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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. 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

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. After the launch of Codecademy’s redesign on April 23rd, some people reached out to us wondering how we were able to embrace such a clean, minimal interface.

Horror Vacui

Designers are of course renowned for their lust for white space and unconfined content, yet for us, this was not just a preference or arbitrary choice, but a very intentional pursuit. Some of you might have heard of horror vacui, a latin expression originally applied to visual arts, which expresses a “fear of the empty”. It simply entails a very common human desire to fill empty spaces with objects or information. You can witness horror vacui in a variety of circumstances, from a webpage trying to surface as much information as possible above the fold, to shop owners trying to fill their windows with every article in their store. Yet the most interesting aspect of this common practice relies on an inverse relationship between horror vacui and value perception. Unicorn, Shmunicorn: Be a Pegasus. If you’re reading this, you’re probably a designer .

Unicorn, Shmunicorn: Be a Pegasus

Maybe you code, maybe you don’t. But it’s likely you’re feeling more and more pressure to hone your programming skills and become that mythical product development creature who can both create compelling designs and write production code. 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. What Is Pinterest? Best of 2012: UI Animations — Beautiful Pixels. Ten things we know to be true – Company – Google. Hotels.com - 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

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. Download the complete set of Symbol Signs (ZIP archive, 377 KB) 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. 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. Product Management, Marketing, Startups & News 2.0. Why wireframes can hurt your project.

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. 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)