The Top UX Predictions for 2014 | UX Magazine

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Rise of the Pegasus – Wayne Greenwood Unicorns were the big story of the last few years, referring to designers who added production-level coding chops to their skill sets. Unicorns being rare by definition, an even larger population of designers—call them the thoroughbreds—focused their energies solely on interaction design, visual design, and prototyping, leaving the production code to the engineers. …

UX is not UI | UX at Hello Erik

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UX has become a neologism. When something has “good UX” it is an implied meaning of having the core components of UX (research, maybe a persona, IA, interaction, interface, etc etc…). It’s not really necessary or desirable to tack the word design onto the end anymore. It’s a distraction and leads people down a parallel but misguided path… the path …

What “Design For Mobile First!” Really Means | ZDNet

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So designing for mobile first means way more than HTML5 versus native apps. It’s more about designing the business for mobile service. And it’s hard to do, but it’s worth it. Need proof? USAA saw its mobile transaction volume soar from a projected 20 million per month to an actual 120 million per month because of its success in serving customers …

Felt Presence – User interface and product design articles by Ryan Singer of 37signals

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I believe: The user interface should drive product design because it’s the thing that people actually use. New insights appear at any stage of a project, so the development process should optimize for change. UI is software, so designers should know how to program. via Felt Presence – User interface and product design articles by Ryan Singer of 37signals. Couldn’t …

SASS vs. LESS | CSS-Tricks

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SASS vs. LESSMAY 16, 2012 “Which CSS preprocessor language should I choose?” is a hot topic lately. Ive been asked in person several times and an online debate has been popping up every few days it seems. Its nice that the conversation has largely turned from whether or not preprocessing is a good idea to which one language is best. …

First Rule of Usability? Don’t Listen to Users

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First Rule of Usability? Don’t Listen to Users To design an easy-to-use interface, pay attention to what users do, not what they say. Self-reported claims are unreliable, as are user speculations about future behavior. In past years, the greatest usability barrier was the preponderance of cool design. Most projects were ruled by usability opponents who preferred complexity over simplicity. As …