This point was raised in a recent Slack conversation where we discussed whether UX designers should have portfolios:
When talking about recruiting for UX and asked about portfolios, the speaker said “all that tells me is that you are a UI designer who thinks they know about UX”
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A story about my residency at Nordkapp, interleaved with thoughts on how other designers could do something similar and why it’s valuable.
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This is my most popular tweet of all time: ‘Minimum Viable Product: Build a slice across, instead of one layer at a time’
The intention of the diagram is to show an alternative approach to MVP compared to the ‘traditional’ way of building products from the bottom up.
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I recently came across a very interesting book by Kent L. Norman called The Psychology of Menu Selection: Designing Cognitive Control at the Human/Computer Interface. The book focuses on menu selection in computer applications and “provides detailed theoretical and empirical information of interest to software designers and human/computer interaction specialists and researchers.”
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The original concept behind Tweetpond is News Pond, an ambient real-time visualisation of news headlines built in 2003. This post has been adapted from the original News Pond design documentation.
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