Welcome back. Today’s Macchiato is topped with a dab of typography and three links of UX insights.
- We are creatures of habit. When the recognizable becomes unrecognizable, the change can be jarring for us. “Killer aesthetics are wonderful — surprising and disorienting your customers is not.” Who Moved My (Virtual) Cheese? : The Power of Understanding Mental Models When Designing Websites.
- Which came first, the content or the design? Here is an overview of content and design processes: Best Practices for Content Planning in UX Design.
- Hunkering: Putting Disorientation into the Design Process. Step away from your design frequently and take moments to look at it from different perspectives. Once you have, go through the process of reconciling those differences.
- “Typography matters because it helps conserve the most valuable resource you have as a writer—reader attention.” “Please stop” with Times New Roman: Graphic design rules for everyone, from an unlikely expert.