The W3C web sustainability group has just published their draft guidelines - they hope to move these towards the sort of standard that has been widely accepted for #accessibility. **A really important piece of work which needs our input and support.**
One of the gripes I have with #macOS is that it allows hiding the filename extension per object basis. You thus can end up with folder showing file names with and without the extension, making it highly confusing to the less advanced user. I’m not sure who at #Apple thought that it was a good idea to have this as default.
Apparently this did piss off enough people since Finder has option to fix this nonsense: You can make Finder to always show file system extensions, regardless of the attributes of the individual files. You can find this sanity option in Finder: Settings > Advanced > Show all filename extensions. #uxdesign #shittyux
I want to create a brand for a fictional film festival, and it will include a branding, and I am a the moment where I chose colors.
But now: should I use saturated colours or not?
I am thinking about using a palette or around colours with a given context. I want it to be eye-catching but at the same time, not eye-burning, over-stimulating.
What would be a good way to do it?
Why Most Advanced Yet Acceptable Products win: MAYA dictates that the ideal design sits between solutions that are completely novel and entirely familiar. Be too novel and customers will tune you out. Be too familiar and customers will look right past you.
If anyone is looking to bring on a Junior Software Designer, hi! 👋🏾 ☺️
1.5+ years of design experience, T-shaped skill set (can lead research phases, strong visual design acumen, very comfortable with software dev [JS, C++] as well).
Experience spans native mobile and responsive web design. Recently interned at Snap Inc.
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Who should take responsibility for evil UX design and digital ethics?
The fine line between persuasion and manipulation: who will protect the user?
A team working within the framework of product bets needs to intentionally curate the data that informs its decisions. It’s not enough to ship ideas that seem good or get “validated” and then wait for your NPS scores or trailing indicators to reflect the impact.
"Les concepteurs d'interfaces qui ont éliminé le système de fichiers de la conscience des usagers au nom de la simplicité ont ruiné le monde, et sont coupables moralement d'avoir perverti les esprits des enfants, qui sont incapables d'aborder les défis d'aujourd'hui du fait d'un choix vendu comme au service de l'usager, alors que la motivation ultime en était le contrôle d'une clientèle affaiblie."
So, how do you build a website that looks and feels the same as your mobile products or your TV experience, without losing their unique characteristics?
By trying to avoid being wrong at all, these teams made it a lot more expensive to be wrong, and reduced their chances of being right. And the designers got the blame for doing a bad implementation of their stakeholders’ brilliant ideas.
Looking at agile through the eyes of a designer, it’s easy to spot the problem: the dogma of shipping small stuff fast so that you can gather feedback on what to do next more quickly. Agilists believe that finished software is not only the best way to deliver value, but also the best way to learn and iterate.
In reality, it is probably the worst way.
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Whenever I explain my #research at Google into mobile text editing, I'm usually met with blank stares or a slightly hostile "Everyone can edit text on their phones, right? What's the problem?"
Text editing on mobile isn't ok. It's actually much worse than you think, an invisible problem no one appreciates. I wrote this post so you can understand why it's so important.
Seems like I wasn’t done making refinements to the Trip screen 😅.
The past couple days, I’ve focused on fleshing out the experience and flow of adding a new trip.
I feel good about the way the location search works (and it even accounts for cases where a user might want to use their own input as a location instead of a preloaded one).
Für diejenigen, die am 27.09.2023 in und um Hamburg Zeit haben und an UX-Themen interessiert sind:
Why the 3.5mm headset jack is a superior user experience. (circa 2016) https://web.archive.org/web/20160920125937/https://pocketnow.com/2016/09/19/the-3-5mm-headset-jack-is-superior/ #UXdesign #UX #tech
Laddering is a technique used in qualitative research to understand the link between product attributes in a brand, the advantages it offers to the consumer, and finally, the end emotional benefits derived from these advantages.
I wonder if people running Slack communities will see engagement go down with the new Slack Clients?
Stacking all of the Slack groups and hiding the individual notification buttons has forced me to turn off notifications for all but the most critical groups I belong to because the single notification badge on the stack is less useful without the group context.
When I believe that design doesn’t matter, I am forgetting what design really is. Naturally, over a lifetime of practice, my understanding of the discipline of design became both broader, and deeper. I started with the skin, and went to the bones.
I got an email today that my talk got selected for one of the IxDA events. Unfortunately had to cancel as they not only not pay their speakers, they don’t even cover flights and accommodation, but they didn’t forget to mention that as a speaker you get a free ticket to the event you’re speaking at.
For reference, early bird ticket to the same event is hundreds of dollars.
Posting just in case you wondered where the ticket money is going - well, not speakers, apparently.
I feel like starting a #solarpunk discussion -
Let's be realistic, we don't want a priest caste worshipping the blockchain.
How to avoid the position of the "elite" or a "guild" hoarding power?
#permacomputing reverse engineers giving second lives to old machines?
#maintenance specialists of technology we want to keep around?
#UXDesign ers of not only technology, but ways to integrate it in our lives?
Share your ideas!
🆕 New blog on the relationship of design and value:
Design (defined broadly) is the only thing that creates value in business, or rather it's the mechanism by which value (and values) is created.
Someday, many years from now, I expect an update to #Discord where I actually understand how to navigate the app and servers and channels and threads and notifications and ....
But I suspect that's a long way off and may be pure fantasy.
(I was excited when I realized I could hide channels ..., that was a big day).
And when it's a busy channel with constant chatter, I don't understand how to make it useful at all.
Choice paralysis is the phenomenon where users, when presented with too many options, become overwhelmed and often struggle to make a decision. In UX, this could manifest in users spending excessive time on a page without performing any significant action or completely abandoning a task due to being overwhelmed with choices.
The best UX outcomes will come from a deep understanding of the users’ current experiences. That deep understanding comes from a mature research practice.
When a predominately white firm invokes “human-centered design”, it begs the question of which humans we are designing for. These innovations and innovators become hyper-focused with designing a solution to a problem— such as not wanting to physically touch a germ-filled soap dispenser handle — that they forget they’re in a room of white engineers.
La rentrée arrive toujours avec son lot de surprises. Suite à un désistement, nous cherchons un enseignant en webdesign et/ou UI/UX design pour un cours de projet personnel de L3 design option numérique à l'université de Strasbourg (3h/semaines jusqu'à décembre) 👩💻