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Cataloging the art and science of user experience design
April 2015
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Title: 25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design Context: The future of design as imagined by today’s leaders of design. Not you guys…those other leaders of design. Synopsis: What does the future hold in store for the professional practice of

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Title: The Science of Happy Design Context: Rather than efficient, connected, and smarter what if we instead designed technology to make us happy? Synopsis: If you wrote down all of the values that we aspire to when working towards a

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Title: The Reinvention Of Normal Context: We tend to, as a species, equate normal with good for some unfathomable reason. Synopsis: We are all in need of inspiration on pretty much a rolling basis, but it’s what you do with

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Title: Calculated Misery: The Dark Side of UX Strategy Context: What’s worse; an unintentionally bad user experience or one designed poorly on purpose? Synopsis: One of the unassailable tenets of modern business is that failing to supply customers with a

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UX metrics equation: ux = (p*i) / v

Title: One Magic Formula to Calculate User Experience? Context: The holy grail of UX: quantifying a user’s experience. The bane of UX: math. Synopsis: It is impossible to quantify every aspect, input, factor, and interaction vector that go into designing

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Title: Accessibility Wins Context: Everyone is supposed to design with accessibility in mind. Here are the few and far between that actually do so. Best Bit: “Sadly, with accessibility so much of the conversation is about what was done wrong.”

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No dickheads!

Title: NO DICKHEADS! A Guide To Building Happy, Healthy, and Creative Teams. Context: It’s easy to call yourselves a team. However, actually being a team takes a lot of hard work. Synopsis: Tolstoy famously said that “All happy families are

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UX reaction

Title: UX Reactions Context: Why come up with your own reactions to ridiculous UX situations when GIF makers have already done all the hard work for you? via uxreactions.com