Here are a few articles I found last week that I thought you’d find worthwhile:
The Dribbblisation of Design
This is an older article from last year, but the points expressed about the distinction between product design (including UX) and digital art are still valid. This article uncovers how digital art is masqueraded as product design on Dribbble. After exposing this fallacy Paul Adams explains how the process of product design should be tied to business objectives, constraints and solve real problems consumers have. Read the article here.
Beyond the UX Tipping Point
As more and more organizations are starting to realize the value of UX Jared Spool examines what is needed for a company to finally infuse UX into it’s core DNA. Although I think Disney and it’s Magic Band work is an exceptional example of great UX, it is a special company and an unique case-study that make comparison difficult. There is also a hint of design led culture in Jared’s prescription that can make people not in a design role feel marginalized. I prefer a more hybrid approach that strives to align business goals with unmet consumer needs to focus a company culture on. Read the article here.
Makerbook – a free directory of photography, mockups, graphics, textures, fonts, colors, video and audio.
Worth mentioning Meetups this week:
10 June – Brooklyn UX Summer Drinks
10 June – Applying Lean UX in a Big Enterprise