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The latest trends and best practices in user experience design, content strategy, design thinking and ux tools to expedite your workflow.
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EBeam Turns Your Table Into an Interactive Surface

EBeam Turns Your Table Into an Interactive Surface | UX Design Process | Scoop.it

The eBeam adapter makes any flat surface interactive. In addition to the workplace, the eBeam technology is finding a home in schools who are looking for a Smartboard alternative. Robert Scoble gives us the scoop on the eBeam adapters as they are used on the whiteboard in the video below.  http://youtu.be/QwbE97bHNUk

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Microsoft: The Schizophrenic Windows 8 Interface Will Offer the “Best of Both Worlds” — SiliconFilter

Microsoft: The Schizophrenic Windows 8 Interface Will Offer the “Best of Both Worlds” — SiliconFilter | UX Design Process | Scoop.it

One thing that has vexed industry watchers for quite a while now is how Microsoft plans to integrate its flashy Metro interface for tablets and phones with its upcoming Windows 8 interface. The question, of course, is if Microsoft’s somewhat odd approach to the Windows 8 user interface will really offer the best of both worlds or if it will just offer two completely disconnected experiences

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Cennydd Bowles – UX Design when Time, Money, and Support is Limited

Cennydd Bowles – UX Design when Time, Money, and Support is Limited | UX Design Process | Scoop.it
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Developing a good set of fundamentals is key to successful user experience design. But if you work for an organization that doesn’t recognize the importance of design, just possessing the skills isn’t enough.
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Visualising the User Experience

126 Slides from a talk by Grant Robinson at Web Directions South in Sydney Oct 2009. Talks about: Rapid Prototyping, Visualizing the UX with Screenflows and Movement and Transitions.— a quick and informative read.

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Adobe's Muse Lets Designers Make Websites Without Knowing Code | Co. Design

Adobe's Muse Lets Designers Make Websites Without Knowing Code | Co. Design | UX Design Process | Scoop.it

Adobe's newest product, Muse, hopes to make life even easier for designers--specifically ones working in more traditional mediums who are being tapped to take on more web-based projects--as an ultra-simplified, graphically focused tool for making websites.

 

Muse's biggest selling point is that designers don't have to learn code (or "markup languages") like HTML, CSS, or Javascript to break through the barrier of designing for the Internet.

 

But make no mistake, one of the champions of web standards, design guru Jeffrey Zeldman, says while he likes Muse for its ease of creating layouts, it still doesn't answer his plea for a better Internet. "Software can't generate HTML that is search-engine friendly, accessibility-friendly, and portable between desktop and mobile," he says. "Only web design professionals who understand semantic markup, responsive and adaptive web layout, and mobile user interface can do that."

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Where Do Good UX Ideas Come From? | UX Magazine

Where Do Good UX Ideas Come From? | UX Magazine | UX Design Process | Scoop.it

Many companies struggle with the question of whether to develop UX strategy, research, and design capabilities internally, or to engage external UX firms as-needed when projects arise. Companies must forecast their need for these services on a long-term basis, and weigh the comparative costs and benefits of each approach. But is it purely a question of economics? Does an external UX team offer value beyond the flexibility and overall cost savings of not maintaining an internal team?

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5 Usability Principles In Practice

5 Usability Principles In Practice | UX Design Process | Scoop.it
Human Factors International published a great post outlining some important usability principles folks should practice when building an app, a website or a product.
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Design Thinking, Agile Enterprise - Only Dead Fish

Design Thinking, Agile Enterprise - Only Dead Fish | UX Design Process | Scoop.it

"Design thinking is a human-centred approach that puts customer insight and feedback at the heart of everything, and defines the problem through observation (what people really do and want as opposed to what you are told that they do and want), cross-functional insight, immersion, empathy, relentless questioning (of the brief, of the assumptions, of the filters the business typically uses), and involves design thinkers at the earliest possible stage in order to bring an understanding of culture and context (before you even get to the ideas) to help define the right problem in a way that invites creative solutions."

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Experience Mapping – a useful tool to gain customer insights | Antrops blogg

Experience Mapping – a useful tool to gain customer insights | Antrops blogg | UX Design Process | Scoop.it

"Why use Expe­ri­ence Mapping?

The power of this tool lies in the simple fact that you are taking on the per­spective of the custo­mer over time, from the first ini­ti­a­tive to the goal. The pro­cess of selecting and pin­poin­ting custo­mer expe­ri­ences into the map, trig­gers cre­a­tive ideas and new per­specti­ves, which in my view is the very point of doing it."

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First Look at the Google Catalogs User Experience | UX Magazine

First Look at the Google Catalogs User Experience | UX Magazine | UX Design Process | Scoop.it
Interesting read and iOS app: First Look at the Google Catalogs User Experience on UX Magazine (@uxmag) http://t.co/7sssfWD...
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Breaking Down Silos, Part 1: The Consequences Of Working In Isolation - Smashing Magazine

Breaking Down Silos, Part 1: The Consequences Of Working In Isolation - Smashing Magazine | UX Design Process | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever worked at a company of any size, you’ve experienced it. Isolation. That feeling of being utterly alone in what you do. There are perils found in...
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If You Can Think, Design & Code, You Win ~ Flyosity by Mike Rundle

If You Can Think, Design & Code, You Win ~ Flyosity by Mike Rundle | UX Design Process | Scoop.it

"A designer who does not write markup and CSS is not designing for the web, but drawing pictures."

 

Learn why designers who are also programmers are incredibly valuable.

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The Cooper Journal: What marketing executives should know about user experience

The Cooper Journal: What marketing executives should know about user experience | UX Design Process | Scoop.it

"Like it or not, the digital world has changed at a wicked pace, and more and more interactions between companies and their customers now happen via an interface. Software serves us everywhere, and the user experience now shapes these interactions every day. At the center of all this change sits the brand. TV and print advertising now regularly feature digital experiences from the likes of Apple, Google, Toyota, GE, and Amazon. The visual interface has become the new face of your brand. This means that the role of Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) is now harder, and their influence must reach further into the organization than ever before."

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Modeling the Mobile User Experience

Presentation by Bryan Rieger of Yiibu on Modeling the Mobile User Experience, presented on June 4th at the Mobile Design UK event at the RSA in London. Includes real project observations like: how many design iterations is required, documentation required, resources required, and more helpful insights.

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Responsive Web Design - Stop and Think

Responsive Web Design - Stop and Think | UX Design Process | Scoop.it

This article by Ethan Marcotte on Responsive Web Design has been widely touted as the designer's panacea for all things mobile.

 

"There is too much over-analyzing of words like "context" going on these days. Is the user going to be lying on the couch or standing in line at the cinema when they access the site? Context? Bullcrap. Don't insult the user - they can figure out how best to use their devices - all we have to do is make sure that we don't try to display something in a smart phone that defies common sense - like 2MB PDF map downloads. And always include a link to the desktop version of the website. It's not rocket science but smart phones and desktops PCs are worlds apart, and it should be obvious that in most cases the mobile version of a website demands to be created separately and given individual attention."

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iPhone's New Maps Might Look Like Your Napkin Doodles | Co. Design

iPhone's New Maps Might Look Like Your Napkin Doodles | Co. Design | UX Design Process | Scoop.it

A recent patent application uncovered by AppleInsider describes something called "schematic maps," which is a fancy way of saying that when you launch Maps on your future iPhone 6, what you see may look more like it was scrawled on the back of a napkin than generated by satellite.

 

The basic idea of "schematic maps" is that maps on smartphones these days are too info-dense. Think about it: When you boot up Maps on your iPhone, you see a whole universe of information that's not directly relevant to the task of getting from point A to point B: streets 10 blocks away that you'll won't cross, names of businesses you didn't ask for, even the ghostly 3-D shapes of buildings.

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Design Thinking - Harvard Business Review

Design Thinking - Harvard Business Review | UX Design Process | Scoop.it

"Put simply, it is a discipline that uses the designer’s sensibility and methods to match people’s needs with what is technologically feasible and what a viable business strategy can convert into customer value and market opportunity."

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Marty Neumeier's INNOVATION WORKSHOP

"http://www.peachpit.com/innovationvideo - In this video, Marty Neumeier presents concepts from his three bestselling “whiteboard” books to give you the tools you’ll need to thrive in the new economy. Using memorable principles and simple exercises, he’ll lead you and your team on a lively journey from traditional business thinking to “designful” thinking. You’ll come back to these ideas again and again as you transform your company into a powerhouse of nonstop innovation."

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A Book Apart, The Elements of Content Strategy

A Book Apart, The Elements of Content Strategy | UX Design Process | Scoop.it
by ERIN KISSANE

Content strategy is the web’s hottest new thing. But where did it come from? Why does it matter? And what does the content renaissance mean for you? This brief guide explores content strategy’s roots, and quickly and expertly demonstrates not only how it’s done, but how you can do it well. A compelling read for both experienced content strategists and those making the transition from other fields.

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Firestarters: Can 'Design Thinking' change the practice of planning?

Speakers include Tom Hulme, Design Director at IDEO in London, followed by John Willshire, Chief Innovation Officer at PHD London.The topic of debate; Can 'Design Thinking' change the practice of planning? As planning increasingly moves towards designing consumer experiences, and using test and learn approaches, can it help brands to work in more collaborative ways with their customers? 

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How to stop an endless debate about a UI design | Macadamian Blog

How to stop an endless debate about a UI design | Macadamian Blog | UX Design Process | Scoop.it
3 rules that will help you get past 90% of design review roadblocks.
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Taking A Customer From Like To Love: The UX Of Long-Term Relationships - Smashing Magazine

Taking A Customer From Like To Love: The UX Of Long-Term Relationships - Smashing Magazine | UX Design Process | Scoop.it
User experience designers are great at making software friendly and usable to new customers. We design clean clear sign up forms, smooth on-boarding experiences, and...
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