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Facebook Profile Page Redesign with UXPin Paper Prototyping

Redesigns of popular websites usually gain much attention. Attention which is easily transfered to severe protests and conservative shouts („give me back the old user interface!”). Users of the Internet are strangely Phlegmatic in terms of Hipocrates-Galen theory of temperament – they hate change.

Of course situation of protests happened recently to Facebook with the introduction of the new Profile Page. I bet folks in Palo Alto weren’t surprised.

I must admit that I admire the way Facebook is changing through the years. They certainly are reaching position of most effective masterpiece in social media. Take a look…

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Paper prototyping and Co-Working

I would say we’re teenagers of the IT world. And just as rebelious teenagers, we have strange tendancy to defend strongholds of our views in a nonsense manner. Who never has a fight with unbelieving in a power of user testing programmer, vintage project manager, or client who knows what is the best for his users, though he has never checked it, can throw a rock.

There are dozens of articles about selling User Experience ideas to reluctant teammates, oldfashioned bosses and unenthusiastic (to say the least…) clients. Some of them consider real problems, most are focused on basic and enormously trivial issues in interhuman communication, which has nothing to do with UX itself. „Respecting other point of view” is way too universal to be an interesting statement.

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The UXPin story part 1

Hello UXPin friends and, hopefully, soon-to-be-friends who just stopped by on our blog.

„…Redesigning paper prototyping? Doesn’t it sound silly? Well, we worship innovation and believe in a change harder than Obama does. We have urge to make things better, bigger than Timberland (which has a slogan „Make it better!”). Nope, we didn’t have any doubt that you can actually make paper prototyping better, more complex, rapid and convienient…”

We believe that the Internet is based on sharing. Sharing thoughts, stories, ideas. That’s way we’ve decided to share with you the UXPin story. What’s more, UXPin is also strongly connected with the idea of sharing. Hm… Isn’t it bullshit, as we’re selling UXPin not giving it for free? Well, let me start our story from that point.

There are three human beings who co-founded UXPin. Three human beings working for 5 days a week, 8 hours per day as a UX/R&D team in one of the most important eCommerce companies in the Eastern Europe. We work as a team and we love it. Though we’re from different parts of the wide UX field (interaction design, information architecture, design) we get along well.

Take a look…

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