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Interaction Design UX

Pretty websites still have to function well

Gerry McGovern on the interplay between aesthetics and function

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User Research

Success via Failure

ZURB on why prototyping is a way to discover errors in your thinking

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User Research

Boyd’s Law of Iteration

Speed of iteration beats the quality of iteration.

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Content Strategy

Tufte on the primacy of content

Content must always be actively designed and governed to meet user needs

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Content Strategy Information Architecture

Attributes of Content vs. Information Design

Cull clutter and confusion to reveal signal and truth.

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Content Strategy Interaction Design

Content is the platform

Design content for reuse and context first, not interfaces.

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Content Strategy

Customer vs. Content

A reminder to design for the jobs to be done.

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UX

Simple is usable. Simple is complicated.

Steve Jobs on how achieving simplicity in design is a complex process fraught with effort and difficulties

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Technology

Velocity of technology

Danny Hills reminds us (in 1994) about the relative pace of change in digital technology