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Title: After years of intensive analysis, Google discovers the key to good teamwork is being nice Context: Everything you need to know about being a good teammate you learned in kindergarten. Synopsis: So what’s the secret to highly productive teams?

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Google Wear UI: draw emoji

Title: How Google Finally Got Design Context: If Google can achieve design superiority, anyone can. I hope. Synopsis: Remember how the minimal, search-box-only approach to “design” that Google built its empire upon was viewed as a success in spite of

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Words matter

Title: 5 Rules For Writing Great Interface Copy Context: You wouldn’t use clip art in a final design comp so stop using “lorem ipsum” before I…ummm…sorry, the words escape me… Synopsis: Words matter. We spend obscene amounts of time honing

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Google material design

Title: Google’s Quest to Write the Rulebook for Interactive Design Context: Google’s new material design is more than just a guideline, it’s a way of thinking about interactivity. Synopsis: Of all of the things that Google owns in the minds

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Title: A conversation about design Context: Very brief insights from the Google design team. They say “simple” a lot. Synopsis: Design cultures all have their own core set of beliefs, yet at the same time those beliefs are also predicated

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Title: Cognitive Science and Design Context: How Google hacks your brain’s software to make better UIs. Synopsis: As user experience designers we tend to abstract our target users into aggregate personas in an attempt to try and understand their motivations

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Title: How Google fine tunes its search engine Context: The BBC takes a quick look at how Google optimizes the user experience of its products. How? Data. Synopsis: At Google’s twenty (yes 20! And yes I’m jealous.) user research labs,

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Don’t make it hard for your customers to give you their money. Idiot. via youtube.com

Our aspirations The Google User Experience team aims to create designs that are useful, fast, simple, engaging, innovative, universal, profitable, beautiful, trustworthy, and personable. Achieving a harmonious balance of these ten principles is a constant challenge. A product that gets

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Title: Sony, Sony what have you done? Context: Oh wait…you were serious? Synopsis: From the “Truth is Stranger Than Fiction” department: Sony unveils its new Google TV remote. Everybody lets out a collective WTF?!?! Best Bit: The prescient Onion parody

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