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SlideWave Slides Into Victory With 2019 Clutch Leader Award!

SlideWave Slides Into Victory With 2019 Clutch Leader Award!

First impressions are 94% design related, so wouldn’t you want only the best software for your website? We think so too and that’s why our founder David Daeschler founded SlideWave in 2014, to redefine UX design and software to become a joy for clients to use. We are...
Don’t mess up your UX. Build smartly

Don’t mess up your UX. Build smartly

Implementation details will make or break your design. There is little point to creating the best user experience in the universe only to have the implementation turn it into 1990’s internet all over again. There is a disconnect between designers and developers...
Decision maker? You need court jesters

Decision maker? You need court jesters

Decisions, decisions, decisions. As part of the C-suite or upper management, your effectiveness hinges on your ability to make decisive, quality decisions. The problem is that as honest as you may have asked your team to be when giving feedback, there will always be a...
It’s Onboarding. Not whack-a-mole.

It’s Onboarding. Not whack-a-mole.

Using an onboarding pattern is a great way to increase first time user engagement and retention, but when improperly designed it will make matters worse. The word onboarding literally says “get them on board”. When your app has a complex UI, or long...
Fragmented Projects: Ready, Fire, Aim

Fragmented Projects: Ready, Fire, Aim

In the startup world, the pressure to get things done fast abounds. Too often that pressure solidifies into a false form of agile development. With no direction, vision, or roadmap, developers and designers are sent to complete vague tasks with almost none of the...
Startups, Work/Life Balance, Guilt

Startups, Work/Life Balance, Guilt

Running a startup is about as far from a 9-5 job as you can get. There are constant pressures to get things done. Investment meetings, figuring out how to maintain momentum, tweaking one last thing on your latest project, it doesn’t end. It can seem impossible...
Experiences with heart

Experiences with heart

I’ve heard from my business partner and director of UX many times that evoking positive emotion is part of a good user experience. Until today, I equated this mostly to a good design making me feel at home and comfortable using a software product. I thought...
Slow software: A double whammy to productivity

Slow software: A double whammy to productivity

It seems that in the past few years, advancements in programming languages and environments has once again led us down a road of waiting forever for things to happen. Just as I’ve seen compilation times for C++ code drastically reduced due to progress and...
Bad UI, Horrible UX

Bad UI, Horrible UX

The day started like many others had in the past. The alarm went off on my phone, and I rolled out of bed in a strange bedroom… …because I was in an Airbnb of course! This time I was on a business trip, volunteering and facilitating a 3 Day Startup event...

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