Tag Archives: Organization

Get Your In-house Office in Order

Several months ago, I was eating lunch at my desk checking out a few European graphic design studios on the about.me website. Captivated by the glistening, clutter-free interior photos, I caught myself daydreaming. I thought about how cool it would be to work in such awesome, well-designed spaces. I wondered what it must feel...

Business Advice Podcast: Become Organized and Increase Your Efficiency

In this podcast from business mentor Peleg Top, he speaks with organization experts Ed Gandia and Donna Smallin Kuper. Building upon the ideas discussed in Top’s “Get Organized and Increase Your Profits” in the  HOW Business Annual, this podcast picks up where the article left off to provide additional business advice. Learn how organization...

Use Simple Tools, Keep On Track

With design teams taking on increasingly complex problems it's surprising so many overlook simple tools and habits that would help them work more effectively. Rather than depending on memory, or an implicit understanding between colleagues, designers can use the most basic techniques to make working together easier—and more successful.

Organizing Mobile: What Do Users Need?

Must-read article of the day: A List Apart’s Organizing Mobile, an excerpt from Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski. Here’s a taste: In his book Tapworthy, author Josh Clark focused on three critical mobile behaviors: micro-tasking, “I’m local,” and “I’m bored.” These align pretty well with Google’s breakdown of mobile users into three behavioral groups: urgent now, repetitive...

Keep Track of File Versions with LayerVault

Are you (or your clients) bugging because you can’t tell whether header-draft-FINAL.psd or header-final-draft-2.psd is the actual current iteration of your design? The dudes behind LayerVault want to end all that nonsense. The program syncs your computer’s PSD files with the LayerVault website so you’re never a step behind your collaborators. (You can also give your clients...