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Designers Behind Facebook Timeline: 5 Keys To Creating A UI With Soul

For most of computing history, interfaces have been about function. Word processing programs help you compose documents. Banking websites help you make transactions. Sites like Flickr help you display and share photographs.

But Facebook’s Timeline (the new version of the user profile which is slated to be released to the general public “in the next few weeks”) wanted to do something more: It wanted to convey a feeling. Two feelings actually: The feeling of telling someone your life story, and the feeling of memory–of remembering your own life.

via Designers Behind Facebook Timeline: 5 Keys To Creating A UI With Soul | Co.Design: business + innovation + design.

Long Press UI interactions on Your iOS device

A new interface paradigm to think about, and possibly harness.

Long pressing—that is, tapping and holding down on a part of your screen—provides a lot of handy shortcuts on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Here’s a look at practically everything you can with this technique to save you a bunch of time typing and navigating your device.

via All the Awesome Things You Can Do with a Long Press on Your iPhone, iPad, or iPad touch.

Lost in translation: Bridging the gap between interaction & visual design – Optimal Usability

Something that I have noticed while working in the UX industry is that sometimes it feels like interaction designers are from Mars and visual designers are from Venus.

via Lost in translation: Bridging the gap between interaction & visual design – Optimal Usability.

Salesforce.com’s Chief Scientist on Why Gamification is the Future of Work

In a session at ReadWriteWeb’s 2Way Summit earlier this week, Rangaswami outlined how and why gamification will shape the future of work. As a new generation of knowledge workers land in jobs at organizations big and small, they’re bringing with them different expectations and are motivated differently than workers once were.

One way to motivate those workers is by incorporating game mechanics into the workplace, especially when it comes to rewarding worker performance.

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via Salesforce.com’s Chief Scientist on Why Gamification is the Future of Work.

Innovation Agents: How Jack Dorsey Succeeds Through Simplification

“We have everyone you can imagine against us,” says Jack Dorsey, the CEO of mobile credit card pay startup Square and cofounder of Twitter. But he is not cowed by fact that his startup is competing against banks with far more money to spend on pushing their products to market.

via Innovation Agents: How Jack Dorsey Succeeds Through Simplification .

12 of the Year’s Best Ideas in Interface Design

This past year, we brought you stories on everything from tweeting toddler toys and streamlined ATMs to news-reading apps and remote controls that magically change channels with a wave of the hand. Though wildly different from one another, these projects share a common denominator: They all display intriguing user-interface innovations.

via 12 of the Year’s Best Ideas in Interface Design [Slideshow] | Co.Design.

The visual interface is now your brand

At the recent Interaction 11 conference, I spoke of the growing importance of visual interface design to both brand and user experience in an increasingly digital world. In this new world, visual interaction designers face big challenges and bigger expectations, from both users and clients.

via The Cooper Journal: The visual interface is now your brand.

The fall and rise of user experience : Cennydd Bowles on user experience

A transcript of my closing plenary at the IA Summit 2011 in Denver, Colorado.

My user experience career began in 2002, when my government employer asked me to organise its hefty information stocks, and look for ways to publish them on its lousy website.

I started hunting for inspiration and, like many others, found it in the polar bear book. It was a hallelujah moment. At last, I’d found people who thought the way I did, and who shared ambitions that stretched far beyond my peers’ limited vision of the web.

via The fall and rise of user experience : Cennydd Bowles on user experience.

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What SaaS apps have a great UI ?

Ask HN: What SaaS apps have a great UI ?

I’m building a new SaaS web app and looking for inspiration on UI design.

Can you name some web apps that you find have a really great UI/UX ? Is there any website that showcases such web apps ?

Some web apps that come to my mind: 37signals.com’s apps, Mint.com, FreshBooks.com

via Hacker News | Ask HN: What SaaS apps have a great UI ?.