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7 Ways to Be Insufferable on Facebook

The memory is vivid.<p>New Year's Day, 2013. I'm going about my afternoon pleasantly, when I open my email and a friend has forwarded me what she calls a particularly heinous Facebook status from her Newsfeed, written by someone we'll call Daniel. It read:<p><i>2012 was a biggg year for me. I left my</i> …

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Six Mobile Myths

Design for the mobile web been a subject of much discussion over the past few years.<p>The sharing of information and experience has helped us all to …

Exploring the Brain Through Experience Design: How UX can help us rethink our views of the brain

<i>"Welcome to the human brain, the cathedral of complexity."—Peter Coveney and Roger Highfield</i><p>It’s inevitable a powerful problem-solving machine like …

Motion Perfection

Oh, So You Can Walk? Now, It’s Time to Run.<p>For years, we’ve been pushing pixels — crawling towards digital perfection. At this point, it’s second …

BlackBerry reportedly in talks to go private

The latest rumour to circle about BlackBerry is not a new smartphone, but that the company is entertaining the idea of going private. Reuters …

Your Body Is The Computer

The last few years have presented an unprecedented shift in the computing world as PCs are being replaced with mobile devices. But now that a large portion of the market has already shifted, what comes after it? Last week, we looked at how the giants of tech are going after TV screens. This week, …

5 exercises to engage clients and stop you wireframing alone

Although some argue the value of wireframing, most designers consider them a useful tool. But are you getting the full value from them?<p>I know not …

Throw out your website’s specification

Stop writing a specification at the beginning of every web project. Think instead about forming a hypothesis.<p><b>Listen to this post</b> and subscribe using …

Designing for Services Beyond the Screen

The producer-consumer model is so ingrained in our society that we tend to treat everything like a product—a one-and-done offering that can be pushed …

Web Design

The Secret to Building Large Websites: Website Architecture

We need to create a common persona for each group. The user interface design depends greatly on the results of this stage. To get started with this, …

Web Design

Human-Centred Design / HCD for Social Impact

Shopping Cart Usability : Why a simple, honest checkout sequence (usually) wins

When it comes to e-commerce sites and shopping cart flows, usability testing is more than good practice. It’s a precious tool that helps uncover …

How to Design for the Gut

What makes your favorite mobile app so addictive? You know, the one you check over and over again throughout the day?<p>The likely answer is visceral …

design

Designers: Learn To Code! Here’s How To Start

When you start experimenting with code, you find that the new tool helps you do your job better. Just think of it like getting punched in the face for the first time–once it happens, you realize it’s not that bad.<p>A friend, formerly a competitive fighter, once asked me: “Have you ever been punched …

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Onward Search: UX Jobs Salary Guide

$99 Tough Love Resume and Portfolio Review<p>Tough love. Great Advice. Receive an one hour portfolio review and career coaching session online, or in …

From Quantified Self to Understood Self: Exclusive Q&A with Arye Barnehama of Melon

There seem to two paths to creating smart (and thusly non-cringe-worthy) life-tracking device: either design something so seamless that you barely …

Google Glass

Google’s Dead-Simple Tool For Making UX Decisions: 2 Jars Of Marbles

When the Android team wants to decide whether a design decision is good or bad, they turn to the least techie of tricks.<p>Nothing is perfect. So even for the most successful platforms, design needs to continuously evolve. But beyond mere gut instinct or that ephemeral talent of taste, how can you …

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