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Our Picks: Top Ten UX Events of 2014

We love learning and sharing ideas with the design and technology communities. Here’s a list of our top conferences in 2014 – some we’re attending, some we’re presenting at, and some we just really like.

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The Skinny on Lean UX

Waterfall. Agile. User Experience. Lean. In a field of buzzwords, the one you’ve probably heard most lately is Lean UX. But Lean UX is more than just the latest fad. An emerging methodology for designing digital products, Lean UX shortens the feedback loop between design and development by removing anything that’s unnecessary to provide value for the customer.

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Lean Day UX: This Friday in NYC

Lean Day UX: This Friday in NYC

Lean Day UX is a one-day, single track event focused on case studies and best practices implementing Lean Startup and Lean UX in the enterprise.

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Overcoming Resistance to Change: The MAYA Principle

Great design can change (and raise) our expectations about our experiences. The chief obstacle to great design, however, is our own resistance to change. In this slideshare, we explore Raymond Loewy’s principle of “Most Advanced, Yet Acceptable,” or MAYA.

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Spooky Site Redesigns

Happy Halloween from Above the Fold! What’s the scariest redesign you can imagine? We took a stab at redesigning popular sites with some scary new themes.

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The Irreplaceable Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was a creative genius in the field of UX. But was that a personality trait or a learned attribute? By looking at his story, we can decide whether there could ever be a “next” Steve Jobs.

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Half of UX is 90% Mental

Mental Models play a key role in user experience. But what is a mental model, and how does it relate to relate to intuition, experience, and great design?

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Google’s Predictable Failure

“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” – George Santayana. Google’s UX team is top of the line, and constantly seems to learn from the past. But what happens when history fails us?

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The MAYA Principle – Jim O’Neill On UX Booth

Tweet Above the Fold’s Jim O’Neill is being featured this week on UX Booth, for his article about Raymond Loewy’s Most Advanced Yet Acceptable (MAYA) principle, “Designing the Future, Gradually“. We recommend reading the whole post, but here’s a teaser, to whet your appetite:   Good design…raises the bar for what people expect from their […]

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Gamestorming at Boston PHP

On May 24, Dave Gray presented the theory and techniques behind Gamestorming: a creative process that allows people to collaborate on ideas through games. Above the Fold and BostonPHP were proud to host such an enlightening and inclusive evening.

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