Julia Stoops joined Gard as a user experience designer in 2015, after several years at the helm of her own web design firm, and a former ... full story »
For centuries, maps have helped us understand our world. Today, interactive maps can deliver nuanced information on demand, but present interesting UX and technical challenges. Here are two very different maps we built and how they solve specific problems. ... full story »
Your organization does good work. Your website should too. Unfortunately, it probably doesn’t. Hear from Gard’s Director of Web and Digital about why most websites are falling down on the job. ... full story »
Design is much more than decoration. Good technology design is ultimately about helping the user do their job, and do it well. Bad design hinders the user and, in some cases, can lead to nothing less than catastrophe.
User experience and user interface designers play matchmaker, bringing an organization and their audience together. As I outlined in User Experience Design is All Around Us, ... full story »
Redesigning a single, large website entails managing a lot of moving parts. Multiply that by four, set them on not-quite-parallel timelines, and it’s akin to playing ... full story »
How do you successfully transform the brand of a well-established engineering firm? Gard Communications recently wrapped up such a metamorphosis for BHEGroup, formerly Balzhiser & Hubbard Engineers. ... full story »
Here at Gard Communications, we notice that new website clients’ most pressing questions are often about messaging, SEO, social media integration, and so on. But before a website can ... full story »