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Interaction Design Usability User Research

Mr Tappy: review of a mobile device usability test recording sled

Mr Tappy is a highly extensible recording sled for mobile devices that can be used to capture your users as they interact naturally with devices, sites, software and the world.

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Interaction Design Usability

Feature Bloat: Connected Cars and the Inverted U

Less is much more than the sum of its parts, as long as you execute the hell out of that less

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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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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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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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Interaction Design

Exponential device heterogeneity

Day by day, the number of devices, platforms, and browsers that need to work with your site grows

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Content Strategy Interaction Design

Content first, clutter culled

I have never seen a widget that’s better than white space.

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Interaction Design Usability

If you forget what you know, what is it?

A useful aide-mémoire when designing for inclusion, diversity or difference. You are not your user!

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Content Strategy Interaction Design

Cost of adding content, features

Every piece of content you add makes it that bit harder to navigate your website.