17 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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On ZURB 4 months ago.
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A Design Lead at ZURB was making sure we provide valuable and tangible advice and product design examples.

Making Triggers Make Sense

So here we were with a ton of really useful information, goodies that we wanted to share with the community, but not a great way to go about it. We had an epiphany after interviewing a few of our own ZURBian designers. They reminded us what we already knew — the best place to start a design concept is with a goal . That gave us the spark we needed to …

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By Beth Klem of New Relic 5 months ago.
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Remote Research , by Nate Bolt and Tony Tulathimutte

Ethn.io , a live recruiting tool grown out of Bolt | Peters

You can also find more details and options for doing this type of research yourself, online.

The post Inform Your Design with Data: Part 1 appeared first on New Relic blog .

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On ZURB 5 months ago.
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…specific interest — like our Responsive Reading or Product Design Lessons . And we've learned a few things since embarking on this journey.

1. Provide Value

It's not enough to just get into people's inboxes. You have to provide high-value content. You can't spark conversations or make people care about what you're doing by constantly telling them about the latest deals. We give readers something of value with newsletters, and while we do mention …

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By Assaf Arkin of Labnotes 6 months ago.
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Design Objective

SketchMine is a wonderful collection of SketchApp files from the design community.

Smart Transitions In User Experience Design - a few ways of using transitions to improve the user experience.

Make My Design Flat , the simplest "flat design" tutorial on the web!

Users = Zombies :

By forcing ourselves not to fall back on a catch-all term, and choosing names that call out the motivations behind the use of our product, …

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By Liam of Blog | The Working Group 6 months ago.
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Be fast and fluid = ‘Design is a method of action' ( Charles Eames)

Authentically digital = 'Everything superfluous turns ugly with time' ( Alvar Aalto)

Do more with less = 'Less is more' ( Mies Van Der Rohe )

Win as one = 'Form follows function' ( Louis Sullivan)

For the first time in my experience, the UI design approach to a major design platform was heavily mandated and reviewed. So I stopped designing with drop shadows and gradients, …

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By Assaf Arkin of Labnotes 7 months ago.
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Great copy is key to great design. Designing The Words: Why Copy Is A Design Issue covers three common copy mistakes and how to overcome them.

§ Make your Web forms look more like printed forms with Grid Forms . I just added this to a new UI I'm working on (few minutes of minor HTML tweaks), and it does feel better than stock Bootstrap, on both desktop and mobile.

§ I like iOS7 better than iOS6, but still feel it is flat design carried too far. Designing …

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By Dominic of Blog | The Working Group 7 months ago.
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Social Venture Exchange - SVX from DreamLife Design Inc. on Vimeo .

Adam and his team engaged TWG as the official technology partner for The SVX ( Social Venture Connexion) and since then, we've been fortunate enough to develop a deeper relationship with MaRS as mentors and advisors for their JOLT accelerator program. At the time, we knew the SVX project was a great opportunity to apply our technological expertise in such a way that we could really …

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By Ray Drainville of Falling Leaves - Home 12 months ago.
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As of today, we're changing the name of our company from Argument from Design to Ardes .

Why are we doing this?

There are many reasons for the change. Let's go through them:

The URL for the company's website has been ardes.com for virtually its entire history;

Ardes has always been our shorthand name for the company;

You'd be surprised how few people know how to spell "argument";

The connection between the philosophical concept of the "argument …

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Persuasive Design techniques based on the Fogg behavioral model that is designed to change attitudes or behaviors of the users through persuasion and social influence, but not through coercion.

Social Sharing and Cooperative Gaming techniques that can provide powerful incentives for changing behavior.

Data Visualization best practices to communicate complex ideas with clarity, precision and efficiency. Information analytics (the u se of interactive information representations to …

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 1 year ago.
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In Algorithm Design for Performance Aware VM Consolidation we learn some shocking facts (gambling in Casablanca?):

Average server utilization in many data centers is low, estimated between 5% and 15%. This is wasteful because an idle server often consumes more than 50% of peak power.

Surely that's just for old style datacenters? Nope. In Google data centers, workloads that are consolidated use only 50% of the processor cores. Every other processor core is left unused simply to ensure that performance does not degrade.

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