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Collaboration

Enterprise IT: the complexity-simplicity tradeoff

It takes management time to save employees time and managers are simply not prepared to make that sacrifice.

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Collaboration

On The Psychology of UX

People have fundamental behaviours and biases which are hard, slow or possible to change

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Collaboration

Lean UX and co-location

Jeff Gothelf on the importance of direct collaboration during UX research and design

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Information Architecture Technology

Throwing technology at the problem (and users)

Jeff Carr on why enterprise IT solutions are often seen as (but aren’t) the silver bullet solution

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Usability UX

Teenage Usability and Higher Education

The media portrays teens as competent computer jockeys. In reality, teen overconfidence combined with developing cognitive abilities means they often give up quickly and blame the website’s design.

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Interaction Design

Neglecting to iterate equals misguided optimism

It’s not iteration if you only do it once

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Information Architecture

Five Hat Racks, The LATCH Principle

An irreducible truth in information classification, architecture and design.

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Interaction Design

The simple is not always best, but the best is always simple

Simplicity in design is always necessary, but not at the expense of usability and purpose.

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UX

UX isn’t magic

James O’Brien reminds us that we, as UXrs, are not rocket scientists

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Content Strategy Interaction Design

Social content curation vs. social media buttons

Oliver Reichenstein on why bolt-on third-party sharing widgets are not effective at integrating social content/media