When we design, sometimes the simplist thing that we can do is design for what we "think" our customer would want - which ends up turning out as what we the designer would want. Often times, research is a neglected area for small businesses, and even when large businesses do it, it's sometime not executed properly.
rocess is one of the most important things that a designer can have next to templates and one-click widgets that speed up the mock-up stage. Having a strong process allows a designer to focus on what is truely important, the graphics (well one of the most important things anyway).
This is a great article full of resources for designers and developers. It's up-to-date as of September 2010. This one I'm definitely keeping in my library of tools. It kind of changed my mind about the iPad...now there might actually be a practical use for it for design.
In thinking ahead about employee values pertaining to their job, I began to ask myself what would be an ideal job? Of course, the easy answer is "It would be different for everyone". Some want money, some want power, some want stability and benefits. But on a deeper level, self fulfillment, self accomplishment, and pleasure is what everyone ultimately wants from their everyday life.
So now that Adobe has decided to discontinue its use of Version Cue, it's left a few of us in the dust wonder what possible solution could be out there that can compare with the solutions Version Cue offered? I've been scowering the net for the past week reading up on DAM (Digital Asset Management) systems and none are as easy to set-up or intergrate with Adobe programs as well as Version Cue.