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theuxdsgnproject:

"Behind every successful design is a dynamic creative team, and it takes all kinds of personalities and skills to get the job done. However, the culture and expectations of a design agency are often largely centered on one outspoken, gregarious personality. Things such as group brainstorming, on-the-fly presentations and open workspaces have become the norm in most design agencies.
But the stereotypical extrovert is just one of the personalities that make up a successful team. A lot of people who excel at and are passionate about design - specifically UX design - are actually introverts. This means that, in fostering cultures that celebrate the extrovert, design teams could be losing out on the brainpower of folks who contribute at their highest level when they have quiet and privacy to focus”
This article is just great!! -> Incorporating More Quiet Into the UX Design Process
Nov 8

theuxdsgnproject:

"Behind every successful design is a dynamic creative team, and it takes all kinds of personalities and skills to get the job done. However, the culture and expectations of a design agency are often largely centered on one outspoken, gregarious personality. Things such as group brainstorming, on-the-fly presentations and open workspaces have become the norm in most design agencies.

But the stereotypical extrovert is just one of the personalities that make up a successful team. A lot of people who excel at and are passionate about design - specifically UX design - are actually introverts. This means that, in fostering cultures that celebrate the extrovert, design teams could be losing out on the brainpower of folks who contribute at their highest level when they have quiet and privacy to focus”


This article is just great!! -> Incorporating More Quiet Into the UX Design Process

(Source: theuxdsgnproject)

mattink:

You’ve probably seen the ads for Samsung’s new watch, the Galaxy Gear. If not, you can see the commercial here. There’s already a fair amount written about the watch, leading up to it’s release, and much of it is disappointing. 
I like watches, always have, but like many people I’ve given mine up for the ease and convenience of checking my phone. Time is only one aspect to my day, and the smart phone is able to multitask in a way that watches were never intended to. What if that were different? That seems to be the (unrealized?) promise of the Galaxy.  
For the next week or so I’m going to explore what I would like to see (and what should be achievable) in a smart watch, from technology to input and interface. Here’s the breakdown: 
Technology & Inputs
When is a watch not a watch
Building a flexible a Shell
Affordance & interaction
Wrapping it all up 
A bit about me:
For the past 12 years I’ve worked as an interactive and experience designer creating a wide range of work: websites, mobile apps, museum experiences, installations. I think in drawings.
Oct 16

mattink:

You’ve probably seen the ads for Samsung’s new watch, the Galaxy Gear. If not, you can see the commercial here. There’s already a fair amount written about the watch, leading up to it’s release, and much of it is disappointing. 

I like watches, always have, but like many people I’ve given mine up for the ease and convenience of checking my phone. Time is only one aspect to my day, and the smart phone is able to multitask in a way that watches were never intended to. What if that were different? That seems to be the (unrealized?) promise of the Galaxy.  

For the next week or so I’m going to explore what I would like to see (and what should be achievable) in a smart watch, from technology to input and interface. Here’s the breakdown: 

  1. Technology & Inputs
  2. When is a watch not a watch
  3. Building a flexible a Shell
  4. Affordance & interaction
  5. Wrapping it all up 

A bit about me:

For the past 12 years I’ve worked as an interactive and experience designer creating a wide range of work: websites, mobile apps, museum experiences, installations. I think in drawings.

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos
jasonenglish, mentalfloss.com
When Wendy’s redesigned its logo earlier this year, the company insisted the word “MOM” in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain messages that were very much intended. Here are some examples, some more obvious than others…
Oct 12

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos
jasonenglish, mentalfloss.com

When Wendy’s redesigned its logo earlier this year, the company insisted the word “MOM” in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain messages that were very much intended. Here are some examples, some more obvious than others…

(Source: youcantbuyland)

littlebigdetails:

YouTube - While a video is playing, a play icon is added to the browser window title.
/via Carbon Costume
Oct 10

littlebigdetails:

YouTube - While a video is playing, a play icon is added to the browser window title.

/via Carbon Costume

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uxsux:

Design Inspiration: Wireframes via Dribbble > Cuberto
Oct 10

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janks:

uxsux:

Design Inspiration: Wireframes
via Dribbble > Cuberto

uxrave:

Incorporating More Quiet Into The UX Design Process on Smashing Magazine. A must read for introverts and ambiverts in UX design.
Oct 10

uxrave:

Incorporating More Quiet Into The UX Design Process on Smashing Magazine. A must read for introverts and ambiverts in UX design.