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I’ve collected some resources about “UX and friends” and I want to share them with you. I hope they can inspire or be helpful!

10 Most Popular Drawing iPhone Apps 2012
http://smashinghub.com/10-most-popular-drawing-iphone-apps-2012.htm

How ‘Lean UX’ Can Improve Application Development
http://www.cio.com/article/703557/How_Lean_UX_Can_Improve_Application_Development?taxonomyId=3172&page=1

Organizational Challenges for UX Professionals
http://uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2012/04/organizational-challenges-for-ux-professionals.php

Designing For Mobile – Best Practices for Superior User Experiences
http://www.the-cma.org/about/blog/designing-for-mobile

PierG

In my readings I’ve collected some resources about “Social Media” and I want to share them with you. I hope they can inspire or be helpful!

Check out @mockgen, a sweet HTML -> BMML servicehttp://t.co/gyEzPsUd

iPhone Wireframe – Free
http://www.gavinelliott.co.uk/2012/03/iphone-wireframe-free/

15 Top Open Source Design Tools
http://djdesignerlab.com/2012/03/12/15-top-open-source-design-tools/

Reasons Why User Experience Design is Important for a Website prsm.tc/GokdQ2 via @prismatic”

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I’ve collected some resources about “UX and friends” and I want to share them with you. I hope they can inspire or be helpful!

Incremental and Radical Innovation: can User Centered Design help?
http://intenseminimalism.com/2012/incremental-and-radical-innovation-can-user-centered-design-help/

Lean UX Is Dead. Long Live Lean UX.
http://johnnyholland.org/2012/03/lean-ux-is-dead-long-live-lean-ux/

Prototyping Interfaces prsm.tc/hIlI8L via @prismatic”
– Piergiorgio Grossi

4 Facebook Features Marketers Can’t Afford to Ignore prsm.tc/bpLSfH via @prismatic”

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I’ve collected some resources about “UX and friends” and I want to share them with you. I hope they can inspire or be helpful!

News.me now delivers important news from your social networks to your iPhone
http://thenextweb.com/apps/2012/03/01/news-me-now-delivers-important-news-from-your-social-networks-to-your-iphone/?awesm=tnw.to_1DVrm

Smashing Magazine (@smashingmag3/3/12 9:50 PM
Creating Responsive HTML5 Touch Interfaces (24 min. video presentation) -bit.ly/x1JPQj

6 Things Your Home Page Must Do (to Keep from Sucking)
http://abetteruserexperience.com/2012/03/07/6-things-your-home-page-must-do-to-keep-from-sucking/

HubSpot (@HubSpot3/12/12 8:25 AM
How often are people abandoning my form? -ow.ly/9uK70

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The reason every experience has the potential to be unique to the user is, in part, because cognition is unique to each user

via Cognition & The Intrinsic User Experience | UX Magazine.

Cognition & The Intrinsic User Experience

Very good article!

PierG

I’ve collected some resources about “UX and friends” and I want to share them with you. I hope they can inspire or be helpful!

Ten Laws to Design By
http://3.7designs.co/blog/2010/07/ten-laws-to-design-by/

Free eBook: Six Circles – An Experience Design Framework
http://uxmag.com/articles/free-download-six-circles-an-experience-design-framework

Designing Experiences for Young Kids:Child Proofing your Application
UX MAGAZINE | 15 FEBBRAIO 2012
http://pulse.me/s/60TIP

The Psychologist’s View of UX Design
http://johnnyholland.org/2012/02/the-psychologists-view-of-ux-design/

PierG

I’ve collected some resources about “UX and friends” and I want to share them with you. I hope they can inspire or be helpful!

Clear(ly), it’s time to say bye-bye to buttons
http://gigaom.com/2012/02/19/clearly-its-time-to-say-bye-bye-to-buttons/

Introduction To Designing For Windows Phone 7 And Metro
http://www.reallysimplewebsites.co.uk/introduction-to-designing-for-windows-phone-7-and-metro/

Amazing Design & Branding with Bravo
http://abduzeedo.com/amazing-design-branding-bravo

Usabilla Discover launches and is much more than “Pinterest for designers” [Invites]
http://thenextweb.com/apps/2012/02/23/usabilla-discover-launches-and-is-much-more-than-pinterest-for-designers-invites/?awesm=tnw.to_1DRMk

Common mobile web design mistakes
http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2012/02/common-mobile-web-design-mistakes/

PierG

A good question when defining buttons in your UI is: should the label on the button define the action you want to perform pushing it or the state that that button represents?

I’ve always thought that the correct answer is “action”: being a button I expect that the label says what happens (action) when I click it!

Recently the TweetDeck interface brought an interesting UI solution.

See below: when you open the Account Profile window (ths Lorenzo Barbieri for his help :) ) the blue button represent the state “I am Following Lorenzo”.

When I move the mouse over the button, the button itself changes his style and starts representing the action: I want to Unfollow Lorenzo (well, actually I don’t want but it’s an example :) ).

What do you think? Brilliant idea or confusing idea?

PierG


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You know, engines for race cars are very important: they give you power and speed to win races.

But have you ever driven a car on ice? No matter how soft on the pedal you are, it seems that all that power causes a lot of troubles … so you end up spinning around :)

That’s the same concept for race cars: if you have the most powerful engine but it is un-drivable you end up losing races maybe not being able to accelerate out of corners due to the high amount of wheelspin.

I think you have a similar effect with user interfaces of our applications: you may have the most powerful software to solve a specific problem but if your user experience sucks … your app sucks and sorry but you are going to lose: as easy as that.

PierG

Interesting demo / short training today of a usability test lab.

There was a camera behind me …

.. an eye tracking system looking at my eyes …

.. an app recording what I was doing with the software and something registering if I have a brain J.

Interesting experience (and yes, I have a brain :) )

PierG

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