The Treehouse


People Skills for UX 2015: Negotiation Skills— Making a Case for UX

As a User Experience Architect, I was fortunate to attend the recent People Skills for UX webinar locally sponsored in part by Hanson and hosted by Rosenfeld Media and Environments for Humans. The webinar featured specialists on topics related to improving interpersonal relationships, with user experience leaders then tying those topics into the realm of digital design. One thing that became clear through all of these presentations was how crucial people skills are to advocating for UX.

A Report from WWDC15 and Further Development on the Apple Watch

Here I am again. You would think after writing a post on developing a custom app for the Apple Watch in May that I would have at least six months before our blog editors sent out the dogs for another article. Alas, in June I found myself at Apple’s Word Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), where Apple unveils their developer news for the year, so I’m back already with an update.

Developing Custom Apple Watch Apps: A Hanson Demo

You already know that the Apple Watch is Apple’s entry into the blossoming smartwatch and wearable category. It works like this: the computer-on-your-wrist has a symbiotic relationship with your iPhone. Health data read from the watch sensors flows to your phone’s activity tracker. Incoming notifications for apps on your phone are routed to your watch, where a click glance removes the need to pull the phone from your pocket.

How do you create custom watch apps that enhance existing iPhone apps? Let’s walk through the process.

What We Know Now: Connie Calmes

We’re always eager to learn something new here at Hanson, which is why one of our core values is “stay curious.” Because of this mantra, we’ve held an ongoing series talking to fellow Hansonites about the words of wisdom they might today give to their past selves. Today we’re talking to Senior Account Manager Connie Calmes.