12 Posts of 2012 that connected well

Firstly, a Happy 2013 to you all and your loved ones – from IDYeah.

2012

Starting the year with a roundup of 12 posts of last year that fetched attention:

  1. Identifying Myths – What Usability is Not | 9 Feb

    This post points out the common myths around usability/design and attempts to explain them with logical reasoning and few examples.

  2. Lorem Ipsum – A Bad Approach to Design | 12 Mar

    Several designers design website mockups with dummy text “Lorem Ipsum”; this article argues about the weakness in this approach.

  3. Does Threat or Fear make you more Functional | 2 Apr

    Sometimes threat or fear proves to be a strong motivation to do something. Or not? Read this post to see some examples.

  4. You Cannot Think like Thy Users | 22 Apr

    It’s very difficult to wear the hat of your intended user/audience. So, it’s necessary to realize this and avoid the illusion. Read on…

  5. Consistency – Product Experience across Devices | 2 May

    With more devices in our routine life (mobile and tablet), product companies need to take care of the consistency of their brand on all devices. Read few good and bad examples.

  6. Stop Counting Clicks | 19 Jun

    Usability and productivity parameters are no longer dependent on number of clicks. Clicks have become less expensive than before – read on.

  7. The Inertia of Mediocrity | 23 Jul

    We usually produce and consume mediocre stuff lately; why this inertia? Read my argument in the blog post.

  8. Experiments; Make Them Count | 31 Jul

    The article points out that we experiment all the time, even unknowingly. If we do it knowingly, we can make it count.

  9. Deep Delights: You Eat with your Eyes First | 16 Aug

    Read this amazingly creative post about a friend who has turned into a specialty chef. You have to see the pictures shared; I’m sure you’ll eat with your eyes first.

  10. Obsession with Numbers | 10 Sep

    We are moved by numbers; let’s be conscious about it and tweak our actions just enough to be better.

  11. Think about Flows, Not Features or Screens | 21 Oct

    Product owners need to think in terms of user tasks and their goals in order to give a superior product. Read the argument.

  12. WalkMe: The Online Parent | 10 Dec

    Lastly, read about my review of this awesome online tool called WalkMe; you’ll love it.

Cheers. Looking forward to sharing many more opinions, anecdotes and examples…

Vishal Mehta

Vishal Mehta

Vishal Mehta is a UX professional, hands-on designer and coder. He is a consultant to product companies in San Francisco Bay Area. He loves to play chess and design solutions in spare time. He ran a UX company, IDYeah Creations for six years in India. His expressions can be found on popular platforms like UX Booth, Technorati and SAP Community Network.

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