Those cute cartoon symbols on your smartphone aren’t there by design so much as because they’ve gone viral.
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Our first Ladies that UX SW meet up is finally here! What is it? Ladies that UX SW is a new meet up for ladies who do or want to do User Experience within the South West. The meet up will be a chance to share stories, have a drink and create a network of like minded ladies. It doesn’t matter if you currently work in UX or just have an interest in user centered approaches. We want to get a diverse range of people talking and sharing ideas.
Shameless promotion of the new meet up group I’m organising with Amy McGuinness from cxpartners - Ladies, we’d love you to join us on July 8th at Yurt Lush in Bristol. Get your free ticket ASAP!
The recent minimalist trends in software design — Metro, flat, iOS7, Material — are attempts to scrape away the moss without a radical alteration in the underlying function. It is a reaction to the friction felt between the old stratum of software that has cemented its implementation and thus could afford to wear a rich visual coat, and a new stratum of software that yearns for a radically different approach to interface design.
“Confusion and clutter are the failure of design, not the attributes of information.”
– Edward Tufte (via maxistentialist)