“It is all too easy to create UX deliverables that are not visually pleasing. But UX expertise encompasses Web design, graphic design, and branding, so why should we be satisfied with mediocre design in our deliverables? When we present our personas, sitemaps, user flows, wireframes, and other design deliverables to our clients and stakeholders, it is our duty and responsibility to create well-designed deliverables.” Read the full article on UXmatters.
“[...D]ata visualization is a super-effective and shareable form of content creation. Now stay with me here: In this post I’m going to detail some of the principles of great data visualization as per Tufte’s teachings, with examples that fit the bill. As of the writing of this sentence, I’ve yet to pull link metrics for any of the examples I’ve got planned. By the end of this post, I’m hoping to prove to you (and myself, really) that Tufte’s principles aren’t just highfalutin[g], hoity-toity, stats nerd stuff, but a checklist for highly effective data visualization link building.”
Read the full article on SEOmoz.org.
“After a mere six months on the market, Google released their first major redesign of Google+. If you check your profile now, you should see the latest version. And if your taste is anything like ours, you’ll agree that it feels better in just about every way. So what did the designers at Google actually do not just to make their product so much more beautiful, but so much more beautiful than Facebook? Co.Design talked to Google+ lead designer Fred Gilbert to unpack the subtle brilliance behind their awesome redesign–a redesign that was completed in less than two months–and his notes are full of lessons that could hone the experience of almost any product.”
Read the full article on Fast Company Design.
Found a good list of books on data information visualization. Check it out: http://interux.com/library/Data_Information_Visualization.htm. Review this list in conjunction with a current LinkedIn discussion about recommended books: http://tinyurl.com/3dcmtv3