Clicking to another page causes what psychologists call “cognitive dissonance.” (Also known as “buyer’s remorse” or having “2nd thoughts.”)
Shortcuts doesn’t exist, opportunities do
Einstein was a great physicist but also a great philosopher and innovation thinker. Perhaps my favorite quote of his was about problem solving. When asked how he would spend his time if he was given an hour to solve a thorny problem, he said he’d spend 55 minutes defining the problem and alternatives and 5 minutes solving it. Which is exactly opposite of what the vast majority of executives today would do. Most of them would simply define a solution, implement it and have 15 minutes to spare for checking email. In many organizations we undervalue exploration, thinking, empathy for customer and needs, contemplation, stillness. We often need a “beginner’s mind” but that requires leaving behind the expert’s perspective.
Pinterest - add Drag and Drop feature for your image(pin) upload
This small upgrade is great for users, easier and faster adding new pins.
Result of adding this detail/feature will be better user engagement with your service and more $$$ for Pinterest team.
Just check how Flicker did it years ago
same goes for FB and others
Mobile behaviors - hover state
First time I ve experienced hover state on mobile was on Samsung Note using its pen and hovering above content on Flipboard app. It was positive experience.
Now its doable without a pen wich is more convenient. Please use it cleanly an with user in your mind, dont overuse it - this is mobile.
Mailbox app - is this tool for email power users
Mailbox app - nice & smart app, but I dont think its for email power users.
I feel like am constantly postponing/swipeing all emails for latter doings.
They could start with adding support for Gmail labels and content auto filtering like Altomail - maybe it would help.
Bottom line finally people realised that its time to fix / update email for new way of usage .. after this app check also Altomail.com its desktop email app with few nice solutions.
The New York Times is redesigning its Web site — move to right direction for sure ..
The New York Times is one more big brand going into right direction with new UxD.
Discovering, consuming(having positive experience) and interacting with content and advertising in peace is doable.
Finally Storytelling & Discovery experience is taking over the way people are consuming cross device online content. If you are in (reading) content business think about it what this approach can do for your visitors (clients). For starter they wont run away or get stressed, they will take time with it and do it slowly.
I remember first time I recognized this UxD (especially storytelling and discovery) on big scale content publication was on the Verge
It was if am not mistaken collaboration two great teams Vox media and great guys from Code and Theory.
— check work from both teams, what they did in last 2 - 3 years
it will take time to get perfect balance between consuming + interacting with content and advertising but we are moving toward it after years of doing it so wrong.
Take a look at NYT’s new article page: http://www.nytimes.com/marketing/prototype/
The Principles of grouping (or Gestalt laws of grouping) are a set of principles in psychology, first proposed by Gestalt psychologists to account for the observation that humans naturally perceive objects as organized patterns and objects
GEN Y IS CREATING ITS OWN SERVICE ECONOMY
Typography - Vertical Rhythm
“Space in typography is like time in music. It is infinitely divisible, but a few proportional intervals can be much more useful than a limitless choice of arbitrary quantities.”
So says the typographer Robert Bringhurst, and just as regular use of time provides rhythm in music, so regular use of space provides rhythm in typography, and without rhythm the listener, or the reader, becomes disorientated and lost”
This is one of most important key ingredients for good (responsive) web design on so many levels, explore and use it well.
Cigarettes and Coffee - Otis Redding (1966)