Wouter de Bres

Wouter de Bres

Designer • Co-founder Gibbon • Psychologist

@WdeB  •  wouterdebr.es

Wouter de Bres in The Hard Road to Simple Products

Stick to what's truly essential in you product. Don't get tempted to add all kind of features just because the sales guy likes that.

Half, Not Half-Assed

Beware of the "everything but the kitchen sink" approach to web app development. Throw in every decent idea that comes along and you'll just wind up with a half-assed version of your product. What you really want to do is build half a product that kicks ass.

Kurt Madsen in UX Primer

A list of suggestions and alternatives that will help when critiquing or analyzing your own (or others') design work. While the site focuses a lot on commercial websites, the concepts are applicable in many contexts.


A Good User Interface has high conversion rates and is easy to use. In other words, it's nice to both the business side as well as the people using it. Here is a running idea list which we discovered. And no, we are not done yet. We continue to learn about what makes user interfaces good by trying these ideas

Miranda Schenkel in Designing for Behavior Change

Unfortunately, too many companies build their products betting users will do what they should or have to do, instead of what they want to do. They fail to change behaviors because they neglect to make their services enjoyable for its own sake, often asking users to learn new, unfamiliar actions instead of making old routines easier.

Why Behavior Change Apps Don’t Work

Why Behavior Change Apps Don't WorkImagine walking into a busy mall when someone approaches you with an open hand. "Would you have some coins to take the bus, please?" he asks. But in this case, the person is not a panhandler. The beggar is a PhD. As part of a French study, researchers wanted to know if they could change

Petar Radošević in Great Mysteries of the World

Amazing story.

Dorothy Eady

Dorothy Louise Eady, also known as Omm Sety or Om Seti (16 January 1904 - 21 April 1981), was Keeper of the Abydos Temple of Seti I and draughtswoman for the Department of Egyptian Antiquities. She is especially well known for her belief that in a previous life she had been a priestess in Ancient Egypt, as well as her

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