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Title: The Consequences of Bad Typography Context: Making a dumb mistake happens to everyone. Making a dumb mistake that could have been avoided through the use of decently designed typography, well, that pretty much happens to everyone too. Just ask

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Satan's web design

Title: If Satan was a web designer… Context: Web forms aren’t evil. Web form designers on the other hand… Best Bit: None of these examples also show a captcha. Even Satan refuses to go there. via

Mondrian...FROM HELL!!!!!

Title: 8 Delightfully Creepy Design Projects Just In Time For Halloween Context: There’s nothing scarier than a designer with an idea. Best Bit: “The skull with the bees is especially unsettling, making us want to tap into our inner Nic

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"Agile" design

Title: Halloween Costumes for Designers Context: And no, there is not a “Sexy UI Designer” costume in the whole lot. Best Bit: It’s visually pun-tastic! via

UI animations

Title: Motion Periodic Table Context: It’s not the size of the animation that matters, it’s the motion in the periodic table. Best Bit: Come for the stunning animations. Stay, well, for the stunning animations. via

Title: Don Norman: The term “UX” Synopsis: The guy who helped to create the term “user experience” wants you to know that most of you are using it all wrong. Best Bit: “…today that term [user experience] has been horribly

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Title: HYPER-REALITY Context: Virtual. Augmented. Hyper. Whatever happened to good old “real” reality? Oh, that’s right…not enough ad space. Best Bit: In a digitally saturated future, religion might just become a better Google than Google. via

Psychedelic UX. It's Trippy Man.

Title: Psychedelic UX. It’s Trippy Man. Context: Finally! My very own O’Reilly book! Get your copy today! Synopsis: Delivering a better user experience through chemistry. via

Title: oh. my. god. Context: Some UI designers just want to watch the world burn. Best Bit: The UI “improvements” and reaction gifs in the reply thread are genius. via

Title: It’s not you. Bad doors are everywhere. Context: Push? Pull? Brain the designer with a ball-peen hammer? Best Bit: “Norman door (n.): 1. A door where the design tells you to do the opposite of what you’re actually supposed

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If engineers were treated like designers.

Title: If engineers were treated like designers. Context: The subjectivity of the majority of design criticism when applied to other disciplines is sadly laughable. via

Rocker light dimmer switch

Title: 100 Days of Good UX Context: It’s the little things in life that make it worth living: sunsets, puppies, sick transitional mobile app animations. Get some. Best Bit: Check out “Day 42: VDOT Billboards”. Brilliant. via

Title: Death to Bullshit Context: One man stands alone in the face of the unrelenting bullshit choking the internet. Best Bit: You must try the “Turn bullshit on?” link in the upper right of the home page. via

The UX Designer Paradox

Title: The UX Designer Paradox Synopsis: It’s not always easy to know what your user’s needs really are. But this shouldn’t be taken as a rationale to design whatever the hell you want.

Title: Usability Testing of Fruit Context: Just because you’ve always used something doesn’t make it usable. Best Bit: At least oranges aren’t grapefruit. via