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Lean Discovery: Shifting from Outputs to Outcomes by Finding & Fixing Customer Pain

Written by Mike Costanzo

So many software development projects start with high levels of uncertainty. Some of it is explicit, you many not know exactly who the target customer is and what they want, and some of it may be implicit, you have a great idea but are uncertain about the technical risks of delivering the experience or what the state-of-the-art is capable of and, as they say, you...

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How Note Taking Builds Better Teams & Products

Written by Mike Costanzo

In this post, our Lead UX Designer Mike shares the one little addition to your design process that can really change the answer to the question “So, what do you do?” If you design software applications, what do you say to people when they ask what you do for a living? I usually say something like “I design apps. Like phone apps and web apps”...

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Master UI Wireframes With Three Simple Shapes

Written by Mike Costanzo

Above is every shape you need to draw in order to master the art of sketching amazing user interfaces (UI). A circle, a square, and a triangle. That’s it. These simple shapes are the building blocks for almost every wireframe UI you can imagine (you also need to be able to draw a line but a line isn't a shape). By combining them to...

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The Sweet Mac Setup for Javascript Development

Written by Mike Costanzo

--> When I get a fresh Macbook and plug it in for the first time there are some essential apps that I install straight away. I've compiled a list of free tools we recommend to increase productivity for Mac users at rangle.io. Many of these apps are general enough that they would benefit a Designer, Front End Developer or Back End Developer. Obviously the...

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