Data-Driven Design and UX: Mutually Exclusive?

Data-driven design sounds pretty self-explanatory on the surface: collecting data about activities  of users on a website and making key design decisions based on the insights garnered from these numbers. Using this data from web analytics to make design decisions can be a cheaper, automated, and potentially quicker way to know what users want. Or …

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Design Critique: Spotify Connect (Iphone/OS X Yosemite)

(source www.clubic.com)   Introduction to Spotify Connect Spotify Connect is a feature that is described by Spotify that allows the user to “Play Spotify through your speakers, laptop or TV, using the Spotify app as a remote.” Specifically, I am examining the ability to use the Spotify Iphone app as a remote to control the Spotify …

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What about GitHub?

Repo? Forking? Pushing? Pull request? Merged? We’ve all heard about Github, but unless you are a programmer, you probably don’t understand exactly what it is nor how it works. In simple terms, Github is a code sharing and publishing service that allows versioning, collaboration, access control, task management, wikis, bug reporting, and feature requests. The …

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Experience Design for Art Fairs

The beginning of March signals many things to different people: the welcome arrival of spring, NCAA March Madness, and the beginning of the MLB season. But for those who are participants and spectactors of the art world, March announces the beginning of international art fair season. According to Art Forum’s calendar listing for art fairs, …

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