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 5 Biggest Interface Screw ups of 2010

The 5 Biggest Interface Screw ups of 2010

Interestingly to readers of UX Movement, it should come as no surprise, a vast wealth of terrible interfaces are not just door handles and kitchen cabinets – they’re right here on the web.

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The Web Design Process Everyone Should Follow

The Web Design Process Everyone 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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Solving the Bottom Bar Problem with Fitt’s Law

Solving the Bottom Bar Problem with Fitt’s Law

A growing trend in web design is the bottom bar. YouTube’s playlist bar is a good example. In my previous article, I identified the problems with their bottom bar, and one of the biggest ones is that it’s too complex in its display and function.

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Problems with the YouTube Playlist Bar

Problems with the YouTube Playlist Bar

First, let’s get one thing clear, the concept of the playlist is a great idea. The problem is not the playlist idea, but the manner the playlist bar displays and functions in the user interface.

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Why Project Managers are a Barrier for Designers

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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Interpretation of a Steve Jobs Quote

Interpretation of a Steve Jobs Quote

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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Mimicking Objects in Design

Mimicking Objects in Design

A great principle that allows you to create advanced designs is the principle of 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 and memorable way.

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What Minimalist Really Means

What Minimalist Really Means

I constantly hear the term “minimalist” being thrown around like a football. In the design world, there are different ways to describe a design that is simple, clear and easy to use. A common term that’s being used is “minimalist”.

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