I bookmark a lot of pages and sites which I find interesting, inspirational and informative every day! I’d like to share some of them with you here. In general they are about user experience, usability, UCD, accessbility and design. In general, but not always!!

  • Designing Objectively | UX Magazine
    It’s a common misconception that art and design are one and the same. But although design can be artful, the process behind it is quite different.<br />
    Artists engage in the manipulation of a particular medium to produce an aesthetic and personal response. Art is valued for its originality and ability to express an idea. Some people get it, some don’t, and that’s okay. Design, on the other hand, must solve a specific problem relative to a particular user or task, and is evaluated simply by how effective it is at solving that problem. If it doesn’t work, then it failed—period.
  • The Creativity Trigger / FINCH
    Our creative thinking is quite dependent on technology and our connection to others. Take a moment to consider to what extent we are connected: Twitter, Facebook, Dribbble, Forrst, blah blah blah… I don’t have to go on. That connection to the community is something we tap into everyday. We rely on it for knowledge and inspiration.
  • Best Practice on Basket Abandonment Emails « RedEye International
    At RedEye we are soon to launch a Benchmarking Report on Behavioural Email Marketing, but one of the standout statistics strikes me as important. According to RedEye’s own research, less than 10% of the top 100 UK e-commerce sites (as defined by Hitwise) currently do basket abandonment email (the research is reassuring, however, because half of those that do are RedEye clients!).
  • Download the cards – Design with Intent Toolkit
    101 Patterns for Influencing Behaviour Through Design
  • The Influence of Fleeting Attraction — PsyBlog
    Compliance to a simple request can be doubled by the most innocent manipulation.
  • Afghanistan, October, 2010 – The Big Picture – Boston.com

Please do feel free to suggest other related (and unrelated ones)!

I bookmark a lot of pages and sites which I find interesting, inspirational and informative every day! I’d like to share some of them with you here. In general they are about user experience, usability, UCD, accessbility and design. In general, but not always!!

  • A List Apart: Articles: The Discipline of Content Strategy
    We, the people who make websites, have been talking for fifteen years about user experience, information architecture, content management systems, coding, metadata, visual design, user research, and all the other disciplines that facilitate our users’ abilities to find and consume content.
  • adaptive path » blog » Kim Cullen » “Um…hello? Is this thing on?” Personal Voice in UX Design.
    I recently finished a 6 month project here at AP and after the final presentation one of my teammates asked, “So how would you describe your design style? I don’t know anything about it.” It seemed an odd question given that we had been working together for the last several months and I had just presented extensive visual design deliverables. But when it came down to it those deliverables did not, in fact, reflect anything about my personal design style.
  • Thoughts on Interaction Design – Welie.com » Blog Archive » Developing a Strategy and Vision (part 1)
    In my previous post on Strategy and Vision I discussed what they are and what the differences are. But of course what is far more interesting is how to develop a good vision and strategy. If you already have a vision you are in a luxury position and you ‘only’ need to find the best strategy. If you don’t have a vision yet, you have a lot of work ahead of you. However, it is not as bad as it seems because even if you have a vision there is still a lot to do. Let’s assume for now that you already have a vision.
  • Larry Constantine on Agile Experience Design | Agile UX
    In part 1, Larry insists on deep philosophical differences and variance in practices… As a UX practitioner and Agile Coach, involved in various agile projects, I unfortunately have to confirm some of his observations:
  • YouTube – WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson
    One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from?

Please do feel free to suggest other related (and unrelated ones)!

I bookmark a lot of pages and sites which I find interesting, inspirational and informative every day! I’d like to share some of them with you here. In general they are about user experience, usability, UCD, accessbility and design. In general, but not always!!

  • Content Strategy: The Old, New Thing | Idea Engineers
    Recently, in the past year, you may have heard a lot of buzz about content strategy, as well as concepts such as ‘content curation,’ portable content and/or semantic web. Perhaps you have heard it said that content strategy is the next big thing in the interactive and digital worlds. Some proffer that ‘content is king,’ and that digital information will double or even triple in the next fear years. Others have asserted that content and content strategy will be the single most important factors in the future of the Web. For a lot of folks, these are quite bold statements that may or may not mean anything.
  • What Motivates Us To Do Great Work? :: Articles :: The 99 Percent
    What motivates us to do great work? It’s an age-old question. But the age-old answers – rewards, recognition, money, stability – no longer seem to suffice. As we’ve shifted to a knowledge-based economy, it turns out that what drives us has shifted, too.
  • Going Mobile: Designing for Different Screen Sizes | Promoting Your Mobile App :: UXmatters
    In this edition of Ask UXmatters—which is the first in a two-part series focusing on user experience design for mobile devices—our experts discuss<br />
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    designing for a wide range of devices with different screen sizes<br />
    promoting your mobile application
  • » Using numbers to plan content Johnny Holland – It’s all about interaction » Blog Archive
    Something that’s fascinated me about online metrics since I started working in online (quite a long time ago in internet terms) is their immediacy. In fact, it’s their instancy… this real-time sense you get from actually watching people move in and out of a website or email or mobile platform—that really mesmerises. The numbers create a kind of certainty about the clicks, impressions, traffic volume… and based on those numbers we believe we can know what worked (or didn’t work). On the basis of these metrics we do more or less of the same.
  • 10 great user experience blogs–Making Websites Easy To Use

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