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How to Be a Good Client

Are you looking to work with a product development team? It can be scary bringing your project to a new team, but rest assured that we're here to help. We often get asked by conscientious business owners, how can I be a better client? Here are five…

We don't do standups, but we still get things done

Ever since I started "learning how to be a software engineer", my least favorite part was daily standups. In the final years of school as upperclassmen, we had a few classes where we were doing actual dev work with our team, other students. Every day…

Tips on Working Remotely

Amid the chaos of COVID-19, more and more companies are requiring their employees to work from home, and colleges are switching their classes to online-only. For those who have never worked from home before, this can be a huge culture shock. At…

Daily UI Challenge - Week 11

Well hi there, it's been a while. Since our last blog, we've been modifying our workflow. It's surprisingly hard being creative every day, and sometimes the vague prompts don't exactly inspire. But we're working through it, and working together to…

Daily UI Challenge - Week 9

Wowza, happy 2020! New year, new designs. The holiday break has allowed us to breathe a little, and I think we have a great group of designs this week for the Daily UI Challenge. And we've hit a new milestone: 40 designs! Cortney and I have found out…

Daily UI Challenge - Week 7

Welcome to week 7 of the Daily UI Challenge! Cortney and I have been working hard - we also came to the conclusion that we think it's better to be having fun and taking our time, rather than pushing through and staying on the 'daily' schedule. So if…

Daily UI Challenge - Week 5

Happy week 5 of the Daily UI Challenge! Have you noticed a week's gap? We decided to take a break after every month in order to give our creativity a rest. But we're back and better than ever, and ready to show you what we accomplished recently! If…

Daily UI Challenge - Week 3

Hi there, week 3! The Daily UI Challenge is still going strong. Personally, I think this week I've finally started getting into the groove and I'm finding my style. It was also fun to use some pop culture as my subjects this week. I'm enjoying keying…

Daily UI Challenge - Week 1

Cortney and I have both had a strong interest in user experience and design. While Cortney has formal education on the subject (she's currently working towards her masters in Human-Computer Interaction at Iowa State University!), I've been self…

Programming Telit modems through an Electron app

We recently completed a project that challenged us to use AT commands and Electron in order to program a Telit modem. Telit modems have a default firmware, but our client wanted to be able to quickly program modems with their own firmware and…

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