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Difference between Apple and everyone else

Every time Apple releases a new product, it becomes more and more clear that no other company really gets it. The next war for winning consumers’ hearts – in both hardware and software – will not be based on tech specs, but on usability and user experience. Computers are already way faster than the majority of people need. Things like the iPhone and iPad don’t even mention specs like processor speed or RAM anymore because it really doesn’t matter. What matters is the experience. Apple understands this, and has been growing by leaps and bounds the last few years because this is what they do best. Continue reading

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Bringing User Centered Design to the Agile Environment

This article by Anthony Colfelt should be required reading for anyone developing and designing software in the modern world. Even if you are not following an Agile process it places a fantastic point on how the design of your product … Continue reading

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Excellent look at form design

A really interesting study on form design. http://www.cxpartners.co.uk/thoughts/web_forms_design_guidelines_an_eyetracking_study.htm

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Realism in UI Design

Realism in UI Design: The thing on the left is a house. The thing on the right means ‘home’. Somewhere between the two, the meaning switches from ‘a specific house’ to ‘home as a concept’. http://ignorethecode.net/blog/2010/01/21/realism_in_ui_design/ (Via Daring Fireball.)

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Recent U.I. Progress for Firefox 4.0 on Windows

Recent U.I. Progress for Firefox 4.0 on Windows: “ Longtime Firefox user interface designer Stephen Horlander offers an update on his continuing work on the browser’s next Windows version. It’s a fascinating peek behind the scenes at how an intensively … Continue reading

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Keith Lang's Top 10 UX Myths

I heartily agree with what Keith Lang has written over at Think Vitamin with his top 10 UX myth list: The Design Has to be Original People Read People Know What They Like Design Always with Implementation in Mind Can’t … Continue reading

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Evolution of gmail labels

Interesting little post on the evolution of gmail label: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/evolution-of-gmail-labels.html Hope Google keeps up with the interesting UI related posts.

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Windows 7 UI changes

Excellent and indepth look at the changes made to the UI of Windows 7 between Windows 7 beta to Windows 7 release candidate over at arstechnica. I must say that these UI reviews by arstechnica are quite complete.

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Office 2010 technical previews screenshots

Nice little story over at ArsTechnica showing the Office 2010 technical preview screenshots that have been leaked. They mention one of the biggest changes being the blue orb is no longer a menu, it opens up a dialogue. It seems … Continue reading

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Infographics

I love infographics as much as the next guy, and sixrevisions have put together some awesome examples. Have also found some interesting resources here: http://www.wallstats.com/ http://www.catalogtree.net/projects/graph The article also points to these resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_graphics http://coolinfographics.blogspot.com/ http://www.good.is/ http://www.flickr.com/groups/diagrams/ http://flowingdata.com/

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