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Domanique Alicia

User Experience Designer
Best Practices & Web Standards Advocate
Adventure Enthusiast
Party Thrower
Killer Cook

Solved a problem over Skype with the UK Team.

My favorite part of sleep

That moment, when you’re falling asleep and feel disconnected to your body. Totally aware of it, but not in it. Consciousness floating a foot or so above it.

chenyanqing:

Never won’t be funny.

(Source: fuckyeahgodofmischief, via fwarg)

The Waffle Chart

A square version of a pie chart. The grid is broken up to a 10x10 grid, and each square represents 1%. Another way to portray percentages without loosing too much real estate, and it offers a quick side by side comparison.

Photo credit: http://datapigtechnologies.com/blog/index.php/building-waffle-charts-in-excel/

The nice part about working on a product, is that once you’ve created the wireframes of the backbone of the layout, you pretty much are set up with your assets… for a while.

What I like most about the iterative process is all the subtle changes that lead to a more solid and enjoyable product.  (at CAKE Marketing)

What I like most about the iterative process is all the subtle changes that lead to a more solid and enjoyable product. (at CAKE Marketing)

After writing only less.js for a year or so, it’s weird to write standard CSS for an xhtml template. 

I’m just sayin’. 

Lorem Ipsum on the Public Storage website, on my account page. Seriously?!

Lorem Ipsum on the Public Storage website, on my account page. Seriously?!

I’m a sucker for details.

I’m a sucker for details.

Least enjoyed flavors by CAKE staff.

Least enjoyed flavors by CAKE staff.

User Experience Debt

UX debt is more user facing in nature than technical debt, but the vicious cycle that creates it is fundamentally the same:

  1. Product teams take design shortcuts, both intentionally (e.g. an inconsistent user flow that isn’t fixed to meet a product milestone) and unintentionally (e.g. an icon that unexpectedly confuses users)
  2. When left unaddressed, these shortcuts (“debt”) pile up and become increasingly difficult and impractical to fix (“pay down”)
  3. Eventually, UX debt begets more debt and the product degrades into an unfriendly, incoherent, and unusable user experience

(read on Medium)

Coding emails

wonderfulworldofwebdesign:

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spooptuplet:

Greg Rivera » Low Brow Jant

spooptuplet:

Greg Rivera » Low Brow Jant

(Source: sextuplet, via thecurlewsandpiper)

My favorite part of this project: when I start the server, codename: BAT-SHIT CRAZY. 

My favorite part of this project: when I start the server, codename: BAT-SHIT CRAZY. 

Robert Irwin, ‘untitled’, 1968. Synthetic polymer paint on a metal disc and arm.

Robert Irwin, ‘untitled’, 1968. Synthetic polymer paint on a metal disc and arm.

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