Author Archives: Jurian Baas

Jurian Baas

Interested in usability, UX, philosophy, cognitive psychology and the social implications of modern science and technology. I love going to indie concerts and movies. Follow the author on Twitter
Usabilla UX Tweet Scoop – Week 9 of 2012 Links

Usabilla UX Tweet Scoop – Week 9 of 2012

Announcing Usabilla Discover Announcements

Announcing Usabilla Discover

Every designer we know has a scattered selection of images, Evernote clippings, or bookmarks of inspirational design elements. We think collecting and curating UI elements on webpages can be much better and easier. That’s why we are happy to announce Usabilla Discover.

Usabilla Discover allows you to collect and curate UI elements, build and share your own UI library with HTML snippets (not just images) and follow other users for inspiration. Because every element is categorized and tagged, filtering is easy and powerful. For example, see positively rated headers by all users, or Yoeri’s favorite menus. You can also create and share your own lists with discoveries: see Paul’s quickly growing list overview, or my list of the best discoveries of the week.

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Thinking About Design, Fast and Slow Theory

Thinking About Design, Fast and Slow

The premise of Daniel Kahneman’s book Thinking, Fast and Slow is that we employ two very different ways of thinking. The book is very dense, and a highly recommended read. Kahneman says that the main goal of his book is to arm people with a better vocabulary about thinking, which in turn allows them to understand our biases, decisions and behavior better. While that is great for everyone, I think it’s especially valuable for designers. It lets you see that most of the time, there is no ‘one’ user, but one with multiple modes of thinking. Most good designers have observed their users interacting with their products multiple times. Insights from this book let you put more weight on these observations.
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The Future of Customer Interaction Tools Design

The Future of Customer Interaction Tools

Because we offer Software as a Service, we need to keep clients happy month after month. A renewed membership is just as important to us as spreading the gospel of easy design feedback to people who haven’t heard of us. If we want our customers to love our service, we have to focus on the UX of long-term relationships. This is what we want to achieve, interaction by interaction:
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Usabilla UX Tweet Scoop – Week 7 of 2012 Links

Usabilla UX Tweet Scoop – Week 7 of 2012

Best links this week:

Usabilla UX Tweet Scoop – Week 5 of 2012 Links

Usabilla UX Tweet Scoop – Week 5 of 2012

Stuff we liked this week:

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