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The State of UX in 2017 – UX Collective

The uxdesign.cc team has seen a lot this year: 48 issues published, 576 links curated, and sent to 98,381 designers around the world every week. When …

The Atomic Workflow — People, Process, And Making Design Systems Happen

<i>We are all trying to figure it out: how do we design flexible and future-proof responsive websites without reinventing the wheel every time a new</i> …

The Distribution of Users’ Computer Skills: Worse Than You Think

<b>Summary:</b> Across 33 rich countries, only 5% of the population has high computer-related abilities, and only a third of people can complete …

Articles about compact japanese inspired house enjoys majestic views on Dwell.com - Dwell

A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>I just learned about this new series of products inspired by one of the country’s most iconic examples of mid-century Modernist...<p>At just $79,000, this customizable mobile trailer allows you to design …

RICE: Simple prioritization for product managers

Prioritization is a perennial challenge when building a product roadmap. How do you decide what to work on first?If you’ve put the effort into …

Why everyone should do usability testing (even you)

I vividly remember the first usability test I attended. I was a brand new employee at eBay, and I walked into a dark observation room with no idea …

You probably know to ask yourself, “What do I want?” Here’s a way better question

Everybody wants what feels good. Everyone wants to live a carefree, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing sex and relationships, to look perfect and make money and be popular and well-respected and admired and a total baller to the point that people part like the Red Sea when you …

Motivation

The Casties: Quartz’s awards for the best podcasts of 2015

The staggering growth of podcasts is great for those of us that love them.With all of these new options, it’s really tough to know which are actually worth listening to. There are great podcasts of many types: expertly produced narrative storytelling, short fiction, a couple of people chatting for …

TV

MIT’s New Blockchain Project Enigma Wants To Let You Share Your Data On Your Terms

MIT’s Enigma project would let you sell the rights to use your data in aggregate–without having to grant access to your raw information.<p>A new Massachusetts Institute of Technology project could soon bring much greater flexibility to cloud data sharing–potentially helping companies analyze consumer …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

How To Do Nothing In Web Design

Best Practices for Minimalism<p>This essay is excerpted from the ebook <i>Interaction Design Best Practices: Mastering the Tangibles</i> by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba, and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>It’s a rookie mistake to confuse minimalism with merely “getting rid of things.” Minimalism was an …

Iterative prototyping and feedback for better UX design

Lean startup is a methodology that can help your company articulate hypotheses better, identify the fastest ways to test those hypotheses, figure out …

Articles about almost every part prefab beach house was brought its secluded site hand on Dwell.com - Dwell

Ever wonder what it takes to get a house to the end of the earth?<p>Binburra Beach House is a minimal residence located in Sydney, Australia, designed by Amee Allsop.<p>Thanks to its modular construction, a modern retreat treads lightly on the pristine landscape.<p>This seven-part blog series profiles a new …

Architecture

This Tiny House Comes Shipped to You in a Box

And then you can even pack it up again, if you've got the travel bug.<p>If you've got perpetual wanderlust, the POD-iDladla could be your perfect home. Designed by South African architect Clara da Cruz Almeida, this simple, portable house packs up into a 24-square-meter "pod" and ships from place to …

Google unveils Project Soli, a radar-based wearable to control anything

Leading into Google I/O, one session caught everyone’s attention. Google ATAP — the company’s skunkworks division tasked with creating cool new things we’ll all actually use — teased their session with talk of a new wearable that would “literally” blow our socks off.<p>Project Soli is that wearable, …

The way Uber fares are calculated is a mess

New York mayor Bill de Blasio is in hot water today over his proposed regulation of Uber and other taxi apps. The main bone of contention is that he …

Transportation

Brave new world in a (long) nutshell

I started writing a series of blog posts just before Christmas, under the collective title Brave new world, intending to explore ten patterns …

The Guide To UX Design Process & Documentation

Documentation is instrumental for concepting, designing, creating and measuring the performance of products. But it shouldn’t be done just for the …

How Prince of Persia's famous jump animation was made

1989's <i>Prince of Persia</i>, by Jordan Mechner, featured superbly realistic animation when such things were a rarity in computer gaming. Now, two decades …