Cognition & The Intrinsic User Experience
http://uxmag.com/articles/cognition-the-intrinsic-user-experience

 

Five Movements in Design That We Should Pay Attention To
http://uxmag.com/articles/five-movements-in-design-that-we-should-pay-attention-to

 

Should You Add Navigation When A User Scrolls Up Or Keep It Hidden?
https://whichtestwon.com/case-study/clarks-navigation-test-results/

 

Understanding Affordance in Digital Interfaces
http://www.paulolyslager.com/understanding-affordance-digital-interfaces/

 

The “And now for something different” link:
The Berlin Wall Is Going Back Up
http://www.fastcodesign.com/3037222/the-berlin-wall-is-going-back-up

 

Brand as Context in Interaction Design

 

Change with a smile

 

The Value Of Multiple Evaluators In Heuristic Evaluations

 

Designing Screens Using Cores and Paths

 

 

 

Gadgets of the week:

 

Leap Motion:

 

Little Printer:
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Is the 1,9,90 Rule Outdated?
http://www.futurelab.net/blogs/marketing-strategy-innovation/2012/05/1990_rule_outdated.html

Do A/B Tests Focus Us On The Wrong Problems?
http://www.uie.com/brainsparks/2012/05/14/do-ab-tests-focus-us-on-the-wrong-problems/

Behavioral Targeting Pros and Cons
http://behavioraltargeting.biz/behavioral-targeting-pros-and-cons/

Designing Search: As-You-Type Suggestions
http://uxmag.com/articles/designing-search-as-you-type-suggestions

Scalable Navigation Patterns in Responsive Web Design
http://www.palantir.net/blog/scalable-navigation-patterns-responsive-web-design

 

Video of the week (purely on the sheer numbers below)
Gotye – Somebody That I Use to Know

214,568,663 views
13,951,108 shares all time
13,940,367 Facebook shares
290,511 comments
10,741 blog posts

 

How Mobile Technologies Are Shaping a New Generation
http://blogs.hbr.org/erickson/2012/04/the_mobile_re-generation.html

 

UX Immersion: The Mobile Frontier
http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1546

 

5 Ways to Create Better iPad Applications
http://uxmag.com/articles/5-ways-to-create-better-ipad-applications

 

Behavior Change as Value Proposition
http://dev.adaptivepath.com/ideas/behavior-change-as-value-proposition

 

Clicks Don’t Count!
http://www.neurosciencemarketing.com/blog/articles/clicks-dont-count.htm

 

Usability testing video games with biometrics
http://www.spotlessinteractive.com/articles/usability-research/usability-testing-video-games-biometrics.php

 

 

Quote of the Week:
“Being a geek is all about your own personal level of enthusiasm, not how your level of enthusiasm measures up to others. If you like something so much that a casual mention of it makes your whole being light up like a halogen lamp, if hearing a stranger fondly mention your favorite book or game is instant grounds for friendship, if you have ever found yourself bouncing out of your chair because something you learned blew your mind so hard that you physically could not contain yourself — you are a geek”

The Mary Sue (via Curiosity Counts)

 

Video of the Week:

Viral Video Chart

Alex Horstmann’s user experience, usability, design, eCommerce and design bookmarks for November 23rd.

  • James-Lange theory – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The James-Lange theory refers to a hypothesis on the origin and nature of emotions and is one of the earliest theories of emotion, developed independently by two 19th-century scholars, William James and Carl Lange.
  • Web Content That Persuades and Motivates :: UXmatters
    There are several key elements that are missing from a large number of Web sites, and these missing elements often lead to bad user experiences and the total ineffectiveness of those sites.
  • » Design Jam London 1 Johnny Holland – It’s all about interaction » Blog Archive
    Design Jams are one or two day design sessions, during which people team up to solve engaging UX challenges. While conferences and talks are very popular in the UX community, we don’t have many events for actual collaboration, like the ‘hackdays’ enjoyed by the development community. Only a few UX designers participate in hackdays or open-source design initiatives –  how can we change this and get UX designers more involved? How can we introduce them to open collaboration formats? The idea of an event to get designers together to learn from each other while working on actual problems was born. Design Jams champion open-source thinking & sharing and are non-profit, run by local volunteers. The London team are Desigan Chinniah, Johanna Kolllmann, Joe Lanman and Franco Papeschi.
  • E-commerce (A-Z of user experience design resources)
  • Bounce Rate Demystified
  • Agile UX in Practice | Agile UX
    Agile development and user experience can work brillantly together… well, but how?<br />
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    Even if the effort related to Agile User Experience (Agile UX) continues throughout the project (with “just in time” designing and user testing) the User Experience foundations must be initiated at the very beginning of the project, during the first sprints.
  • Stressed Out About Holiday Shopping? Your Customers Are! | experience matters
    Regardless of their budget though, consumers told us that holiday shopping is stressful. Of course there are obvious reasons like crowded malls, outrageously chaotic traffic conditions and increased family obligations, but consumers face other speed bumps that companies can help with.

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