“I Draw Pictures All Day” / Smashing Magazine
Having just completed a workshop on graphic facilitation and notetaking with the awesome Ink Factory (more on this coming soon!), this post on the value of doodling feels as relevant as ever.
Designing for Device Orientation: From Portrait to Landscape / Smashing Magazine
A reminder about the importance of device orientation design and how it can be leveraged to create better user experiences. Considering different types of orientation patterns (and how they can add value or enhance interaction), understanding context of use, and ensuring users are aware of secondary interfaces are good opportunities to augment the functionality of the accelerometer to compensate for small screen sizes and create even more engaging interactions.
How technological advances continue to make it quicker to make real things. Certainly visible in UX, as tools and libraries have made it exponentially faster to prototype and test ideas in a more tangible format.
Everything in its Right Pace / A List Apart
On prioritizing value over volume, scarcity and craft on the Internet, and the need to step back from the everything-all-the-time model. Like the Slow Web, some very interesting points for the future of tech product design.
Remaking the DeLorean as an electric car. And yeah, it goes over 88mph.
Collaborative list-making; “Start a list that interests you or pertains to a subject relevant to your work, share it on Twitter, and watch the magic happen. It is constantly evolving.”