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JP Reardon
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Frustrated by over-crowded trains? Take matters into your own hands with Brand New Subway by Jason Wright. You can design your own New York City Subway system from scratch or start with the current system and see if you can improve it. The game uses…

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Tips for Sunday Drivers

It’s unfortunate that those who need it most will never read Driving Tips: How You Can Help Limit Traffic Jams. If they did, we all might spend less time in the sort of traffic jams demonstrated by this study: Even the ace drivers reading this post might…

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Thank you, Ikea. via Core77

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Applied User Story Mapping

Ah, Brainstorming. Whether you love it or hate it, as a user experience practitioner, you’ll often find yourself in the position of moderating a brainstorming session. It’s good to have several frameworks or techniques to draw from so you can use one that…

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Creative Ways to Share User Research

Shivani Mohan and Lissette Sotelo Parr, from Facebook’s research group, outline Four Creative Ways to Share Research. Teams and organizations have a better connection to their customers when research findings aren’t relegated to slides in a Powerpoint…

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Dave Winer: Don't Feed the Trump

The Internet is to trolling what airplanes are to global travel. That’s my second favorite line in Dave Winer’s post about how to deal with Donald Trump. My favorite is the last paragraph, but I don’t want to steal Dave’s thunder, go read his post.

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Monotasking Gets a Makeover in the NY Times: …monotasking is a 21st-century term for what your high school English teacher probably just called “paying attention.”

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Mixtapes for the Modern Age

Belgian studio, beyond.io prototyped a system for sharing music that is both physical and digital. Read all about the the inspiration and the process of creating the X-II (twelve) on their site. Photo from beyond.io via Postscapes

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Designing Conversational User Interfaces

Conversational interfaces have been with us for a long time. Years ago, we had an IRC bot at work that could answer a handful of useful, process-related questions–as well as hurl insults at coworkers on demand. Now, several factors like the ever…

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Idea: Real Time Meeting Cost Calculator

Everybody loves meetings, right? Probably not, but even I, hater of meetings, concede that they are necessary. The problem is that there are far too many of them. Fast Company’s article on the subject of meeting waste is full of eye-popping factoids like…
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