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  1. Designing Social Interfaces: Principles, Patterns, and Practices for Improving the User Experience

    March 7, 2016

    This is a sample chapter from the Second Edition of the book Designing Social Interfaces: Principles, Patterns, and Practices for Improving the User Experience, by Christian Crumlish and Erin Malone. 2015 O’Reilly Media, Inc.

    Designing Social Interfaces

    Chapter 8: Share and Share Alike

    “Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession; friendship is never anything but sharing.”—Elie Wiesel

    Sharing means that more than one person can see, have, do, talk about, or otherwise relate to the same thing, possibly at the same time. In the real world, sharing means allowing someone else to have access to or control over an object that you currently own or control. This involves a degree of sacrifice. Electronic things made of bits can be replicated or reflected with almost no friction, as compared with real objects. Read More

  2. Get Started in UX: The Complete Guide to Launching a Career in User Experience Design

    April 21, 2014

    This is a sample chapter from Matthew Magain and Luke Chambers’s new book, Get Started in UX: The Complete Guide to Launching a Career in User Experience Design. 2014 UX Mastery.

    Self-assessment

    OK, now you know where you’re going … but where are you coming from?

    Why Are You Here?

    Your head may be spinning, either because you’re overwhelmed—or excited—by the prospect of what lies ahead.

    Before we continue any further, it’s worth taking a few moments to reflect on why you want to begin a career in UX. As you’ll soon come to understand, the sheer amount of information that you’ll need to absorb is potentially overwhelming—although I’ll give you some strategies for dealing with this later. And there’s no shortcut in gaining project experience—that comes with time. This is a journey you’ll want to be embarking upon for the right reasons. Read More

  3. Service Design: Chapter 6: Developing the Service Proposition

    March 18, 2013

    This is a sample chapter from the new Rosenfeld Media book Service Design: From Insights to Implementation. ©2013 Rosenfeld Media.

    If we are looking to improve an existing service, our blueprint has given us a pretty good overview of the component parts of the service and how these are experienced over time. If we are developing something entirely new, we may have less detail but some idea of people’s needs and what some of the key touchpoints might be. Before going further into the details and committing significant resources to the project, we need to develop the service proposition. Read More

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