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Weekly inspirations: December 30, 2013

I’ve actually been trying to enjoy my time off so no new article this week and just my weekly inspirations. I’ll be  back at full steam next week so until then here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:

 

The Top UX Trends of 2013

2013 marked another year of frenzied growth in the land of experience design. As connectivity has increased and mobile saturation has become a global reality, users expect more ease and sophistication than ever. A lot has happened over the last 12 months, so UX Magazine turned to their contributors and other members of the UX community for their notable trends of 2013. Read the article here.

4 Tips On Staying Creative From Noma Star Chef Rene Redzepi

Rene Redzepi of the world’s #1 restaurants Noma Reinvented how we eat. Now, with a new book out, he speaks with Co.Design about staying creative, developing intuition, and finding inspiration. Read the article here.

4 Surprising App-Design Principles, From The Instagram Of Quick Quizzes

Polar is an addictive mobile app that lets you to make and take “this or that” style quizzes. The article is an interview with their designer Luke Wroblewski who describes the sometime counterintuitive tactics he used to make the app stand out from the crowd. Read the article here.

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The Top Branding Stories Of 2013

From shapeshifting brand identities to death metal-inspired corporate logos, Fast Company put together a retrospective of the year in branding. Read the article here.

Google’s Dead-Simple Tool For Making UX Decisions: 2 Jars Of Marbles

I am always curious see how creative teams at other companies work together and how they make decisions.  I thought this article was interesting because it shows you that when the Android team at Google wants to decide whether a design decision is good or bad, they turn to the least techie of ways to decide what to do. Read the article here.

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