visual design & credibility

"An organization of real human beings who are trying to address genuinely complex issues ought not generate a webpage as smooth and featureless as a bowlful of Maalox." http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/005850.html this...

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Expensify's marketing reminds me of YUCK, not WIN.

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Expensify is pretty good software. At a previous job I tried getting our accounting department to use it, but apparently they preferred to make me print out their sadistic and...

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Google Calendar: Your modals suck.

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Seriously, don't you ask your candidates about Fitts' Law during interviews any more? It's not like scheduling recurring meetings is an infrequent event, especially at a business, making this a...

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Groupon is hiring UX people, all levels, all functions.

All roles can be in our Palo Alto product / development office or in our Chicago HQ. We're looking for people in all roles who have a strong grounding in...

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The rhetoric of pink

Context: One of the designers I work with was working on some promotional skins for 3rd party LinkedIn widgets. The LI brand identity often strikes me as being aggressively masculine...

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LinkedIn Today: Congrats to LI UED members...

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LinkedIn just launched LinkedIn Today, its social news aggregator for professionals. Props to the members of the LI UED team who have been hammering away at this for the past...

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...but Outlook, I don't see a SAVE button.

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Jakob says (http://www.useit.com/alertbox/action-object-closeness.html): One of the oldest principles of human-computer interaction is that things that are close together on the screen are seen as related. (Similarly, users view as...

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Thoughts on Interface Consistency

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We had a big discussion today at work about consistency. When do you force it? When do you challenge it? On one hand, I understand the point made by a...

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Happy Diwali from LinkedIn!

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Had my first launch at LinkedIn yesterday. It's a custom homepage, visible in India, that wishes viewers a happy Diwali from different LinkedIn employees. Happy Diwali LinkedIn blog post. We...

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Dan Cederholm likes Halvorsen too

Halvorsen is the typeface I recently used for my GreenBetween redesign. Turns out that Dan likes it too. I don't really know Dan, although I hired him via Google to...

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New dashboard -- Google Base bulk uploads

Woohoo -- new design for the Google Base bulk upload dashboard! The old bulk upload dashboard was a 3-second one-off using our generic tabular data widget. Since most of...

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