StartupDigest Design – June 24, 2011by StartupDigest on June 25, 2011
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This week I’m excited to announce that Enrique Allen, founding designer at 500 Startups and The Designer Fund will be joining me as the co-curator of the StartupDigest Design. Enrique brings a tremendous amount of design knowledge and experience in the tech startup space. Follow him @EnriqueAllen.
Now to the articles. This week’s edition focuses on the value of persuasive design, a new VC model focused on entrepreneurial designers, why design principles are valuable for your team including examples, and useful resources for every designer.
Also, make sure to check out the “Site of the Week” for some inspiration.
Have a great weekend!
What You Need to Read This Week
Why Persuasive Design Should Be Your Next Skill Set
By Loren Baxter, UX Magazine
Persuasive design leverages psychology to influence design behavior. Great article on the basic principles of persuasive design and how to apply this type of thinking to your product.
A New VC Model That Turns Designers, Not Techies, Into Startup CEOs
By John Pavlus, Co.Design
The Designer Fund is helping entrepreneurial designers get their ideas off the ground by providing mentors and angel-funding. As a designer who came from the agency world before finding my passion working with startups, I think this is a great opportunity for designers to become an established part of the founding team alongside MBA’s and engineers.
Disclosure: Enrique Allen is new the co-curator of StartupDigest Design.
Design Principles You’re Not Going To Do
By Jared Spool, User Interface Engineering
“Innovation isn’t about saying YES to 100 ideas. It’s about saying NO to 1000 ideas.” – Steve Jobs. Establishing design principles provides valuable guidelines that assist with making critical design decisions and, most importantly, help you decide what not to do.
Design Principle Examples
Here are some great examples of design principles in practice from Facebook to Foodspotting.
Useful Resources, Tools And Services For Web Designers
By Smashing Editorial, Smashing Magazine
Awesome resource for designers. I especially like the blog ‘Little Big Details’ that highlights the little details that make digital experiences delightful to use.
Site of the Week
Simple and engaging experience for the Denver neighborhood. Check out the seamless scrolling in the timeline section and how it leads you into each section.