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Cataloging the art and science of user experience design
November 2011
EXPERTImage credit: Pete Prodoehl, "EXPERT", March 23, 2009, Flickr

Title: Don’t Let What You Know Limit What You Imagine Context: The best way to set yourself apart from the competition is to stop doing everything the same way that they do. Synopsis: Being an expert in your field can

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Title: Easier Is Better Than Better Context: Multiple choice quiz: You should read this article because (A) I told you to. Synopsis: Making decisions is actually a mentally taxing activity. The more decisions one has to make in a day

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Jingle bells! Jingle bells! Jingle bells actually have a very low usability threshold. via nickfinck.com

Don't shoot me in the faceImage credit: satanoid, "Don't shoot me in the face.", January 9, 2007, Flickr

Title: Too Much Pressure Blows Creative Tires Context: If you’re having problems being creative you had better read this. Now. Do I look like I’m joking? READ IT DAMMIT! Synopsis: You are in your seat at work by 9. 9:30

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There are reasons why designers shouldn’t code and coders shouldn’t design.

Title: A Brief Rant On The Future Of Interaction Design Context: Everyone has a vision of the future. The crap part about them is that most of them were only visionary 2 visions ago. Synopsis: Your iPad is pretty cool

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The pressure to produce ideas does not produce ideas. The time to play around with ideas does.

Title: How to prioritise usability problems Context: Problematic problems can be problematic to solve. Probably. Synopsis: Good luck trying to make something without any usability issues. It’s probably not even possible. So we shouldn’t be so concerned with the existence

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It’s not the buttons in your UI, it’s the motion in your transitions. via ui-transitions.com

Star Wars Adventures 3Image credit: RHiNO NEAL, "Star Wars Adventures 3", March 4, 2011, Flickr

Title: The Dark Side of Design Context: Design can be used for evil as well as for good. Choose your path wisely. Synopsis: I’ve been tempted to cross over to the dark side of design a few times in my

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Don’t make it hard for your customers to give you their money. Idiot. via youtube.com

Title: 9 Rules to Make Your Icons Clear and Intuitive Context: Put down the pirated copy of Photoshop and step away from the iconography. Synopsis: Icons are easy. All you need to do is to make a little picture of

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