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Cataloging the art and science of user experience design
May 2015

Title: The Story of Doug Dietz: Creative Confidence in the MRI Suite Context: When design is at its best it doesn’t make products better, it makes people’s lives better. Synopsis: It is entirely possible to design something and convince yourself

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"There Grandma, I fixed it!" remote controls

Title: What are some examples of products that have bad user experience (UX) designs but are still used with ease? Context: People offer up some of the most painful examples of user experience in the world. You can’t argue with

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World's Biggest LiarImage credit: Alan Cleaver, "World's Biggest Liar", July 10, 2011, Flickr

Title: The User Experience Designer’s Charlatan Test Context: Good UX is never graded on a curve. Synopsis: How does one gauge an individual’s UX acumen? Well, you can work side by side with them for long periods of time, see

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IDEO's Lolzzz alarm clock wakes you up to the sound of a child's laughter.

Title: How Ideo Redesigned Monday to Be Less Awful Context: Hating Monday’s days are numbered thanks to design. Synopsis: Your alarm goes off in a shriek of canned, looping banality. Your calendar overflows with other miserable souls who too have

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Title: 謝承霖 《低头人生》 Life Smartphone Synopsis: It’s all fun and games until distracted bloody mayhem eradicates the human race. Best Bit: Selfie girl. I’ve met her kind before. via youtube.com

Follow the leader. Leadership is seeing a parade and getting in front of it.Image credit: TassieEye, "Follow the leader. Leadership is seeing a parade and getting in front of it.", March 9, 2015, Flickr

Title: UX Leadership, Part 1: The Nature of Great Leaders & UX Leadership, Part 2: What Great Leaders Must Do Context: Leadership is not just for people leaders. Leaders change the status quo. The smart ones follow these people of

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Title: Let Your Users Wait Context: We all have to wait sometimes, however it’s not the time you wait, but rather how you perceive the wait time that matters. Synopsis: Anticipation can be delicious. Suspense makes us tingle with excitement.

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