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Design

“You can’t have USER experience without involving users”

I love this so much Its been liked, bookmarked and saved here. Thank you Kayla. You can’t have USER experience without involving users. Imagine if other roles were treated like UX: “What is the data telling us?” Data analysis – “umm, well… we don’t have any data so I’m not sure” “But isn’t that your […]

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Design

“It’s an error that makes good design look far easier and more replicable than it really is.”

“UX proponents tell tall tales about how good design really takes place. Bottom-up, evidentiary design implies that the designer is ultimately unnecessary, a mere facilitator who draws out a solution from the collective… And top-down, genius design becomes indistinguishable from salesmanship. As a result, design dissolves into other, more established disciplines like business intelligence, product […]

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Product design

Stan app dead end for curious new customers

I’m looking forward to seeing what Stan, Presto, and of course Netflix have to offer avid Australian movie and TV watchers like myself. I’m a ripe candidate for all of these new services: I don’t subscribe to Foxtel (can’t get cable at home), I haven’t bothered to bypass geo-location blocks to access US Netflix, I […]

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The internet the world

Half baited

Noticing a missing word in this click bait title made me laugh. Guess I was half baited. Just goes to show how formulaic this stuff all is and how quickly it’s churned out.      

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Miscellaneous

Someone tell Add This that Posterous is dead already

Why do references to dead social networks linger, and why don’t service providers quietly retire them for us?

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The Work Experience

Discrimination and getting your break in IT

I was a little heartbroken this week after meeting a taxi driver and a stage rigger who had both retrained in IT — for no job outcome. The taxi driver, a young immigrant has studied a Masters of IT from Queensland University. He said that course was so general that it left him qualified in nothing. […]