The best ideas come from finding something you do all the time, realize you do...– Go to Home
What reading Tufte won’t teach you: Interface... →
It’s much easier to recognize more “outbound” activities like brainstorming,...– Ever Notice?: Gain: AIGA Journal of Business and Design: Design & Business: AIGA
A factoid to gladden your heart
magicmolly: From GOOD Magazine: Authorities at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam have etched the image of a black housefly into each urinal. It seems that men do not normally pay much attention to where they aim, which can create a bit of a mess. But if you give them a target, they can’t help but try to hit it. Similar designs have been implemented in urinals around the world, including mini...
What is the task of the UI designer? To make UI disappear.– Aza’s Thoughts » “Not The User’s Fault” Manifesto
drunk tumbling = drumbling?
A hundred years ago, the electric telegraph made possible - indeed, inevitable -...– If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger, There’d Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats: Relevant Quote #94
Don Norman's The Psychology of Waiting Lines... →
I suggest eight design principles, starting with the “emotions dominate” and ending with the principle that “memory of an event is more important than the experience.” (via danw)
Asking ugly women to come to Mount Isa is just the mayor’s attempt to get them...– Mayor to Ugly Women: I Was Just Trying to Up Your Market Value - Freakonomics - Opinion - New York Times Blog
All too often in service experiences, we feel that the employee is working to a...– Work•Play•Experience: Improvised solutions impress customers more
On the web, we’re making the same transition from classical to jazz. We’re...– Adactio: Journal—The Framework Age
new and inventive ways to buckle and squirm under its self-imposed constraints.– End Hits | The A.V. Club
Readers learn, remember, and resent when links on a certain site tend to be a...– Daring Fireball Linked List: Is Linking to Yourself the Future of the Web?
The NBA league office has forbidden American basketball clubs from negotiating...– Press TV - NBA clubs banned from signing Haddadi
And so the 99-cent store marketing plan — which could not be simpler — is...– The Cost of Retail Survival - 99¢. Or Maybe 99¢ Plus. - NYTimes.com
Google is the perfect real-world memory aid for students. It makes it easy to...– Made to Stick (via azspot)
Bad design is where the customer thinks it’s their fault that something doesn’t...– David Kelley, IDEO (via objectified) (via corwood) (via kevintwohy)
Map of the Day from National Geographic Magazine →
Thinking and Communicating with Pictures →
brandonmullins: An excellent article here on the power of simple visuals as an effective communications tool. “The most famous business napkin is the route map of Southwest Airlines. When businessman Rollin King and lawyer Herb Kelleher sat down in 1967 in the St. Anthony’s Club in San Antonio, their intent was to drink to the successful closing of King’s previous airline. Instead, King...
The really interesting result we’re seeing across multiple studies is that these...– What I Learned Today - Thin is (Still) In
Giving one’s audience, caffeine (known in the chemistry community as...– Getting What You Want: A Q&A With the Authors of Yes! - Freakonomics - Opinion - New York Times Blog