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Cataloging the art and science of user experience design
January 2015
The horizontal world of Agile

Title: Why Do Managers Hate Agile? Context: The question is no longer “should we go Agile?” but rather “when?” Synopsis: Business buzzword alert: AGILE! Yes, we’ve all heard it repeated ad nauseam. “We’re doing Agile” has to be one of

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Title: At 90, She’s Designing Tech For Aging Boomers Context: Design isn’t always about what you can prove, sometimes it’s simply about what you know. Synopsis: This rapidly changing, tech obsessed, innovation-centric culture in which we live is unquestionably a

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Title: 1995 video shows the struggle was real for first-time PC users Context: It’s all fun and games until the user throws their new computer out the window. Best Bit: “And interestingly enough, at software giant Microsoft Corporation, users were

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Creativity cannot be scheduled, budgeted, or administered.

Title: Stop Apologizing for Being Creative Context: Creativity and business do not mix. Said every business failure ever. Synopsis: In many (sad and unfortunate) ways, creativity is punished. Why? It scares the hell out of people quite frankly. Mostly because

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User error dialog window.

Title: How Bad UX Makes Users Blame Themselves Context: Unless your design task is to “make users feel stupid”, you are going to need to work very, very hard to succeed. Synopsis: We’ve all been there. Staring clench-jawed at a

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Title: The Expanding Role of User Experience Design Context: Apparently, the design business is thriving. Synopsis: Hey, guess what? We were right all along! Design is arguably the single most important part of just about any business and the meteoric

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Title: The Top UX Predictions for 2015 Context: Enough with looking back on the old year in design. More importantly, what does the future hold in store? Synopsis: Hindsight is 20/20. Conversely, we are all equally blind when it comes

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Virtual reality fly like a bird UI

Title: The Best User Interfaces Of 2014 Context: Last year was a busy year for UI innovation. And by “busy” I of course mean “WTF?” Synopsis: The way we interact with digital data has always been a little odd. (A

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What a drug cartel can teach you about your business.

Title: The Most Important Design Lessons Of 2014 Context: What better way to prepare for the new year then by rehashing the old one. Design article retrospective people! Synopsis: Infographics lie. Apple designers aren’t the best. You should always get

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