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Dieter Rams’ 10 Principles of Good Design

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In the Footsteps of a Legend

Many of us that work in the creative arts are familiar with Dieter Rams, a highly regarded industrial designer. Even if you are not familiar with Mr. Rams, though, you have almost certainly used products that were influenced by his work. Over the course of his career he developed ten principles for “good design” that continue to inspire creative professionals, such as Apple’s Jonathan Ive.

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10 Tips for Setting Up + Using Android Emulator (Smart Layers Style)

With the growth of mobile browsing, AddThis has continually improved and optimized layouts, sprites and other elements to make sure that our standard suite of tools works well wherever they are used. SmartLayers was designed to be user-friendly and optimized for phone and tablet viewers. In order to make sure we’re providing that experience, we had to do a lot of testing, across a multitude of devices, screen sizes, browsers and operating systems.

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As a publisher using the AddThis tools, you’ll need to do your own testing to verify your user’s mobile experience. Learning to do so is something of a daunting task, but we’ll help walk you through some steps to set up, speed up, level up, and ramp up your experience with Android Emulation, to start.

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E-commerce UX Design with CustomInk and ThinkGeek

For Wednesday night’s NoVA UX meetup I moderated a panel discussion about how two local retailers — CustomInk and ThinkGeek — approach user experience design in an e-commerce setting.

April NoVA UX E-commerce Panel

Both companies use comprehensive testing strategies, and multiple analytics tools like Google Analytics, Omniture, and Adobe’s Test and Target, to optimize conversions and revenue. Continue reading