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User Experience News

Here’s a collection of user interface news, as aggregated by AllTop. I take no responsibility for the content, but it’s usually very good.

Egg Hunt

This morning Laura and I took our daughter to an Easter egg hunt here in Bloomington, IL, where we’re visiting family. She’s in the center, below, with the basket. When the organizers yelled “Go!” all of the kids started their mad scramble and it occurred to me that this is all just training for Black…

Record Store Day and the Vinyl Comeback

The New York Times provides some background on the annual event for independent record shops: Though a promotional event, Record Day underscores the mini-renaissance of vinyl. As recently as 2008, only 2.9 million LPs were sold in the United States, representing about 0.7 percent of annual album sales, according to the Recording Industry Association of…

Hot Links!

AS AN EVENT APART Seattle closes, and we prepare for a sold-out Boston show, we want to share some of the helpful reviews, summaries, notes, and web links that An Event Apart Seattle inspired. Please enjoy: Hot Links From An Event Apart Seattle.

The Practice

Typekit Practice is a fine new typography resource. Congrats & thanks @nicewebtype @typekit ! http://t.co/LncTpApUku pic.twitter.com/AVntKX6Ntn — Jeffrey Zeldman (@zeldman) April 18, 2014

Slow Motion Collisions

I have some good news and some bad news. First, the good news. Next Wednesday evening in New York City, I’m hosting a panel discussion called “Slow Motion Collisions: How Digital Design Careers Evolve” for AIGA/NY. I’ll be joined on stage by Justin Van Slembrouck of Digg, Jill Nussbaum of The Barbarian Group, Cemre Güngör…

Make Collaboration Happen, a Virtual Seminar with EightShapes’ Dan Brown

Happy, productive teams may seem like a pipe dream to those who believe all designers are divas, project managers rush timelines, and bosses (or clients) expect the impossible. Dan Brown’s team at EightShapes has adopted behaviors, making their work transparent and effective. In Make Collaboration Happen, he’ll show you how he’s distilled these behaviors into a […]

Are Magazine Apps Dead?

Magazine industry veteran Robert Newman posed this question to several influential people working at the intersection of digital media and print magazines. The results are very insightful. Here’s a sampling: Josh Klenert, Executive Director in the Digital Customer Experience team for JPMorgan Chase: A lot of what was done in wave 1 of app magazines…

On the Trail with Wylie Dufresne

Reprinted from Lucky Peach Magazine over at Medium: comics artist Lisa Hanawalt followed famed New York chef Wylie Dufresne for a day and documented her experience in drawings and notes. It’s an amusing piece and worth a look. Though it originated in print, it strikes me that this flavor of illustrated journalism has a lot…

Ahava Leibtag – Content: Messaging and Marketing

The goal of any site is to have great, compelling content. But what constitutes great content? How is the success of a blog post or a video measured? How can you be sure the time and effort put into crafting your content is providing an adequate return on investment?

Lovely small desks

A little workspace somewhere in your house that doesn't take up that much space and isn't too bad on the eyes. Impossible? With a bit of detective work chances are high that you'll find something that fits both needs. Below you'll find a selection of small desks that I wouldn't mind putting in my living room.

Minimal Wall Desk (Rift Oak)

The first one is a minimalist floating Wall Desk designed by Dario Antonioni that mounts easily to any wall type (wood studs, sheet metal studs, concrete, brick) to create a multi-use desk or display shelf.

DEX desk

DEX Desk is a refined, compact en minimalist desk that fits anywhere at home. The structural frame consists of two horizontal cross shapes of solid wood and a drawer unit.


If you have a laptop and hate cable clutter this is your desk. It's called StudioDesk by Bluelounge. All peripherals and excess cables are hidden just under the sliding desktop surface.

Copenhagen by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Hay is always on my radar and most of the time they don't disappoint. These two desks called Copenhague desk CPH90 and Copenhague moulded plywood desk CPH190 are originally designed by the Bouroullec's for the redesigned University of Copenhagen.

Hyppolite by Hartô

Hyppolite is designed by Florence Watine for Hartô. Its small size and its geometric shape enables Hyppolite to fit everywhere! The bottom part is customizable in a wide range of colors which I like.

Nelson Swag Leg Desk

The oldest desk in this post as it was originally introduced in 1958. That doesn't mean that the Nelson Swag Leg Desk isn't modern though as it sized perfectly for a laptop, MP3 dock, and iPad. It makes efficient use of space and fits easily into your home office, kitchen, family room, or main living area.

Bermuda desk

Small desk called Bermuda desk that shares its design with the Bermuda Table from Asplund. Small desk that has a cut out and cable trench, ideal for computer cords and desk lamps.

Tati desk

Another beautiful desk from Asplund is the Tati desk designed by Mats Broberg & Johan Ridderstråle. This small desk with a drawer is designed to fit in a bedroom, small home office or hotel room. The desk frame in lacquered metal comes in colors of white or storm grey with a desktop in laminate, lacquered, oak veneer.


Designer Thibault Desombre didn't bother with symmetry when asymmetry is even cooler. Calling it a "poetic approach to the workspace". The Litho desk by Ligne Roset has enough character with its angled desk top to be an attention-getter.

Orson desk

The Orson desk is designed by Matthew Hilton and made in Portugal by De La Espada. It's made in rich hardwood and cast iron. Three solid wood drawers with dovetail joinery provide ample storage for desk accessories, while three small compartments at the back of the desk provide an efficient and attractive cable management system. There are also accessories available that match the design of the desk. There is also a compact version.

Vision workstation

Vision elements are a set of building blocks from Pastoe where you decide what goes where. That makes it very interesting and inspiring. The Vision workstation is just one element of those building blocks that can be used as a desk. A flexible object for the home that creates a nice synergy between work and play.

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