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Nick Fey
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Attended Reading University
Lives in Mountain View, CA, USA
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New post "I don't know".
“I don’t know” isn’t an end state of ignorance but the first step in understanding.
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New (note: I got the .com!) post. Can you recommend other essential psychology books for UX designers which you have found valuable?
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Shared publicly  - - On the importance of persuasion and humility for UX designers.
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Gets you thinking about your own company's logo doesn't it? Makes perfect sense in our world of diverse UIs.
An exploration in scalable logo design
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Not what I expected, however... dropping the vowels seems wrong and I don't think the Disney or Levi's logos work at the smallest size.

Worth considering, but the execution highlights problems.
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I love user experiences with a human touch. Here is what happens when you hit an assistance button in a Japanese subway.
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New post 'Process not product' 
"Giving yourself time is actively working towards a goal without setting a limit on how long you will work"
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New post: Dealing with aggressive co-workers.
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Yes, No, Yes? A tip on responding to emails.
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+Scott Jenson  encouraged me to write about my experiences as a UX designer to help me process my learnings from my work each week. It has been tough to make a start, but I have kicked off as an experiment.
Feel free to join me in this venture and if you do let me know and lets see how we get on.
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Great article about the relationship between user experience and user privacy. This statement is a great way of putting it:

"Google does not sell access to my data; it sells access to my attention"
Apple is going to realize very soon that it has made a grave mistake by positioning itself as a bastion of privacy against Google, the evil invader of everyone’s secrets. The truth is that collecting information about people allows you to... | Dustin Curtis | Villain.
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One of the most useful articles I have seen about embracing the density-independent pixel when developing for Android. It is simpler to design for the proliferation of Android devices than you may think.
As someone who develops for Android and iOS I get asked the same question over and over again by people: "Is developing for Android screens a huge pain? How on earth do you cope with the thousands ...
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Best design schools
- Recently there was a topic of discussion on the internal Google mailing list about the best design schools. A fabulous list was generated, so if you are thinking of getting a little design education check these out (in no particular order):

Most popular in North America:
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- Pratt Design Management 
- Parsons
- IIT Institute of Design
- University of Michigan School of Information
- Carnegie Mellon

Other mentions:
- Rhode Island School of Design
- Art Center College of Design in LA
- Syracuse University
- Georgia Tech
- Interactive telecommunications program in New York
- Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
- California College of the Arts
- Art Center in Pasadena, CA
- University of Washington
- CalArts

Most popular in Europe:
- Umeå

Other mentions:
- Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd
- Potsdam/Berlin
- Muthesius Kunsthochschule
- Hochschule für Gestaltung in Schwäbisch Hall

Anything missing from this list?
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  • Reading University
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  • Campion School
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