10 Things UX Designers Can Buy With Christmas Gift Cards
Christmas has come and gone, but the fun has just begun. Chances are you, you have at least one or two gift cards burning a hole in your pocket. Treat yourself to some of these items to get 2012 off to a good start!
Adobe Icon Pillows
These cool pillows can be found on ETSY and also on several other websites. I was lucky enough to have a good friend who suprised me with a homemade set. MySuiteStuff has the awesomely named, “Creative Sleep” set available.
These cleverly named t-shirts come printed with phrases such as, “Personas are my co-pilot” and “Edge Case”.
Every UX Design could use a new Moleskin sketch book. The perfect tool for sketching and wireframing.
Always welcomed in a UX designer’s toolkit, Copic Markers make a great gift.
This cool gadget is a little pricey, but could be an invaluable new piece of your UX toolbox.
Did you get a new iPad for Christmas? If so, make sure you get a new stylus. It’s much easier to sketch with a stylus than your finger tip!
If you were lucky enough to get a BIG giftcard, why not treat yourself to a new or even better, second monitor? There is nothing better than a dual monitor setup in your office! Check out the Dell UltraSharp U2711.
Grab yourself a set of UI stencils to help speedup your sketching.
No UX Designer’s office is complete unless it has a good whiteboard (or two) in it. Glass whiteboards are some of my favorite.
Touchscreens, voice control and Kinect haven’t completely take over just yet, so a good mouse is always welcomed. I would recommend the Logictech Performance MX Mouse for Windows and Mac.