Why White Space Is Crucial To UX Design

Just the other day I came across this great article written by Jerry Cao and Kamil Zieba and Matt Ellis on Fast Company about website design. As arts organizations, we sometimes feel that we need to put a lot of information on every page of our website so that people can see everything we offer. However, we must resist that temptation and learn to love white space in order for our websites to be as effective as possible. All good visual artists understand the importance of negative space, the empty area that draws … Read more

How To Schedule A Meeting Without Getting Punched in the Pancreas

Surely somewhere in the Community Engagement Manager job description is “Takes meetings that no one else wants to is available for.”  I usually enjoy meetings; often I get to hear about unique programs or organizations in the community or get the chance to voice my thoughts on a particular subject. Sometimes, the meeting gods smile upon you and scheduling is easy. Both schedules match perfectly with a free period and miraculously the perfect location is available for your meeting.  Sometimes, though, it’s not so easy. In a post from 2013, Vu Le, … Read more

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Pop Quiz: Who Is The Largest Employer Of Full-Time Musicians In The U.S.?

Whether you’re home all day enjoying the holiday with family and friends or your organization is putting on an event today, try to take a few moments to remember the reason for the holiday. Furthermore, take a moment to remember that the single largest employer of full-time professional musicians is the United States Armed Forces. And that doesn’t even include the multitude of administrative and support personnel! Happy Memorial Day! The United States Air Force Band The United States Army Band “The Presidents Own” United States Marine Band The United States Navy Band … Read more

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