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because they are in crisis

by !undefined

“Why do I tell this story? Mostly because it’s an example of a problem that found a solution, rather than the other way around. But also because it illustrates why people require solutions in the first place: because they are in crisis.

Amy Chess, The User Experience of….Fixing Things

She brings up a good point here about empathy: that it’s the critical tool in the UX researcher or designer’s toolkit because she is not faced with the same motivation-generating crisis that the person on the other end of the problem is.

HELP WANTED: User Experience Researcher/Designer

by Rob Friesel

Job Type: Full-Time/Regular Job Level: Mid-Career (2+ years) Years of Experience: 10+ Years Level of Education: BA/BS/MA/PhD/MFA/DDS Job Description, a fast-growing VC-backed lean start-up, is seeking experienced, skilled, and passionate innovative interactive interface interaction designers who dive in head-first and seize challenging applications by the horns. We are looking for developers that blur the […]

Linkdump for May 3rd

by Rob Friesel

Google Web Fundamentals I see this and I can't help but think Could we please get WebPlatform Docs out of alpha before embarking on any new comprehensive resources? (tagged: WebPlatform Docs Web Fundamentals Google webdev documentation ) Programming Sucks Peter Welch: The human brain isn't particularly good at basic logic and now there's a whole […]

Linkdump for April 6th

by Rob Friesel

JDK8 + Facebook React: Rendering single page apps on the server August Lilleaas takes a look at using Java 8's Nashorn JavaScript engine to do some server-side rendering tricks with React components. (Bonus points for using Clojure, August…) While there are literally an infinite number of ways to solve some of the problems he's talking […]

Linkdump for December 2nd

by Rob Friesel

Creating Desktop Applications With node-webkit By Mike Cantelon, writing at the StrongLoop blog. This isn't the first time that node-webkit has come across my radar, but this is a good little intro for someone who hasn't heard of it before. (tagged: node-webkit Node.js JavaScript WebKit ) Offline First! This website is starting a discussion about […]

Linkdump for August 14th

by Rob Friesel

Why mobile web apps are slow Drew Crawford (Sealed Abstract) wrote this a few weeks ago and I finally (finally? finally!) got around to reading it start-to-finish. The best part about it is that (as he says in the first paragraph) his discussion is entirely fact-based. And where possible he is also illustrating his methods […]

Linkdump for July 8th

by Rob Friesel

Five Patterns to Help You Tame Asynchronous JavaScript Decent post by Jim Coward (writing for the blog) covering callbacks, the observer pattern, messaging, promises, and finite state machines — all as approaches to dealing with your async JavaScript. It's a decent read and is a fairly comprehensive survey. There is some nit-picking that can […]

Linkdump for April 22nd

by Rob Friesel

Agile in name only James Turner: In contrast, a company that’s agile in name only will cling to a distant release date and a laundry list of features, but still insist on short sprints and closing stories. (tagged: Agile ) shame.css Harry Roberts: You’d be forgiven for thinking the point of this whole exercise is […]

Linkdump for April 15th

by Rob Friesel

Simplifying For The Wrong Reasons At Meng To's blog. The writing is a little choppy in spots, but this post is thoughtful and the message rings loud and clear: simplifying your interfaces is great, when you're actually simplifying; but if you're not careful you wind up just making something that's sterile and/or confusing. This isn't […]

Linkdump for March 7th

by Rob Friesel

Breaking down Amazon’s mega dropdown Ben Kamens (bjk5) breaks down the technique behind Amazon's awesome new mega menu, and then how they implemented the same technique for the Khan Academy site. And then he open sources that solution as the jQuery-menu-aim plugin. Awesome stuff. Also (from the comments): don't miss even more of the theoretical […]