Zeke Franco

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I Hate Process. I Love Process. Slides from IXD12.

Presentation By Christina Persson & Joan Vermette.

As a designer, have you ever felt frustrated by having to break the creative process up into tiny task boxes that block the way to good design?

Have you ever felt frustrated by a lack of structure, leading to endless rework, crossed communication lines, and plain old wasted time?

There’s too much process in some cultures, and not enough in others. And we declare that we hate process or we love process, as though that were an immutable quality of our souls. But what do designers need?

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Why ‘Ok’ Buttons in Dialog Boxes Work Best on the Right - UX Movement

“Consistency” is a popular word used among designers. It’s also a popular excuse to use to not think deeply about the design problems users face. What’s the benefit of following a design convention, if one doesn’t know why that convention exists? How does one even know if a certain platform convention is right for users in the first place? What if a certain design convention is harmful to users? Should designers blindly follow it for the sake of consistency? Should bad design practices and lack of design understanding persist because designers want to resort to platform design consistency as the answer to every problem?

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JeffCroft.com: In 2012, let’s stop talking web design and start talking product design

The true beauty of any great digital product lies in the intersection between these various aspects. Without people understanding the big picture of how a modern web project works, from top to bottom, there is bound to be failure at these all-important integration points.

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