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- 1/31/2015

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Jan 28, 2015 - PAPERPROTO is a 3D printable model to use for paper prototyping mobile applications, in the style of a story scroll. You can download the file or buy the model for printing on demand directly from Shapeways. Via

Photo Shoot Planning Tips

Jan 27, 2015 - I recently project-managed my first full-service photo shoot. It was a two-day, two-location shoot, with 19 models and 10 unique sets, each with a variety of scene setups. The shoot was for Viget’s client, SmartThings, a start-up product company and pioneer in the ex

Tablet UX research from the pioneer days

Jan 26, 2015 - “Always learn from history. Predicting the future is a waste of time. InfoDesign gem #6,800 ~ “The PenPoint tablet was ahead of its time and too expensive and heavy, but had gestural syntax and personal-productivity benefits that we can still learn from.” (

The People are the Work

Jan 22, 2015 - Not long ago at the Refresh Pittsburgh meetup, I saw my good friend Ben Callahan give his short talk called Creating Something Timeless. In his talk, he used examples ranging from the Miles Davis sextet to the giant sequoias to try to get at how we—as makers of things that seem innately epheme

Components Versus Patterns

Jan 21, 2015 - In this week's UIEtips, we reprint an article from Nathan Curtis. He shows us how patterns and components are different and what you should be building for your library. Here's an excerpt from the article: For example, consider countless video players proliferating needlessly throughout the [...]

How Websites Drive End of Year Impulse Purchasing

Jan 20, 2015 - Back into the swing of a new year and we can start to look back at the mad rush that was the holiday season with newfound perspective. So what characterizes ... Read More

A Vision for Our Sass

Jan 20, 2015 - At a recent CSS meetup, I asked, “Who uses Sass in their daily workflow?” The response was overwhelmingly positive; no longer reserved for pet projects and experiments, Sass is fast becoming the standard way for writing CSS. This is great news! Sass gives us a lot more power over complex, [...]

Live Font Interpolation on the Web

Jan 20, 2015 - We all want to design great typographic experiences. We also want to serve users on an increasing range of devices and contexts. But today's webfonts tie our responsive sites and applications to inflexible type that doesn't scale. As a result, our users get poor reading experiences and longer [...]

How to gather quantitative data on user behaviors and mental [...]

Jan 19, 2015 - Design something and see how someone uses it. Revealing. “As user researchers and UX designers, you have an almost endless number of techniques and tools to choose from when you embark on a design or redesign project. For us, closed card sorting and first-click testing provided the best [...]

Do Prettier, More Professional-looking Web Sites Increase Co [...]

Jan 19, 2015 - By David Mannheim Published: January 19, 2015 “Do … more beautiful Web sites result in an increase in conversions? Not necessarily.” Some Web sites look as though someone has cobbled together a few

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