UX Quotes

Joshua Porter Quotes

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Joshua Porter “People should never feel like a failure when using technology. Like the customer, the user is always right. If software crashes, it is the software designer’s fault. If someone can’t find something on a web site, it is the web designer’s fault… The big difference between good and bad designers is how they handle people struggling with their design. Technology serves humans. Humans do not serve technology.”
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Joshua Porter “As designers we must remember that behavior comes first. Always. The quirky, the obscure, the vain, the annoying, the wonderful. We need to observe human behavior if we are to support it in design.”
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Joshua Porter “The behavior you’re seeing is the behavior you’ve designed for (whether intentional or not).”
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Joshua Porter “More important than knowing all about the people we design for, we should have a deep understanding of the specific activity we’re supporting with our design… The most important question we can ask is not ‘who is using your software?’ but ‘what are people using your software doing?’.”
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Joshua Porter “To create great user experiences we need to focus on the now. In reality the problems of our users are painfully mundane and often obvious. It is our task to ease this pain, and in doing so we might not invent some amazing new thing, but that’s OK. Success is incremental.”
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Joshua Porter “Lorem Ipsum, wireframes, personas, etc are just tactics. The only thing that matters is: Do people love what you built?”
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Joshua Porter “Designers are an odd lot: creative, moody, pensive, thoughtful, weird. But the one characteristic that separates designers from others is action. They make stuff that didn’t exist before. They take the idea living deep inside their head and pull it out, realizing it in a drawing, prototype, or product. Unlike most people, they don’t just think about it. They don’t just brainstorm. They don’t just imagine something better and then talk themselves out of it. Instead, they act.”
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Joshua Porter “UX is really just good marketing. It’s about knowing who your market is, knowing what is important to them, knowing why it is important to them, and designing accordingly. It’s also about listening after you’ve designed and adjusting to the changing marketplace: improving the experience of those in your market. It’s easy to recognize this when you consider that users = market. That’s what users are: your users are the market you’re designing for.”
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