Design-Experience Design

June 29, 2012 | Shannon Luney: The Page Fold

In this industry I have heard the question “can you make sure everything is above the fold?” more than a few times. I am a strong believer that the days of the page fold are over.

May 13, 2012 | Sara Kalinoski: The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World

An overview of a current Smithsonian Ripley Center exhibition on the product and packaging patents from Steve Job’s impressive career.

May 13, 2012 | Rob Burke: Behind The Scenes – Timelapse Product Shoot

As part of the Doosan shoot in Tucson (yeah, it’s fun to say) we shot two product timelapse’s of Doosan’s excavator and dump truck. With perfect weather and perfect stars, the desert was a perfect place to pull it off

May 10, 2012 | Craig Isakson: Responsive?

Here at Sundog we create a lot of responsive websites.  Essentially you create one site which scales its size and changes its layout and content based on the browser resolution.

May 08, 2012 | Sara Kalinoski: The black and white of the color trademark

Yes, even the use of color can face trademark infringement.

April 22, 2012 | Rob Burke: Is 72ppi a thing of the past?

With higher resolution displays being put into devices that are viewed at arms length; standard web graphics will soon start to look less finished and more pixelated than ever. There are some options; when I met with Shannon she talked about how Sundog is already using vector graphics for the web due to their small file size and scalable nature. Video and photography is a little more complicated though.

April 08, 2012 | Sara Kalinoski: Considering trademark infringement when creating a logo.

As a designer, when I approach a logo design project I think about what makes the brand unique, colors, typefaces, and scalability. While I consider the market competition, I’ve never actually thought about ensuring my logo does not infringe on a registered trademark. This blog includes an infringement “test” and other resources.

April 04, 2012 | Rob Burke: Creative interface and user interaction is expected

Have you ever been to a website and your first thought is “this site is shady?” Have you ever downloaded an app only to open it once and never again? This is what I like to call Back Alley Design Syndrome (or BADS for short).

March 29, 2012 | Shannon Luney: Responsive or Mobile?

When making a responsive website isn’t currently possible, mobile websites can serve as great in-between point and provide a great start to creating a responsive website in the future.

February 29, 2012 | Shawn Tennyson: Finalists for the OBIE Awards Announced

The OBIE Awards is the ad industry’s oldest creative design award. It recognizes designs produced for outdoor advertising campaigns and is awarded by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA). Check out some of the finalists.

February 21, 2012 | Dean Froslie: How To Make Your Content More Responsive

When you consider your responsive strategy, it’s important to focus on navigation needs, design elements and the development requirements. At the same time, make sure your content is also responsive.

February 17, 2012 | Paul Bourdeaux: Missing the Mark With QR - My Response To Jon Barocas

Jon Barocas, founder and CEO of bieMEDIA, recently made waves on Mashable when he blogged about Why QR Codes Won’t Last.  While I respect Mr. Barocas and recognize his success in marketing technology, I feel that he is significantly undervaluing QR codes and overvaluing his proposed alternative.  Here is why: