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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

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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

Customer vs. Content

A reminder to design for the jobs to be done.

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UX

London UX Bookclub: Design is a Job

Mike Monteiro’s thoughts on defining ourselves as designers and ensuring that we’re valued by the people with whom we work.

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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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UX

Emotional UX: Google Search Calculator

A wonderful example of a new and novel feature generating a unexpected, but pleasant, emotional response during a simple experience with Google Search. Further Reading Beautiful Google Search tips and tricks page.