Author: Stephanie Cosgrove

Breaking the Label: Take Your Box from Drab to Fab


Another day at the ODEA office, another Amazon package. Are we addicted to Amazon? That’s a whole other blog post. But we can’t lie, it does give us butterflies whenever we see the delivery man at our door and last week was no different! Picture this, all the little ODEA-ites safely tucked in their offices, whistling a happy tune as we worked. And then we heard that two o’clock knock on the door and we knew – our Amazon goodies had arrived! But this time when we opened the door, we weren’t just met with the smiling face of our READ MORE >>

The Basics of User Experience (UX) Design


What comes to mind when you hear the word “designer”? Most people tend to think of a graphic designer. But designers take on many more forms than that – web developers, architects, plant managers, teachers, chemists, journalists, composers, and CEOs are all designers in their own way. Italian artist Bruno Munari said that “A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense”. The core of design comes from being a planner and being able to organize information in a way that is usable for its intended audience. That’s user experience in a nutshell! User Experience (UX) is all about the READ MORE >>