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.

An ethnographic introduction

A Simple Introduction to the Practice of Ethnography and Guide to Ethnographic Fieldnotes By Brian A. Hoey, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology, Marshall University Marshall University Digital Scholar (June 2014): 1-10 Abstract In this article, I will provide a simple introduction to the practice of ethnographic fieldwork and practical advice for writing fieldnotes. Ethnographic approaches, […]

Human-centered design toolkit by IDEO.org

HCDToolkitThe team at IDEO.org launched Design Kit — a “refresh” of its HCD Connect platform launched in 2011. It is a step-by-step guide to the elements of human-centered design, specifically adapted for NGOs and social enterprises working with low-income communities around the globe. The kit aims to empower individuals and organizations to become designers themselves […]

Origins of the Yankees’ Interlocking NY Logo

A 30 Sep item from The New York Times’ City Room blog reveals the origins of the Yankees’ world famous logo: It was designed by Tiffany & Co. as part of a silver shield-shaped Medal of Valor depicting a woman placing a laurel wreath on a policeman’s head. It also contained the by-now-familiar interlocking letters…

Hess Park

Hess Park

Delicate and strong!

via Mads Berg

Narrative - Davide Bonazzi

Narrative - Davide Bonazzi

Great color combo.

via designspiration

Jim Kalbach – Identifying a UX Design Strategy

The concept of strategy can be fuzzy at best. And the word strategy tends to hold a different meaning depending on who you’re talking to. Jim Kalbach says that strategy needs to show causality. He defines it as a hypothesis of a desired position, and a belief about how you’re going to succeed and overcome challenges.

Skater girl

Skater girl

Great usage of forms.

via Dylan Jones

Thorne Island

Thorne Island

Wonderful!

via Andy Lee

Tour de France Stage 3

Tour de France Stage 3

Poster celebrating the Tour de France visiting the UK.

via Neil Stevens

WirePrint

Wireframing 2.0 >>> Created by the Hasso Plattner Institute and Cornell University, WirePrint is "a low-fi fabrication technique that prints 3D models as wireframe previews":