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Read These Later – Week 30

There’s a lot of talk about Minimum Viable Product. What I want to see is more conversation around the idea of the Minimum Usable Interface: Realism in UI Design

The goal is not to make your user interface as realistic as possible. The goal is to add those details which help users identify what an element is, and how to interact with it, and to add no more than those details.

Another fantastic Letter of Note: Harvey Weinstein tells Erol Morris he’s boring

Speak in short one sentence answers and don’t go on with all the legalese. Talk about the movie as a movie and the effect it will have on the audience from an emotional point of view.

Small By Choice, Whether Clients Like It or Not

Q. People have compared you to the Soup Nazi on “Seinfeld.” Where do you think that comes from?
Ms. Esparza: That comes from American culture. The customer really isn’t always right. We believe we have the expertise to bring the best product. We don’t randomly put these ingredients together. We spend the time to test these and try them.

What to do if the world hates your idea – Scott Berkun

In some ways how you handle rejection is self selection for creative work – if you cant handle a few rejections from publishers, how will you handle a few bad reviews of your finished book?

And if you are trying to get a book published, here’s a tally of the books an editor at Del Rey rejected last year and why: Why I Say No

The Social Behavior Incentive – a good checklist for  Social Design [ed note – this may be the only time I ever link to anything Robert Scobble has said]

Site Search Best Practices – Another good checklist. You know, someone should just make a book of checklists for interface designers. Like a final gut-check prior to handing something off.

Engineer’s Guide to Drinks

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