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Toolglass and Magic Lenses: The See-Through Interface Bier, E. A., Stone, M., Pier, K., Buxton, W. & DeRose. T. (1993). Toolglass and magic lenses: the see-through Lean UX: Getting Out Of The Deliverables Business Advertisement User experience design for the Web (and its siblings, interaction design, UI design, et al) has traditionally been a deliverables-based practice. Wireframes, site maps, flow diagrams, content inventories, taxonomies, mockups and the ever-sacred specifications document (aka “The Spec”) helped define the practice in its infancy.

Outdated UX patterns and alternatives Meet North, design and development standards to align and guide your project. It's a comprehensive guide contributed to the open source community to encourage, "a mobile-first, in-browser, system based approach to design and development." Check out North on GitHub: The section of the guide that I found most interesting is, Outdated UX Patterns, a collection of examples of what not to do when building a website, which tries to steer designers from borrowing from ineffective practices to solve common problems. Psychology and Design - 10 Best Presentations Photo credits The Relation of Psychology and Design Psychology and design are inseparable. Design without knowledge about human beings is just a kingdom of chaotic expression.

Twitter UI Conceptual Design Twitter has already gone through a few of revisions on its web interface, no doubt about it, each of the version is more robust and effective in term of usability and user friendliness. However, not everyone like it, most of us would adapt to its new interface, some would go to extra miles to actually draft out and made his own design hopefully, yes hopefully Twitter would listen. Followed by our previous post on revamping facebook new interface design, now we have an extremely detailed Twitter redesign mockup. Full Spectrum: 10 Books on Sensemaking for the TED 2012 Bookstore This week, I’m at TED , where I had the honor of curating a selection of books for the TED Bookstore around this year’s theme, . Here are my picks, along with the original text that appears on the little cards in the bookstore, and my blurb about the selection: I believe creativity is combinatorial — it’s our ability to take existing pieces of knowledge, information, insight, and ideas that we’ve gathered over the course of our lives, and recombine them into new ideas. Curation – the purposeful filtration of information – is what fills our mental pool of resources with the most meaningful building blocks of creativity possible. In a way, it’s a sensemaking mechanism for the world, allowing us to see not only why different pieces matter but also how they relate to one another and might fit together.

Hello Erik - User Experience @Erik_UX New! Arrive here looking for help with a UX resume, or needing some professional consultation? I’m offering resume critique and phone consultation on demand, click here to check out what I can offer! “UX is the intangible design of a strategy that brings us to a solution.” UX has become a neologism. When something has “good UX” it is an implied meaning of having the core components of UX (research, maybe a persona, IA, interaction, interface, etc etc…).

Creating a UX design pattern library for Digital Humanities projects Recently I posted some thoughts about how emerging trends in the field of user experience (UX) design might be embedded in our project design and development process. In this post I’m going to discuss this further, concentrating on the UX pattern library the user interface (UI) team are developing. What is a UX pattern library? Designers and developers in the DDH research team work on a number of projects with diverse design and development requirements but in terms of UI design we often find we have similar problems we need to solve. For example, these might include designing tools for surfacing content such as search and browse mechanisms, ways to facilitate collaborative editing of images or documents or managing a user’s workflow.

Size Matters: Balancing Line Length And Font Size In Responsive Web Design Advertisement As we refine our methods of responsive web design, we’ve increasingly focused on measure (another word for “line length”) and its relationship to how people read. The popularization of the “ideal measure” has led to advice such as “Increase font size for large screens and reduce font size for small screens.” Flatastic Mobile UI Kit Designers of mobile interfaces are becoming more prominent in today’s faced-paced web space. App designers are in high demand now particularly in user interface. UI design focuses on user experience and interaction, and while being easy-to-use is important for a successful mobile app. Flatastic Mobile UI Kit is a large user interface kit containing hundreds of mobile ui elements, which will help you design mobile user interface in Photoshop with ease.

Content Curation Primer Photo by Stuck in Customs What is Content Curation? Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme. The work involves sifting, sorting, arranging, and publishing information. A content curator cherry picks the best content that is important and relevant to share with their community. It isn’t unlike what a museum curator does to produce an exhibition: They identify the theme, they provide the context, they decide which paintings to hang on the wall, how they should be annotated, and how they should be displayed for the public.

When Agile and User Experience Click By Todd Zazelenchuk and Jeff Larson Published: January 21, 2013 “No two software development teams are the same. They may vary in their composition, experience level, the proximity of their members, and their organizations’ willingness to embrace agile development methods.” Try this test: Find three UX friends and ask them about the compatibility of UX design with agile development. Odds are that one of them believes UX design and agile can work well together, one swears that they can’t, and one has yet to decide.

Why White Space Is Crucial To UX Design All good visual artists understand the importance of negative space, the empty area that draws attention to, and accentuates, the actual subject. Negative space (the artistic equivalent of a designer’s white space) is like the supporting cast whose duty is to make the star of the show stand out more by not standing out so much themselves. If you don’t think any part of your design should be intentionally blank, take a look at the World’s Worst Website Ever for an extreme example of the damage caused by too many objects competing for attention.

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