can you use a high fidelity prototype as a minimum viable product to get a startup off the ground? That’s exactly what SureVX founder Benjamin Stanley did: He used the Axure platform to make his idea a reality without having to invest crucial early-stage capital into software development.

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Fail Fast with Prototyping

Digital prototypes help teams test out new ideas quickly and cheaply, allowing them to catch potential usability issues before engineers spend valuable time building flawed features or products. It is through finding out where our assumptions fall short that we create the best products.

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Amy Espinosa of World IA Day

World Information Architecture Day, now in its sixth year, is taking place this Saturday at over 50 locations across five continents. The distributed conference subsists on the efforts of a small army of volunteer IA professionals, from local speakers and organizers to the global leadership team.

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Creating UI Standards / Style Guides with Elizabeth Benker

When ZS Associates went through a company-wide rebranding in 2014, Elizabeth Benker—at the time a Design Lead, and now the UX Manager for the firm's Javelin™ Product Suite—saw the opportunity for a systematic, standards-based approach to the design overhaul of the product portfolio.

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Designing an ERP from Scratch with Ken Randall

There comes a time in the life of a young and successful manufacturing firm when disconnected homegrown systems and spreadsheets aren’t enough to keep up with the volume of demand. That’s when people like Ken Randall come into the picture.

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Sana Salam on Creating User-Centered Solutions with SAP Fiori

In Italian, the word "fiori" means flower. Three years ago, that’s not a word that would likely spring to mind when thinking about enterprise business applications. SAP, known for creating software that form the digital spine of some of the world’s largest companies, recognized that.

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Archie Miller of CarMax on Implementing Lean UX in Large Organizations

In 2014, CarMax set off on a journey to bring in Lean UX design principles to its organization. The company, known for revolutionizing the used car buying process in the U.S., is now focused on redesigning its web and mobile apps to seamlessly integrate the digital and store experience for its customers.

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John Henry Krahenbuhl on Collaborating with a Distributed Team

John Henry Krahenbuhl, Lead User Experience Designer at Epsilon and author of several books on prototyping, walks us through a recent client project that used interactive prototypes to quickly gather consensus around a design challenge--how to satisfy multiple client stakeholder interests on a single page.