Feb 19 2011


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Punch up Your Portfolio

Smashing Magazine has a stellar mini-guide on designing online portfolios. It’s filled with dos, dont’s, and links to dozens of additional articles on the topic. The article is dated 2008, but remains quite relevant. In addition to the expected professional tips, there’s a nice focus on usability. Check it out.

10 Usability Tips Based on Research Studies

Check out this fun, quick-read article from the folks at Six Revisions. Learn how an F-shaped pattern can improve the skimmability of your designs. Here’s a snippet: We hear plenty usability tips and techniques from an incalculable number of sources. Many of the ones we take seriously have sound logic, but it’s even more validating [...]

User Centered Design or Activity Centered Design

I recently started following some very interesting conversations on the IxDA discussion forum. One fiery debate about User Centered Design (UCD) Vs. Activity Centered Design (ACD) was great.  It seems to have been instigated in a large part by Donald Norman’s polemic against “Human Centered Design” (HCD) in favor of ACD. Jared Spool brought some [...]

And on the 8th day, there were information graphics.

Have you ever imagined what the Old Testament would look like if everyone had there own Facebook page? Dream no longer; Chris Harrison dropped a names data set into a WikiVis program so you can behold the most Holy of Multivariate Displays.

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