When it just seemed people were finally figuring out what Design means, we get the backlash. I had drafted a post responding to Design Thinking bashing (like this and this), and now Maeda reheats his annual report (if you can make it
I recently came across a click-baity blog post about how poor UX is the root of poor democracy. OK, yet another wide-eyed designer opines how design can solve the world’s problems. And yet another article that does our profession a disservice
I’ve had experience with a bunch of different development methodologies in my career, starting with military acquisition–the problems of which (e.g. the $600 hammer stories) led to many changes in project management (e.g. PMBOK), lean processes, the agile manifesto etc.
Good to see a story acknowledging the history of UX, even before there were websites. Though this is from Jakob Nielsen, one of the veterans. I do remember the years when you could recognize everyone at the UX and HF
As close to a literal “laugh out loud” I’ve seen on the web in a while — 58 answers to a customer’s question: “Will this mouse pad work with my Mac?” More fun with Amazon Reviews: Reddit topic The funniest Amazon product
Article on Technology Stagnation from MIT Technology Review caught my eye, on further read it confirms a lot of fears re: What are we really making, and Why? The article summarizes a new book The Rise and Fall of American
Summary: don’t design for Millennials; design for millennials’ tasks and you’ll likely find they’re universal. Since I changed my work email, I haven’t been getting the NNG Alertbox, I checked it out today and found an interesting article about millennials.
This isn’t the first usability critique of Apple from Don Norman, but now it’s Tog helping out. Which is significant, since Bruce Tognazzini founded the Apple Human Interface Group as Apple employee #66. Norman was User Experience Architect and VP of the
I love the calls from spec recruiters, when I can understand their speech. (BTW, No, I do not want a 6 month contract in Bentonville AR — I get that one every week.) I had to laugh at this posting
There are two unicorns in UX. Or maybe one Two-nicorn. We all know and love the discussions about the interaction+visual design+front-end coder. As I’m looking for new work, I’m coming across a number of position descriptions for Product Manager with requirements