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Design: breaking the chains of habituation

June 14, 2015 | By Jim Stovall | Comments Off on Design: breaking the chains of habituation | Filed in: news.

Design is important, but not always for the reasons we believe. In the TED video below, Tony Fadell, the designer of the iPod, talks about the things that really make design something that innovators should pay attention to. Here are some of the points that Fadell makes: — Habituation – “We get used to things as • Read More »

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Website design: what the ACA designers missed, and KY got right

October 29, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Home, journalism, web journalism.

Jakob Neilsen’s Nielsen Norman Group, web design researchers, has a critique of the site that is as enlightening as it is devastating. There are lessons in it for all of us who work with the web. The critique is written by Jen Cardello and says the website broke 10 usability guideline the NNG preaches over and over again.

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