Cheap books on learning worth the price

Jay Cross

This is an instructional designer’s record of twelve years’ experience. Today I paid my $9.99 and started devouring free books on Amazon Kindle Unlimited. I spend on average of $40 a month on hardcopy books, so this seems like a steal.

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The Evolution of Design Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design Thinking is the featured topic in the September issue of the Harvard Business Review with four articles on the subject. “It’s The application of design thinking beyond products, - in innovation, problem solving and business strategy, - isn’t new. That’s where design comes in.

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Evil design?

Clark Quinn

First, this is bad design. providers of internet and cable from whom you can only get a 1 or 2 year price which will then ramp up and unless you remember to check/change, you’ll end up paying them more than you should until you get around to noticing and doing something about it). The post Evil design? design strategy technologyThis is a rant, but it’s coupled with lessons. .

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Apple’s iPad and the importance of price

Adaptive Path

While the quality and characteristics of the product’s behavior were crucial, it’s revealing that among the top considerations was price. Also, setting a price limit is a great way to fight feature and function creep. Tags: Experience Strategy Product Design

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Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

We, the design community, talk (and write and speak) a lot about empathy. Some, at the extremes, position human-centered designers as Platonic figures releasing stakeholders from the shadows of opinion and faceless analytics into the reality of human emotions, needs, and desires.

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Good functional design

Dave Snowden

Now from the outside this is just a concrete block, but its to my mind one of the best examples of a well designed hotel for the business traveller. There is a fridge in the room which is not stuffed with over priced soda and a store next door which sells milk and other essentials.

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Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

We, the design community, talk (and write and speak) a lot about empathy. Some, at the extremes, position human-centered designers as Platonic figures releasing stakeholders from the shadows of opinion and faceless analytics into the reality of human emotions, needs, and desires.

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Look Out for the Price Cliff! Managing Design Projects Registration Increases to $295 Tomorrow

Adaptive Path

Earlier this week I got to see what Brian Cronin will be sharing at the end of our Managing Design Projects event, coming up on February 5, 2009, and I got really excited at the end of his presentation. This past year or so I’ve spent some time talking to experts in the field about managing visual design , and sharing ideas about project management. Pricing increases to $295 tomorrow, so register today.

Shazam will recognize objects as well as music: the implications for retail and design

Ross Dawson

There are massive implications for both retail and product design. Design. What will this mean for designers? In a world of open information flows and inexpensive manufacturing all recognized designers are already getting copied wholesale. Yet even at the apogee of replicating technologies, there will of course be a premium for buying original designer clothes and objects , for many reasons. In-store comparative pricing.

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UX Week 2009 – Register today for the discounted price!

Adaptive Path

Today is the last day to register for UX Week 2009 and receive the discounted early bird price. Dr. Temple Grandin, animal facilities designer and author on books about living with Autism (see her talk about her latest book). Michal Migurski and Tom Carden of Stamen Design (see Mike’s talk from last year’s UX Week). Quick note. You can register for single days, or the whole shebang. And if you use the discount code BLOG, you’ll get an extra 10% off!

A Conversation with Gina Trapani: On Designing Meaningful Notifications

Adaptive Path

Evi Hui : What lead you to become interested in the design of notifications? Now that I'm building notifications into my own app, ThinkUp , I'm reckoning with the difficult design problem of making meaningful default notifications that, as a user, I wouldn't want to turn off.

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Review: Web Form Design

Adaptive Path

Luke Wroblewski’s Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks is quite a good book, filled with practical advice told in an engaging manner. I can’t imagine any serious web interaction designer not having it on her bookshelf, although it doesn’t get into much beyond basic-HTML web forms. that seems to arise ever few months on every web design mailing list I’ve ever ever been on. Hopefully Web Form Design will end that discussion once and for all.

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5 impacts of Apple’s app store subscription model on experience design

Adaptive Path

For customers, subscriptions can deliver what is perceived as more value for a better price. But what does the change mean for experiences and experience design? Designing a good trialing experience will be critical. They have to see enough advantage—or probably more than enough—to add up to the total subscription price. Design services, not apps. But how do you design for loyalty? Experience Design Service Design

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Special Independence Day UX Week 2009 Pricing: $1,776 through July 4

Adaptive Path

In honor of our nation’s founding, and recognizing that, hey, this economy sucks for many people, we’re offering special promotional pricing for UX Week 2009. Temple Grandin, Designer of livestock handling facilities and best-selling author (Animals Make Us Human, Thinking in Pictures). Elizabeth Windram, Senior UX Designer & Bernhard Seefeld, Product Manager for Google Maps. Designing for Mobile with Rachel Hinman of Adaptive Path.

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A Conversation with Gina Trapani: On Designing Meaningful Notifications

Adaptive Path

Evi Hui : What lead you to become interested in the design of notifications? Now that I’m building notifications into my own app, ThinkUp , I’m reckoning with the difficult design problem of making meaningful default notifications that, as a user, I wouldn’t want to turn off. EH : What are important considerations when designing an app with notifications? Or what advice do you have for designer and developers making an app for heads-up display technology?

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Designing for Big Data, Bigger Data, Multitouch, and more…

Adaptive Path

The other comes from Darren David and Nathan Moody of Stimulant , sharing how they approach the design of large-scale multitouch interfaces (25 minutes). This will give you a chance to learn directly from these experts, and prepare you for the imminent design future.

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The UX of Money: How Interaction Design Can Help

Adaptive Path

This is where interaction design can help. For anyone designing for consumer finance — banking, investing, billpay, money management tools, insurance providers or any business selling “savings&# as a value proposition (as a consultant, I’ve learned a lot through having had opportunities to touch all of these areas) — here are some design principles you can employ to make saving a little easier for us all: Create perceptions that motivate.

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Microsoft Expression Web Designer

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I downloaded and tested the Expression Web Designer software. Pages are designed using CSS and standard HTML elements. For the price (the download is currently free) it's pretty nice software, especially if you're not comfortable flinging HTML code around and especially if your comfortable in a Microsoft environment. Somebody working the server backend (databases, etc) can very easily set up this product to allow non-technical people to design complex websites.

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Good Design Faster Comes to the East Coast

Adaptive Path

Every once in a while someone emails Adaptive Path to ask when we’ll be running Good Design Faster again. Aw, come on… you remember Good Design Faster… our new training that covers sketching, sketchboarding, and agile, iterative design.

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New Adaptive Path Event—Designing Experiences: Financial Services in a Connected Age

Adaptive Path

These are: assembled quickly; held in our offices, and registration is set at a low price. Our first pop-up is Designing Experiences: Financial Services in a Connected Age. Adaptive Path's offices are right next to the San Francisco Ferry Building, and we are going to start the day with a design research exercise involving the famous Saturday Farmer's Market. When you register, you can use the discount code BLOG for 10% off the registration price.

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Managing Design Projects Has International Draw

Adaptive Path

Last month we announced Managing Design Projects , a ‘grassroots’ Adaptive Path conference, coming up on February 5th 2009. We’re thrilled to create this new community of people that help make design work happen behind the scenes. Price increases to $299 on January 15th. Since we announced the event, we’ve had people from around the world register.

UX Week 2014: Meet the Keynotes

Adaptive Path

Every year, when we set about the task of choosing speakers for UX Week , we look for people who can bring a broad perspective to the challenges facing experience designers today. Register now before prices go up on May 1, 2014!

Level of polish?

Clark Quinn

So, my first concern is the quality of the design. My mantra on design states that it has to be right first. But let’s assume that the design’s right. Perhaps the serious eLearning Design Manifesto? :) We can do better. Gilded bad design is still bad design.

UX Week 2014 Workshops Preview

Adaptive Path

In short, we look for topics and activities that will arm experience designers with what they need to be better at what they do. Until June 30, 2014, enjoy an early bird price of $2,595 for the entire conference, including the workshops, of course.

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Interview with Margret Schmidt, VP of User Experience Design and Research at TiVo (Part 3)

Adaptive Path

Prices increase January 31st. PM: We met at a conference last fall where you were speaking about the design and launch of the new TiVo.com website. I believe you mentioned that the site design had not significantly changed for 5 or so years before this most recent launch (and looking at the Internet Archive confirms this. How were you able to overcome those barriers and launch a radically new design? Part 1 of this interview. Part 2 of this interview.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Engaging Web design from Dutch dept. store HEMA (props to my dad for the link)

Mark Oehlert

» January 30, 2008 Engaging Web design from Dutch dept. is a good price for the "ghettoblaster" January 30, 2008 in design | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Engaging Web design from Dutch dept.

Do you want to DO design thinking? Start with the d.School's.

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Price: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. On the temptation to declare "email bankruptcy" » Do you want to DO design thinking? This compilation is intended as an active toolkit to support your design thinking practice.

Interview with Margret Schmidt, VP of User Experience Design and Research at TiVo (Part 2)

Adaptive Path

Prices increase January 31st. The VP of Marketing is very engaged in the executive reviews of all products and designs. Basically, UE is a service organization with the task of designing a site that best meets the needs of the marketing organization. We keep that confidence intact by actively engaging with our partners throughout the design process. We walk through our current UI, show them some designs in the works, have them walk through their product, and we talk.

The Better By Design Summit: Cool Things I Heard in New Zealand.

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Price: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. » The Better By Design Summit: Cool Things I Heard in New Zealand. Design is like a sound that only dogs can hear. Good design creates good stories. Bob Sutton.

Scott Berkun to Head the Schedule of Managing Design Projects!

Adaptive Path

We are happy to announce that Scott Berkun will keynote our Managing Design Projects conference in February. and the Project Management Institute both of which didn’t feel like they addressed the particular needs of project managers who work in the design field. As this is the first time we are holding this type of an event, we have priced it below our other events at a thrifty $249. As of January 15th the price will increase to $295.

The Baseline Journey

Adaptive Path

Another might appreciate timeliness and reasonable prices. g Experience Mapping +g Service Design Experience Mapping Service Design Experience mappingManaging a customer’s journey across time and touchpoint is a labor of love.

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Sign of a change?

Clark Quinn

First, it’s a great design. In short, they did the design. And they priced it right, too. designI’ve been touting my recent book on debunking learning myths. Not because it’ll make me independently wealthy (if only !),

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Virtual Seminar Encore: Mobile User Experience - What Web Designers Need to Know

Adaptive Path

Back by popular demand - I’ll be hosting a repeat performance of my virtual seminar titled Mobile User Experience - What Web Designers Need to Know this coming Wednesday, April 22. It’s a topic near and dear to my heart because I used to be a web designer. In this 75 minute seminar, I’ll share: • key differences between designing for mobile and the web. • a set of mobile design principles. Register with the promo code BLOG and get 10% off the $129 price

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It’s here!

Clark Quinn

My publishing team (a great group) let me know that they thought it was a particularly nice design (assuring me that they didn’t say that to all the authors ;), and I have to say it looks and feels nice. And fortunately they kept the price down. design meta-learning

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"Lend Me Your Wallets:" Research on the Link Between Charismatic.

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Price: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. An Amazing Story About a Certified Asshole on This American Life » "Lend Me Your Wallets:" Research on the Link Between Charismatic CEOs and Stock Price, Featuring Steve Jobs. Bob Sutton.

Mobile Literacy: An Integral Research Approach - Using Respect & Instinct to Reach the Heart of Mobile Design Issues

Adaptive Path

I’d like to share how we conducted our research and hopefully encourage more designers to bring this unfiltered reality into our world. Like a lot of other designers, I had a hunch, based on my previous visits to rural areas, that mobile phones are not meeting the needs of the people in rural areas. Witness implications due to the lack of transparent commodity prices. Social Design. If you are a designer, see the world as your family.

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Local Bookstores, Social Hubs, and Mutualization ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

Last month, the American Booksellers Association published an open letter to the Justice Department , asking Justice to investigate Wal-Mart, Target, and Amazon after they lowered prices of best-selling books to under $10. Lower prices will lead to higher prices, and cheap books threaten to reduce the range of ideas in circulation. Landlords may prefer to hold empty spaces at nominally high rents than re-price. Clay Shirky.

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The Quinnov 8: An online course

Clark Quinn

It’s available through Udemy, and I’ve tried to keep the price low. The content is organized around what I’m terming the Quinnov 8, the eight elements I think are core to making the step to better elearning design. designOk, so I told you the story of the video course I was creating on what I call the Quinnov 8, and now I’ll point to it. With their usual discounts, it should be darn near free ;). Certainly no more than a few cups of coffee.

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Got Game?

Clark Quinn

Why should you, as a learning designer, take a game design workshop? Just so you don’t think I’m the only one saying it, in the decade since I wrote the book Engaging Learning: Designing e-Learning Simulation Games , there have been a large variety of books on the topic. And I want to give you three reasons: understanding engagement, understanding practice, and understanding design. So is game design, and arguably the most relevant one we can.

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Single-Site Browsers: Interesting Design Development or Battle for the Desktop?

Mark Oehlert

AIR, on the other hand, has the advantage of using Flash and Flex to add sizzle to web app user interfaces, at the price of requiring potentially significant adaption on the part of the web app developer. In the beginning there were dumb clients and the server reigned supreme.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Single-Site Browsers: Interesting Design Development or Battle for the Desktop?

Mark Oehlert

AIR, on the other hand, has theadvantage of using Flash and Flex to add sizzle to web app userinterfaces, at the price of requiring potentially significant adaptionon the part of the web app developer.

Support for moving forward

Clark Quinn

On the learning design side, e.g. the Serious eLearning Manifesto and our Future of Work project, it still seems there’s a focus on content presentation. And I’ve tried to price them so that they’re not too dear, too hard to get approval for, but provide maximum value for minimal investment. design strategyI have to admit I’ve been a bit surprised to see that movements towards improving elearning and learning strategy haven’t had more impact.

Three Mobile User Experience Trends to Watch in 2009

Adaptive Path

Design decisions were largely based on product design; user interface was an afterthought. Whether the cleverness of parallax sliding on of the Android G1 UI, the whimsical transitions of the HTC Diamond, or the “gosh that’s cool” response to applications like Koi Pond and Urban Spoon , these interfaces introduced UI design that was clever, creative and intuitive. 2009 will be the year inspired mobile UI design goes mainstream.

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