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By Moisés Ribeiro

Introduction

Some good content on User Experience Design.

Moisés Ribeiro — information architecture manager at globo.com, Brazil.

1 Amazon Kindle’s “Time to Read” — Medium

Ode to a Microinteraction: Amazon Kindle's "Time to Read"Allan Chochinov, a design professor at SVA, used to have his students do an unusual project: design a solution for picking up dog poop. He called it the Dumbest Smartest Design Problem. One of the purposes of the exercise was this: if you're going to compete against an existing product in the

2 Managing assets across platforms Nieman Journalism Lab

The media business is at a crossroads. Print is threatened while growth is focused on digital, but operationally we're still not as integrated as we'd like - and that's getting in the way of revenue growth for our publications. To future-proof the legacy media business, we need to reinvent how we create and sell our products. For those of us

4 Google Can Now Tell You're Not a Robot With Just One Click

When Alan Turing first conceived of the Turing Test in 1947, he suggested that a computer program's resemblance to a human mind could be gauged by making it answer a series of questions written by an interrogator in another room. Jump forward about seven decades, and Google says it's now developed a Turing Test that can spot a bot by

5 Big Data Management is Information Architecture

The New York Times recently published an article titled "For Big-Data Scientists, 'Janitor Work' Is Key Hurdle to Insights," which described some of the many challenges of actually using the diverse data sets that make up the foundation of Big Data. The article is very interesting and gets to some key issues, which can be broken down into three categories:

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What is Steve Jobs's legacy? Here's one measure: since his death in 2011 from pancreatic cancer, the former Apple CEO has won 141 patents. That's more than most inventors win during their lifetimes. Jobs was closely involved in the details of many Apple products, and some of his inventions are still working their way through the U.S. Patent and Trademark

8 Designing for Large Screen Smartphones

As smartphones continue to get larger but our hands don't, what kinds of design solutions can ensure mobile interactions remain comfortable, quick, and easy on our thumbs? Here's a few options to consider... Designing for ThumbsIn his analysis of 1,333 observations of smartphones in use, Steven Hoober found about 75% of people rely on their thumb and 49% rely on

10 Designing for Ubiquitous Computing

Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, shares his perspectives on the premise that in this emerging world of ubiquitous computing, it is vital that devices, applications, and services are designed, from the start, by taking the other members of the ecosystem into account.

11 Usability Testing: Learning To Be Lean From Steve Krug

While lean usability testing may be the latest craze, usability pioneer Steve Krug has been working with this approach from almost 12 years, as I learned this past Wednesday during his presentation at the University of Toronto's iSchool.Author of the seminal book Don't Make Me Think from 2000, Steve Krug has done more than his fair share to promote the

12 Q&A with Jim Bankoff: Building collaboration, technology and products at Vox Media

Jim Bankoff is the chairman and chief executive officer of Vox Media, operator of seven digital brands including The Verge, SB Nation and Vox.com. In this edited transcript of our interview for the RJI Futures Lab update, Bankoff explains how Vox Media integrates functions that are often separated in traditional news organizations.

Added by Moisés Ribeiro: “systems thinking

15 Design futures 1: Creating systems not destinations - Inside Intercom

It's easy to forget but the internet is a comparatively young medium and we are only scratching at the surface of its potential. For all practical purposes the internet as we know it is just 20 years old. Consider how immature previous communications and media technologies were early in their development. The Guthenberg press was invented in 1450 but it

16 Material world: how Google discovered what software is made of

The next era of Google design is about software as substance "It is a sufficiently advanced form of paper as to be indistinguishable from magic." Matias Duarte, vice president of design at Google, is telling me about the central principle of Material Design. It's the unifying metaphor behind Google's new design direction, providing a unified set of physics and rules

17 Context Design: How to Seize the 'Magic Moment'

Ami Ben David is the co-founder of EverythingMe. A seasoned veteran with experience as a founder, an executive and a VC, Ami is in charge of EverythingMe's marketing and strategy. Following my first piece contextual mobile product design, I want to talk about designing mobile products in an environment of uncertainty. After all, if context is about understanding and anticipating

18 Google made a self-driving car, and it doesn't have a steering wheel

Google today announced its own design for self-driving cars, which will drive people around without a steering wheel or pedals. It's the latest project from Google X, the company's skunkworks group headed by Google co-founder Sergey Brin. Two people, no driversThe company has already shown off its own self-driving technology, which retrofits existing vehicles made by Toyota and Lexus. However

19 A internet das coisas e a volta às origens em UX

Passamos anos desenhando para web no desktop. Acompanhamos a evolução de hardware dos computadores pessoais e celebramos juntos quando descobrimos que a maioria dos usuários tinha deixado de usar resolução de tela de 800x600 e passado a usar 1024x768. Trememos de emoção com tantos pixels a mais. Vimos o crescimento na adoção dos laptops e das telas mais largas ainda.

20 The Future of Facebook May Not Say 'Facebook'

In the two years since its rocky initial public offering, Facebook has become a strong business that regularly releases financial results that set investors' hearts aflutter. Despite every hipster prediction otherwise, the company's user base keeps growing, and nearly a fifth of the time that Americans spend on their smartphones is spent on Facebook. That surpasses the amount of time

22 Design Can Drive Exceptional Returns for Shareholders

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Added by Moisés Ribeiro: “It's about concepting things differently on UX design.

23 The Z-Axis: Designing for the Future

Issue № 393by Published in Wren LanierGraphic Design · For years we've thought about the web as a two-dimensional space filled with pages that sit side by side on a flat, infinite plane. But as the devices we design for take on an increasingly diverse array of shapes and sizes, we should embrace new ways of designing up and down.

24 List Beats Grid: Linear Feeds Perform Two to Three Times Better Than Grids

Many content-centric products have been moving to a magazine or card style layout, popularized by apps like Flipboard and Pinterest. Both Flipboard and Pinterest are beautifully designed products, but our studies indicate multi-item-per-row grid layouts deliver inferior results to single-item-per-row list layouts for our particular design problem. These relative results may be unique to us, but we nevertheless publish them

25 The Evolution of Automated Breaking News Stories

A Google engineer has developed an algorithm that spots breaking news stories on the Web and illustrates them with pictures. And it is now filing its first stories on Twitter. Breaking news stories are one of the driving forces for online media. So the ability to automatically spot interesting or important new events that are happening now is hugely valuable.

27 Layout in Flipboard for Web and Windows - Flipboard Engineering

At Flipboard, we are working hard to build the world's best personal magazine-a magazine made just for you, filled with the stories you care about most. Magazine layout design plays a key role in telling those stories. Good layout design frames a story and impacts how you are informed by the content. For example, in the hallways of Sports Illustrated,

29 Apple Designer Jonathan Ive Gives Rare, Remarkable Interview | TIME

'Hello. Thanks for Coming' We use Jonathan Ive's products to help us to eat, drink and sleep, to work, travel, relax, read, listen and watch, to shop, chat, date and have sex. Many of us spend more time with his screens than with our families. Some of us like his screens more than our families. For years, Ive's natural shyness,

Added by Moisés Ribeiro: “a little of the process behind designing Facebook Paper

30 Facebook Paper Has Forever Changed the Way We Build Mobile Apps

Mike Matas was sitting on an L-shaped couch inside one of the largest offices at Facebook, holding an iPhone that plugged into a Mac laptop through a long, black cord. It was the early afternoon, and he was surrounded by several Facebook colleagues, including Chris Cox, who oversees the development of new products at the social networking giant as one

Added by Moisés Ribeiro: “Some thoughts on applying tests at Facebook.

31 Secrets From Facebook's Mobile UX Testing Team

Nate Bolt wrote the book on remote user experience testing. Unlike traditional in-person UX research, which is done in a lab setting with cameras and one-way mirrors, remote testing leverages the power of the Internet and screen sharing to catch people in the moment before they complete a task, getting feedback from them at the moment it actually matters. Bolt's

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