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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..

Rub Link: User Experience Videos That Are Worth Your Time  http://bit.ly/1dheEMc

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

BONUS LINK: 32 UX Posts to Hit Your Conversion Targets http://bit.ly/1dhbIz2

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The job seeker

22 Oct

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 you’re not THIS guy!

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

User Design for Emotional “Flow” (SlideShow)

9 Sep

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:

Workout music and your supplementary motor cortex

25 Jun

Why do we like to listen to tunes when we exercise? And how does imagining our workout make us stronger? [MindHacks]

Mind Hacks

Why do we like to listen to tunes when we exercise? Psychologist Tom Stafford searches for answers within our brains, not the muscles we are exercising.

Perhaps you have a favourite playlist for going to the gym or the park. Even if you haven’t, you’re certain to have seen joggers running along with headphones in their ears. Lots of us love to exercise to music, feeling like it helpsto reduce effort and increase endurance. As a psychologist, the interesting thing for me is not just whether music helps when exercising, but how it helps.

One thing is certain, the answer lies within our brains, not the muscles we are exercising. A clue comes from an ingenious study, which managed to separate the benefits of practicing a movement from the benefits of training the muscle that does the movement. If you think that sounds peculiar, several studies have…

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The Technical Interview Is Dead (And No One Should Mourn)

22 Jun

I couldn’t agree more!

Here’s The Security Breach Email Facebook Is Sending To 6M Users

22 Jun

Here’s The Security Breach Email – Facebook

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How To Be A Total F*ckup At PRReBlog

14 Jun

How To Be A Total F*ckup At PR

ReBlog — How To Be Incredibly Bad At PR | http://bit.ly/12rKqAL [Cheat Code Central]

Public Relations isn’t that difficult if you’re disciplined enough.(would take a book not a blog to explain more)

But study what NOT to do here for your website/company’s Public Relations to get an idea of what happens when it goes splat.
when dealing with customers through email it’s so important to remember how your communication will come across to someone on the blind end of things.

Check this story out; if not for the PR example, then for the pure entertainment. yes it gets that bad..

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When you order a Christmas present online, you expect it to be delivered by Christmas. You don’t expect to go viral. However, that is exactly what happened when a gamer named Dave placed an order for two PS3 controllers with Ocean Marketing, the guys representing the Avenger Controller. He pre-ordered the controllers on November 3rd and they were scheduled to arrive sometimes in early December. It seemed like nothing more than a lazy Thursday of Internet shopping.

Unfortunately, Internet shopping comes with a few risks. Sometimes packages are delayed, which can put customers in a bit of a jam during the holiday season. This was a jam Dave found himself in when December 20th rolled around and his packages still hadn’t come. He emailed Ocean Marketing to inquire when his items would ship. Here is his full email:

I ordered 2 of the upcoming PS3 controllers (invoice xxxxxxxxx—Nov 3, 2011). Any chance of getting an update of when these items will ship? I’m not really happy about being forced to pay upfront then have the advertised date of “Early December” be completely missed without any sort of update on availability. I really need one of them for a X-mas present as well. Anyways, looking forward to finally using one of these bad boys. Thanks and happy holidays.

This email was responded to by one Paul Christoforo with this simple phrase: “Dec 17”

It was a short and kind of cryptic response, but one would assume this meant that the controllers had already been shipped. Dave then asked for clarification, seeing as he has received no shipping confirmation or tracking information. The clarification he received merely brought up further questions, as he was told that the controllers hadn’t shipped at all, and that they were still on the way to the U.S. from China. When Dave asked for an estimated date of arrive for his packages, Paul told him, “They are in the USA now in customs so its wither before or after Christmas.”

Dave was upset, and rightfully so; he was pretty much stuck without a present to give on a major gift-giving holiday, and confused about when and if he’d ever receive his order…

But it gets even Better …
Rub Link to read the rest: How To Be Incredibly Bad At PR | http://bit.ly/12rKqAL [Cheat Code Central] & How To Be Incredibly Bad At PR pg2 | http://bit.ly/12rLG6S [Cheat Code Central]

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