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Breville toaster

Title: Why a Toaster Is a Design Triumph Context: Instead of trying to always change the world, maybe we should simply spend more time delivering a better piece of toasted bread. Synopsis: How does one wax philosophical about the design

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Title: Inside the Museum of Failure Context: There’s nothing wrong with innovating and failing. There’s everything wrong with innovating and failing then refusing to learn anything from it. Best Bit: Inclusion of “Trump: The Game”. The Museum of Failure’s troll

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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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Title: Stop Thinking About User Interface: A Product Approach for Designing Products of the Future Context: Before assuming that a GUI is the answer you might want to first reconsider the question. Synopsis: When you are a software designer, every

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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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This isn’t a light switch. This is a voodoo curse against being able to switch your light on or off. via twitter.com

Title: Fixing A Broken User Experience Context: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But if it is broken, get up off your lazy ass and get to fixin! Synopsis: Fractured user experience. Mis-aligned product portfolio. Multiple visual languages and

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Title: Dieter Rams, Ten Principles for Good Design and a Black Cube Context: Johnny Ive? Please. Dieter Rams was designing awesome stuff when Ive was crapping in his nappy. Synopsis: Dieter Rams, in many ways, changed design so that companies

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Bad UIImage credit: Tom Karlo, "Bad UI", June 15, 2010, Flickr

Title: The Difference Between UI and UX Context: People are often confused by the difference between UI and UX. I’m assuming it’s all those U’s that are the problem. Synopsis: Long story short: UI is not UX. Nor is the

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