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From Knowing to Empathising

From Knowing to Empathising | Design for Learning | Scoop.it

The start of a new school year brings with it a whole bunch of new students to get to know. Principals around the country will be urging their staff to get to know their learners and reminding them of the importance of relationships to enable learning to occur. So what does this actually mean? How do we get to really know our learners?

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Personas – Why and How You Should Use Them

Personas – Why and How You Should Use Them | Design for Learning | Scoop.it

Personas are fictional characters, which you create based upon your research in order to represent the different user types that might use your service, product, site, or brand in a similar way. Creating personas will help you to understand your users’ needs, experiences, behaviours and goals. Creating personas can help you step out of yourself. It can help you to recognise that different people have different needs and expectations, and it can also help you to identify with the user you’re designing for. Personas make the design task at hand less complex, they guide your ideation processes, and they can help you to achieve the goal of creating a good user experience for your target user group.

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No UI is the new UX

No UI is the new UX | Design for Learning | Scoop.it
Its impossible to build habit forming natural user interfaces without a strong UX process in place.
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Responsive Logo Design & Branding Guide for Websites | JUST™ Creative

Responsive Logo Design & Branding Guide for Websites | JUST™ Creative | Design for Learning | Scoop.it
See how you can design scalable, responsive logos without losing the very personality of your brand in this responsive logo design & branding guide!
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The surgeon giving his patients VR instead of sedatives

The surgeon giving his patients VR instead of sedatives | Design for Learning | Scoop.it
In Mexico’s most violent state, a surgeon is using virtual reality to relieve the pain and stress of operations when sedatives are not possible. Jo Marchant watched him as he works.
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Designing User-Interfaces for Virtual Reality – Emerson Stone

Designing User-Interfaces for Virtual Reality – Emerson Stone | Design for Learning | Scoop.it
This article is based off a lecture series from September 2016 discussing the implications of designing interfaces without physical constraints and the design challenges inherent with a new platform…
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The Future is Now: 10 Design Predictions for 2017 | Creative Cloud blog by Adobe

The Future is Now: 10 Design Predictions for 2017 | Creative Cloud blog by Adobe | Design for Learning | Scoop.it
As 2016 draws to a close, I rounded-up 10 of what I believe will be the most important design trends of 2017.
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Your Guide to Mobile Publishing Formats: AMP, Facebook Instant Articles, and Apple News | Viget

Your Guide to Mobile Publishing Formats: AMP, Facebook Instant Articles, and Apple News | Viget | Design for Learning | Scoop.it
How are Google, Facebook, and Apple creating solutions to optimize content on mobile devices?
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Best Practices for Microinteractions

Best Practices for Microinteractions | Design for Learning | Scoop.it

Microinteractions are subtle moments centered around accomplishing a single task. Almost all applications around us are filled in with microinteractions. Here are just a few examples: Confirming an item is added to cart Use pull-to-refresh to update content Interface animation that confirms an action (e.g. toggle button)

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The State of UX in 2017

The State of UX in 2017 | Design for Learning | Scoop.it
A list of UX Trends the team at uxdesign.cc is seeing in 2017 – from chatbots, to virtual reality, to the role of the user experience designer in shaping the future of Design.
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The ethics of good design: A principle for the connected age

The ethics of good design: A principle for the connected age | Design for Learning | Scoop.it
Dieter Rams’ timeless ethos helped guide and inspire designers around the world to create better products. But Silicon Valley found a big loophole.
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Redesigning the Spotify Icon Suite

Redesigning the Spotify Icon Suite | Design for Learning | Scoop.it
This week we updated our Spotify icon suite. It was a four month process of creating and implementing six hundred individually crafted icons that had to look and function well across all of our…
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Stop Making Me Sign Up!

Stop Making Me Sign Up! | Design for Learning | Scoop.it

Installing a new app can be exciting. When you’ve found one that may be just what you need, opening it is like unboxing a new toy. So why do so many apps insist on halting you in that moment to ask for an account?

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Why zombies are eating your course design

Why zombies are eating your course design | Design for Learning | Scoop.it

The use of personas is becoming more prevalent in learning design. Institutions and learning organisations are beginning to see that better course design happens when that design is done in a combined team with academic expertise, learning design and technology skills. With that changing practice comes a need for those design teams to have a shared understanding of who their learners are and what those learners need. And so we’ve seen a rise in the use of personas in learning design projects.

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Towards Design Thinking in Academic Staff Development

Presentation at ICED/HELTASA on the 23rd of November 2016
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Behance

This Twitter redesign concept looks at how Twitter could be made easier to use for new users while also being more relevant to existing users. There are updates to simplify the navigation, standardizing tweets between platforms, and creating a coherent experience regardless of how someone is viewing the site (via desktop, mobile, etc.).
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3 Obsolete 1990s UX Design Classics That We Love

3 Obsolete 1990s UX Design Classics That We Love | Design for Learning | Scoop.it
We’ll examine the Psion Series 3 line of palmtop computers, the much-loved Nokia 5110 cellphone, and the PalmPilot personal digital assistant (PDA), the last of which helped to push the mobile device…
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The state of design tools in 2017 – Froont design

The state of design tools in 2017 – Froont design | Design for Learning | Scoop.it
In the design world, we live in exciting times. It seems that the number of design tools in 2016 has started competing with a number of tools for developers. Finally! I’m a designer and co-founder of…
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Introduction to Natural palettes

Introduction to Natural palettes | Design for Learning | Scoop.it

What is the most beautiful thing we can ever see in our life? For me it is nature. Oceans, rivers, mountains, spring forests, grassy fields, flowers and animals. There are lots of wonderful landscapes on Earth, that are more shocking and awe-inspiring than everything that has ever been created by man. There are of course great and amazing places, art and design that also give great inspiration to people. But all the best artists throughout history have looked at nature for inspiration, and tried to find the best colors for their work of art, whether it be a painting, a sculpture, or even a piece of furniture.

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Dark Side of UI: When Dark Is Good for Users.

Dark Side of UI: When Dark Is Good for Users. | Design for Learning | Scoop.it
The article continues the topic of effective color choices in user interface design. Benefits and pitfalls of dark background in UI for websites and mobile apps
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Optimistic UI

Optimistic UI | Design for Learning | Scoop.it

Optimistic UIs don’t wait for an operation to finish to update to the final state. They immediately switch to the final state, showing fake data for the time while the real operation is still in-progress. The textual description is not that easy to digest, so let’s look at the first example. The app is an imaginary messenger named “Cotton Candy”.

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These Design Inspirations Can Change How We Read The News

These Design Inspirations Can Change How We Read The News | Design for Learning | Scoop.it

The news industry has experienced tremendous turmoil in the past few years, and with tremendous turmoil comes new strategies, which put publications’ online experiences front and center. Websites are being redesigned, and mobile apps are being created left and right, which means the news industry is ripe with opportunities for designers with a vision.

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Thirteen Pro-Tips for Email Design – MailChimp ❤ Agencies

Thirteen Pro-Tips for Email Design – MailChimp ❤ Agencies | Design for Learning | Scoop.it

In many ways, the future of email is already here.

Interactive elements, navigation bars, hamburger menus, animated GIFs — it’s all part of the email design mix now.

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I Spent $30,000 Testing Different Blog Designs — Here’s What I Found – Marketing and Entrepreneurship

I Spent $30,000 Testing Different Blog Designs — Here’s What I Found – Marketing and Entrepreneurship | Design for Learning | Scoop.it
If you’re wishing your blog was a 24-hour salesman that constantly educates, prospects and closes deals for you, then close Facebook and put your phone in your pocket. This is going to be a…
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Material Design

Material Design is a unified system that combines theory, resources, and tools for crafting digital experiences.
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