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Transportation mobile app examples

Transportation Mobile Apps: 10 Cool Features for a Better User Experience

A mobile app may not always make sense for your transportation project, but when it does, consider some of these great examples of how the right user experience can kick things up a notch.

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Practice Hand Lettering / Freebie Friday

Freebie Friday: Practice Hand Lettering Sheets

Creating a hand-lettered piece not only allows for unique layouts, but more flexibility between letterforms, and can evoke a very specific intention that can’t be easily replicated.

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iPad Procreate Brushes

Freebie Friday: iPad Procreate Brushes

Creating pieces on an iPad can significantly enhance the flow of a lettering piece. You can start your beginning sketches using a pencil textured brush and transition to the refinement and inking stages relatively quickly.

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Freebie Friday: UX Responsive Notepads

In a time when digital reigns supreme, the art of sketching often gets pushed to the back burner. Some designers can become discouraged based on their lack of confidence with their drawing ability, but a sketch doesn’t have to be perfect.

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Jungle Lab: An App for Home Slice Pizza

What if? Not a day goes by at Monkee-Boy world headquarters in Austin, TX without someone asking a design question that starts with these two words. This is why we've created the Jungle Lab. It's not a real laboratory. There are no beakers or bunsen burners. It's more like a place for the mind to experiment, an opportunity for our team to answer some of their dangling "What If..." questions.

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OpenAIR Competition: Texas Fair Defense Project Case Study

This year, the Monkee-Boy team signed up to do the OpenAir challenge hosted by Knowbility. OpenAir is a six week volunteer program in which a web team is paired with a nonprofit to help redesign their online presence from the ground up, followed by two rounds of accessibility-focused judging by Knowbility. In our case, we were paired with the Texas Fair Defense team to redesign their brand image, logo, and website.

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Six Must Have Skills in a Web Designer

Lately, we've noticed a welcome movement within our industry toward demystifying design in order to make the conversation between agencies and clients more accessible. A website is essentially a company's home on the internet. You would not want someone to cut corners while building your family's home, and the same can be said for your company's website.

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Is Your Design Minimal or Nonexistent?

Like any style, minimalism is loved by some and hated by others. And to the untrained eye there might not be a lot of difference between a webpage that is under-designed and a page that is simple and minimal, but the difference in the design execution is huge. In web design, minimalism means a lot more than sparse. Using the principles of minimal design to simplify your site can shorten load times, facilitate responsiveness, and help with usability.

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