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.
Interested in training your UX skills? You want to learn from the heavy weights in the field? Then 2014 is your year. From March 31 to April 4, Amsterdam will be the location for Usability Week Amsterdam. Usability Week is organized by the Nielsen Norman Group (founded by Don Norman and Jakob Nielsen), which since … Continue reading Best UX events 2014: Usability Week Amsterdam
Systems are often designed so users have to stretch their thinking to understand a complicated machine logic rather than the other way around. Some of the most important concepts in HCI which help Ux designers to deal with this problem are mental models. Here are the definitions: An implementation model is the way of how a … Continue reading How to align with your users’ mental model
There is a fine line to walk when designing with simplicity as goal. Products should be simple to use but as it turns out too simple gets rejected by people for different reasons. First, it takes away the sense of control we strive for. As Don Norman writes: Would you pay more money for a … Continue reading Simplicity is not about LESS… it’s about BETTER