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The Psychologist’s View of UX Design

Psychologist and cognitive scientist Dr. Susan Weinschenk explains how her science informs UX design. Article No :529 | May 19, 2010 | by Susan Weinschenk, Ph.D. Original post @ Uxmag.com You may have heard this story about an elephant: A king brings six men into a dark building. They cannot see anything. The king says to them, "I have bought this animal from the wild lands to the East. It...

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Matt Griffin on How We Work: Balancing the Scale

Where do you work? The term you choose to describe this place—consultancy, studio, shop, agency, freelancer—is in some ways a roll of the dice. It’s an aesthetic decision as much as anything else. But it can also say a lot about the culture of the business. For instance, where are your offerings on the spectrum of fields like advertising, design, software development, and user experience? I’ve listened to people emote...

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Antoine Lefeuvre on The Web, Worldwide: Singapore, a Hub for Designers?

One of this column’s objectives is to take you traveling. Our destination today is the city-state of Singapore. During my voyages, I kept coming back to this small Asian nation, because Singapore is a hub for world travelers. But is it a hub for designers too? Here’s the answer from three Singapore designers—two expats and one local. The Lion City I first traveled to Singapore in 2010, my mind full...

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How We Hold Our Gadgets

Where do hands and fingers fall on the device? This question is the linchpin for every form factor this book examines, and the answer tells you how to design your layout for comfort and efficiency. Since we hold phones, phablets, tablets, and laptops very differently, it’s no surprise that each of these touchscreen variations has its own UI needs. Yet these devices also share many consistencies, especially in the crucial...

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Nishant Kothary on the Human Web: Groups of Five

Gavin Belson, CEO of the fictitious tech juggernaut Hooli, is gazing out the floor-to-ceiling windows of his office. Hordes of Hooli employees are migrating in groups across the fiber-optically rich pastures of its headquarters. Behind him stands his spiritual advisor: an Indian man, judging by his complexion and the kurta (but somewhat muddled by the collection of prayer beads around his neck). Arms crossed, brow furrowed in reflection, Belson observes,...

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Using Responsive Images (Now)

Ever since Ethan Marcotte started talking about responsive web design in 2010, developers and designers have been scrambling to find ways to deal with the issue of responsive images. It’s a thorny problem because we’re serving the same website, with the same image sources, across a wide range of device widths. Do you want a blurry, pixelated image on a large display? Or do you want to load a huge...

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Writing to Think

At a conference I attended several years ago, one of the speakers talked about needing to hire someone to step in and substitute for another designer who had fallen quite ill. The speaker found his new designer from reading their blog. Because that designer wrote and shared his thoughts on the web, he got a job. I went home from that conference and started writing. I started a blog with...

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Privacy is UX

Government snooping. Identity theft. Sale of personal data. Privacy is out there in a big way. But it’s not in here, meaning on most product development teams. I’m a member of those teams, as an experience designer with a foot in strategy and user research. I’m also a longtime public radio reporter (tech was a big topic of mine), so curiosity is my strong suit. I noticed that, at the...

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Mentoring Junior Designers

Over the past 12 years, I’ve been in a lot of training sessions; some were company mandated, others were ones I designed and ran myself, still others were sessions I paid money to attend. For a number of years, I’ve been in charge of a design team, and that means being responsible for training and development for my team members. While they are, of course, active participants, it’s important to...

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Nishant Kothary on the Human Web: Buy Him A Coffee

My first job out of college was as a program manager. Program Manager is one of those job titles that sounds important because it implies that there exists a Program, and you have been anointed to Manage it. Who doesn’t want to be boss! As with all impressive-sounding things, program management job descriptions are littered with laughable bullets like: • Must be proficient at influencing others without authority. Which may...

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