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The Smashing Boxes' Blog features industry insights and innovations revealed through our work, thoughts and projects.

From Artificial Intelligence and implicit bias to vocal interface design, here are key takeaways and insights from the 2019 UX Y’all Conference.
6 Insights on Innovation from UX Y'all 2019
10.8.19
Design

From Artificial Intelligence and implicit bias to vocal interface design, here are key takeaways and insights from the 2019 UX Y’all Conference.

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Last week our talented designer, Bonnie Cook led a seminar on UX for Machine Learning as part of our Next Matters Most series
UX for Machine Learning
12.4.18
Design

Last week our talented designer, Bonnie Cook led a seminar on UX for Machine Learning as part of our Next Matters Most series

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One of the biggest pressures we face as UX designers is speed.
Empathy, huh, yeah! What is it good for? Absolutely everything.
9.28.18
Design

One of the biggest pressures we face as UX designers is speed.

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 The nickname, Bull City, comes from the former brand of tobacco, Bull Durham Smoking Tobacco.
What a Strong Brand Means For a City
6.26.17
Design

The nickname, Bull City, comes from the former brand of tobacco, Bull Durham Smoking Tobacco.

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If I were to ask you why medication adherence is generally so poor among patients, what is the first barrier that jumps to mind?
Human Centered Design Can Improve Medication Adherence
3.15.17
Design

If I were to ask you why medication adherence is generally so poor among patients, what is the first barrier that jumps to mind?

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Today, we’re launching a brand new ebook, “Transforming Healthcare Services: Design Tools For Innovation”. It’s a comprehensive guide to apply service design to healthcare challenges.
Practical Guide to Improving the Service Experience in Healthcare
1.24.17
Design

Today, we’re launching a brand new ebook, “Transforming Healthcare Services: Design Tools For Innovation”. It’s a comprehensive guide to apply service design to healthcare challenges.

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It started in May 2015. A project that that our team had been working on during Labs, our weekly innovation time, had finally come to fruition.
How We Growth Hacked Our “20% Time” Project, CRNT
6.10.16
Design

It started in May 2015. A project that that our team had been working on during Labs, our weekly innovation time, had finally come to fruition.

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At first glance, there are some things in our lives that we wouldn’t consider being a service or part of service delivery system.
Service Design: Learn By Doing
5.18.16
Design

At first glance, there are some things in our lives that we wouldn’t consider being a service or part of service delivery system.

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My experience at Smashing Boxes has been more exciting and boundless than I could have ever imagined. Smashing Boxes is more than just a digital product agency.
Being a Service Designer at a Digital Product Agency
4.6.16
Design

My experience at Smashing Boxes has been more exciting and boundless than I could have ever imagined. Smashing Boxes is more than just a digital product agency.

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Designing for digital products, specifically the web and mobile devices, boils down to doing three things: making rectangles, selecting colors, and picking out fonts.
Typography for the Digital Interface
3.17.16
Design

Designing for digital products, specifically the web and mobile devices, boils down to doing three things: making rectangles, selecting colors, and picking out fonts.

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What if every business could see their services through the eyes of their customer?
The Scrap Exchange: A Customer Experience Audit
2.1.16
Design

What if every business could see their services through the eyes of their customer?

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This is part two of our Guide To Building A Digital Product. Read part one, on discovering your target market
The Digital Product Guide: From Prototype To MVP
10.16.15
Design

This is part two of our Guide To Building A Digital Product. Read part one, on discovering your target market

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Researching where your product fits into the marketplace is a vital component to achieving success early on.
The Digital Product Guide: Uncover Your Target Audience
9.19.15
Design

Researching where your product fits into the marketplace is a vital component to achieving success early on.

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Twitter’s design team is famously open about their process and thinking.
What's Driving Twitter's App Design?
7.14.15
Design

Twitter’s design team is famously open about their process and thinking.

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Innovation begins with an idea. A spark of intuition based on an assumption - that there is a problem or that something could be better, and that we can solve it.
You Can’t (Really) Innovate Without Discovery
10.14.14
Design

Innovation begins with an idea. A spark of intuition based on an assumption - that there is a problem or that something could be better, and that we can solve it.

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SplitDropButton is a simple and easily styleable, split button dropdown jQuery plugin similar to those you can find on Twitter Boostrap or Zurb Foundation.
The Split Button Dropdown
5.31.13
Design

SplitDropButton is a simple and easily styleable, split button dropdown jQuery plugin similar to those you can find on Twitter Boostrap or Zurb Foundation.

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