Editor’s Note: Helen Mowers, co-creator of the Tech Chicks podcast, contributed to this post.
It's hard to imagine a single career that doesn't have a need for someone who can code. Everything that
Tyler Richendollar's insight:
There are at least seven games that cost $0.00 - $3.00 that can help individuals start to think like a coder/programmer. Scratch seems to be a good one, but I'm interested in Tynker and GameStar Mechanic. WARNING: Half of them require iPad or iOS.
Buffet's Startup Tips Are so important I created a @HaikuDeck for his tips and for implied startup tips such as:
* Multiple Money - don't depend on one income source.
* Spending - buying things you don't need means selling stuff you do...eventually.
* Savings - Save then spend not the other way around.
* Investment - Never put all eggs in one basket no matter how beautiful the egg. * Honesty - Honesty and character and lack of it are expensive and amplifed by money so don't expect from "cheap people".
After spending hours online at different websites, you tend to pick up discernable trends in design. Over the years I have written about changing trends, particularly in the field of website layouts and webapps. Advancing W3C specifications coupled with modern web browsers have opened the door to a new era ... Continue reading »
Tyler Richendollar's insight:
An insightful and useful post (not just info, but resources included!) about web design trends for this year and beyond.
If you want to rule the future, understand now that the user and user experience must be at the heart of your work. Remember, too, that leaders will have to consider those who may obliquely interact with your products/services (e.g. form opinions without a direct experience). How will you convert them? UX UI IxD
Econsultancy’s User Experience Survey Report, conducted in association with WhatUsersDo – an online usability testing and user experience research site – uncovered quite a statistic: 74% of businesses believe user experience is key for improving sales, conversions and loyalty
What is User Experience?
According to Wikipedia: User experience (UX) involves a person’s emotions about using a particular product, system or service. User experience highlights the experiential, affective, meaningful and valuable aspects of human-computer interaction and product ownership.
Chicken and egg-- is performance a symptom of good design, or does good performance cause good design. Or, is it apples and oranges-- Performance is experience, not design. Or is performance the culmination of design and experience?
We asked Randy Krum, Founder and President of InfoNewt, an infographic design company, and editor of the Cool Infographics website, to share some of his insights from working with and reviewing infographics.
In recent years, marketers and company owners could approach SEO and its value to Google and other search engines by producing quality, relevant content that would interest their audience. Unfortunately, with the rise of dishonest PageRank practices, it seems that producing that same quality, relevant content is no longer the most effective way to rank in the search engine arena.
The job of a designer isn’t an easy one. You must assess unfamiliar situations, achieve insight, and use what you’ve learned to synthesize design solutions. Additionally, you must lead clients through a process that might seem foreign to them.