Evan Ross

About Evan Ross

Do the Research!

At Nectar, all of our projects begin with a Research Phase where we focus on the areas that will help shape our design requirements. However, the research is not limited to this first phase, as it continues throughout the entire project. Each

Post-it Notes: Catalyst for Collaboration

Post-it notes are an analog tool that offers immense value for product development ideation and innovation, even when compared to other modern and specialized digital tools. The practice of brainstorming with Post-it notes offers unparalleled

User Experience: Product Design Beyond the Box

Quite often I hear people talk about User Experience (UX) as if it only exists for software and digital product product design. They may go on to incorrectly refer to User Experience and User Interface (UI) design interchangeably. I am especially

Nectar Creates Product to Improve Pilot Safety

First Hand Experience All pilots are mandated to have charts and maps while they fly. In the past, pilots would carry heavy and cumbersome bags filled with paper charts in their planes, which needed to be constantly updated to maintain their

Webinar with Frank Yoo - Director of UX Design at Lyft

Hey guys! I attended a webinar hosted by User Testing with Lyft’s Frank Yoo, head of UX & Product design at Lyft. He revealed some of Lyft’s secrets about their process and I’m here to give you the cliff notes! Side Note: User Testing has AMAZING

UX in the context of Industrial Design

If you’re a designer of any kind, you probably know by now that designing with empathy, making things intuitive, and creating a form that follows function are foundational practices of design. All of this encompasses a good User Experience (UX) a

3 Differences - Apple's HIG vs Google's Material Design Standards

#1 Depth of Field vs Material  “The fundamentals of light, surface, and movement are key to conveying how objects move, interact, and exist in space and in relation to each other. Realistic lighting shows seams, divides space, and indicates moving

LCD UI Prototyping in Photoshop

One of our current projects has a requirement for a small screen to display some data to the user. In order to down-select which of the sourced screens to use, we’ve had to look at a few characteristics including cost, energy consumption, screen

Nectar at AT&T ioT Hackathon

IoT Hackathon hosted by Traction Labs at The Vine – Irvine, CA The Nectar UX team participated in an IoT hackathon event at The Vine in Irvine, CA. The team came with an open mind and an excited spirit and met many amazing people. We had 12 hours to

Nectar Develops Award Winning Products Using SolidWorks

Using SolidWorks software, Nectar can more efficiently execute the collaborative, multidisciplinary development process that has become the trademark of its success. Saravis says the firm develops products five to 10 times faster with SolidWorks