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4 Surprising App-Design Principles, From The Instagram Of Quick Quizzes

4 Surprising App-Design Principles, From The Instagram Of Quick Quizzes | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
When we first wrote about Polar, an addictive app that invites you to make and take “this or that”-style quizzes, we called it “an object lesson in mobile design done very, very right.” Luke Wroblewski, the mobile-first design evangelist behind...
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A Practical Guide To Invisible Design

A Practical Guide To Invisible Design | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
With examples from Dropbox, Gmail, and more, here's a no-nonsense guide to creating user experiences that are so natural, they feel invisible.
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Now using Adobe Muse for design and this is a nice complement.

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The Secret UX Issues That Will Make (Or Break) Self-Driving Cars

The Secret UX Issues That Will Make (Or Break) Self-Driving Cars | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
In an unassuming research lab, Volkswagen is solving problems that Tesla and Google haven't come close to cracking.
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Studying the human, asking the human, finding the relationships and metaphors that connect humans to machines.  Good article and can b applied beyond driverless cars.

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How To Tackle The Ultimate UX Challenge: Legacy Systems

How To Tackle The Ultimate UX Challenge: Legacy Systems | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Change is never easy. Here, 4 tips for modernizing old software systems from Adobe's senior director of experience design.
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So true.  Many legacy systems need to be analyzed and their usability and error rates measured.

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Blinded By The Light: Why Wearables Are Outperforming Tablets and Laptops Outdoors | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Blinded By The Light: Why Wearables Are Outperforming Tablets and Laptops Outdoors | Fast Company | Business + Innovation | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
As smartwatches begin to use outdoor-friendly displays, owners of other devices are still stuck squinting.
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Hardware issue but can relate.

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This New Fiction App Delivers Original Stories In The Form Of Text Messages | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

This New Fiction App Delivers Original Stories In The Form Of Text Messages | Fast Company | Business + Innovation | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Reading on your phone just got a little more modern with the Hooked app.
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Sounds like fun.

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The 13 Inspiring Winners Of Our 2015 Innovation By Design Awards

The 13 Inspiring Winners Of Our 2015 Innovation By Design Awards | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
In the eyes of our esteemed judges, these projects represent the year's best design.
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Check out the app and web design winners along with the products.

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Designers Should Design, Coders Should Code

Designers Should Design, Coders Should Code | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Here's why you need someone who understands code but doesn't necessarily live in it.
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What a relief!

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Khoi Vinh Heads To Adobe To Build Creative Tools

Khoi Vinh Heads To Adobe To Build Creative Tools | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
After a previous collaboration with Adobe, the famed interaction designer is back for more.
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Looking forward to the results

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I Built the Feature That Tells You When Someone’s Typing in a Chat. And I’m Not Sorry.

I Built the Feature That Tells You When Someone’s Typing in a Chat. And I’m Not Sorry. | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
How do you feel about the typing indicator—“David is typing”—that appears on your buddy’s screen while you’re composing a message in chat? Does it make you feel self-conscious about how long you’re taking to write a message? Do you feel paranoid when your friend appears to be typing for ages...
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So much to be said about a small feature.  Good reporting.

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How To Reinvent The Mouse Cursor For The VR Age

How To Reinvent The Mouse Cursor For The VR Age | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
The Oculus Rift won't kill off the cursor, says Toms Dorta of Hyve3D. Instead, it'll make your smartphone a mouse.
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Some interesting design notes here.

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Building A Better Doctor's Visit Through Telemedicine

Building A Better Doctor's Visit Through Telemedicine | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
When you're really sick, a visit to the doctor is daunting, which is one reason medical providers are turning to telemedicine.
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Yes, telemedicine has been around a long time.  Now new doctors and med students can be trained on when to use and when not to use.  Also can be paired with other med professionals who are on site; nurses, PA's.

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“No UI” Design’s Next Move: Fake UI

“No UI” Design’s Next Move: Fake UI | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Our interfaces lie to shield us from what's really going on behind the scenes. Are placebo interfaces helpful or harmful?
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Have to check out the research from UofM regarding smart cars.

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6 Web Design Trends That Are Here To Stay

6 Web Design Trends That Are Here To Stay | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
From artificial intelligence to wearables, here are some of the biggest ideas shaping web design today.
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Need for incorporating newest trends including wearables and diversity

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How To Avoid Making Products No One Wants

How To Avoid Making Products No One Wants | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Before designing a user experience, try "product thinking" to discern whether the experience is worth using.
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It seems like it's obvious, but many times this step is skipped.

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A UX Legend On The Much-Rumored Death Of The Design Firm | Co.Design | business + design

A UX Legend On The Much-Rumored Death Of The Design Firm | Co.Design | business + design | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Alan Cooper, a UX pioneer, argues that independent consultants offer one value you can never buy: perspective.
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Alan Cooper is one of the usability foundations.

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The Making Of FiftyThree's Beloved Paper App For The iPhone | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

The Making Of FiftyThree's Beloved Paper App For The iPhone | Fast Company | Business + Innovation | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Three years in the making, the new app dares to rethink how people have worked with words on screens for decades.
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Also pdf available in 820 course

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The joy of UX

The joy of UX | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
One of the funniest tweets I have ever seen was brought to my attention by Vala Afshar... Seeing this little animation was one of those serendipitous moments, as I had that very day experienced som...
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Good lesson on what happens when you do usability testing, how it makes you feel and how important the results will be.

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Apple's 3D Touch Is Trying To Solve The Biggest Problem In Mobile

Apple's 3D Touch Is Trying To Solve The Biggest Problem In Mobile | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
But can pressure sensitivity really beat Google's mind-reading AIs?
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Latest info on some of the new interface possibilities.  This is the fastest growing part of new interfaces and their interaction with users.

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MIT App Inventor | Explore MIT App Inventor

MIT App Inventor | Explore MIT App Inventor | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it

MIT App Inventor is a blocks-based programming tool that enables everyone, even novices, to learn programming and build fully functional apps for Android devices. Newcomers to App Inventor can have their first app up and running in an hour or less, and can program more complex apps in significantly less time than with more traditional, text-based languages.


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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, September 4, 2015 3:22 AM

Un outil à explorer pour créer ses propres App sous Android ... A tester

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An easy tool to build your own app.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, October 13, 2015 8:11 AM

Can't wait to try this with students.

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One-Third Of Schools Are Using This App You've Never Heard Of

One-Third Of Schools Are Using This App You've Never Heard Of | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Clever, a three-year-old startup, is used by 20 million students and teachers to manage all their other apps.
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Useful.   Such integration is a good step foward.

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Skin Cancer Checker App, SkinVision, Snags $3.4M To Move Beyond Moles

Skin Cancer Checker App, SkinVision, Snags $3.4M To Move Beyond Moles | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Can an app warn you that you might have skin cancer? Digital health startup SkinVision is using smartphone tech and vision algorithms to allow consumers to..
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How London’s New Night Tube Map Was Made

How London’s New Night Tube Map Was Made | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Updating the world's most iconic transportation map ... after dark.
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The Best New Features In Windows 10

The Best New Features In Windows 10 | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Microsoft's latest update to its operating system, Windows 10, brings plenty of upgrades and changes. We break down what to expect with some of the highlights.
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Reading the comments, not all users agree.  Some talk about going back to Windows7

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What Japanese Etiquette Can Tell Us About Good UX Design

What Japanese Etiquette Can Tell Us About Good UX Design | Interface Usability and Interaction | Scoop.it
Traditional Japanese hospitality, or motenashi, can provide inspiration for the design of smart interactive experiences.
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Host qualities: Anticipation,  Flexibility, Understatement

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