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Cataloging the art and science of user experience design
August 2012

Title: Recent Research in User Experience Context: What’s new and cool in the user experience world? Glad you asked that. Synopsis: The line between user experience and code becomes less important every day. The underlying technologies are the literal manifestations

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Accessibility: It’s not just a good idea, it’s the law… via slantback.tumblr.com

Title: The dirty secret that your UX engineers are not telling you Context: OK, so it’s mostly a sales pitch masquerading a s a blog post. Doesn’t mean it’s not relevant. Synopsis: Our products have too many features. You can’t

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The infamous control panel of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant which [almost invited human error]. Horrific human factors: The image shows the maintenance tags that operators testified covered one of the closed emergency feedwater valve indicator lights during

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Title: Olympics: User Experience and Design Context: Building a superior user experience for the world’s biggest, most diverse spectator event. Synopsis: With dozens of sports, hundreds of events, thousands of participating athletes, an even greater number of hours of live

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Title: Why Doodling Is Important – “I Draw Pictures All Day” Context: The best way to think creatively is to act creatively. Synopsis: Remember back when you were a kid and a box of crayons was your best friend? Most

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Title: What marketing executives should know about user experience Context: User experience designers, you are all actually marketers. I’ll go hide the razor blades. Synopsis: I’ll spare you the marketing-speak rationalization, but know this: the line between user experience and

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Title: Why Great Ideas Get Rejected Context: Having a good idea is easy. Getting people to buy into your good idea? That’s the tricky part. Synopsis: Everyone loves a creative idea right? Not so fast there da Vinci. Good ideas

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Profanity + Creativity = Profane creativity The math is fucking simple… via helpmebefuckingcreative.com

Title: Why Top Execs are Starting to Care About UX Design Context: Learn from the guy who literally wrote the book on user experience. Synopsis: Remember when user experience was just this thing that a bunch of unkempt design nerds

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