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Entries tagged: design process

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12 Principles for UX and Motion

18 Apr 2017

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How New Eyes can Refresh a Stale Project

24 Jan 2017

How New Eyes can Refresh a Stale Project

In our initial calls with potential design partners, one of the first phrases we often hear is: I think we just need a fresh set of eyes on this project. Here's a few reasons outside perspectives are beneficial for refreshing a tired design.

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Getting Great Clients: More than Just Luck?

18 Oct 2016

Getting Great Clients: More than Just Luck?

The best clients are the ones that trust our expertise and seek our input on ideas, but aren’t afraid to poke holes when needed. They collaborate on ideas without pushing their needs over those of their users. They also make time when needed. But I’d argue luck has nothing to do with having a great client. Rather, it’s how you enable them to be great. And as a designer, that’s an important part of my role in a project.

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Planet Argon Designers Ask The Questions

25 Aug 2016

Article  |  Work

A Redesign for the Future

1 Jun 2016

A Redesign for the Future

Our work with the Portland-based Meyer Memorial Trust (MMT) recently launched and the first applications to enter its new system are making their way to MMT this month! In this post, we wanted to share our process for building the grant management database, the lessons we learned, and the result of almost three years of working together with MMT.

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Video Testimonial: Oregonian / OregonLive

31 Mar 2016

Steve Suo and Grant Butler from the Oregonian/OregonLive share their experience of working with our team and the results of our redesigned Recipe Box; from a more inspiring and searchable application, to an increase in traffic, to simultaneously freeing up their staff time to focus on the content they serve to customers.

Article  |  UX

5 Helpful Design Process Steps to Improve Your Healthcare App

2 Mar 2016

5 Helpful Design Process Steps to Improve Your Healthcare App

Although there are regulations and complicated processes to contend with, is designing useful health care apps so different from designing other types of applications? Other industries, services, and companies are increasingly embracing technology and improving user experiences every day. And yet the management of our health and wellbeing seems to be quite far behind.

Is it such a unique field that we can’t apply any of our design expertise? I don’t believe so, and here’s why...

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It's merely shinier

11 Jun 2013

Perfect doesn’t mean flawless. Perfect means it does exactly what I need it to do. A vacation can be perfect even if the nuts on the plane weren’t warmed before serving.

Seth Godin from Polishing perfect

Article  |  Studio

The 2012 Year in Review

16 Jan 2013

Every year, Planet Argon releases a retrospective compiling the past year’s events; this includes business accomplishments like app launches, and personal milestones like marriage and travels. A couple months ago, I, Jack Bouba, was tasked with getting the ball rolling for the 2012 Year in Review. I felt this was right up my alley because (1) I love being in charge and (2) I’ve been rolling balls since childhood.

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How to Design a Company Picnic T-shirt

9 Oct 2012

Just a few weeks ago, we celebrated our 2012 summer picnic at lovely Irving Park. Now, as the mercury drops and the giraffe-fur coats come out of their cardboard boxes with puffs of toxic mothball dust, we ease into our creaking rocking chairs, reflections of the waning summer dancing in our minds like so many whistling embers leaping from the nearby hearth. “Why didn’t I go to the river more often, goddammit?” we contemplate; or, “I squandered this whole summer sitting at my desk, eating cookies, listening to the sound of my muscles atrophying, and now it’s dark when I wake up and where did I put my raincoat?” Oh, tut-tut, you silly goose! It’s only October- the weather’s still gorgeous and the leaves in your backyard make such a delightful crunching sound.

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School’s Out...For Now

17 Jul 2012


As Alice Cooper put it so eloquently, school may be out for summer, but it’s most certainly not forever. While kids are busy with summer activities and teachers are taking their much needed breaks, some of us have been busy. With our design help TCI, a K-12 publishing company, released their new online tools for students and teachers, primed and ready for the 2012-2013 school year.

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Welcome to the FamilyLink Network!

10 Jul 2012


We’re so very proud and excited to announce that our project with partners iKare has launched! An idea that was more than a year in the making, the FamilyLink connects families and friends to their loved ones through a device that shares photos, videos chats, messages, but more importantly provide an ease of mind.

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Creating Contiki's Mobile Site, Part 3: Visual Design

24 May 2012

At this point, we’ve gone through the early stages of our design strategy by researching, sketching ideas, and making a paper prototype. We then extended that strategy phase into a development of a mobile prototype to help explain how each page would function on the site. It was now time to complete the user’s experience by adding visuals to complement that functionality. Thanks to the extra work we did in the beginning, we knew what we wanted to see, so the transition from our quick and dirty prototype to a finished user experience adding visual design elements was practically seamless.

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