The Impact of Gesture Recognition on UX Design

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May 28, 2013

Gesture recognition is the detection and understanding of human gestures and movements by computing devices. In the last few years, the rapid advance of gesture recognition technology along with the falling cost (and size) of 3D sensors have spurred greater adoption of touch-free interaction, creating a growing market. We see gesture-based interfaces incorporated into more… continue reading

Free Responsive Sketch Sheets

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May 6, 2013

With responsive design and new design approaches such as ‘Mobile First’, a new kind of UI sketching came to life. I’ve collected several free responsive sketch sheets, allowing you to sketch out rough ideas with paper and pencil and to quickly iterate those ideas, refining, redesigning, or tossing them out as… continue reading

All About the Heuristic Evaluation

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Apr 23, 2013

A heuristic evaluation is a fast and cheap process to improve your site’s usability. Personally, I found that it helps to optimize silly and obvious mistakes which, when fixed, make for a much better overall experience. You’ll find that these evaluations are simple to do and I urge you to embrace them and use them… continue reading

A Book Review of The Paradox of Choice – Why More is Less

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Apr 9, 2013

A while ago, one of my readers suggested to read “The Paradox of Choice – Why More is Less” by Barry Schwartz and considered to add it to my collection of UX Books. I bought the book, finished it a while ago and now I finally found the time to share my thoughts. Barry Schwartz wrote an interesting book with a central argument: does the increasing amount of choice in … continue reading

And What is Your Opinion on Gamification?

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Mar 26, 2013

A few weeks ago Steve Bromley wrote an interesting article about Gamification, titled “Is this the End of Gamification?”. The article was picked up by a UX group on Linkedin, whose members had a discussion about the real benefits, objectives and focus of gamification and whether gamification still has a chance of survival. Because the discussion led to … continue reading