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Title: Crappy Design – 2012 Honda Console Context: In the olden days, people would encounter a poorly designed experience and suffer through it in silence. It’s no longer the olden days. Best Bit: Pretty good design critique from a (very

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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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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 vimeo.com

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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System failure

Title: The Edges Context: It’s all fun and games until your user experience runs into someone else’s user experience. Synopsis: You spend months crafting your product’s user experience. You consider every detail. Sweat over each pixel. Obsess over all of

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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 youtube.com

Title: Inspirational Videos For Designers – The Big Collection Context: In dire need of creative inspiration? Here’s a bajillion hours of videos that’ll cure what ails ya. Best Bit: “For me, a good TED video is much better than another

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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 youtube.com

Title: The Reinvention Of Normal Context: We tend to, as a species, equate normal with good for some unfathomable reason. Synopsis: We are all in need of inspiration on pretty much a rolling basis, but it’s what you do with

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Title: Behind the scenes: Design sprint with Gimlet Media Context: If you build it, they will come. But how do you know what to build in the first place? Design sprint prototypes. You’re welcome. Synopsis: The Greatest Idea In The

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Title: 1995 video shows the struggle was real for first-time PC users Context: It’s all fun and games until the user throws their new computer out the window. Best Bit: “And interestingly enough, at software giant Microsoft Corporation, users were

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How—or more pertinently: why—do we continue to distinguish so clearly between digital and the physical world? Mail traditionally has form and substance and gravitas so maybe we should concentrate more on that then the “e”… via brendandawes.com

Title: Design isn’t just for consumer goods, your enterprise software needs it too Context: The business of enterprise software used to be business, but it is rapidly becoming design. Synopsis: Keen IO CEO talks about the business critical impact design

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Animated breeze through some core design principles. Learn as much as is humanly possible about design in less than a minute through the power of animation. via vimeo.com