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Found on the Web: Typography, CSS Tricks, Become a Better Designer, Responsive Prototyping

Found on the Web: Typography, CSS Tricks, Become a Better Designer, Responsive Prototyping

Bad Ass Lady Creatives features some really cool and fun typography that has a rather nice surprise buried deep within the letters. Did you notice the nod to Breaking Bad in one of the letters? Beautiful art work.Speaking of Typography, Smashing Magazine wrote up just how much free fonts, once an u ...
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Win 8 is Unusable

Win 8 is Unusable

Brian did a 30 day test of the Windows 8 experience and pieced together this rather amusing list of "what not to do". The short version is that Windows had made a series of decisions which as he said makes the OS completely unusable.Brian did a 30 day test of the Windows 8 experience and pieced toge ...
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We’ve Done All This Research, Now What?

We’ve Done All This Research, Now What?

Steve Portigal did a workshop, "Well we've done all this research, now what?", at the IxDA SF Redux in March 2010. Here's my notes from the talk.---------------------------------------------------The highlights of his presentation are as follows:- In order to be able to act on the data you gather, m ...
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KPI vs Engagement

KPI vs Engagement

Earlier this week I was discussing with my friend, Tom Graber, about the problem with metrics and I thought I would jot down a summary of the conversation.  It all started with a discussion about social game companies focusing on metrics to determine whether or not they were successful with their ...
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UX Video of the Week: Sketch a Move

UX Video of the Week: Sketch a Move

Sketch-a-Move from Superflux on Vimeo.I've missed a couple weeks due to deadlines at work but here's the next installment of UX Video of the Week. This one is a lot of fun to watch and only 5 minutes out of your day for some amusing commentary (by the girls in the video) and inspiration. Here Anab J ...
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Why We Should Define UXD

Why We Should Define UXD

The San Francisco division of the IxDA recently held a "redo" of the recent Interaction 09 Conference in Vancover. The slide that left me most moved was the one below:This slide opened my eyes to how vital it is that we define user experience. After all if we do not define what we do then we risk no ...
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The Best of Eyetrack III: What We Saw When We Looked Through Their Eyes

The Best of Eyetrack III: What We Saw When We Looked Through Their Eyes

Categories User Testing
Fascinating article I found on the web about Eyetracking.  If there was one major take away from user testing done at CBSi it was that most users skim a page in a F shaped pattern.  Without further ado, on to the article:----------------------By SteveOuting and Laura Ruel Eyetrack III project mana ...
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Human Motivation as a Way to Understand User Goals

Human Motivation as a Way to Understand User Goals

Below is a summary of the original post, found here:- Originally written by Stefan Klocek on October 20, 2008...Users enjoy the satisfaction of achieving their goals. User goals help us focus our design on solving meaningful problems for the user. If we design with the user's goals in mind, in the b ...
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Livening Up Content-Based Usability Testing

Livening Up Content-Based Usability Testing

Categories User Testing
(Disclosure: This is stolen from the IAI listserve and not written by me. I don't recall who the original author was as it was pulled over from an old blog but I found the thinking interesting.)------------------------------------Let's say you work for a bank and you're creating information that ans ...
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User Testing

User Testing

Categories User Testing
Test with people who are technically proficient and others who aren't. Give them open ended questions. (What would you expect to see when you go here?) (If you wanted to do this, then where would you go?) People knowledgable about the subject and others who aren't. ...
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