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Working Hard & Playing Hard – Perficient Digital Team Wins Game Jam

At Perficient Digital, we spend a lot of time bringing creative and innovative ideas to the table and then working hard to turn them into successful realities. It’s kind of our thing. In fact, it’s our thing even when we’re not at work! Four of our creative and technical powerhouses proved this earlier this year […]

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Data Architecture and Design Thinking

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci Simplicity is a very important strategy as people are thinking of designing their modern data platforms. Design is often a complex task, so I recommend applying strong design thinking to simple goals as you lead your data architecture teams. I have stood before many architecture review […]

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Magento Page Builder: Development Tools for the Non-Developer

Magento Page Builder is one of the new functionalities included in the most recent release of Magento 2.3.1. Designed to increase the capabilities of eCommerce platform administrators and streamline page creation, this new program allows users to design and develop pages without extensive knowledge of HTML and CSS. The module itself was designed to be […]

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Perficient Digital Labs Combines Virtual Reality with… Reality

Always at the forefront of agile and innovative technology and design, our Perficient Digital Labs team recently set its sights on the following question: What if you could share a VR experience with someone without actually being in VR yourself? The team wanted to expand the typically solitary VR experience to include players and components […]

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The Secret to Functional, Collaborative Salesforce Communities

Vlocity is a San Francisco-based company that delivers industry-specific cloud and mobile software that embed digital, omnichannel processes for customer-centric industries. They are also a Strategic Partner to Salesforce and have many tools developed to help their customers and partners drive results and ensure success. However, Vlocity’s VisualForce community lacked engagement and was difficult to […]

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How the Rise in IoT is Changing Mobile UX Design

I recently traveled out of town and upon landing back in Atlanta, the captain came over the PA system to announce the weather. I was not excited to hear that the temperature outside was much colder than the place I had just arrived from. I quickly opened my Nest app on my phone and turned […]

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Our Proven Recipe for Customer Community Success

The Best Communities Focus on Content and Design Content plays a foundational role in a community’s success. However, having helpful, easy-to-follow content available for your customer community means nothing unless users are able to find it, consume it, and understand it. That’s where the UI/UX design comes into play; when, where, and how they access […]

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An Unnecessary Bottle Opener: A Digital Experience Story

A couple of years ago I walked into a sporting goods store in my area because I love the feeling of optimism I get while looking at mountain bikes and thinking that this will be the year I do XYZ. I have yet to do that, but I digress. While there, I purchased a pair […]

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eCommerce QA Testing: 5 Small Strategies for Big Quality Impact

Testing an eCommerce website before it launches is an important part of ensuring its success. Standard quality assurance (QA) processes include requirements gathering, developing test plans, executing test plans, etc., but incorporating these five strategies into your testing approach can produce big positive quality impacts without a lot of extra time or effort. 1. Require […]

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User Experience: When Best Practices Are Just Bad Habits

In virtually every kickoff meeting or design review I’ve ever attended, the words “Best Practice” get brought up at least once. At their core, best practices are supposed to be the accepted rules that we as designers reference to make sure our work is the best it can be. Like minimum code in construction, best […]

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What Can Usability Teach Us About Working Together?

World Usability Day was established in 2005 by the Usability Professionals Association. Each year, design professionals come together to discuss how to “develop technologies in a way that serves people first.”  On November 8, 2018, professionals met at almost 100 locations around the world to discuss the how to “Make Life Easy.” I attended World […]

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Perficient Digital Wins Creativity Award for New Healthcare Site

Perficient Digital recently received a Creativity International award for the website we designed and created for OhioHealth, a not-for-profit system of hospitals and healthcare providers. The new website won a Silver award in the Non-Profit category, marking our first award win in the healthcare space.  With health consumerism continually influencing patient expectations, OhioHealth wanted to […]

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Speak with the UX/UI Designer of OpenTable’s Community at #CNX18

Join Perficient and other Trailblazers for three days of learning from those who are driving innovation in digital marketing, commerce, and service across all industries. Make sure to check out the session highlighting the Perficient-built customer community and speak to the designer who built it (and completed it in record time). You’ve heard how popular […]

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Visual Design & UX: Looking Great vs. Working Great

Before I’m labeled as a “visual design hater,” you should know that I was a visual designer for five years and a creative director for 10 years. I left the creative side of the house for two reasons. I felt a lot of people were better designers than I was and I became obsessed with […]

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UX Prototyping: Failing Early vs. Succeeding Sooner

I’m not sure who came up with the “Fail Early” concept associated with rapid prototyping. It seems like a negative sale or a glass-half-empty approach. I can’t help but think it would be easier to sell stakeholders on a program that is geared to “succeed sooner,” rather than “fail early.” It might just be semantics, […]

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Catching Bears with UX Strategy (Hint: Understand Their Goals)

Your strategy has a lot to do with your results. I grew up with the phrase, “It’s easier to catch a bear with honey than with vinegar.” While I never had the goal to literally catch a bear, the strategy of finding out what appeals to bears is likely to be a successful strategy for catching […]

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Perficient Digital Wins at W3 Awards for Mobile Work

Perficient Digital recently took home a Silver Award for mobile application, strategy, design, and development at the 2017 W 3 Awards for the work we did creating a self-service app for the Jackson Energy Authority (JEA) in western Tennessee. We designed and built JEA a cross-platform mobile app for iOS and Android. The app greets […]

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Great Design Recognized: Perficient Digital Wins Creative Awards

Perficient Digital recently won two 2017 Creativity International Awards for our outstanding creative design and use of messaging. We took home Gold in the Consumer Website category for a Fall 2016 Lookbook on behalf of Carhartt. We also won Silver in the Non-Profit Website category for redesigning TheHenryFord.org. Our microsite for Carhartt uses full-screen video, product and lifestyle galleries, macro-detail photography, animated […]

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Mobile Accessibility Will Transform Expectations

Digital products and services available via smartphone, and mobile devices like smartwatches, are continuously changing how people manage their daily lives – everything from accessing and sharing information, tracking health metrics, to sending money. And mobile accessibility, with its many baked-in accessible design features, is giving people with disabilities the same useful and effective mobile […]

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The Next Big Consumer Segment: People with Disabilities

If you’re a digital technologist, you’re likely familiar with the concept of digital accessibility, which has come to the forefront of digital design. Digital accessibility is the ability of a website, mobile application, video, or electronic document to be easily navigated and understood by a wide range of users, including those who have visual, auditory, […]

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