»Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.« — Albert Einstein
and welcome to issue #50 of your favorite UX newsletter, the last »anniversary« edition in 2015! I'm really excited to be joined by award-winning artist collective eBoy, which contributed this week's jig dancer. Thanks guys! If you don't know them already, you should definitely check them out on hello.eboy.com and Twitter!
And now, on to the links I want to share with you this week:
- Mailbox shutting down. Apparently email is hard - mailboxapp.com
- »A UX review is where an expert goes through a website looking for usability and experience problems and makes recommendations on how to fix them.« Joe Leech shares his process as example on How to Do a UX Review
- Greg Storey is looking for an answer to the question »What are some things (if any) that designers are incapable of?« - HANDICAPPED.
- Poor design — doesn’t say “tea”
- Sometimes we tend to forget that those »overnight successes« are the end of a previous development process paved with failures, fears and uncertainties (and often bad design decisions) - The Secret Is The Beginning
- »Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.« - Simple is back, in a massive way
- Myths About Good Designers
- A good read on the power of messaging as the next UI pattern - Messaging is just getting started
- Designing with false affordances: Sometimes the user wants a little white lie - Design, White Lies & Ethics
- Designing a landing page, a behind the scenes look on planning through to execution
That's it for this week. Remember to follow me @kaibrueckers. Also, please don't hesitate to send me your recommendations if you found something that could be interesting for »UX und Tollerei« readers. Thanks for reading!
See you next week
Published on Dec 13, 2015