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Simplicity by Design: History of the London Tube Map

November 26, 2012 – 9:51 am | No Comment | 3,466 views
Simplicity by Design: History of the London Tube Map

Before 1933 London’s various underground lines had been laid out geographically over the roadway of a city map. Here is an example from 1919:

Harry Beck an English engineering draftsman at the …

Google Blockly – A Visual Programming Language

November 24, 2012 – 10:30 am | No Comment | 401 views
Google Blockly – A Visual Programming Language

Google Blockly is a visual programming language that allows you to easily combine blocks of logic and functionally.

Look at the Maze Demo to get an impression how it works (Note: It …

The ROI of User Experience

July 10, 2012 – 12:08 pm | No Comment | 397 views
The ROI of User Experience

In this short animated video Dr. Susan Weinschenk demonstrates how user centered design results in significant return on investment (ROI):
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Transcript:
User experience is the science and art of …

User Experience vs. User Interface

May 23, 2012 – 11:58 am | No Comment | 2,397 views
User Experience vs. User Interface

It is quite common for people, even inside software development teams to use the acronyms UX and UI as synonyms, but they are quite different. UX stands for “User Experience” while UI stands for “User …

The Metro Design Language

February 18, 2012 – 2:44 pm | One Comment | 2,127 views
The Metro Design Language

A couple years ago the Windows Phone design team realized that the design path that Windows Mobile was on was not sustainable and decided start afresh.

When given the chance for a …

How to Create Attractive, User Friendly Applications?

June 13, 2011 – 12:58 pm | No Comment | 5,967 views
How to Create Attractive, User Friendly Applications?

In this article I like to share my mental model about UI / UX development. It is all about creating attractive, user friendly applications. But in order to do this you need to understand attraction …