Work at Google
Previously at Pickie
I Sometimes Do: Front-End Engineering + UX Design
no, this isn't comic sans, it's comic neue...
You hear designers talk about it
There are books about it
Tools that cost $100+ dollars
Some are Hi-Fi
Some are Low-Fi
It's all the different ways you can
(but of course....it depends)
DON'T have 100 conference calls about just an idea
You're not going to get it right
DON'T follow the Waterfall Model
Back of the Envelope Sketch IS Your v0.1
DON'T reinvent the wheel
Innovate on the core part. Bootstrap the rest.
DON'T spend countless hours making it "pretty"
Usability is NOT aesthetics
Design, Test, Repeat
Generate new ideas Using your prototype
Leverage existing behavior
Focus on the core function
If you can draw something like this.
You have NO EXCUSE
Pen + Paper + Scissors
Use Real Copy.
It's a 1st Class Citizen.
Keynote / Powerpoint
Photoshop / Illustrator / Indesign
Flash / Edge Animate / After Effects
Freeform by LeapMotion
oDesk / TaskRabbit