Paul Smokovitz
Paul Smokovitz
May 2, 2017

For Fonts Sake: The Importance of Font Selection

Not too long ago in a galaxy far away, a site design could only use Arial, Times, Times New Roman, Courier, Courier New, Verdana, Tahoma and the always classic Helvetica....

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Jenna Trunzo
Jenna Trunzo
January 26, 2017

Co-Design & Co-Development: The PointSource Approach to Collaboration

Walking down the halls of PointSource, you’ll see a lot of rooms created for collaboration, made unique by the amount of post-its wallpapering the space. They may be filled with...

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Sean Kennedy
Sean Kennedy
January 19, 2017

Whole Team Design Thinking

There has been growing interest in and discussion of Design Thinking, however, as Cait Smith wrote, many limit themselves with a “lingering belief that design thinking is only applicable to...

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Paul Smokovitz
Paul Smokovitz
January 10, 2017

The Importance of Designing Custom Icons

It is tempting, easy and quick to grab a “free” icon or icon set off the internet. If you want to use one of those icons just understand it is...

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John Romano
John Romano
December 22, 2016

BlueOak Design Libraries: Where Design Patterns Meet Dev Frameworks

There’s a lot of pressure on mobile design and development teams to both innovate and reduce costs while working at speed and scale. These pressures are driving us to: Spend...

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John Romano
John Romano
October 19, 2016

Co-Design for the Win

Apps and websites have become complex. Specialized skill sets have deepened. Teams now employ many people to provide the expertise and velocity needed to deliver high-quality products in compressed time...

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Dwight McKnight
Dwight McKnight
September 23, 2016

Four Key Benefits of an Agile Process: A Designer’s Perspective

For my entire career, I’ve worked at places that use a waterfall process, where the entire project is done all at once, instead of in smaller pieces. Moving into an...

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Paul Smokovitz
Paul Smokovitz
September 9, 2016

Life as A Visual Designer at PointSource

I often get asked what is your day like by young designers, friends outside the design field and family. When I am asked this question, I have to pause and...

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Brian Hall
Brian Hall
July 8, 2016

Light Switches: A Case of Bad UX

Brian Hall, a PointSource Senior UX Designer, uses an every-day experience with a light switch to demonstrate how some common UX best practices could be used to avoid user frustrations...

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Paul Smokovitz
Paul Smokovitz
May 12, 2016

What is Visual Design?

A visual designer researches and designs for the end user like that of the UX designer. Each of them work together, collaborate and share knowledge to achieve the best results.

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