Archive for 'Thinking'

How the ‘Thumbs Up/Like’ Button is Dumbing Users Down

How the ‘Thumbs Up/Like’ Button is Dumbing Users Down

Have you ever learned more about an article or video by reading the comments people leave? Comments used to offer useful, supplementary information that you couldn’t get from the article or video itself.

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The Web Design Process Every Designer Should Follow

The Web Design Process Every Designer Should Follow

Imagine the difficulty of getting to a destination without a clear direction. It’s not enough to know where you want to go. You also have to know the process that will get you there.

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Simplicity is Not Overrated, Just Misunderstood

Simplicity is Not Overrated, Just Misunderstood

“Features win over simplicity, even when people realize that it is accompanied by more complexity,” is what Don Norman states in his “Simplicity is Highly Overrated” article.

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Why Project Managers are a Barrier for Designers

Project managers serve as the liaison between the designer and the client, but sometimes instead of serving as the liaison they can be a barrier between the designer and the client.

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Steve Jobs on User Research

Getting feedback from users is an important part of the process when it comes to UX design. What’s equally as important is being able to interpret the feedback the correct way.

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Design Principle of Mimicry

Design Principle of Mimicry

A principle that allows you to create advanced designs is mimicry. It is probably one of the oldest design principles, but an effective one. It allows people to relate to your design in a meaningful way.

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What the Word “Minimalist” Means

What the Word “Minimalist” Means

The term “minimalist” is thrown around a lot in the design world. If you’re going to use this word at least understand the meaning of it and use it correctly.

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Why Principles are so Important

This video shows us that principles are the fundamental ingredients in good design. Without the principles the design is lost. For example, a cup becomes a cup only when it’s designed using principles.

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Storytelling and Design

When you’re planning to design a website, where do you start? There are so many pieces involved that thinking about them all can be quite overwhelming.

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Paul Rand on Design

Paul Rand on Design

Paul Rand is one of the greatest graphic designers that ever lived. The quality of his work was not only stunning, but deep in meaning. He’s known for designing the logos of ABC, IBM, UPS and many more.

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