Why UX is important?

via Human Factor International

End of Line (not yet)

I once was a Blackberry addict who clinched on my handset and BBM’ed my friends all day. The blinking red light seemed to have some sort of Jedi power because I couldn’t resist checking my messages once the light started to blink. From this description, I have displayed a typical Blackberry user’s obsessive behaviour. However, I … Continue reading

The Expanding Role of User Experience Design | UX Magazine

UX Magazine recently posted this article to discuss the skills and knowledge that UX designers must possess for today’s successful experience design. Due to the medium has become a “broad, multiple-platform, always on, multi-context, centre-of-our-universe conduit for information,” experience design has also become more complex. Aaron Walter, the author and the User Experience Design Lead for MailChimp, … Continue reading

Web Design Trend 2011 by Vitaly Friedman

Vitaly Friedman, the Editor in Chief of Smashing Magazine,  is kind enough to post his presentation slides on Web Design Trend 2011 up on SlideShare. The particular topic that interests me the most is the discussion about the mobile platform. Unfortunately, the content is presented in German so I have to make some educated guess … Continue reading

Building Window 8

Window8 looks promising from this video. The interface is 100% different from Window 7 and makes it look out-dated. The most drastic improvement is the the use of “tiles” which is definitely influenced by the Window7 phone UI. Jensen Harris, the Director of Program Management from the User Experience team of Microsoft, explained the benefits … Continue reading

Ommwriter – Minimalist Text Editor

The user interface of Ommwriter is clean and simple. Using the dragging method, users can create the size of the working area according to their needs. The basic interface is mainly based on the icons that are located on the right. More options will be revealed once the users hover over the icon. A traditional … Continue reading

User Experience and Experience Design by Marc Hassenzahl

A very interesting interview that Marc Hassenzahl discusses his view on experience. He challenges the definition of User Experience because it is too focused on the usage and consumption aspects of the users. Marc believes experience should be more emotional. The duration of the experience is shorter but it would have a more prolonged effect … Continue reading

Check this out. Free Encyclopedia of Interactive Design, Usability and User Experience. I don’t know why I am going to school for this if this site is up a year earlier. =p Anyways, enjoy.

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