10 Great Quotes for User Experience Designers

An architect’s most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board and a wrecking ball at the site.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Design cannot rescue failed content.
Edward R. Tufte

Now that we can do anything, what should we do?
Bill Buxton

Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
Dieter Rams

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Henry David Thoreau

Beyond the age of information, there is the age of choices.
— Charles Eames

Panorama, vista and prospect deliver viewers the freedom of choice that derives from an overview, a capacity to compare and sort through detail.
Edward Tufte

bonus quotes

Anyone who would letterspace blackletter would steal sheep.”
— Frederic W .Goudy

A design isn’t finished until somebody is using it. — Brenda Laurel

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
— Steven Jobs

Objects and their manufacture are inseparable. You understand a product if you understand how it’s made.
Jonathan Ive

by Ryan Nance

Apple’s Research Kit Now Tackling Autism

In today’s world, technology has been a boon for medical science. There are so many more medical issues that can be caught and treated thanks to machines and computers. Now the iPhone can be added to that list, thanks to Apple’s HealthKit and ResearchKit programs. Recently, there has been one particular app that is gaining some much-needed attention.

Vox reports a team of doctors, researchers, and programmers from Duke University have created an app called Autism & Beyond. Helen Egger, the head of child psychology and Guillermo Sapiro, an engineering professor from Duke are major influences of the team. The app is made possible by Apple’s ResearchKit platform, which is software that helps medical researchers and developers design their own applications for iOS that help medical studies.

ResearchKit allows researchers to collect important health data from iPhone users, especially undergraduate students. Undergrads are a common demographic in University studies and tapping into research data from them with the help of their iPhone, makes data easily attainable and only helps facilitate a lengthy data collection process.

Apps that use ResearchKit can now make it easier to conduct medical research without visiting a hospital or a lab. What sounds so amazing about Autism & Beyond is that the app can use the built-in camera of an iPhone or iPad to scan facial expressions, analyze micro-reactions, and then indicate if a person has a potential risk of autism.


Web Development Reading List #109


Building products or software is not easy. As developers, we are constantly aware of this fact. As managers, we also know this. As product owners, hell yes. But the most important thing is to also teach our customers. It’s important that we figure out a holistic approach to build a product that pleases the user and all others who are involved.







Material Design is the “it” phrase that many designers are talking about right now. The concept, which was developed by Google for Android devices has a neat, clean and highly-usable charm.

Websites featuring Material Design are creeping out of the realm of Android devices and are popping up everywhere. And the reality is, many of these websites have the exact same look and feel.


If you aren’t quite sure what Material Design is, here’s a quick primer: it’s a Google-spawned concept with that specifically explains how apps for Android should look and how the user interface should work. It defines rules for animation, style, layout, components, patterns and usability. The specifications go as far as defining color palettes and typography options.

And while all of these elements contribute to a highly usable and visually pleasing design, the result is a collection of designs with a common aesthetic.