• How To Deal With Burnout

    • Tom Kenny

    Dealing with burnout is something I’ve been thinking about for a while. Most designers love their job (if not the job but the actual work itself), so burnout almost seems inevitable because we want to keep doing what we love. When you feel “burnt out”, this is good advice: You have to stay away until […]

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  • URLs are for People, not Computers

    • Tom Kenny

    Edward Cutrell and Zhiwei Guan from Microsoft Research have conducted an eyetracking study of search engine use (warning: PDF) that found that people spend 24% of their gaze time looking at the URLs in the search results. We found that searchers are particularly interested in the URL when they are assessing the credibility of a […]

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  • Using QuartzComposer for Interface Design

    • Tom Kenny

    You don’t design something like Facebook Home using Photoshop. It’s no secret that many of us on the Facebook Design team are avid users of QuartzComposer, a visual prototyping tool that lets you create hi-fidelity demos that look and feel like exactly what you want the end product to be. Maybe it’s time to start […]

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