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How a Powerful Tool Changed the Game for Collaborative Design

Ayana Campbell Smith An Article By Ayana Campbell Smith // 10.29.2021

The design process is made up of many moving parts. Beyond crafting interfaces, designers must also collaborate with team members and stakeholders, build systems, manage feedback, and consistently iterate…

3 Design Exercises to Drive Your Software Discovery Process

Ayana Campbell Smith An Article By Ayana Campbell Smith // 2.18.2020

When it comes to new custom software projects, the value of a thorough discovery phase cannot be overstated. Most often, this involves a meeting of the minds in which…

How Design Systems Make Teams Work Smarter, Not Harder

Ayana Campbell Smith An Article By Ayana Campbell Smith // 4.7.2021

Over the years, we’ve found one thing to be true: When teams aren’t focused on figuring out how things should look and function, they’re more free to iterate and…

Refresh or Redesign? Picking the Right Path for User Interface Updates

Ayana Campbell Smith An Article By Ayana Campbell Smith // 11.10.2020

User Interface (UI) updates present an exciting opportunity for design teams to reinvigorate stale experiences, address issues, and explore future iterations. But these types of updates are also an…

Ten Years of Brains: EdTech Lessons in the Decade After Rails for Zombies

Nick Walsh An Article By Nick Walsh // 9.30.2020

A decade ago, my first week at Envy Labs was a bit hectic. September’s edition of the Orlando Ruby Users Group fell on the same week, and it would…