Thoughts

From announcements to deep-dive blog posts, here’s the pulse of what Blend is thinking.

Kill Your Processes

    Corey Vilhauer
  • Apr. 05 2015

The small details and the specific tools definitely matter. But there’s a need to break away from tools and begin learning to act on the fly.

The Rule of Firsts

    Corey Vilhauer
  • Dec. 30 2014

Mobile first. Content first. Users first. Which one is really meant to be first – and what do we mean when we say “first” in the first place?

“Web 101: Planning a Website” — Falls Foundry

    Karla Santi, Corey Vilhauer, and Stephanie Uher
  • Sep. 09 2014

Three Blend representatives discussed what it takes to plan a website from three different angles: content, design, and development.

The Web of Questions

    Corey Vilhauer
  • Dec. 12 2013

Our web is a complicated web, because people are complicated beings. So we depend on asking questions – for clarity, yes, but also for education and inclusion.

Smashing Book #4: New Perspectives on Web Design

    Corey Vilhauer
  • Nov. 26 2013

User Experience Strategist Corey Vilhauer is featured in a new book from Smashing Magazine: Smashing Book #4: New Perspectives on Web Design.

Prioritizing Content Strategy for the Small Business

    Corey Vilhauer
  • May. 30 2013

Running a small business or non-profit organization is a constant negotiation between resources and progress. And often, the most important resource we have is a simple one: time.

“Empathy: Content Strategy’s Hidden Deliverable” — CS Forum 2012 Recap

  • Oct. 29 2012

We cannot assume all of our clients, co-workers or bosses understand our work. We must have patience. We must be teachers. We must work with empathy.

Empathy and Content Strategy

    Corey Vilhauer
  • Oct. 11 2012

Our goal as web practitioners is to create a site that’s easy for the end user to navigate and participate within. But are we ensuring the same thing for the site’s editors?

“The Myth of the Perfect Methodology” — Corey Vilhauer at Confab 2012

    Corey Vilhauer
  • May. 16 2012

Every novice content strategist searches for the perfect content strategy, and every experienced content strategist fights to keep his or hers relevant. But can the always-changing process ever be complete?

Audiences, Outcomes, and Determining User Needs

    Corey Vilhauer
  • Feb. 28 2012

Every website needs an audience. And every audience needs a goal. Advocating for end-user needs is the very foundation of the user experience disciplines. Corey Vilhauer explains the threads that bind UX research to content strategy and project deliverables that deliver.

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