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Insights and inspiration for the user experience community

Insights and inspiration for the user experience community
By Laura Keller Published: April 21, 2014 “Designing great experiences for people should enable IT to earn a more strategic role within their company.” A few months ago, I gave a presentation to some information technology (IT) leaders, and my topic was how designing great experiences for people should enable IT to earn a more strategic role within their company. I created this presentation after years of observing the interactions between IT groups and their business counterparts within a company, as well as the subsequent involvement of external IT firms, including mine. The common flow of interactions that occur between business and IT follows this general structure: the business believes there’s a need among their users for something, so they identify some high-level requirements and solicit IT’s help.

Framing the Practice of Information Architecture By Nathaniel Davis Published: September 7, 2011 “The practice of information architecture is the effort of organizing and relating information in a way that simplifies how people navigate and use information on the Web.” Speak Up › Design Dialog HELLO (AND, WELL, GOODBYE)After nearly seven years of blogging, Speak Up has ceased publication. While this may not be a remarkable amount of time in the world of print and online publishing, the intensity with which we — founders, authors and readers alike — undertook it made it seem as it had been decades. For a thorough description on the reasons to close Speak Up, you may read this post, so as not to take much more space here. This web site is a bare-bones version of the archives for quick and easy perusal of more than 1,600 posts — a replica of Speak Up, as it was on closing day, can be found here, and at any point you can add “as-it-was/” after “speakup/” to the URL to see the original version. Comments on both sites have been closed.

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Information Architecture Timothy Greig structures the information flow of a library website. Photo by Timothy Greig Information architecture is an often misunderstood job title. Are they Designers? Developers? Managers? Best of Yanko Design 2008 Best of Yanko Design 2008 With just a week left in the year we’ve wrapped up our best of the year designs in one big post for your reading pleasure. 2008 has been an eventful and inspiring year, and it’s hard to put all the top news in one place; still, if there’s one Yanko Design article you want to bookmark this year, this should be it. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! 50) “DesCom” by Sung-kyu Nam.

Définition de l'Architecture de l'Information Réflexions sur l'architecture de l'information, ses origines, son présent et son avenir. Rédigé par Peter Morville, l'un des fondateurs de l'AIfIA. Peter Morville Advertisement We Web designers are a fickle lot. We love to experiment with things. We love to observe how people interact with our work.

Les principes de la Gestalt appliqués au webdesign (1/2) J’ai toujours entendu dire qu’un bon design de page web se résumait à peu de choses : équilibre, rythme et organisation du contenu. C’est pas faux, mais un peu plus de détail ne ferait pas de mal. Pour aller dans le détail, il faut se pencher légèrement sur la psychologie de la forme, que l’on appelle aussi gestaltisme (le terme qui à lui seul vous fait paraitre intelligent), avec quelques principes simples, assez évidents pour certains, que l’on appelle les principes de la Gestalt. Les principes de la Gest- quoi ? C’est généralement la réaction quand on lit pour la première fois le terme.

45+ Free Design Template And PSD Files With the explosion of flat-designed websites, web designers now follow the trend in a snap, adapting a cleaner and much simpler design which can be found in flat UI kits. We seldom see skeuomorphic designs nowadays. In fact, all of the depth has been slowly becoming flat. This is the reason why more and more designers have created flat design UI kits for web designers who want to follow the trend. These free flat UI kits come in an easy-to-access and easy-to-use formats.

Patterns That Connect 30 Must-Have Logo Books Inspiration January 16, 2009 Every once in a while, talent and technique aren’t enough to help you finish your logo project. You need inspiration, motivation, opinion, or probably someone to compare notes with. For such occasions, you may find a logo book an interesting reference. Kahn + Associates – Visualizing Information Architecture 55 Free Human Brush Sets And Vector Images - Giant Design Pack Using silhouettes & people illustrations in websites & print is what designers need in many situations. This is a giant design pack of human-related brush sets & vector images like faces, full illustrations, fingerprints, hairs, beards, skulls & more. You may also like: Important: Most of the images are free to use in commercial projects but some are not. So, be sure to check the licensing info before using them. P.S.: Subscribe to the WebResourcesDepot RSS feed & get the free web resources everyday.

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