Here at Catalyst, we like to switch things up every now and then—have a new environment, make some new friends! That’s right: It’s winter desk swap time! 

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JetBlue Asks Users to Help With Tablet Experience

JetBlue Asks Users to Help With Tablet Experience Some may see this as JetBlue asking for free design work. But, are ideas from actual consumers “design work”? Isn’t it simply one way of doing user research, and finding out what your users want? To me one of the big questions is: Can people accurately vote […]

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect (and Usability Testing?)

In case you were looking for more reasons to lie awake at night battling demons of insecurity, consider this: if you think you’re good at something, you are probably stupid. (From the excellent PsyBlog) “The Dunning-Kruger effect is the finding that the poorest performers are the least aware of their own incompetence.” A more measured […]

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I’ve been searching for clear explanations for “small data” – as opposed to “big data,” which I feel I understand pretty well. Stephen Anderson’s talk here doesn’t use the term that much – he focuses more on understanding – but he gives several useful examples of small data problems. (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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Psy vs. Bieber – The Infographic

Bizarre Korean rapper Psy has overtaken Justin Bieber (gasp!) as the viewed YouTube video of all time. Also interesting: the Bieber video is more “disliked” by a significant margin. Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup: © 2012 WordStream, a SEM and PPC Management Tools.

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The team found it extremely difficult to part with our TouchTunes jukeboxes. Even though they were with us for such a short time, we came to view them as part of the Catalyst family. We were sad to see them go, but we understand that it was time for us to go our separate ways.

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Very Well Said…

Weather apps are to UI designers as Chairs are to Industrial Designers — Mike Kruzeniski (@mkruz) November 21, 2012

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I really enjoyed the straightforward descriptions in this service design case study. Summary: “The practice [of service design] is recognizable as design, but it has a focus on experiences and interactions rather than products, and it seeks to balance aesthetics, human needs, and organizational capabilities.” (Source: http://vimeo.com/)

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Here’s Kelsey’s entry for DogShaming.com. Poor Sophie!

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PSA + haiku + street art = awesome!

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