This is a great video highlighting the importance of managing a user's perceived performance (rather than actual quantitative performance or speed of the actual software & hardware) to delivering a great user experience.
+Ilya Grigorik did an amazing talk on perceived performance that really nails this point. Form a user's perspective, performance is really perceived performance rather than actual performance. And it's possible to match their expectations so that something feels faster. More info on his talk: http://goo.gl/GZHxQa
3 Flaws In Software Design: Part 1: Writing Code That's Not Needed
This week, we'll be sharing a four part series on software design flaws, featuring +Jeremy Walker and +Max Kanat-Alexander. Today, in part one, they discuss the first Flaw of Software Design, "Writing Code that isn't Needed," from Max's book Code Simplicity: The Fundamentals of Software.