The Flat Design Era

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When LayerVault 2 launched earlier this spring, we believed that we were taking a risk by pursuing an entirely flat interface.

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All Kinds of Awesome

some awesome words by Frank Chimero

Magic Ink: Information Software and the Graphical Interface

A somewhat timeless piece by Bret Victor. 

Great speech from Jason Santa Maria on web typography.

"You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having."

- Frank Lloyd Wright

Brainstorming Doesn’t Really Work

New Yorker article on brainstorming and team dynamics. Highly recommended read for those working in creative teams.

Cognition and the Intrinsic User Experience

Nice article on understanding the cognitive processes and nuances people go through when finding and consuming content. Always useful to keep in mind when architecting an experience.

(via Austin Kleon on 10 Things Every Creator Should Remember But We Often Forget | Brain Pickings)

(via Austin Kleon on 10 Things Every Creator Should Remember But We Often Forget | Brain Pickings)

20 things you can do this year to improve your user’s experience

The new year is as good a time as any to review and improve the way you work. With a good user experience now widely seen as the key attribute of many high-tech products, it makes sense to review your own products to see how you can give them that user experience edge. Here are 20 quick, simple and virtually free ideas you can apply in 2012.

— David Travis

Complexity and User Experience

How to keep the user experience focused while maintaining a good level of power and control. A nice read for those who strive to keep their products in check without sacrificing important functionality.