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Approaching Data with a Beginner’s Mind- By Hunter Whitney

Excerpt

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.
     - Shunryu Suzuki

Recently, I was asked for my opinion on a project in which a UX team was trying to represent complex relationships using a specific type of data visualization. I asked whether that type of visualization was the best way to represent the relationships, and why that particular approach had been chosen. The answer: a designer “liked it.” Perhaps not enough foundational thinking had gone into what they were trying to accomplish. I believe UX practitioners, and the growing variety of users working with these kinds of visualizations, need to consider and ask fundamental questions about the full process that determines what data gets collected, stored, processed, and ultimately displayed. Otherwise, they become part of the problem of misinterpreting data rather helping to make it clearer and more meaningful. Sometimes the simplest questions are the most important to ask, especially when designing visualizations for complex data sets.”

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Jun 9

Wrap-up: 1st Annual User Experience Awards

The first-annual User Experience Awards was held Monday night, coordinated by NYC-CHI as part of NYC Internet Week in partnership with NYC UPA, NYC IxDa and NYC Information Architecture Meetup.

A few highlights…

Razorfish’s project for Terra mobile won Best i-pad experience with a tablet optimized version of their site. It feels like an app and it’s built in HTML5.


 
I tried Terra on our office i-pad and it’s very intuitive and easy to use. Panelist Nicole Rubin from Creative Good mentioned that ‘an intuitive site is one that is easy to use and learnable even when in a different language.’

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Video: Responsive Web Design: A Visual Guide

'These days, “one size fits all” is quickly becoming a dated concept. Luckily, with CSS media queries, we can now easily build responsive web designs that accomodate everything from your mobile phone, up to your massive desktop!' —Andrew Gormley

Why Users Click Right Call to Actions More Than Left Ones - UX Movement

great article… nice find.

Ten Guidelines for Quantitative Measurement of UX - By Richard Dalton

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"Most UX designers use qualitative research—typically in the form of usability tests—to guide their decision-making. However, using quantitative data to measure user experience can be a very different proposition. Over the last two years our UX team at Vanguard has developed some tools and techniques to help us use quantitative data effectively. We’ve had some successes, we’ve had some failures, we’ve laughed, we’ve cried, and we’ve developed ten key guidelines that you might find useful.”

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Article: UX is 90% Desirability

'Creating a desirable application or product can only happen when it is — at it’s core — something meaningful. It has to be something that improves people’s lives or just makes them happy for much longer than the five minute high after their purchase.'

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Giant Sticky notes for screen sketches

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Giant Sticky notes for screen sketches

Great quote… Nice work.

spaught:

Typography design I created for my Computer Imaging class. Enjoy!
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Great quote… Nice work.

spaught:

Typography design I created for my Computer Imaging class. Enjoy!

Creative
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Article: Fast Path to a Great UX - Increased Exposure Hours

Article by Jared M. Spool about having ongoing user research, where each team member (including stakeholders, managers, etc.) watch users for two hours every six weeks.