Chris R Becker

A primer knowledge for being a Designer.

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3 Scenarios for how UX applies psychological flexibility to its practice.

Illustration of Flexible Psychology — Olivia Newton-John Physical on the brain
Illustration of Flexible Psychology — Olivia Newton-John Physical on the brain
Build Flexible Psychology — Olivia Newton-John — Physical


Use the Socratic method to improve teaching strategies, and move beyond failure for UX and UI.’

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Getting Struck in the face Log Cutting Failure
Bob Dylan — Subterranean Homesick Blues

1. Failure to Start


Holding the line as UX Designer to solve your user's problem.

ABC from GlennGary Glenn Ross
An illustration the letters of ABTI — Always Be Testing and Iterating
An illustration the letters of ABTI — Always Be Testing and Iterating
ABTI — Always be Testing & Iterating


Now that we are all stuck inside for a while it is a good opportunity to keep inspired. Here is a list of inspirational content to help stave off the challenges and keep you curious.

Designers to listen to

Wim Crouwel — Graphic Designer
Hartmut Esslinger — Frog Founder


Gaining skills that distinguish you as a human-centered problem solver becomes paramount as the number of UX/UI designers grow and their titles change from webmaster to product architect and beyond.


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1. MATCH THE USERS EXPERIENCE WITH THEIR EXPECTATIONS


Excellence in Typography for UX/UI design is the result of nothing more than an attitude! If you care about your user you should care about what is said to them and how it is communicated.

!TYPOGRAPHY IS WORTH OUR ATTENTION!

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881792128/jalfrezi-21/

1. Limit your typefaces. (max 3)


A discussion of Dieter Rams 10 principles of good design as applied to User Interfaces.

1. IS INNOVATIVE

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http://www.zmescience.com/other/leap-motion-user-interface-revolution-0525423/


I recognize this will make me sound like a curmudgeonly old man but kids these days can’t sketch! It makes me think: what is killing the fundamental skill of sketching?

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https://www.pinterest.com/pin/437834394998566771/

About

Chris R Becker

Lead Curriculum Architect (UX/UI) @ 2U inc + Sr. UX designer / LX Educator @ UCLA/UCI/ArtCenter/LMU

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