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Cataloging the art and science of user experience design
Tale of terror

Title: So spooky! Context: Be afraid…be very afraid… Best Bit: Nothing on earth scarier than PowerPoint. via

Really bad volume slider

Title: Redditors are competing to design the most asinine volume sliders Context: No intentionally crappy UI element is so stupid that it is not plausibly legitimate. Best Bit: The original Reddit thread is worth its weight in decibels. via

Medieval chandelier design iteration

Title: Transcript & Sketches from a Medieval Design Session Context: There are no new design problems under the sun. Synopsis: All of the experts will tell you that product design is a relatively new discipline within the scope of the

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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

"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

Meaningless design jargon

Title: How to pretend you’re a great designer Context: If you can’t BE a great designer, just PRETEND that you are. Really, who’ll know the difference? Synopsis: We are all design disruptors bringing holistic user-centric methodologies to the table in

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Dawn of mankind.

Title: The irreverent (and slightly bloody) history of UX design Context: The user experience of human development could use some process refinements. Synopsis: Humanity is a product. Leaving aside the divine nature of the “intelligent designer” argument (after all, would

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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

The shame of using an ad-blocker

Title: Guilt And Shame As A UI Design Element Context: Why waste time encouraging users to do something when it’s so much easier to shame them into doing it? Synopsis: You probably don’t call your mother enough. Do you floss

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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

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: 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

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

Zombie user interface

Title: 3 things poor interfaces and zombies have in common Context: The danger posed to society at large by the undead pales in comparison to the existential threat of poor UX. Synopsis: It is a forgone conclusion that at some

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Dilbert cartoon

The team that designs a product for themselves has an idiot for an end user. via