The Yahoo User Interface library (YUI) has been in use at Yahoo since 2005, and was first announced to the public on February 13, 2006. Although it has evolved tremendously since that time, YUI has always served the same overarching purpose of providing a comprehensive toolkit to make it…

  • smart decision - probably should have happened years ago 
  • Will one of the 140 contributors or one of its major users takeover?
  • Yahoo = technical debt
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  1. It’s all about people, it’s not about the object
  2. Focus on the experience, not on the function
  3. Stories are how we understand and shape the world
  4. Pay attention to patterns
  5. Problem finding before problem solving
  6. Expose and challenge assumptions
  7. Explore the big picture and the details at once
  8. Know your materiality: people, technology, business, aesthetics…
  9. Open your eyes; don’t trust what people say
  10. Create models not just narratives; use frameworks
  11. Reframe constraints as a forcing function
  12. Tame Complexity; don’t simplify
  13. Make non-arbitrary design decisions
  14. Set and manage expectations
  15. Everything is designed and everything is a design challenge
  16. Break silos; your role is bigger than you think
  17. Say ‘yes and’; don’t always assume ‘either or’
  18. It’s about the journey, lifecycle, and transition; not just key moments
  19. Externalize your work for yourself and others
  20. Create and close feedback loops
  21. Make stuff and then kill it
  22. Context, context, context
  23. Focus on a single thing and then do it really well
  24. Understand and play with emotion
  25. Engender trust
  26. Collaborate with others

In fact, arresting people for minor violations is exactly the point, as Brendan Roediger, professor at the Saint Louis University School of Law and supervisor of a local civil advocacy clinic, told Governing magazine. “They don’t want to actually incarcerate people because it costs money, so they fine them,” Roediger said, adding that Ferguson’s court sometimes hears as many as 300 cases per hour.

Though blacks make up only two-thirds of Ferguson’s population, nearly nine-tenths of vehicle stops in Ferguson involve black drivers. Those drivers are almost twice as likely as white drivers to be searched and twice as likely to be arrested. That’s despite the fact that searches of black drivers result in discovery of contraband 22% of the time, while white drivers searched by police are found to have contraband 34% of the time.

By the end of this Learning Path you will be fluent with the language and process of UX design. You will learn about User Experience, what it encompasses, and how it relates to other disciplines. Some topics we will cover:

  • Design research methods
  • User Centered Design techniques
  • Interviewing users in real world situations
  • Creating personas to define users
  • Deliverables that a UX designer is expected to produce

Each topic has modules to teach you the basics and best practices. In this Learning Path, we covers techniques, methods, and best practices, but not specific tools.