Designing products for people to interact with is much different than designing products for people to interact with each other.— Soleio (@soleio) May 17, 2013
In product design, the simplest thought exercise is to make additions. It’s the easiest way to make an Old Thing feel like a New Thing. The more difficult exercise is to reconsider the product in the context of now. A now which may be very different from the then in which the product was originally conceived.
Ten principles that contribute to a Googley user experience
1. Focus on people–their lives, their work, their dreams.
2. Every millisecond counts.
3. Simplicity is powerful.
4. Engage beginners and attract experts.
5. Dare to innovate.
6. Design for the world.
7. Plan for today’s and tomorrow’s business.
8. Delight the eye without distracting the mind.
9. Be worthy of people’s trust.
10. Add a human touch.
At Facebook, our design is…
Twitter’s six design principles
Emphasize the moment • Be fast • Eliminate friction
Understand limits • Establish rhythm
Monitor trends • Adapt to behaviors • Be human
Listen to feedback • Build trust • Fight for our users
Be open & transparent
Aim for clarity • Make it obvious • Help, don’t hinder
Try new ideas • Think big • Iterate often