Ashley Karr

Ashley is a UX instructor with GA and runs a UX consulting firm,

Positivism in design

Posted: Mon, August 12, 2013 - 11:43:00

Take away: Applying basic tenets of Positive Psychology during design evaluations can help teams cooperate and be more productive. This means that evaluators must discuss the positive aspects of the design at least as much as the negative. A few months ago, I was speaking to a group about human factors (HF), human-computer interaction (HCI), and user experience (UX). To…

Color and user experience

Posted: Thu, June 13, 2013 - 10:48:11

Take away: Proper use of color can enhance the user experience of any design as color affects humans psychologically, physiologically, and emotionally. Emerald is: “Lively. Radiant. Lush. A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance, and harmony.” Pantone named it 2013’s Color of the Year. I am glad that lively, radiant, lush elegance, beauty, and…

UX research vs. UX design

Posted: Tue, May 21, 2013 - 11:17:20

Take away: We research to understand the world. We design to change the world. The user experience (UX) professional’s role in any design process exists along a continuum between research to understand the user and designing something that changes, and hopefully improves, the user’s experience. Defining the problem If you get an opportunity to have a conversation with Skot Carruth,…

What is user experience?

Posted: Mon, May 06, 2013 - 12:55:48

Take away: User experience (UX) is a type of engineering and design that focuses on creating products and systems that work best for the intended user. Defining user I am a UX researcher and designer. What I do for a living is very interesting and fulfilling, but it isn’t free and clear of challenges. One of the greatest professional obstacles…