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Cataloging the art and science of user experience design
January 2013
Image credit: Tamara Evans, "Alien spaceship", April 13, 2012, Flickr

Title: Akin’s Laws of Spacecraft Design Context: You may not be designing a spaceship, but it probably often feels like you are designing something just as complex. Synopsis: Imagine the hardest thing in the world to design. OK. Got it?

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Software usability
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Title: Software usability Context: If pictures are worth a thousand words then infographics have to be worth a couple gazillion at least. Synopsis: You can talk about the benefits of software usability until you are blue in the face, but

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Title: Cooper Drawing Board Context: This is how you do UX design exploration. If you have the time… Synopsis: Deadlines. You’re probably under one right now. Hell, you’re probably facing several. Pumping out designs like a machine. Wireframing until your

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Image credit: Ben Mund, "Happy 2012", December 26, 2011, Flickr

Title: Five Big UX Topics in 2012 Context: Wait! It’s still January right? We can still talk about 2012 then?!?! Synopsis: So, now they come crawling back. Begging on hands and knees, employing us user experience practitioners to save their

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Title: Disruptions: Design Rivals Technology in Importance Context: Design is the new killer app. Synopsis: Quick, what kind of processor does the device you are reading this on have? I bet you don’t know any more than I know what

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“Should I use Yes/No or Ok/Cancel on my message box?” Good question. Difficult to answer. via ux.stackexchange.com

Title: If you see a UI walkthrough, they blew it Context: In a world without labeled controls, the first guy who can manage to guess the correct gesture is king. Synopsis: The natural user interface (or NUI for an acronym

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Title: UK Government Digital Service Design Principles Context: Competency? In design? From a government agency? The Mayans were right! Synopsis: Design is indeed changing the world. Want proof? Check out the elegantly concise design principles being shared – YES! SHARED!

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Title: When Innovation Goes Wrong Context: 2013 is going to be the Year of Innovation! So stop doing and start innovating! Synopsis: There is no word in the corporate lexicon more misused, misunderstood or abused than the old “innovation” chestnut.

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