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Cataloging the art and science of user experience design
perception
Perceived performance timeline

Title: A Designer’s Guide to Perceived Performance Context: It’s not how fast you are, it’s how fast your users think you are. Synopsis: Einstein tells us that time is relative. Counterintuitively, the faster a body moves through space the slower

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Designing for all 5 senses

Title: Designing For All Five Senses Context: You don’t simply experience a user experience, you see, hear, feel, touch, and taste a user experience. Synopsis: A complete picture of a product’s experience does not exist in the mere moment one

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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: 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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Title: Teller Reveals His Secrets Context: Getting a user to do what you want need not be a mystical endeavor. Synopsis: “How’d he do that?!?!” Even the most prosaic child’s birthday party magician is bound to hear this more often

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