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Week 4

Question 1

It is important to evaluate the credibility of websites before we use them because there are many websites with incorrect information, whether intentionally or through lack of the writer’s fact-checking, as well as many websites that are scams, and lots of dubious content (Fogg, 2003, p.153). 1,302 more words

Design Principles

Week 3

Question 1

Lidwell’s article explains the concept of performance load, which is “the degree of mental and physical activity required to achieve a goal” (Lidwell, Holden, & Butler, 2003, p.148), and affects the likelihood that a task will be accomplished successfully. 1,057 more words

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Week 2

Question 1

Consistency is an important design principle. Usability of a system is improved when similar parts are expressed in similar ways. It allows users to transfer their knowledge to new contexts and learn quickly by focusing their attention on the relevant aspects of a task (Lidwell, Holden, & Butler, 2003, p.46). 855 more words

Design Principles

Week 1

Question 1

Lidwell, Holden, and Butler’s article explains the aesthetic-usability effect, which is the concept that regardless of function, a design will be perceived as easier to use if it is aesthetically pleasing (2003, p.18). 976 more words

Design Principles

Design in Tech 2016

The 2016 Design in Tech Report has again been released by John Maeda of Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. As a survey contributor, I was excited to see the evolution from 2015 to this year’s publication. 1,046 more words

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Learn Architecting .NET Application - Design Principles

I have recently read the book  Microsoft .NET – Architecting Applications for the Enterprise (Developer Reference).  The book was published in 2008 but the architecture principles and patterns explained in this book are still quite helpful for us in today’s .Net software development.   599 more words

Better Code

Scale - how to reconcile a big space with human dimensions?

When we recently walked through a stretch of forest close to the Dart River on New Zealand’s breathtakingly beautiful Southern Island, our tour guide suddenly stopped, and pointed to a huge chair that was sitting abandoned among the enormous trees. 1,188 more words

Space Planning