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Interaction Design

Mobile vs. Desktop Design

You can’t create a mobile version of a desktop system simply by shrinking the screen

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Interaction Design

Lift (Elevator) Door Sensor Usability

An example of an interface hack on a lift in London

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Interaction Design Usability UX

Feature Bloat, User Alienation

Avoiding feature bloat to keep a product simple.

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Interaction Design Usability User Research

DIY Mobile Device Usability Testing Camera Sled

Build a mobile device testing sled using only materials readily available in a standard office stationary cupboard (and kitchen).

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Information Architecture Interaction Design

(Touch) interface mantras

It’s not how many clicks it takes; it’s how many clicks it feels [and] “Looks Cool!” Should Never Interfere With “Works Well!”

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Interaction Design

Budgets for Projects not People

The vast majority of websites I have worked with would be 100 times better off to spend 50,000 dollars every year on improving their websites, rather than spending 200,000 every three years on redesigns.

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Interaction Design Technology

Children and gesture interaction technologies

Human hands and voice, if you use them in the digital world in the same way as the physical world, are incredibly expressive

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Content Strategy Information Architecture Interaction Design

Anatomy of a search result

Content model and structure of a search result in Google.

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Interaction Design Technology UX

Simplicity in labelling and functionality

Insights in simplicity from the legendary industrial designer who ‘put the world in a briefcase’ when he created the world’s first folding laptop computer.

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Interaction Design UX

Pretty websites still have to function well

Gerry McGovern on the interplay between aesthetics and function