The 5 TED talks on my list are not strictly centered on design and besides talks from Don Norman and Paul Bennett you’ll find a great talk about empathy (a radical experiment in empathy), about storytelling (the clues to a great story) and about the beauty of data visualization. These subjects definitely are worth to be looked into.
99U.com is my go-to page when it comes to team work and communication. They have plenty of resources and articles and it’s a really helpful site. As almost every job nowadays, Ux requires good communication. As Heidi Grant Halvorson states, we are more often misunderstood than understood.
Mobile use is on the rising. In the United States, people spend an average of 151 minutes on a smartphone and 43 minutes on a tablet. The average British person spends 111 minutes on a smartphone and 55 minutes on a tablet, of which 2.5 hours every week are spend “online while on the move” – … Continue reading The troubles with mobile UX – What to consider when designing for mobile
The 80/20 rule was discovered by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto (1848 – 1923) who noticed two things: 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population and 20% of the pea pods in his garden contained 80% of the peas. Continue reading Quick facts
Researchers at MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory have found conversations outside of formal meetings are the most important factor that contributes to team success. Their research showed that the energy and engagement of these informal interactions accounts for one third of the differences in productivity between groups. Continue reading quick facts: The best teams communicate outside of formal meetings
Take away 99U has been winner of the Webby Award for best cultural blog two years in a row (2011-2012) and it is indeed a great site. In this talk hosted by 99U, Keith Yamashita shows the secrets ingredients to building great, functional teams. He says, to harness the potential of a team (or … Continue reading 99U: Keith Yamashita – The 3 Habits of Great Creative Teams
Technology today allows companies to turn to their audiences’ experience instead of focusing on functional challenges. Today, elements such as computing speed or storage are sufficiently available and there is no need to spend a huge amount of resources to improve these. Efforts can now go into other areas, such as orchestrating customer experiences. The … Continue reading The end of the spec – long live the experience