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4 Secrets For Doing Gonzo User Research

Fast, cheap, and out-of-control insights can help you to outsmart the competition. Here’s how to gather them.<p>A few years ago, I got to partner up with one of the world’s best ad creatives, Steve Henry. We spent the morning working on a brief for premium frozen foods. We blasted out a load of ideas …

Prototyping

20 Inspiring Quotes about UX & Design

We look to design and UX thought leaders new and old for inspiration.<p>To download the presentation visit: http://go.appcues.com/20-inspiring-quotes-about-ux-design-ebook

Palette's modular controller brings dials and sliders to your laptop (hands-on)

Palette co-founder Calvin Chu has a problem with how people work. "Creative professionals spend so much of their time on the computer, and at the moment, they still use a very generic one-size-fits-all keyboard and mouse interface." It doesn't make sense, he says -- photographers, gamers, film …

Mooc.org: Google EdX online-classes partnership is "YouTube for MOOCs"

Google is teaming up with EdX, an open-source online education nonprofit started by Harvard and MIT, to create a new site that EdX’s president …

MOOC-Eds Bring Professional Development Into the 21st Century

In a time of financial cutbacks, schools and districts have slashed professional development budgets at an alarming rate despite new education standards and assessments and increased demands on teachers and students. Instead of waiting with crossed fingers for a full economic recovery that will …

Education Technology

New Rule: Every Desktop Design Has To Go Finger-Friendly | Big Medium

Touch has landed on the desktop. A whole new category of touch devices is flooding the consumer market in coordination with the release of Windows 8: …

How the 'Failure' Culture of Startups Is Killing Innovation

Far from being the measure of disgrace it once was, failure now seems to be a sort of badge of honor. But underlying many popular Silicon Valley …

How to Make Your Form Error Messages More Reassuring

by anthony on 08/23/13 at 1:38 pm<p>Filling out forms isn’t always an easy task. No matter how simple you make it, users will make mistakes. Do your …

To Go from Big Data to Big Insight, Start with a Visual

Although data visualization has produced some of the most captivating artistic displays in recent memory, some of which have found their way into exhibits at the New York Museum of Modern Art and countless art installations around the world, business leaders are asking: is data visualization …

Two Ways Artificial Intelligence Contributes to Great User Experience

As someone who has done AI research for the better part of a decade, I'm often in the uncomfortable position of dispelling misconceptions about the …

Designing and building user interfaces for Windows

Great design helps your Windows Store apps stand out from the crowd. Improvements to the Windows platform in 8.1 Preview, such as an expanded common …

FlowType.JS — Responsive web typography at its finest: font-size and line-height based on element width.

Ideally, the most legible typography contains between 45 and 75 characters per line. This is difficult to accomplish for <i>all</i> screen widths with only …

Why a New Golden Age for UI Design Is Around the Corner

• Author: Cliff Kuang. Cliff Kuang Design<br>• Date of Publication: 08.13.13. 08.13.13<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Over the past four years, the Walt …

Lean UX – Getting Out Of The Deliverables Business

As organizations struggle to stay nimble in the face of an ever-changing marketplace that is disrupted constantly by incumbents as well as start-ups, …

Movies

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 …

Usable Notifications: End-User's Perspective

Bartosz Olchówka on August 16, 2013 • Reading time: 4 min • 13 Comments •<p>0<p>Many software developers fail to understand the principles of designing …

Here’s an emerging UI pattern: a web page loading bar. Unsatisfied with progress indicators provided by the browser, some sites are implementing …