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interaction design
…or: understand not only the user needs but also the business goal before making up your interaction designer mind. Working as an interaction designer means being a translator and understanding as well as combining different motivations from people with a different point of view. We know that by heart: you have to understand the problem,...
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Gamification – that is not just an important buzzword for the game industry but it relates to almost every interactive product. When I first got in touch with Usability I learned about the standards and norms, the heuristics and the measurable goals. In order to call something a “usable” product requires that the product is...
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Ubiquitious computing should rather be called ubiquitous sensors: the digital interactions are being integrated more and more in our daily life – not just on screens, but in little sensors that we can interact and carry around with us. That means we need to deal with more and more complexity and interfaces don’t just need...
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  A more holistic view on user experience. I have to admit that I do get stucked sometimes by focusing on technical constraints and interfaces. This video is a good reminder to look at problems with a very broad point of view.
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Good UI
Lovely newsletter about UI ideas: Jakub Linowski (author of the Wireframes Magazine) is presenting practical tips and new ideas on making user interfaces easier to use and improve conversion rates. Updates should come on a monthly basis. Find out more about Good UI.  
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Recently a colleague of mine asked me about the difference between a wireframe and prototype. Which got me thinking: how would I call most of my deliverables? where do I draw the line – and how detailed does a wireframe really need to be? The terms are often used interchangeable, but there is a difference...
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trends 2013
The Belgian agency Prophets presented their annual view on the trends in interactive design. Although I am not a big fan of “trends” (if something is defined as a “trend” it is most often already mainstream or not a trend anymore, as trends are based on retrospections), I really like their slideshare. Some of the topics are:...
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Social media placement
Social media and sharing of information is becoming more and more a “standard” in most of my projects. The client wants to make his content “sharable” – so he wants to have some nice little social media icons on his website. Usually these icons are being placed either above or below the content. I just...
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