»It's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them.« — Steve Jobs
I know, it's Friday the 13th, but that shouldn't bother us too much because Issue #7 of »UX und Tollerei« is here. This week was quieter than usual but nonetheless I have some new reads for you:
- Jerry Cao took the time and wrote an in-depth article about how he used the usability testing capabilities of UXPin to redesign Yelp - The Power of Minimalism: A Story of Redesigning Yelp
- Imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery
- »What people skills would you want for your younger self?« - Soft skills advice from design leaders
- Last week Jordan Moore published his idea of a small web project that should help to visualize an overview about commonly used viewports. Iestyn Williams took the chance and build it as a weekend project - I am the fold
- Improve Validation Errors with Adaptive Messages
- As you might have read in one of the previous issues, I am stunningly impressed with ustwo's »Monument Valley«. Finally »Maker« wrote a Behind the Scenes article on how the game was made
- Byron Houwens about how the UX needs of E-commerce sites differ from classic user experience - What Makes E-commerce Design Different?
- A nice listing of ways and approaches to structurally provide curated content in a more user-centered way - 64 Ways To Think About a News Homepage
- Web applications don't follow new rules
Thanks for reading. And as usual: Remember to tweet me @kaibrueckers if you have any questions. By the way, I'll be at beyond tellerrand in May, so let me know if you'll be there too. But for now, have a great weekend!
See you next week
Published on Feb 13, 2015