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Simplicity... the Ultimate Sophistication

Evangelizing and practicing the latest in user-centric design principals, and business strategy.

With over 25 years of unique insights and innovating through technology, I have created visual solutions for film, video, hybrid web/CD-ROM, Flash, touchscreen kiosks, first-generation websites, environmental signage, and the latest in responsive web site design/development.

Using user experience (UX) research and design, I hope to help you answer key questions about your customers.

Anyone can design a website... I aspire to create thoughtful, engaging and usable experiences.

If you wish to schedule a free consultation, contact me.

Insight

Sharing ideas on design and innovation, all for the satisfaction of promoting beautiful, simple and sensible ideas.  Enjoy!

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Winning Logic
June 18, 2014

Progressive disclosure of pre-mapped experiences (designed with user centric logic), ALWAYS win.
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Appropriate Sophistication
June 17, 2014

Janne Jul Jensen hits on the necessity of testing, and the importance of designing levels within a web site that are appropriate to degrees of user sophistication.
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DESIGNING FOR COMMUNICATION
June 10, 2014

Visual elements that designers can put in place to better communicate messages across all mobile applications.
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Design Within
June 09, 2014

Common Misconceptions About Introversion.
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The Oberhäuser Interview
June 7, 2014

Excellence has a name... Martin Oberhäuser.
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Doing UX in an Agile World
May 26, 2014

Transparency, collaboration, and responsiveness are gaining momentum.
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THE NEXT, REALLY UBER-BIG THING... How 1s and 0s are Advancing Medicine
May 23, 2014

Bioinformatics, using computational pattern-recognition... No reason why David Glazer, director of engineering at Google, would be interested?
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Improvisational Design
May 19, 2014

An amazing, and transformational read.
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A Computational Design Lead... with Design Sense
May 12, 2014

Specifically, featuring "isometricblocks".
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Featuring: X-Plane
May 6, 2014

A great display of "Visual Thinking".
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Simply Put
May 05, 2014

UX Design is beautifully authenticated with this Chinese proverb...

"Tell me and I'll forget;
Show me and I may remember;
Involve me and I'll understand."

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Innovative Walls
May 01, 2014

The walls of a war room can extend a team's memory, provide a canvas for shared note-taking, and act as long-term storage for works in progress. -Google Ventures
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Progressive Disclosure
April 29, 2014

Revisiting an interaction design technique often used in human computer interaction to help maintain the focus of a user's attention by reducing clutter, confusion, and cognitive workload.
Nielsen Norman Group
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Revolutionizing Transportation
with Disruptive Design at Uber
April 22, 2014

"The UI and UX should guide the user... you've failed as a designer if you can't guide the user through the app to tell a great story."
Shalin Amin, Lead Experience Designer at Uber
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Information Is Beautiful | Martin Oberhäuser
Information & Interface Design
April 19, 2014

"Design is not about making something look good or spectacular it's about finding the most efficient way to communicate information."
Martin Oberhäuser, Data Visualizer
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The Future of Information Dashboards | UX Magazine
April 09, 2014

Great ideas for Information Dashboards catering to the specific needs of Big Data. Last year was an awesome one for the data visualization industry. With more and more businesses realizing the value of data visualization...
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Steve Jobs conducting a presentation in 1980 | YouTube
March 26, 2014

Watch vintage Steve Jobs footage on Apple. This is a rare 22 minute...
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Portland, Oregon.  A city full of pioneer spirit, good food, great coffee and a thriving design community, fueling inspiration for
new and delightful experiences. A beautiful place to grow ideas!

PO Box 56237  |  Portland, Oregon 97238  |  tedjohnson.design@gmail.com

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