A Reminder: Innovation and the Fear of Failure

Innovation is still a big word that everybody is striving for. Businesses feel the pressure to come up with new and “innovative” ideas. But how do we get there, how are we “innovative”, where is that button, that we need to push? I just got reminded that part of the answer is: facing your fears....
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Player Centered Design – 5 steps for Gamification

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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The New Golden Age for UI Design

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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Face recognition – suddenly we’re ubiquitious

I have to admit I kind of like the feature in so many digital photo applications that allow me to “tag” photos by names quite easily – due to the functionality of face recognition. Analyzing patterns and making meaning out of it – that’s great, isn’t it? But if you think it through, if you...
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The best interface is no interface

  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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Kim Goodwin has some practical tips for designers on how to balance  advocating for end users as well as helping our customers to achieve certain organizational goals. The article on boxesandarrows
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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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Templates for mockups (PSD files & actions)

Browser, desktop and mobile templates to present your mockups in a realistic environment. 40+ PSD files & actions for mockups
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Do something Good

Being passionate about user experience and interaction design I strive for technological solutions that feel more “human”. But even more: I love to bring people together – and technology can be very supportive in doing so. Currently I work on an idea for a side project that aims for strengthening neighbourly help.  Doing a little...
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