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User Experience Videos That Are Worth Your Time (Re-blog)

9 Jan UX

User Experience Videos That Are Worth Your Time (Re-Blog)

Get a refresher course list (or learn new) – these are a great place to focus on UX-User Experience development..

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Get a refresher course list (or learn new) – these are a great place to focus on UX-User Experience development..
presenting here phenomenal videos and related resources on the topic of user experience (UX) by different presenters at different events. We have focused on current content but have included some older videos that are still relevant. It will take you more than 16 hours to watch all of these videos. So, make some popcorn, turn off the lights and enjoy.
http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2010/01/05/25-user-experience-videos-that-are-worth-your-time/

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BONUS! RUB PIC FOR> 32 UX Posts to Hit Your Conversion Targets

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22 Oct

The Job Seeker By John Forest

I know just how stressful it is looking for a new position in these hard times and the interviews can sometimes drive you crazy … Literally

So I thought this might cheer some of you up. Give you something to take that edge off for your next interview.

Be happy, at least your not THIS guy!

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Be sure to post your Interview or Interviewer blunders in the comments section! 

WSYT: BlotterMonkey Song

15 Oct

“The BlotterMonkey Song”

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“Moist” And 28 Other Gross-Sounding English Words That Everyone Hates

24 Sep

Blottermonkey [Robert Wilkinson]:

“Moist” truly is my least favorite word.

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

When you poll a group of people on the “most disgusting words,” moist always wins in a landslide, the most-universally hated word in the English language. If you don’t hate that word, say “moist panties” and you will. “Moist” inherently makes the skin crawl because of it’s association both with our genital areas and our favorite desserts. You should not be able to describe that delicious German chocolate cake in the same way you do Nicolas Cage’s private parts. It’s just not part of God’s plan.

For a word to be truly objectionable, it shouldn’t just sound disgusting. The linguistic formula for a disgusting word is to make sure it contains phonetically abrasive letters like “b,” “g,” “m,” “u” and “o,” which you’ll find to be common among the most hated, but “bogus” doesn’t elicit the same response as “bulbous,” the sound of which makes you instantly queasy. When I…

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40 Signs You’ve Been Spending Way Too Much Money

24 Sep

Blottermonkey [Robert Wilkinson]:

  • ✔ You constantly feel like you’re legitimately missing out on seminal life events due to the fact that shelter and feeding yourself have to happen. 
  • ✔ You’ll never resort to selling drugs, but shit would that fix everything. 
  • ✔ You’ve turned into that asshole who doesn’t buy candy for halloween.

-ME @BlotterMonkey

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

1. When it’s all said and done, you have like $5 to spend in the first place.

2. When people recommend cool, trendy restaurants for you to go to, your pleasant nod impressively masks what you’re really feeling–that life is just a cruel, sick joke.

3. You hype up staying in out of necessity.

4. You didn’t start from the bottom. But your “here” suddenly doesn’t seem too far away from the bottom.

5. You’re starting to say things like “I’ve been destroying the leftover game,” and “If it wasn’t Trader Joes, I don’t know what I would do.”

6. You’ve become one of those people who gets really infatuated with the security deposit.

7. Keeping track of your expenses isn’t so much exhausting; it’s just depressing.

8. You keep your long-since expired student ID at the forefront of your wallet. Need those rates. Need to be a deceiving…

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Intuit Integrates Its QuickBooks Accounting Software With Square’s Point Of Sale Products, Via An API Deal

24 Sep

Blottermonkey [Robert Wilkinson]:

this is awesome news!

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Earlier today Intuitannounced a completely new version of its QuickBooks accounting software, and to kick it off, it’s also announcing a new, and rather groundbreaking, partnership. It is integrating with mobile payments juggernaut Square, so that small businesses that use the mobile payment service can automatically feed data from those transactions into their books.

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Dan Wernikoff, senior vice president and general manager of Intuit Small Business Financial Solutions, confirms to me that it is definitely a “commercial arrangement”. The integration will formally launch November 19, at which point pricing for the service will be revealed. The service will be U.S. only for now, although with QuickBooks’ large global footprint it will be interesting to see if Square uses that in any way in the future.

While Square has yet to announce a formal API for third parties to…

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User Design for Emotional “Flow” (SlideShow)

9 Sep flow_logo1

Design Tips | Design for Emotion and Flow (Design Slides)


“I believe Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s concept of “Flow” in order to create an emotional feeling within the End User is very important within design.

I like to design &/or lead my design team always keeping mindful to funnel the End User’s ‘psychological state’ or ‘emotional flow’ within all online branding.

Often leading to the seamless emotional state that will also charge the EndUser with an identifiable positive energy feeling worth embracing AND that urges for return.

Many Wise designers and Information Architects are now embracing this view with me when it comes to FLOW and of psychological state pushed by design and it’s importance in the design process..” – BlotterMonkey

Designing with users in mind can be a tricky undertaking. Not only does it require of a sound understanding of who your users are, but the actual act of translating what you know about them into a well-designed target strategy is not always an obvious or easy path.

So along with the slides above here is some help getting started with the FLOW formula:

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