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The Experience Smashcast: Designing Play at Marbles Kids Museum. When we think about experiences in a digital context we generally consider what a person thinks and feels as they navigate through a website or app.

The Experience Smashcast: Designing Play at Marbles Kids Museum

A person’s experience with a service or product takes shape during moments of engagement - or touch points - that trigger emotional reactions. In turn, these experiences sculpt the way they think and feel about a brand. It is the task of experience designers to identify and improve - or altogether create - these touch points that lead to a positive experience for the user. KUROCHA: iTunes Concept. Joseph McLarty sur Twitter : ""Designing with web standards" & "A web for everyone". Great start to the work innovation lab library! #a11y #ux. RelativeWave Gets Acquired By Google And Starts Giving Its $80 App Design Tool Away For Free. RelativeWave, creators of an $80 “interaction design and prototyping” Mac app called Form, has been acquired by Google.

RelativeWave Gets Acquired By Google And Starts Giving Its $80 App Design Tool Away For Free

As a result, Form is now free. In case you’ve never used it, Form is a visual editor meant to help designers/developers make visually-functional prototypes of apps without writing code. Form isn’t an app maker. That is, you don’t end up with an app that’ll do much on its own, or that you can distribute. Why You Should Never Center Align Paragraph Text. By anthony on 01/19/11 at 2:28 pm Text is a beautiful thing.

Why You Should Never Center Align Paragraph Text

It not only has function, but form as well. Elliot H R sur Twitter : "Basecamp add a dynamic note at the end of their page to wish you a good day. Nice Touch! #ux... Elliot H R sur Twitter : Still on Google Drive. Not great #UX with the random error pop up. No indication what it's to do with. Uhmm? Horror Vacui. Unicorn, Shmunicorn: Be a Pegasus.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a designer . Maybe you code, maybe you don’t. Qwasi Intelligent Engagement, Opera Coast browser for iOS will change Mobile Web forever. Opera Coast browser for iOS will change Mobile Web forever (Credit: IntoMobile) After iPad, Opera Software is bringing its Opera Coast browser to the iPhone, featuring a revamped UI that is especially designed for single-hand use.

Qwasi Intelligent Engagement, Opera Coast browser for iOS will change Mobile Web forever

The application has conveniently placed buttons and gesture support, making all functions available within a thumb’s reach. In addition, there’s the updated search with related search words and quality website suggestions appearing as you type in. As you enter an internet address, suggestions for possible sites matching what you’ve entered pop up. What Is Pinterest? Best of 2012: UI Animations — Beautiful Pixels. Ten things we know to be true – Company – Google. Nous avons rédigé cette liste quelques années après la création de Google.

Ten things we know to be true – Company – Google

Nous la mettons régulièrement à jour afin qu'elle soit toujours d'actualité, et espérons que vous la trouverez pertinente. Recherchez l'intérêt de l'utilisateur ; le reste suivra. Depuis sa création, la société Google s'efforce d'offrir aux internautes la meilleure expérience utilisateur possible. Lorsque nous concevons un nouveau navigateur Internet ou lorsque nous apportons un plus à l'aspect de notre page d'accueil, c'est votre confort que nous cherchons à satisfaire, et non un quelconque objectif interne, ni les exigences de résultats de la société. - Réservations offres et remises. Research on web usability and conversion rate optimization - Baymard Institute. Serif vs. Sans-Serif Fonts for HD Screens. Introducing the next iteration of GOV.UK. As Tom explained back in January, the GOV.UK beta is a work in progress.

Introducing the next iteration of GOV.UK

We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes since then, and today we’re releasing a new batch of content, as well as the next iteration of GOV.UK’s design. I’m here to explain a bit more about what’s new, and to ask for your feedback, so we can keep making GOV.UK even better. UI Prototyping Tool Made Beautiful - Create Interactive Wireframes & High Fidelity Prototypes.

To Connect With Consumers, Ditch The Focus Groups. Try Acting Instead. Some months ago, I wrote an article here where I claimed that market research data is overrated, especially when it comes to innovative products and services.

To Connect With Consumers, Ditch The Focus Groups. Try Acting Instead

An innovation is new and original, so by definition, it departs from users’ experiences and behavior. Consequently, it is hard to establish quantitatively how to market it. Unfortunately, I didn’t offer up any viable alternative methods to surveys and focus groups. So how do you manage product development and brand and marketing decisions without relying on numbers? Symbol Signs. The complete set of 50 passenger/pedestrian symbols developed by AIGA is available for all to use, free of charge.

Symbol Signs

Signs are available here in EPS and GIF formats. Additional symbol signs are available free of charge at The Noun Project. Unicorn: a visual designer with UX chops. Unicorn: a visual designer with UX skills I was speaking to an entrepreneur the other day when he mentioned he was looking for a “creative director with UX skills.”

Unicorn: a visual designer with UX chops

He added,”…someone whose aesthetic I really like.” I responded ,”Good luck.” Having recently completed a year-long search for just such a person I’d resigned to believe this person was a in fact a unicorn. This person may exist – someone may have seen one once – but in most cases they’re simply fantastical stories of designers long-since employed elsewhere. 5 Reasons Why Metaphors Can Improve the User Experience. There are many ways to experience the world around us.

5 Reasons Why Metaphors Can Improve the User Experience

Especially offline, we can make use of our different senses to collect information, interpret our environment and make judgments. On the Web, however, our senses are more limited. As designers, we need to present information carefully to make sure our users think, feel and do the right thing. A great way to help your users understand abstract content, create a sense of familiarity, trigger emotions, draw attention and motivate action are metaphors. "The way we think, what we experience, and what we do every day is very much a matter of metaphor. " - Lakoff and Johnson. QR Code Survey. Shop Unique Range Of Furniture, Home Accessories & Gifts. Helping startups design great products. A Collection of Printable Sketch Templates and Sketch Books for Wireframing.

At the beginning of a web (or application) development project I always create the sketches first. While sketching can be done on a blank paper, it’s much better to use a sketch template. For me that is the best and most productive way to work on and improve my ideas before application development begins (and things get more complicated :-)).

This way I won’t pay too much attention to some details that should be taken care of later, but stay focused on general layout and functionality. Below you will find more than 20 resources that you can use in sketching phase of application development. If you have some additional resources to share, please leave a comment so I can add them to the list. Lara: I love this messaging! Wha... iTravel: Apple's Future Travel Centric App for the iPhone. Patent Background Transportation ticketing has traditionally involved a pre-printed ticket which is scanned at a departure station. For example, transportation tickets may be printed at home with a barcode or a QR code (i.e., a 3-dimensional barcode) encoded with information about the traveler and/or the travel (e.g., name, destination, departure time, schedule number, etc.).

Product Management, Marketing, Startups & News 2.0. Why wireframes can hurt your project. Wireframes are one of the main tools in the user experience designer’s toolkit. Most usability and web design books devote a considerable section to sketching, paper prototyping, and other forms of planning. But while I agree wireframes can have their place in some projects, I think they are actually detrimental in a lot of cases. A new environment In recent years, a few factors have started shaping the world of web design and development in a new direction. The Landscape of User Experience Design in Asia, by Daniel Szuc and Josephine Wong. Posted by core jr | 5 Jan 2012 | Comments (4) As businesses in Asia in various domains look to how they can mature, differentiate and compete globally in their respective products and services, User Experience (UX) is gaining significant momentum. Management are curious as to what UX means and how it can be applied to not just improve experiences but towards real customer delight.

They are looking for people and professional communities to help them understand. TinyGrab - Simple. Screenshot. Sharing. Taming Complexity. More on Burying the Sign Up Button. Why the counter-intuitive removal of sign-up actually helps you focus on your user’s goals. A couple weeks ago I published Why You Should Bury your Sign Up Button and got some really interesting feedback and comments from folks. What I Learned About the Web in 2011. BBC Internet Blog: BBC Weather: Design Refresh in Pictures.

Twitter: Yours to discover. Kindle Fire Usability Findings. Lean UX: Getting Out of the Deliverables Business - Releasing in 2012, this book redefines the way UX designers work with their colleagues by focusing on a shared understanding of the experience being created rather than documentation. Five Reasons Why Skype 5.0 for Mac Sucks. It's what you do. Defining and Informing the Complex Field of User Experience (UX)