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Cataloging the art and science of user experience design

Title: How to use empathy in design without killing millions of women Context: Empathy is neither good nor bad, it is in the eye of the beholder. Synopsis: Traditionally, empathy gets a pretty good rap. If you are empathetic, you

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AI UX design

Title: How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Fill Gaps In UX Design Context: You can’t please all your users all the time. Unless you have the help of an artificially intelligent UX design assistant. Synopsis: Of course, the inevitable, dystopian hellscape

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Medieval chandelier design iteration

Title: Transcript & Sketches from a Medieval Design Session Context: There are no new design problems under the sun. Synopsis: All of the experts will tell you that product design is a relatively new discipline within the scope of the

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Title: Crappy Design – 2012 Honda Console Context: In the olden days, people would encounter a poorly designed experience and suffer through it in silence. It’s no longer the olden days. Best Bit: Pretty good design critique from a (very

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Good vs bad UX writing

Title: 9 simple but powerful UX writing tips for designers Context: The person who would design should first know how to write. Synopsis: The root of simplicity is clarity. The conceit of design is that clarity is the product of

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Jared Spool: rabble rouser?

Title: Everyone is a designer. Get over it. Context: Controversial opinions being expressed on the internet?!?! What is this world coming to? Synopsis: Allow me to begin by nitpicking the very premise of this article, which is—dare I say—poorly designed.

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United mobile app screen

Title: How United Onboards New Users Context: Want to book a flight on United via their mobile app? You are a damn fool. Best Bit: There is nothing—NOTHING!—”best” about this. via useronboard.com

Title: The Future Agency Context: Any prediction about the future is pure fiction. Until it isn’t. Synopsis: If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans. If you want to have him (or her!) ROTFL, tell him

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Title: The Consequences of Bad Typography Context: Making a dumb mistake happens to everyone. Making a dumb mistake that could have been avoided through the use of decently designed typography, well, that pretty much happens to everyone too. Just ask

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Title: Design in Tech Report 2017 Context: If you’re a designer (and I’m assuming that you are) then good news: one day soon, business might actually start to perhaps appreciate what you bring to the table. Synopsis: The value of

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Title: Nixon, NASA, And How The Federal Government Got Design Context: Remember the time when the federal government placed a premium on the power of design? Why are you laughing? Synopsis: President Ronald Reagan used to stump with an old

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Title: How the future of the user interface will redefine your job Context: Job descriptions evolve. Professional skills change. The gainfully employed understand and embrace this. Synopsis: The world is changing. Easy statement to make, because it’s always true. The

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Perceived performance timeline

Title: A Designer’s Guide to Perceived Performance Context: It’s not how fast you are, it’s how fast your users think you are. Synopsis: Einstein tells us that time is relative. Counterintuitively, the faster a body moves through space the slower

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Language translation

Title: Design for internationalization Context: Not everyone speaks the same language, and everyone certainly doesn’t speak the same language as your UI. Synopsis: According to the most recent statistics the average global digital consumer owns almost 4 connected devices. Of

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Satan's web design

Title: If Satan was a web designer… Context: Web forms aren’t evil. Web form designers on the other hand… Best Bit: None of these examples also show a captcha. Even Satan refuses to go there. via uxdesign.cc

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