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Must-read User Interface Book? [closed]

I'm looking for a book that explains the basics of user interfaces and user experiences. I read Beautiful Visualization and Designing Interfaces from O'Reilly and I think they are very good. Can you ...
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Which are the best UI related blogs/sites? [closed]

This goes along the lines of the Must-read UI books. I haven't found too many blogs/sites that are aimed exclusively to this topic that are good resources for UI, so I hope you can recommend a few ...
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Advanced books on UX [closed]

What books would you recommend to someone who's been doing UX for several years (and read the intro books)? The subject can be UX or anything that makes you a better user experience/interface ...
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What resources do you use to find good color combinations? [closed]

My background is in web development, not UI design. I have no problem creating the layout and getting it pixel-perfect, but I can never figure out what colors to use and where. I have seen projects ...
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Thoughts on creating a portfolio?

I would like to put together an online portfolio for my UX work. However given that I work in-house on a single project, rather than for an agency, I'm wondering what I ought to include. Are videos ...
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What are the best IxD/UI Pattern libraries? [closed]

Quite a few question as about design patterns for x or y interface. Where are the best design pattern libraries?
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What techniques can I use to wireframe sites with responsive/fluid layouts?

How do you make wireframes for responsive or fluid layouts? Typical wireframing techniques are static and aren't well suited to showing how designs scale. What techniques exist to capture the dynamic ...
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Recommended UI / UX / IxD Master Studies? [closed]

I'm looking for recommendations for Master degree programs where I can learn UX / IxD, especially in Europe (but not limited, other people from other parts of the world could be interested in this ...
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11answers
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Recommended UX events and event news sources? [closed]

As ux professionals: what events do you make a point of attending? (whether for education, networking, etc) why? (what benefits do you feel you gain) what is your go-to source for finding out about ...
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What guidelines exist for designing UIs?

UI guidelines can be helpful to provide rules-of-thumb, or at least remind you of things to think about when designing a UI. What sets of guidelines exist?
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Do you know any comparative resources like mobile-patterns.com [closed]

Mari Sheibley is the lead designer of foursquare and has created this awesome site comparing mobile UI patterns - for example showing how a feed page looks in different applications, etc. I've found ...
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Should we worry about dial up users?

I am looking to design a site which is going to be fairly image heavy and a question came up about what should we do if the users access it through a a dial up or a really low speed internet ...
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Can we apply UX principles to non-computer 'interfaces'?

Is it possible to use UX principles and methods that we use when creating human-computer interfaces when we design other (not related with IT) products or services? Can we improve the interface of a ...
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3answers
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Graphic design resources [closed]

What resources would you suggest to start learning visual design from for someone well established in UX and interaction design up to the black-and-white wireframes level?
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Reference books for data visualisation and dashboard design [closed]

Please could you recommend some reference texts or other resources concerned with business data visualisation and dashboard design. There's Information Dashboard Design by Stephen Few on Amazon but ...
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UX & Usability resources for web? [closed]

I am interested in finding out about resources related to website usability and UX. Also, if the resources contain examples, that would be great.
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Resources for learning Gestalt principles

I've seen the Gestalt principles or laws referenced often when it comes to graphic design and even UI and UX. Is there some definitive guide, book or original research about this subject that I can ...
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UX, IXD audio podcasts to follow [closed]

What audio podcasts would you recommend on usabilty, information architecture, iteraction design? I listen to these: Boxes and arrows podcasts UIE podcasts Adaptive Path
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where to source images for personas [closed]

I've always used istockphoto to find images for personas but I'm finding it increasingly difficult to find 'real' looking people. I feel that the more real they look the more believable they are. But ...
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4answers
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Are there any online resources, such as courses/tutorials/blogs, about UI/UX sketching? [closed]

So, I've read Sketching User Experience by Bill Buxton and several blogs discussion how to start the ideation process in a good way with sketching. I've also read about different pens, such as Copic ...
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Where can I find further reading or background information on Amazon's UI design decisions?

Reading this question about the best e-commerce check out flow, I wondered, "What Would Amazon Do?" For instance regarding the check-out process, most people agree that you'd prefer an inline tip ...
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Recording website speed

Are there any excellent sites out there that evaluate a website's loading speed at different levels of Internet connection? I have used this site in the past but the information is out of date and I ...
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Great UX blogs - any “ultimate” collection you should know of? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which are the best UI related blogs/sites? Where do you find inspiration for user interface design for web applications? What are your preferred blogs and resources of ...
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Ideas for UX workshops? [closed]

I've recently been asked to come up with some ideas for workshops or activities that can be used with both internal and external clients to capture ideas and requirements and allow the project ...
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Alternative sites devoted to UI micro features

Little Big Details is a microblog that shows screenshots of various user-interfaces, highlighting the the "little" things that make a "big" difference. For example, the latest entry highlights a ...
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What blogs report on e-commerce UI / UX? [closed]

Ecommerce is a innovative sector in the areas of service, social media, and form design. I wonder specifically: what blogs are following & reporting trends in commerce & online commerce?
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Visualization of a resource with multiple competitors

In a game I am working on, the goal is to gather a specific percentage of some limited resource. Additionaly, players can shoot each other, resulting in a permanent loss of some amount of this ...
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Tips & resources for Mobile UX designer coming from Web UX

Mobile UX is a whole new world, specially apps. Over my past experience I got deeper & deeper into how browsers work & finally build an experience around it. I agree some fundamentals would ...
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What are the best resources for designing “accessible” interfaces?

I'm reading Steve Krug's book "Don't Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability" and there are a few good sources that he points to that will help designers design more accesible ...
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1answer
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Resources for configuration-focussed UI?

I work for a company that produces an appliance that's designed to be configurable via a Web interface. We have such an interface that 'works', but it's sort of dismal and we're looking to basically ...
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What are some good resources for mobile form design?

I'm looking for some good resources on mobile form design. There seems to be a lot for web forms, and a lot of that translates well. But a lot translates poorly when you have restricted screen real ...
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2answers
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How do you test the credibility of a community advice site?

I am looking for standardised techniques or question sets that can be used to test the value, credibility or trustworthiness of a community advice site. In particular, I'm interested in testing ...
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1answer
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Resources about hardware usability

I am a user experience researcher working primary on websites. I am considering shifting to the hardware domain and I am wondering what kind of general reference resources are out there about hardware ...
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Public sources for target audience data [closed]

I am looking for public data sources about specific target groups. Although doing your own research probably gives the best results, having a kind of database with common target audiences would be a ...
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1answer
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Is there a UX site with active threaded forum discussions?

I'm looking for UX discussion forums and haven't found many active ones. Maybe I'm googling wrong? This site has a chat/discussion area which is nice, but is not really the traditional threaded ...
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1answer
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What are your favorite usability research mailing lists? [closed]

I'm a researcher at university and my focus is mainly on usability issues of certain software solutions, for example in the field of IT-security, user authentication, and privacy enhancing ...
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Learning about usability [closed]

I am very interested in user interface design and improving the user's experience. Therefore, I am thinking of moving my career in the direction of usability. I would like to try to teach myself as ...
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What companies have opened up their UX content like Mailchimp has done? [closed]

Edit: I'm looking more for the content released by companies not in the operating system/browser world. Sure, there's a ton of stuff out there from Microsoft, Apple, Mozilla, etc. about their UIs and ...
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1answer
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New website restructuring, deleted resources on other sites [closed]

We are doing a complete overhaul of our website a fresh install of wordpress and new theme. In the process we will be removing everything from our root web directory and starting fresh. Over the past ...
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1answer
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Recommended usability testing firms to do international testing with?

We want to do a baseline usability study in Italy and Russia next year. Can anyone recommend a good consulting agency that would be able to help us in either country? Or just a good international ...
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1answer
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What's a good way to find a user and display personal information?

On the site I'm working on, users will at some point have to assign a user as the manager for a particular resource. Let's make up a resource and a manager, just to illustrate what's going on here: ...
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Any Free UX Training Opportunities? [closed]

As someone looking to break into the UX world are there any free opportunities to get hands on with UXD work out there. If this were photography, we could find people who are desperate for ...
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2answers
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Where I can get some sample profile pictures? [closed]

Any sites similar to uifaces.com?
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Intranet best practices - resources?

it's the first time for me approaching an intranet redesign and restyling. I came across many papers talking more in general about the major steps to take when redesigning o designing an intranet from ...
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iPhone App Design Templates [closed]

Are there any good sites to buy iPhone / iPad Application design templates? Think website templates, but for iOS devices. During research, I found Tapptics, which is a good start. However ideally I ...
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“css-tricks.com” is to “good css blog” as “_______” is to “good ui blog” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which are the best UI related blogs/sites? What are some well known, industry leading blogs on UI design and best practices?