Articles by Treyce Meredith

Treyce Meredith

Treyce Meredith

Map vs Path

It’s a simple idea that can help your digital product take shape; when a user enters your system, do you hand them a map or a path? What’s the difference? Great question, and in this case, the metaphor is pretty literal.

Treyce Meredith

Treyce Meredith

Experiment-Driven Design Process

So you want to grow your product? That’s super awesome. Growth is often a goal that startups rush towards.  “We need 100,000 monthly active users yesterday.” – random startup person  Growth can mean a lot of things. Maybe you’re trying to grow the number of users, or increase time spent using your product. Whatever it

Treyce Meredith

Treyce Meredith

NYC Design Mentor Night Recap

On Wednesday night, designers and design lovers from all over NYC gathered at Carbon Five SoHo to receive career guidance, feedback, and insights from five senior designers. The evening kicked off with a Q&A with our panelists: Lo Wheelwright, Senior Product Designer, Carbon Five Erin Murphy, User Experience Designer II, HBO Nina Mehta, Design Manager,

Treyce Meredith

Treyce Meredith

We Belong Together

Five Ways Junior and Senior Designers Can Work Together Effectively Disclaimer – I am a designer so this is written for /designer pairs but it’s also relevant for any other Junior/Senior duos. Hello, wonderful Junior/Senior design duos! Odds are you are fairly new to working together. Perhaps the junior designer is fresh out of school

Treyce Meredith

Treyce Meredith

Dyslexia vs Typography

Design has made leaps and bounds to accommodate for all types of visual, auditory, and physical limitations. However, there are some boundaries to what it can accomplish. One example of this boundary where design has not been able to bridge the gap is Dyslexia. I was diagnosed with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia at the age of

Treyce Meredith

Treyce Meredith

Product Management Resources for Designers

Product Managers are awesome! They keep goals in mind and priorities at the forefront – and when designers get to work with them, it’s a real treat. Clearly, there is a lot of overlap in skill sets, but sometimes you’ll find yourself on a team without a dedicated PM. So if you’re a designer in

Treyce Meredith

Treyce Meredith

Lean Canvas as a Prioritization Tool

We <3 Prioritizing In modern software processes, prioritization is at the core of what we do. We prioritize because we don’t like waste. Waste: Of human effort, which is disrespectful. Of money. Of time. If you’re wasting one of them, you’re probably wasting all of them. Prioritizing is variously simple, complicated, demanding, exhausting, and strangely

Treyce Meredith

Treyce Meredith

“We don’t need a designer for this.” (Yes, you do.)

Design is an important part of the development process and we don’t want you to take it away without considering the risks. Carbon Five has been practicing design for 10 years and in that time we have had the privilege of working with many design-driven companies. However, even the most design-focused companies get cold feet.

Treyce Meredith

Treyce Meredith

The Carbon Five Guide to User Research: The What’s, How’s, and Why’s of Prototyping

If you’ve been following along with our guide to user research, great! By now you’ve defined your feature set and are ready to try out your ideas. You know your product will be validated by user research and match user needs. You know that you need a version of the product to test your solutions

Treyce Meredith

Treyce Meredith

The Carbon Five Guide to User Research: Recruiting Participants

If you have ever tried to recruit folks for a focus group or usability test, you know it can be really hard, super frustrating, and downright discouraging. But have no fear, Carbon Five is here! Before you start reaching out, you’ve got to get into the right headspace. You will probably be interacting with people

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