I came across this quote via Farnam Street's newsletter, and it both resonates with me trying to improve myself, and shows just how long people have struggled with learning:
"Intelligent individuals learn from every thing and every one; average people, from their experiences. The stupid already have all the answers."
Life is not a chance eventYou make choices - spend your time - to create substance. Instead of just dreaming about what might be. But once in a while, you need a time-out. Peace and relaxation that give you time to think. To define substance...
As in all things the truth is very rarely important. The perception something is much more important. In UX design this boils down to what the user feels and thinks about what they are using.
(Talking about the Gamecube controller) the greatest videogame controller ever designed, mainly because it had a really big button on it. - the RexBox blog
Simplicity was created, not by actually removing buttons, but by showing the user a primary button. Subsequently most design focused on that big green button. How we perceive an object, function or service is a lot more important than how that object, function or service actually works. Most companies get this wrong again and again.
“Web users will have to pay for what they watch and use, or else we will have to stop making content in the costly and complex way we have grown accustomed to making it. And we don’t know how to do that.”
Simply brilliant! Read the full post here.
This is quoted, out of context, from developer magazine. Just to be fair. “I don't think the majority of people really care about being number one in the world.”
No?´Really? That might be because only a couple of hundred even have a chance to make that list. Leaderboards where you're way of down around the millionth place seem to loose their charm don't you think?
I'm glad Blur have good arguments behind their design choices.