»A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.« — Douglas Adams
and welcome to Issue 5. January is almost over and with it the first month of »UX und Tollerei« is drawing to an end. To seize the moment, I would appreciate it if you could fill out this short survey, to let me know what you like and how I can improve this weekly round-up even further.
This week I have a ton of new articles and interesting links for you, so let's jump right in:
- Besides »Bloomberg Business«, »The Guardian« launched their newly designed website and therefore Patrick Stirling wrote down some of his thoughts on their approach to build a better responsive experience - Introducing theguardian.com responsive takeover
- »There is no substitute for honest hard work.« Gary Vaynerchuk with a likewise honest read about earning your privilege of building a »personal brand« - Stop Asking Me About Your Personal Brand, and Start Doing Some Work.
- The When, Why and How of Designing in Browser
- Fontyou put together a great set of ten rules to observe when working with fonts - 10 Commandments of Typography
- MailChimp published their ebook »The UX Reader« as a round-up of the most popular articles from their UX newsletter, along with some exclusives, for everyone to read. Go grab it, it's free
- This week I came across this nifty collection of user flow patterns. A great curated list of some nice UX examples found in the wild
- A well-written article by Sebastian Kersten on how to provide proper context in texts with a more thoughtful approach instead of distracting with a cluttered list of options - Links are broken. These three alternatives have improved our readers’ reading experience.
- Pixelapse just announced they got acquired by Dropbox - Pixelapse + Dropbox
- Some lovely and inspiring mobile interaction animations made by Ramotion - Mobile Interaction Design
- What do you expect from David OReilly? - 109645790437692847650.com
- »We Can't Launch Without Those Features« - The Experience Makes the Product, Not the Features
- Like podcasts? This one's for you: »Designing Playfulness into your UX«. A great talk by Chris and Jon where they breakdown the onboarding process of an app and discuss how to set a more personal mood within your UX
- Claudio Guglieri explores the similarities between motion in movies and interactions in today's user interface design. A very unique look at handling animations - Cinematic Continuity in User Interface Design
- Last but not least: Kai Brach, publisher of the great Offscreen Magazine, published his first issue of The Modern Desk, a brief newsletter with interesting apps and accessories for your work environment
That's it for this week. Remember to fill out this short survey. Thanks for reading and I hope you have a great weekend.
See you next week
Published on Jan 30, 2015