Generic Work Process - v1.0
Design Decisions: The new Highrise signup chart - (37signals)
A couple weeks ago we launched the new Highrise marketing site. We’re still iterating that design post-launch, and we have a big post brewing about that design process, but today I wanted to share some of the iterations we explored for the new signup chart.
A couple weeks ago we launched the new Highrise marketing site. We’re still iterating that design post-launch, and we have a big post brewing about that design process, but today I wanted to share some of the iterations we explored for the new signup chart.
Walks through a few iterations of the Highrise conversion page, with interesting discussion illustrating some of the design decisions made.
Как и почему сделали новую версию.Seth's Blog: What are you good at?
Difference between Content and Process
As you consider marketing yourself for your next gig, consider the difference between process and content.
As you consider marketing yourself for your next gig, consider the difference between process and content. Content is domain knowledge. People you know or skills you've developed. Playing the piano or writing copy about furniture sales. A rolodex of movers in a given industry, or your ability to compute stress ratios in your head. Domain knowledge is important, but it's (often) easily learnable. Process, on the other hand, refers to the emotional intelligence skills you have about managing projects, visualizing success, persuading other people of your point of view, dealing with multiple priorities, etc. This stuff is insanely valuable and hard to learn. Unfortunately, it's usually overlooked by headhunters and HR folks, partly because it's hard to accredit or check off in a database.Apple's design process - BusinessWeek
Interesting presentation at SXSW from Michael Lopp, senior engineering manager at Apple, who tried to assess how Apple can ‘get’ design when so many other companies try and fail. After describing Apple’s process of delivering consumers with a succession of presents (“really good ideas wrapped up in other really good ideas” — in other words, great software in fabulous hardware in beautiful packaging), he asked the question many have asked in their time: “How the f*ck do you do that?”logo design processes and logo inspiration | Hein Maas - Freelance Graphic/Web Designer
logo design processes and logo inspiration
logo design processes and logo inspiration | Hein Maas - Freelance Graphic/Web Designer - http://www.heinmaas.com/2009/02/logo-design-processes-and-logo-inspiration/BBC NEWS | Business | Inside a frozen pizza factory
Wo die Pizza herkommt...
While many retailers are feeling the pinch, the food industry is prospering with convenience food proving to be a popular item for many families who are eating out less than before. Two factories in the Irish Republic produce more than 150 million frozen pizzas a year.
i love the tomato sauce paint ball gun and the pepperoni slicer
Industrial Manufacturing process of frozen pizza...gross.
Et monument for menneskehetens fremmarsj.When Agile Projects Go Bad - CIO.com - Business Technology Leadership
agileLogo Design Process and Walkthrough for Vivid Ways
tut mainContinuous deployment in 5 easy steps - O'Reilly Radar
eployment script. At IMVU, we built a serious deployment script that incrementally deploys software machine-by-machine and monitors the health of the cluster and the business along the way so that it can do a fast-revert if something looks amiss. We call it a cluster immune system. But we didn’t start out that way. In fact, attempting to build a complex deployment system like that from scratch is a bad idea.
development deployment programming testing agileFaceOut Books
nice books binding
UPDATED EVERY MONDAY. This venue has been created to appreciate the practice of book cover design. This is not a blog to rip apart what we dislike—everyone has a different aesthetic. This is a blog about the challenges and outcomes
blog about book covers
book designRedesign Mozilla
I know this is a bit old but I never did tag it. Thought you may all like to know.The Logo Design Process From Start To Finish
In this article I will guide you through the process of creating the identity & logo design for one of my recent clients, UKE, offering insights into not only the thought process behind creating the logo but also the creation of the logo itself. Also keep an eye out in the May edition of Layers magazine for a feature on the UKE web site design.
logo design from start to finish...gud one.......
How to design a logo.12 Excellent And Useful Design Process Tutorials @ SmashingApps
12 Excellent And Useful Design Process Tutorials @ SmashingApps - http://www.smashingapps.com/2009/04/07/12-excellent-and-useful-design-process-tutorials.html
12 Excellent And Useful Design Process Tutorialsscottberkun.com » Top ten reasons managers become great
i find it so amazing that people can design fonts. my brain just doesn't work to that level of precision.
I remember clearly the day I was waiting for the 6 train at 33rd Street and Park Avenue in New York. I had taken pictures of type on the street for some time, but there was something here that caught my eye. There was a plastic sign on a door with letters and numbers routed out of plastic, and I noticed a couple of characters in particular: the way the 8 curved back into itself, the charming tail of the a. And then I realized that the lowercase e’s were all different. This had been done by hand and therefore wasn’t an existing typeface. I knew then that I could actually make this into a font.
Here's a captivating, personal article on I Love Typography about the design process of Jeremy Mickel's first commercially available typeface.
great typography article, about making your first font.
Look at the bottom for a list of USEFUl links. Too lazy to bookmark them all so just bookmarking this one post ...yeah, I know25 Text Batch Processing Tools Reviewed | Developer's Toolbox | Smashing Magazine
Text Batch Processing Tools Reviewed
smashingmagazine.com ??? a??????Improving the transition from paper to Photoshop | creative briefing
Paper prototyping is a great way for designers to plan sites. Still, many struggle with bringing their sketches to Photoshop. Here are 4 tips to help that transition.
Técnicas e exemplos de rascunhos de layout de sites em papel7 Ways to Build Trust on a Portfolio Site
7 Ways to Build Trust on a Portfolio SiteTen Ways to Stay On Top Of Your Work - Dumb Little Man
Dumb Little Man shares ideas to make the everyday person more productive in life. Expect to read tips on finance, saving money, business, and some DIY for the house.Involution Studios • Building a Digital Concept Car
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i dont know if i get this entirely but its pretty to look atMF Bliki: FlaccidScrum
What's happened is that they haven't paid enough attention to the internal quality of their software. If you make that mistake you'll soon find your productivity dragged down because it's much harder to add new features than you'd like. You've taken on a crippling TechnicalDebt and your scrum has gone weak at the knees. (And if you've been in a real scrum, you'll know that's a Bad Thing.)
"XPers often joke, with some justification, that Scrum is just XP without the technical practices that make it work."
Individuals and Interactions are more valuable than Processes and ToolsThe Evolution of a Website Design | Think Vitamin
Germ - thought you might enjoy this as much as I did
Last week I was presented with a design brief. It was to design and build a site to promote our new Stack Overflow DevDays event that’s happening this October. Ryan gave me a rough wireframe detailing the content that needed to be included. The layout and design was down to me. As usual I didn’t have a bloody clue where to start… and I didn’t have long to do it. The initial hope was that I get it all done in just over 2 days. So I thought it might be interesting to share with you the various stages of design the site went through before arriving at the finished design. Here’s the wireframe Ryan put together for me wireframe Ok so here goes. Stage 1 Stage 1 Stack Overflow DevDays is mainly gonna be a US tour + a gig in London. So I want a map or something to show where the dates are gonna be. I was going to use a flat map but decided a globe was cooler. I drew the globe based on one I bought from istockphoto.com (Note: Dates and cities shown in these designs were just provisionalWeb Design from the Gut - Articles - MIX Online
Nice article about the design process. Particularly like the feature wireframes; I've seen features written out for each page before, but never as a non-layout wireframe.
A walk through the real-world process of redesigning a major site. Great stuff.They Write the Right Stuff
Fast Company, Dec 2007
Writing code for the space shuttle.
Software engineering for the Space Shuttle
How NASA writes software: planned, persnickity, and perfect.How to Elevate Your Website Design Process and Results - Psdtuts+
This tutorial will guide you through the process and ideas behind the designing a professional website with a funky flair in Photoshop. The tutorial will read much like a "choose your own adventure" novel in the hopes it will encourage creativity and uniqueness in your design with a little advice and instruction along the way.16 Unveiled Logo Design Processes! | The Design Cubicle
16 logo processes unveiled by a few of my favorite colleagues, logo and graphic designers11 Steps of a Successful Logo Design Process | The Design Cubicle
Creating a successful logo step by step process
Successful Logo Design ProcessSvchost Process Analyzer - a svchost.exe file checker
Svchost Process Analyzer es una simple herramienta que se encarga de analizar el funcionamiento de este proceso y así revelar información detallada, como por ejemplo que servicio está haciendo uso del mismo. De esta forma sabrás que puedes terminar y que no sin causar ningún problema en el equipo
Svchost.exe is the most mysterious process in Windows XP/Vista. Svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs). The authentic svchost.exe file is located in C:\Windows\System32, but numerous viruses and trojans use the same file and process name to hide their activities.
$0 program that shows all svchost instances and checks the services they contain.
Svchost Process Analyzer lists all svchost instances and checks the services they contain. This makes it easy to uncover Svchost worms like the infamous Conficker worm.Dear Dustin Curtis | Dustin Curtis
But those of us who work in enterprise-level situations realize the momentum even a simple redesign must overcome, and not many, I’ll bet, are jumping on this same bandwagon. They know what it’s like. I'm referring to the new kind of brand, the one is formed by the entire experience of a customer's interaction. That experience gets branded into his or her memory and leaks into the buzz of modern culture. via Caitlin
UX guy reprints email and then attempts to address corporate culture issue; strong opinions follow but most compelling part is the insight from the AA.com UX guy himself (known as Mr. X) "But—and I guess here’s the thing I most wanted to get across—simply doing a home page redesign is a piece of cake. You want a redesign? I’ve got six of them in my archives. It only takes a few hours to put together a really good-looking one, as you demonstrated in your post. But doing the design isn’t the hard part, and I think that’s what a lot of outsiders don’t really get, probably because many of them actually do belong to small, just-get-it-done organizations. But those of us who work in enterprise-level situations realize the momentum even a simple redesign must overcome, and not many, I’ll bet, are jumping on this same bandwagon. They know what it’s like."
complain about a corporate website then get surprised to hear about how design under corporate politics work? hm.
"There's a common attribute that makes for good designers, good engineers, good employees, and good companies. For a long time, I couldn't figure out what it was. Was it practice? Was it skill? Was it innate ability? Turns out, it's none of those. It's taste."» Getting Design Approval: The Single Mockup Theory » fadtastic - a multi-author web design trends journal
Getting Design Approval:User Research for Personas and Other Audience Models :: UXmatters
“We always use a real person—someone we know personally—as the example user for each persona. It’ll be a friend or a friend of a friend, but it’s someone we can call and ask questions. That detail really helps make each persona more real and approachable to everyone on the team.”—Todd Zaki WarfelHow IMVU learned its way to $10M a year - Venture Hacks
article on managing a startup and growing rapidly adapting to what users want
Many founders believe that early stage startups are endeavors of execution. The customer is known, the product is known, and all we have to do is act. Eric takes a different approach. He believes that many early stage startups are labors of learning. The customer is unknown, the product is unknown, and startups must be built to learn.mikeash.com: Friday Q&A 2009-06-19: Mac OS X Process Memory Statistics
Welcome back to another Friday Q&A. Now that WWDC is behind us, I'm back on track to bring you more juicy highly-technical goodness. Maybe I can even get back to doing one a week.... This week I'm going to take André Pang's suggestion of discussing process memory statistics (the stuff you see in Activity Monitor or top) in Mac OS X. Memory Structure Before I can discuss what the stats mean, I first have to discuss just how memory actually works on a modern operating system. If you already know the difference between physical memory and virtual address space, understand how file mapping works, etc., then feel free to skip ahead. Ram, Memory, Activity Monitor.
Description of the memory management of OS X from the user perspectiveWalls Come Tumbling Down presentation slides and transcript | For A Beautiful Web
Walls Come Tumbling Down presentation slides and transcript It’s been one helluva busy, tiring but inspiring week, traveling first to speak at An Event Apart Boston, then, with Jeremy Keith and Jason Santa Maria onto London for @media2009. At both events, I presented Walls Come Tumbling Down. Here are the presentation slides and transcript
It’s been one helluva busy, tiring but inspiring week, traveling first to speak at An Event Apart Boston, then, with Jeremy Keith and Jason Santa Maria onto London for @media2009. At both events, I presented Walls Come Tumbling Down.
alpha-transparent PNG images are perfect when you're designing in a browser, particularly when you are experimenting with different color options.
"It's time to stop showing clients static design visuals" Damn right. All my personal projects have been designed along with the backend code, and they're of variable prettiness, but at least they work. I'm finding the more traditional model much, much harder to deal with these days.
designing in the browser? AMEN. Too right. About time that the outdated workflow detailed herein changes. It's old, it DOESN'T WORK, and it needs to be replaced.
For A Beautiful Web is a series of web design master class training workshops covering topics including visual design for the web, best-practice XHTML mark-up and CSS, Microformats and practical web accessibility design and techniques.画像で見るウェブデザインのプロセスいろいろ | DesignWalker
画像で見るウェブデザインのプロセスいろいろ | DesignWalkerHuman-Centered Design Toolkit - Case Studies - IDEO
Sitio con la metodología de IDEO !Increible¡bitquabit - The One in Which I Call Out Hacker News
No, you couldn't. Why programmers say this sort of thing, hilariously dissected.
Very interesting look at what`s really required to have a complete web app.
Good rant about how the little touches that make great things great are invisible to many engineers (and users). It's strange that he thinks that this blindness is peculiar to the open source community, though.
"Do you have five minutes? No. Why? Because I’m lying. It would take much longer than five minutes. That’s the eternal optimism of programmers."
Very good critique of the notion that a web app which at its core may just be an interface to a couple of database tables is a trivial thing that can be banged out in a few days. While it's possible to put up a basic front-end that quickly, all the extras that go on top of that to make a real, usable application take much, much longer. User interface matters.
why it's hard to clone a major s/w site (stackoverflow)
Nice article by Benjamin Pollack in the discussion about cloning Stack Overflow.ongoing · Test-Driven Heresy
article on test-driven development
As a profession, we do a lot more software maintenance than we do greenfield development. And it’s at the maintenance end where TDD really pays off. I’m starting to see lInformation Architects » Blog Archive » The Spectrum of User Experience (1)
iA is a strategic design agency in Tokyo, Japan. We analyze business goals and user needs, and develop interfaces that match.
number 1SlickMap CSS Demo
ThinkVitamin - Carsonified's blog about the webYou Can't Innovate Like Apple — Product Management Training, Product Marketing Training by Pragmatic Marketing
beschreibung, wie innovation bei apple funktioniert
When what you teach and develop every day has the title “Innovation” attached to it, you reach a point where you tire of hearing about Apple. Without question, nearly everyone believes the equation Apple = Innovation is a fundamental truth. Discover what makes them different. By Alain BreillattA List Apart: Articles: Erskine Design Redesign
Our main goals: to attract bigger and better projects—and thereby cement our business, see it through the downturn, and discover excellent growth opportunities. Our aim was not simply to increase inquiries, but to improve the quality of inquiries, and our internal inquiry workflow.The Content Conundrum - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design
Article by Christopher Detzi. As web designers and information architects, we often dismiss deep consideration of content when we design interactive experiences.
Finally, a conversation about content...
"It’s impossible to fully evaluate the effectiveness of a web experience without having the content represented and under the same microscope as the design"The Web Design Process Start to Finish - Freelance Web Design Belfast Northern Ireland - Lee Munroe
Portfolio of award winning web designer Lee Munroe. Specialising in creative web design and innovative web solutions for your business - The Web Design Process Start to Finish
Very useful overview of the design process - IN114
The Web Design Process Start to Finish
I’ve always found it interesting reading the design process of others (David Airey, Contrast, Brian Hoff). It’s good to have an insight into others work, to see if I can learn anything from their process but also for curiosity. So I’ve put together a break down of my design process, using a recent project as a real life example, Newsgroup Direct. Overview I was recently hired by Newsgroup Direct (NGD), a leading Usenet newsgroup service provider, to revamp their website, make it more modern and improve signups. Old Here is their previous design. Planning Planner The first thing that happens when I get an enquiry is I send the potential client a website planner. The website planner, a series of questions I have listed in a Word document, will gather requirements for the project. The key objectives of the planner: * Find out who the client is and what they do * Who their target market/user is * Who their competition is * What deliverables they want from me * TimRe: [git pull] drm-next
16 Logo Design Processes Of Top Logo Designers | Pixelactic
logo tutorialssuperf4 - Project Hosting on Google Code
There's a certain hierarchy to how you can close Windows apps, including the polite "File->Exit" menu option and the more thorough "End Process" in Windows' task manager. SuperF4, however, is like DDT for apps you want gone right away. What's the advantage over the reliable Task Manager method? For one, SuperF4, which resides in memory as a background application, is quicker to fire off, especially if your system is herky-jerky and getting to Task Manager is slow going. Secondly, it doesn't ask you to confirm that you really want to end this program or process—hit Ctrl+Alt+F4, and the currently focused program just gets terminated, no questions asked. Hit the Windows key and F4, and you get a familiar skull and crossbones icon to click on a specific app to kill out. Finally, the developer notes that his app actually pulls the plug on most apps, whereas Task Manager "only asks the program to quit, and lets it decide for itself what to do."18 Questions to Ask a Client Before Designing a Logo | Blake McCreary Design
18 questions to help on research for logo designing.Functioning Form - Design at Facebook
Facebook er godt design på sin egen skumle mådePwireframing: Paper Wireframing - mStoner - Blog
근데 꼭 이렇게까지 해야하나?
an article on how to wireframe using good old paper.7 Steps for Systematizing The Design & Build Process « Noupe
7 Steps for Systematizing The Design & Build ProcessA shorthand for designing UI flows - (37signals)
You’ll also notice there are two arrows pointing out from “Submit email matching a user account” under the “Forgot password screen.” That’s because two different screens result from that action! Yo
save15 Indispensable Virtues of Website Design for Serious Graphic Designers | Pixelactic
RT @DesignerDepot: 15 Indispensable Virtues of Website Design for Serious Graphic Designers: http://bit.ly/17nlVo [from http://twitter.com/RADIOLAcombr/statuses/3291337145]30 Professional Logo Design Processes Revealed | Creative Nerds
Logo Design Processes RevealedIntegrating Prototyping Into Your Design Process - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is one of the most subversive, provocative video games of recent years. It may also be one of the most important, not because of its content but because of how it is delivered.The Right Way To Kick Off A Web Design Strategy Client Call | The Blog of Joren Rapini
I have come to the conclusion, over the last three years, that working hard is overrated. This is an idea I have been kicking around for a while, but it was thrown into sharp relief by a blog post entitled The Only Alternative Is To Work Harder, by a gentleman named Paras Chapra over at Wingify. Paras and I have corresponded over email a few times, so I say as one analytics junkie to another: the notion that working longer hours is correlated to better business results is a pernicious social pathology.Case Study: NPR.org — AIGA | the professional association for design
A good read for designers and maybe even more for clients.All You Need to Know about Web Design Project Planning and Process | Woobzine
Having a keen understanding of Web Design Project Planning Process is unvaluable. With a clear organization, you'll be able to work better and more efficiently.
Disseny i planificació de websCarsonified » How to Understand Your Users with Personas
redesign เปลี่ยนจาก design เก่า เป็น design ใหม่A List Apart: Articles: The Myth of Usability Testing
Here are several tools that can be used with a heuristic evaluation to identify trouble spotsSystematizing the Graphic Design Process | Webdesigner Depot
The aim of this project is to create an ideal administration tool which can prevent running any application in Windows. The development process is divided into a series of stages, each of them being indicated in the roadmap section. The project is targeted at the corporate audience and, among other things, sets a goal to develop powerful features for remote administration of all domain computers at once. The project started on October 20, 2008.
I Will Teach You How To Be RichWordpress Website Design Process for IT-IS Ltd
Logo design is arguably one of the hardest parts of graphic design though with a little insider knowledge, you may find it’s not so difficult after all. By understanding what makes a “good” logo and the principles behind effective logo design you will be on the right track in no time. In this tutorial you will be guided through the logo design process, from initial brief right through to delivery while being given vital logo design tips along the way. For the sake of this tutorial we will be creating a fictional logo - for now I’ve gone with a logo that reflects the first and last letters of my name - J & C. Through the use of negative space and a few nifty Illustrator tricks we will combine these characters (J & C) to create an iconic logo design. At the end of the tutorial, you may find that your own initials can be used too.Agile User Experience Projects (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
Agile projects aren't yet fully user-driven, but new research shows that developers are actually more bullish on key user experience issues than UX people themselves.
http://www.useit.com/alertbox/agile-methods.html Agile projects aren't yet fully user-driven, but new research shows that developers are actually more bullish on key user experience issues than UX people themselves. # Separate design and development, and have the user interface team progress one step ahead of the implementation team. That way, when it comes time to build something, it's already been designed and tested. (And yes, you can do both in a week or two by using paper prototypes and discount user testing.) # Maintain a coherent vision of the user interface architecture. Create the initial vision during a "sprint zero" period — before any implementation has started — and maintain it through annual (or semi-annual) design vision sprints. You can't just design individual features; they have to fit together into a coherent whole — a whole that must be designed as well. Bottom-up user interface design equals a confused total user experience (the Linux syndrome).
Distributing your UX personnel doesn't mean you have to abandon all the benefits of having a centralized, specialized group. Often, a matrix structure provides a good compromise, making UX professionals part of individual projects on a day-to-day basis, but still offering some company-wide coordination.
Nothing new, but fun to throw at the suits - "Clearly, Agile is considerably better than the old Waterfall method. Good riddance to that one. However, the professionals in our new study still felt that Iterative Design was marginally better than Agile"cashto's blog : It's OK Not to Write Unit Tests
Critical discussion about unit tests. It's important not to dismiss his core argument, that unit testing isn't the only testing you should be doing.
Don't feel bad, it's okay not to write unit tests. But Unit Tests Work For Me! First, are you sure you're really unit testing? Unit testing is all about testing unitsindependent pieces of logic. According to Michael Feathers, a real unit test cannotAzure :: The Lazy Designer’s Guide to Success
FACETIOUSLY POSITIONING HIMSELF AS A "LAZY" DESIGNER, MICHAEL BIERUT, THE PROLIFIC FOUNDER OF DESIGN OBSERVER AND PARTNER AT PENTAGRAM’S NEW YORK OFFICE, SHARES HIS SEVEN STEPS TO SUCCESS.WorkInProgress
A blog that shows the process of creating comics pages from initial sketches to finished piece.User Experience Designer vs. Creative Director | UX Booth
Sometimes, as a strategist, I think I fill both roles. And I know I'm wrong about that.5 Pet Peeves Developers Have With Designers (and How to Avoid Them) | Webdesigner Depot
"Cats and dogs. Cain and Abel. Designers and developers. These are just a few of the great historical face-offs. Designers and developers often seem to come from different planets and have completely different brains. Developers want a website to work right, designers want it to look right. A few weeks ago, we explored the main pet peeves that web designers have with web developers, and suggested some solutions for them. Today, we will discuss the other side of the coin: the five most common gripes that developers have with designers."Web Design is Dead! Introducing a much improved web design process. - Web Designers London
9/1にロケットスタートからリリースされたサイト「nanapi [ナナピ] - ...Design View / Andy Rutledge - Where Wireframes Are Concerned
While there remain certain specific contexts where it is advisable to craft and present wireframe layouts for client evaluation and approval, this practice is often a really bad move and one made at the wrong moment in the design process, and for the wrong reasons. Wireframes can be useful, valuable artifacts for informing the designer’s process. But they often fail miserably as a first-step deliverable for clients.
Design View | Articles and opinion on design professionalism, technique and culture by Andy Rutledge
before you create a wireframe for client evaluation and approval, ask yourself: how will this help my client in the project process? Again, evaluate your answer carefully before you decide to craft a wireframe for your client’s evaluation …and before you commit to do so as a part of the project deliverables. Context matters.
Some good points here. Sometimes wireframes are necessary, but other times they get in the way.Downloads: Process Blocker is a Brick Wall for Unwanted Windows Processes
As noted in the instructions, Process Blocker runs as a system service, watching for certain processes and killing them off if it finds them running. The app won't provide you a list of background services or apps for selection, though—this is a text affair. If you look in your Task Manager (Control-Shift-Escape), or your super-charged Process ExplorerHijack: Get A Live IRB Prompt For Any Existing Ruby Process
Only requires that gdb be available on the box. No requiring libraries or listening on sockets to get the console. Rad.
Whoah, hot-swapping IRB prompt for running Ruby process.GTD and Evernote | darrencrawford.com
My 2nd Notebook is NEXT ACTIONS. As I process my INBOX I will tag the notes with the appropriate @CONTEXT. Currently I have settled on the following tags:Brainstorm #9 Logo Process | Abduzeedo - design inspiration and tutorials
En form för logoprocessTop 33 Best Logo Design Processes in 2009 | Logo Talks
An overview for designers and students over at Logo Talks of the best Logo Design processes which published in 2009. In this round up we have coolected 33 of the most popular Logo Design Processes from 2009.SitePoint » Vital Information For A Web Design Project Request Form
Some more good information on how to create good quality persona documentsHow wireframing makes your website designs better
e] I have many successfulGoogle design: The kids are alright « fox @ fury
Doug Bowman leaves Google: Comment
another ex-designer from google, a more tempered view of the politics
g heavily on the Google design process which, as he puts it, frequently puts data-driven design ahead of expert opinion.
Dear Google engineers and PMs: […] Please keep in mind that everyone has opinions on design, and that your UX professional has devoted years of their life to learning to separate their subjective opinions from their objective understanding about how the larger audience will interpret an interface.
Kevin Fox responds to Douglas Bowman's post regarding his reasons for leaving Google.Bargain Basement Usability Testing | Think Vitamin
If you think user testing is time consuming and expensive, ThinkVitamin.com will change your mind with their article on cheap, effective testing, allowing you to get back to designing for your audience.
Quotes from Steve Krug and Jakob NeilsenHow to find per-process I/O statistics on Linux at Xaprb
Stay curious!Gwaredd Space: Game Development in a Post-Agile World
this is a great articleJohnny Holland - It’s all about interaction » Blog Archive » Emerging a User Experience Strategy
"...I decided to ask some of today’s most exciting artists and creators what they do when the ideas aren’t flowing. I left the question fairly open ended and asked, What do you do to inspire your creativity when you find yourself in a rut? As expected, I was presented with an array of strategies, ranging from listening to Boards of Canada in a forest alone, to cooking up a storm (recipe provided) and waiting for the mind to clear."The Life Cycle of a Wireframe | Blog | Nick Finck | UX/IA Pro, Speaker, and Community Cultivator.
For those who are looking for my slides from the Puget Sound SIGCHI lecture and for those who missed it but are curious, here is my presentation. It focuses specifically on my personal process for creating wireframes. There are 4 parts to my process, each has a series of deliverables that feed into it and principals I try to keep in mind, the outcome is either a single or a series of IA deliverables. My overall strategy for IA is 3 step process; understanding the problem (note: not merely identifying the problem but really understanding it), find a solution (there may be more than one solution, but there is often only one right solution), and present the solution (a large part of your job as a IA is presenting your work so the client can understand the results).Bringing User Centered Design to the Agile Environment - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design
"UCD can be too documentation-heavy, isolated and risky but Agile needs help with defining requirements and concept development. How can Agile and user centric principles work together?"An exploration of the Basecamp Account (Upgrade/Billing) Screen
Excellent demonstration of the creative process while keeping in mind user-interaction/understanding and company branding/personality.
How stuff gets designed at Basecamp. I love the thought proces design the design: http://bit.ly/jcOUj [from http://twitter.com/charanjit/statuses/2794360472]Your Starter For Ten: 10 things never to leave out of a web design brief « Boagworld
There are numerous micro-stock websites that vector designers can design for and make consistent earnings through. Envato runs a few stock sites, such as
Good tutorial for NatJohnny Holland – It's all about interaction » Blog Archive » Creating Successful Style Guides
RT @FreelanceFolder Find The Perfect Image For Any Project In 5 Steps | Freelance Folder http://tinyurl.com/c6ukwm #delbm #images #photosgeewax.org | Agile git Workflow
#content #webdev #writing How to plan website contents http://to.ly/1pHl
Good info on content management process.Fabrica Workshops
Bruce Sterling lecture & interview from 2008. At the beginning of part 3 of the interview he shows (but apparently doesn't attribute) my "grown" letter D (the MDD logotype).
interesting, and dry witted discussion from bruce sterling on generative art and physical forms created using these methods that look and work in ways never seen before. processing and sturgeon's law get a particular mention. via danpaluska.Do’s and Don’ts of Usability Testing :: UXmatters
Ce qu'il faut faire et ne pas faire dans un test d'ergonomie - UXmatters http://bit.ly/aPlEaU #ergonomie
Do’s and Don’ts of Usability Testing
Testing with 10 to 12 participants tends to provide very little additional value over testing with 6 to 8 participants, despite the significantly increased cost of testing with more participants. Iterative usability testing also has the advantage of more easily fitting into agile development cycles.Seth's Blog: Sprint!
Seth's Blog: Sprint!
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Sprint! /Seth's Blog/ - The best way to overcome your fear of creativity, brainstorming, intelligent risk ... http://tinyurl.com/akjsof [from http://twitter.com/jorgefsb/statuses/1193019864]
"Hurry, we need to write a new script for our commercial... we have fifteen minutes."
Sprinting can be helpful, but its not sustainable.
How to get a lot done (both in terms of quantity and quality) in a relative short amount of time. Not something you can do all the time, but a good idea to do periodically.
You can't sprint every day but it's probably a good idea to regularly.12 Excellent And Useful Design Process Tutorials
8 tools that you can use for twitterWriting Decisions: Saving space without losing meaning - (37signals)
The first thing I do when I want to cut out some words is not read the original version. I just write a new one.
DETTE er copywriting av høg klasse og teksttrimming med riktig fokus: Kort og handlingsorientert, dvs selgande.
“I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” - Mark Twain An example of rewriting text to be shorter and more focused.SourceForge.net: processpriority » home
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Free task managing application Process Manager for Windows adds options to the global context menu for all applications—adding quick access to control running tasks. We've mentioned this application before, but it has since updated with more features including minimizing applications to the system tray, setting windows always on top, and assigning per-window transparency. Readers using Windows XP will also get extra features—the ability to completely hide a single window, or hide all windows except the current one behind the PMW tray icon—making this low-resource, portable application worth a look for anybody interested in better control over running processes. Process Manager for Windows is free and open source, available for Windows only.
Windowsのみ ： Windows用フリータスク管理アプリ『Process Manager』のオプションにすべてのアプリケーション向けのグローバルコンテキストメニューが追加され、起動しているタスクを制御するクイックアクセスが追加されました。 前にも米lifehackerで紹介しているのですが、それ以降にも更新されており、アプリを最小化しシステムトレイに格納する機能、常にウィンドウを表示させる機能、ウィンドウごとの透明度の割り当てなどが追加されてます。 特にWindow XPを使っている読者の方なら、ウィンドウをひとつだけ隠す設定、現在使用しているPMWトレイアイコンの裏にあるウィンドウ意外をすべて隠す機能、などが使え、低リソースで使えるポータブルアプリながらも、現在起動しているプロセスを制御することに関心のあるユーザ必見の便利ツールとなっていますよ。 『Process Manager』はWindows向けのオープンソースフリーソフト。Five Tips For Making Ideas Happen - Smashing Magazine
momentum, projects for yourselfGeeking with Greg: Jeff Dean keynote at WSDM 2009
Google Fellow Jeff Dean gave an excellent keynote talk at the recent WSDM 2009 conference that had tidbits on Google I had not heard before. Particularly impressive is Google's attention to detail on performance and their agility in deployment over the last decade.disambiguity » design by committee vs design by community (things we learned from the Drupal.org project)
disambiguity - pretty design pending
Design should never be democratic, and that's easier to accomplish in a community than in a committee.On Engineering and Design: An Open Letter - BusinessWeek
On Engineering and Design: An Open Letter Microsoft Research Principal Scientist Bill Buxton calls for engineers and user-experience designers to learn to appreciate one another21 Ways To Do Everything Better | Dumb Little Man
Here are 21 ways to assure quality in everything you do. See where you can apply a couple of these rules to your life. In a few weeks, review the impact.InfoQ: Recommended Agile Books
This post is a compilation of recommended Agile books by various Agilists. The recommendations try to cover the entire spectrum of process, people and technology related to Agile. The idea is to make the process of Agile adoption easier and fruitful.Downloads: Kill Tools Terminates Windows Processes With Ease
Kill Tools Terminates Windows Processes With Ease
Exclusive Lifehacker download for Windows only: Kill Tools terminates running processes from the keyboard with a set of hotkey-triggered kill functions that can kill windows by name, title, or more.
Exclusive Lifehacker download for Windows only: Kill Tools terminates running processes from the keyboard with a set of hotkey-triggered kill functions that can kill windows by name, title, or more. Once launched, Kill Tools can be triggered by using one of the built-in shortcut keys—you can kill the current window, everything but the current window, close other windows similar to the current window (useful for closing everything but the active Explorer window), or invoke a pop up dialog that will let you kill windows by name or title—plenty of control for controlling running processes. Right now, you can kill windows with your little finger combined with these keys: Included: Win+K: Immediately kill the current process. Win+Ctrl+K: Show kill process by Name dialog. Win+Alt+K: Show kill process by process by Window Title dialog. Ctrl+Alt+F4: Closes all windows but the active one. Ctrl+Alt+F3: Closes all other windows of the same type as the active window.
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Trust your programmers. They are not only engineers and craftsmen, but businessmen as well. They will know from experience what happens to client relationships when someone makes promises no one can keep.
Programming is a bit of mystery to people. It breeds a lot of distrust in an organization.
Actually the conclusion is 'Trust your programmers' just in case you were wondering
Code is invisible to everyone but the programmer. It’s like the magic that takes place behind the curtain. Any team has to just trust a programmer about what is and what isn’t doable. The best course of action, estimates, and progress updates are all subject to the programmer’s opinion. There’s plenty of Type A personalities that have trouble with this, but it goes deeper.LukeW | Gradual Engagement Boosts Twitter Sign-Ups by 29%
Rediseño de registro en twitter implicando más al usuario= aumento de nuevos usuarios
Gutes Praxisbeispiel für die Optimierung von Registrierungs-Prozessen. Besonders wichtig: Nutzer müssen so früh wie möglich einen Mehrwert für sich sehen, dann erst Daten eingeben. Twitter hat jetzt zwar mehr Formularschritte und längere Registrierungsdauer aber bessere Conversion
Twitter signup process walkthroughHow To Critique An Interface « Aza on Design
ial plot refer to the six dimensions and three components in detail to ensur
There are six dimensions and three components of experience the map should capture. These represent important reference points for features of the service design – e.g. how the service is found, who uses it, what they’re looking for, what information they use, who and what is of most help etc. By capturing these experiential aspects we ensure the customers’ voice is represented as the service is designed and implemented.How to Start Using Procedure Checklists for Flawless Task Execution - Routines - Lifehacker
En un interesantísimo artículo de Wired podemos ver como funciona Pixar y un resumen del largo proceso de varios años que ha llevado al estudio de animación a crear la tercera parte de la conocida película Toy Story.How the CIA define problems & plan solutions: The Phoenix Checklist « BBH Labs
Good for planning (and general common sense)Get More Done: 10 Tips for a More Productive Web Design Process - Noupe
2010-07-01, by Cameron Chapman, "Getting more done doesn’t have to lead to longer hours. All you need to do is maximize your productivity and efficiency in the time you want to spend working. The tips above can help you do just that. If you have other tips you’d like to share, please do so in the comments!"Get More Done: 10 Tips for a More Productive Web Design Process - Noupe
2010-07-01, by Cameron Chapman, "Getting more done doesn’t have to lead to longer hours. All you need to do is maximize your productivity and efficiency in the time you want to spend working. The tips above can help you do just that. If you have other tips you’d like to share, please do so in the comments!"