My first article on UX Booth →
Mind maps have been very useful in our process at Future Workshops, and I finally got around to doing a post/tutorial about how they help us. Very excited to be on UX Booth - one of my favorite UX blogs.
dictionaryofobscuresorrows: n. a flash of real emotion glimpsed in someone sitting across the room, idly locked in the middle of some group conversation, their eyes glinting with vulnerability or quiet anticipation or cosmic boredom—as if you could see backstage through a gap in the curtains, watching stagehands holding their ropes at the ready, actors in costume mouthing their lines, fragments...
15 Things Charles and Ray Eames Teach Us →
userflow: Keep good company Notice the ordinary Preserve the ephemeral Design not for the elite but for the masses Explain it to a child Get lost in the content Get to the heart of the matter Never tolerate “O.K. anything.” Remember your responsibility as a storyteller Zoom out Switch Prototype it Pun Make design your life… and life, your design. Leave something behind.
Content as Conversation →
theuxreview: A bit of a different take on our usual post, but nonetheless, this is an insightful analysis of the value of creating excellent content. takethecrosstown: Site visitors and app users come for the content. Of course, the information architecture (IA) and the site search must make that content easy to find. The design must be attractive and usable. The technology must work. But IA,...
IdeaPaint Makes Walls Into Whiteboards →
I want me some of this paint. Idea Paint by Behance can transform any wall into a whiteboard. Really, what else can a girl want? Buy here http://bit.ly/KNrSOo but beware — you must have a U.S. address to order.
Great storytelling (Accordion girls) →
Great little window into the lives of people we pass by but not always see. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-accordion-girl,0,6856126.htmlstory incisive: Audio slideshows are one of my favorite things right now. Such economical, rich storytelling in some of these.
Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is...– Jim Rohn via www.twitter.com/YogaArmy
Why do we assume that simple is good? Because with physical products, we have to...– Jonathan Ive, from the book, Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson)
Myth #14: You are like your users
uxmyths: When designing a website, it’s easy to assume that everybody is like you. However, this leads to a strong bias and often ends in an inefficient design. You evidently know a lot about your services and your website; you’re passionate about them. Your users, on the other hand, are likely to not care that much. They have different attitudes and goals, and just want to get things done...
Holstee Manifesto Poster
maartendeckers: Between twitter, tumblr and the whole wide blogosphere, the Holstee Manifesto has been posted over 100,000 times. This Manifesto is one of the first things we created after quitting our jobs to start Holstee. It continues to be a reminder of what is important in life. The PrintWe made our manifesto in a typographic print designed by artist, Rachael Beresh, on an old school...
dictionaryofobscuresorrows: n. the point when you become older than your parents were when you were born, which signals that your leg of the relay race has already begun, having coasted in their slipstream as they tackled the mountain stages of life, leaving you strong, energetic and deeply mortified by their loud yellow jerseys.
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve...– Steve Jobs | http://the99percent.com/articles/7074/Vision-Without-Obstruction-What-We-Learn-From-Steve-Jobs
dictionaryofobscuresorrows: n. a kind of melacholic trance in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details—raindrops skittering down a window, tall trees leaning in the wind, clouds of cream swirling in your coffee—which leads to a dawning awareness of the haunting fragility of life, a mood whose only known cure is the vuvuzela.
Empathy: A Business Model?
In his blog post on the rise of the connected customer, Brian Solis makes the good point that “empathy is the shared connection between you and your customers” and is even the factor that bridges customers to their peers. This isn’t the only good point he makes. He writes a detailed and beautifully-woven set of arguments for earning customers’ trust, learning their ways,...
There’s a whispering wind I feel it inside like a place I can feel but...– Moby, “Whispering Wind”
Design hates lazy people.– The Case for Competitive Collaborations | 77.com | http://bit.ly/n7h201
Portfolio Photography for the Cheap & Lazy
Networks like Behance, where people post decent-to-amazing photos of their work, can really make your .jpg and .pdf portfolio look a little old. You’re not alone. I recently decided to step up from my free wix porfolio and move up the ranks. I made the cheapest and less-elaborate DIY lightbox in the universe (I checked). Here’s how you will spend under $5 and 30 minutes max to take...