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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:33:00 GMT
A designer is a person who organizes choices. The better you understand the range and implications of choices, the better designer you are.
Lessons Learned: Why Newton Swears by Plain-Text Emails TL;DR users respond when the email feels like a conversation.
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 00:08:10 GMT
jlmorrison "I think it's from one of the Henry's"
Brad Voytek "Neat. If you inspect the code for a Facebook photo, alt text reveals Facebook's computer vision interpretation of image contents."
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 00:46:00 GMT
What Comes Next Is the Future A beautiful documentary film about the web, its origins and future.
Now I get it! How to design clarity in 3 steps.
snipe "Gosh, if only someone would tell me
Sat, 24 Dec 2016 19:49:00 GMT
The Four-Letter Code to Selling Just About Anything Cool is all about finding optimal newness:
The highest evaluation scores went to submissions that were deemed slightly new. There is an “optimal newness” for ideas, Lakhani said—advanced yet acceptable.
Sat, 17 Dec 2016 22:29:00 GMT
joel "someone's cow just walked over and fell asleep on my legs?? and now i cant fucking move or ill wake her up"
Design words with data Should the button say "Log in"? "Sign in"? How about "Sign on"? If only Google search could tell us what people
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:00:00 GMT
Nat Pryce "The importance of isolating your microservices"
Jonathan Lupo Hear, hear:
Biggest challenge in education is to divorce "Design" definition from aesthetics. #uxchat
The Distribution of Users’ Computer Skills: Worse Than You Think Keep it extremely simple, or two thirds of the population can’t use your
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:44:00 GMT
Holiday and travel got in the way of publishing Weekend Reading, but I'm back and catching up on three weeks worth of fantastic links.
The dangers of delightful design Everything, in context and in moderation:
One thing I’ve learned is that it’s usually safer
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 18:02:00 GMT
“Please enter a valid last name” Getting UX right starts with a name.
If Satan was a web developer Creative ways for making web forms harder to use.
The Practical Dev
margin-right: -100px !important;
Abstract App “It’s a version controlled workflow, built on
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 19:15:00 GMT
It just has to happen because you’re curious, over and over and over again. Because you want to learn how to build good things.
Watch and learn. That’s all there is to it.
Aaron Hodder "Someone wrote this:"
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:45:30 GMT
How the Web Became Unreadable "I thought my eyesight was beginning to go. It turns out, I’m suffering from design."
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 19:01:00 GMT
A Glimpse into the Future of Messaging-First Onboarding A case study on designing the on-boarding experience for the Slackbot Troops.
OH: Software is like a pinball machine. Nobody reads the printed instructions clearly.They just drop their quarters & start pushing buttons
Amir Shevat Spot on.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 02:17:17 GMT
Rethinking URL bars as primary browser UI The time for address bars is past, and I buy this argument: "Our ability to understand who we’re talking to on the web is underpinned by search engines."
Case Study: Re-designing RetailTower I love detailed case studies like this.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 19:25:00 GMT
Metrics Versus Experience Bad decisions can be made in the name of "lifting metrics", that doesn't mean metrics are bad. Julie presents her framework for using metrics effectively:
- To assess for product-market fit, look at retention.
- To optimize for growth, understand your funnel.
- Figure out which metrics are
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:55:00 GMT
Chatbots: Your Ultimate Prototyping Tool How chatbots can teach us what people need when designing products and services.
Paul Stamatiou "when the engineer only reads half of your email about the design"
Homebrew 1.0.0 Happy birthday! I'm most excited that
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 20:59:00 GMT
The Greatest Sales Deck I’ve Ever Seen How to tell the story of a software product/service with a slide deck.
The math of CSS locks CSS doesn't have
min-font-size, but this formula gives you the same effect: responsive text that