In these confusing days of user experience design, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of constantly shifting vocabulary. Every company and designer with whom I speak has a different definition for taxonomy, information architecture, usability testing, iterative design, etc…
I did some sleuthing around the internet and it seems that several development companies are working on a content management solution (CMS) for social media. The idea is that you can input your dynamic content and the CMS will post the items not only to your website but also to your social media pages as well. Awesome!
I've wanted to design a website for a color-blind client for a long time. Weird right? The goal is to create a site that the client can see the site exactly the same as a non-color-blind person.
As a formally-trained fine artist, the form versus function argument rankles a bit. I chafe at giving up one over the other. Why can't you have form and function! Function will still rule over most business touch screens but the exhibit was a powerful reminder of what form can do beautifully and subtly.
Social media in business needs a purpose. You can use social media as just one of the marketing tools available to get buyers to your site. You just need to use the right one for the job.
My job as a designer is to find out what the client's true problem is and provide the best solution, not just the solution they asked me to create.