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few things are as genuinely calming as sitting in front of a full-screened, dark terminal containing a personal project, with music in the background

Principles of UI, A Thread:
1. natural mapping
2. visibility of system state
3. discoverability
4. constraints and affordances
5. habits and spatial memory
6. locus of attention
7. no modes
8. fast feedback
9. do not cause harm to a user's data or through inaction allow user data to come to harm
10. prefer undo to confirmation boxes. For actions that can't be undone, force a "cooling off" period of at least 30 seconds.
11. measure using Fitt's, Hick's, GOMS, etc. but always test with real users.

cooking with no. 4: increase information density on duckduckgo

see more results and remove unnecessary elements


A rare bit of self-promotion: I've got a new zine: Eidolia! It's a series of illustrations and machine-generated poetry, and I'm hoping to refine the process over the next couple months. It's currently only available for patrons, but I'll put it up on next month!

Decent Patterns has released design patterns that can be used for protocols, applications and user interfaces of #decentralized applications.

@neauoire just saw on yr wiki that you have a talk scheduled this year for "distortion festival", but it's marked as geneva. do you mean the one in copenhagen? :o

@neauoire the tolstoy short was a good read, why did you remove the post?

Our new collective Domingo Club is alive! We make fermented , tools and explore collaboration with natural processes to promote , , and in our global food system.

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Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.