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SXSW Panel Picker:Vote for Choice…The Gateway to Engagement

My colleague Brad Nunnally from our XD practice has an interesting talk submitted for SXSW focused on the complexity of making choices and how it can drive customer engagement. Brad speaks extensively at conferences and events on UX related topics and is one of the authors of ‘Designing the Conversation: Techniques for Successful Facilitation (Voices […]

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Portal Beauty and the User Experience

Dr. Marci Stochak-Chavez just posted an article on our health blog somewhat related to yesterday’s post.  She focuses on whether beauty is in the eye of the beholder for a portal.    In here article, she references a design a portal challenge in New York City.  This challenge pushes contestants to create a nice interface […]

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SharePoint 2013 Managed Navigation: Pros, Cons, and Code

I recently posted a script to export term sets in SharePoint (vetted in both 2010 & 2013).  I was prompted to write that script, because the client I was working on had a very particular (and large!) managed navigation structure that I wanted to replicate across all environments to make testing code much simpler. This […]

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Best of Year: Our Top Financial Services Posts

The past year was very busy for the Perficient Financial Services team, and our blog reflects the time and hard work our group has put into sharing our business and technical knowledge. Throughout a year of banking technology innovation, increased regulatory pressure, and a renewed focus on growth and customer engagement, we’ve worked to keep […]

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Six Quick Tips to Improve the User Experience for Mobile Banking

My name is Abbey Smalley, and I’m a Lead User Experience and Visual Designer for Perficient’s XD team. I have had the opportunity to work with financial institutions on various projects. In my work, I find similar user experience needs often rise to the top. Whether you’ve decided it’s time to create a mobile experience […]

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Showcasing Perficient’s SharePoint 2013 work with JLL at SPC12

The SharePoint Conference kicks off on Sunday November 11th and the Perficient team will be there in force. From demo’s showing what can be accomplished with SharePoint 2013, our Rockstar giveaway where someone will win a Home Theater System to interactive sessions with community members, booth 904 will be a hub of activity. From the […]

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SharePoint User Experience Best Practices

SharePoint can be leveraged as a comprehensive information platform for the enterprise, including public websites (“in front of the firewall”) and intranet and extranet portals (“behind the firewall”). The following presentation focuses on SharePoint user experience in a “behind the firewall” context. Within your SharePoint environment, an investment in user experience (UX) is critical. From […]

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Search and SharePoint 2013: Webinar Recap and Replay

On Wednesday, we brought our Microsoft practice and our XD team together for a webinar, “Create Great Search Experiences with SharePoint 2013.” Brian Flanagan, Director of Experience Design at Perficient, quickly dove into the user experience of search, and why it’s imperative to have a good search experience, both on your organization’s intranet and on your […]

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Webinar: Create Great Search Experiences with SharePoint 2013

Join us Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar “Create Great Search Experiences with SharePoint 2013.” Have you ever found yourself searching for the perfect “search” interface? If that answer is yes, you’re looking at it the wrong way. You’ve got to start with your search results. Because let’s face it, no one […]

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Custom Principles of SharePoint Development & User Experience

Microsoft’s latest release of SharePoint (SharePoint 2010) has been gaining more and more traction lately in the collaboration/portal space as well as the public website/ digital marketing space. As such, organizations are trying to maximize their investment by enhancing their SharePoint solution with custom functionality and improved user experience. Let’s be frank, the out-of-the-box SharePoint […]

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Website and Portal Design: Beware the Deadly Crickets

Imagine you are outside on a moonlit night, maybe near an old farmhouse, or a favorite camping spot. There is no one around but you. The moonlight and the quiet create a vast sense of space. All you hear is the open, empty sounds of the night. The main sound you hear all around you, […]

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Wish List: Four keys for SURFACE and SharePoint Next

Microsoft made a big splash with the unveiling of their long-awaited Surface Tablet yesterday.  Never mind the interesting choice of branding (anyone familiar with the previous Microsoft Surface will be surprised they took the name from the world’s coolest cocktail table and applied it to a slate), the big question in our secret mountaintop command […]

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Your Culture = Your Intranet

The last month at Perficient has seen me working on various social intranet projects both here in the Midwest, and outside of my usual stomping grounds.  On a project in Philadelphia, I was treated to a close-up sight of that city’s beautiful City Hall every day, and it got me thinking about architecture, culture, and […]

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There are more SharePoint designs on the Internet, Horatio….

A comment was recently posted to one of my older blogs looking for more than text.  “Words, words, words,” the commentor said, quoting Shakespeare’s Hamlet– “Are there visual examples of SharePoint Designer done right?” As it happens, there are.  Of course, we need to be clear that not all SharePoint visuals are conceived through SharePoint Designer.  And […]

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SharePoint and User Experience, Part II (Continued)

Part 2 of Part II: UX through SharePoint-colored glasses (Recommended reading: Start with the first part of this rather lengthy post. You’ll be glad you did.  You wouldn’t haved wanted to start Games of Thrones with Season 2, now would you?  Well, maybe if you were a big Ned Stark fan, I’d get that, but… […]

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SharePoint and User Experience, Part II

Both Sides of the Coin (Part 1 of 2) Welcome back!  In my last post, I introduced the topic of user experience (UX) in SharePoint, and spent a little time explaining why it’s so important.  Today, as part of this continuing series on SharePoint User Experience (SPUX? Can I call it that?), I’m going to […]

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SharePoint and User Experience, Part I: Why UX Matters

It looks like Rich Wood is well on his way as this is the second time I’ve posted on a nice post of his.  I’ll let Rich’s post stand by itself and just re-iterate my thoughts on the importance of UX.  User Experience counts the overall experience a user has on a specific site. It […]

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SharePoint and User Experience, Part I: Why UX Matters

What BMW, New Balance, and a Successful SharePoint Project Have In Common Today, I’m kicking off a series of posts around User Experience and SharePoint.  Over the course of the next few weeks, I want to cover this topic in some serious detail, because (as I’ve said before and I’ll surely say again), it’s one […]

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying About ECM, but Love UX and Social

First off, I’d like to shake the rust off of my keyboard and state that I’m extremely excited to be back in the blogosphere.  That goes for consulting in general, and working with Wisconsin clients in particular.  There’s just something about helping out friends, connections and worthy businesses in my home state that has always […]

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Integrating UX Into the Backlog

Thanks to Carol Smith from our User Experience group for pointing this out on Yammer.  In the portal and social world, we have struggled to pull User Experience activities into a sprint based approach like Scrum.  We’ve started down the path on a couple project but Jon Innes has an article at boxes and arrows […]

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