Writing of the week
When designing a toothbrush, Dieter Ram spent weeks thinking about an experiment with a ratio of handle to bristles, the width of the handle, the number of cells... but this huge amount of work is nowhere obvious in a final product.
Ram has modesty as a person, although originally trained as an architect and carpenter, he wanted to make products that would improve people's lives, rather than design spectacular products to promote his own glory and ego.
The products he designed are embedded in modesty, they are not trying to attract your attention for no reason, they are happy to sit in the background and get the job done. Such modesty is due to a lack of anxiety about being ignored.
Articles & Ideas
User experience research has many methods. Some methods, such as usability testing, are used frequently and have been around for decades. Other, more recent additions, such as click testing, are useful variations on existing methods. MeasuringU
A well-documented, collaborative internal onboarding process enables new UX professionals to immediately recognize their impact within the organization and improves employee retention. Rachel Krause
I discovered Greg Hoffman’s ‘Emotion by Design’ through the Diary of a CEO podcast. As a designer, I was absolutely hooked to the insights Greg brought to the table from his time at Nike as a creative leader. Steffan Morris Hernandez
K-pop’s private messaging apps’ psychological and emotional UX tactics are building an unprecedented digital communication experience between fans and artists. Lillian Yang
A comprehensive guide to doing UX research. user interviews
“Address Line 2” form fields — where users add an apartment number, suite, or other “secondary” address information — will typically only be used by a minority of users. Baymard Institute
While challenging to do right, a card sort study is the best starting point for generating a user-centered information architecture. Here’s the 12-step process we used for a Fortune 500 content hub — and the challenges we overcame. John Nicholson
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