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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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Articles

Five Hat Racks, The LATCH Principle

An irreducible truth in information classification, architecture and design.

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Content Strategy

Content Models: iteration to realisability

No [content] model is supposed to survive the first contact with real content, but they need to survive future contact.

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Articles

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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User Research

Blending web analytics with user testing

Web analytics can transform user behaviour from a puzzle to a mystery [which can be] easily solved from watching and asking a few users.

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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

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Content Strategy Interaction Design

Web Design is 95% Typography

Oliver Reichenstein reminding us that most of many web user interface’s is text and typography

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Collaboration

Featuritis in enterprise software selection

Gerry McGovern on why organisations buy bloated enterprise software

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Content Strategy

FAQs aren’t user-centred

FAQs are a way to show you’ve thought about what your users should know but haven’t thought about your users.