He closed all 7,100 Starbucks stores in the United States for three hours on a Tuesday evening, “to conduct a nationwide hands-on espresso training experience” for Starbucks employees.
Highlighted by Samir Fors in 27 Powers of Persuasion: Simple Strategies to Seduce Audiences & Win Allies by Lynette Padwa, Chris St. Hilaire
This is the essence of intuitive heuristics: when faced with a difficult question, we often answer an easier one instead, usually without noticing the substitution.
Highlighted by Samir Fors in Thinking, Fast and Slow by Kahneman, Daniel
People tend to assess the relative importance of issues by the ease with which they are retrieved from memory—and this is largely determined by the extent of coverage in the media.
Highlighted by Samir Fors in Thinking, Fast and Slow by Kahneman, Daniel
Many of us spontaneously anticipate how friends and colleagues will evaluate our choices; the quality and content of these anticipated judgments therefore matters.
Highlighted by Samir Fors in Thinking, Fast and Slow by Kahneman, Daniel

littlebigdetails:

This post is an overview of all the statistics for Little Big Details in 2011. We figured there are no reasons why we shouldn’t make these public, so here you go! We hope these stats will help you get a better understanding of what kinds of people are interested in UI design and how they browse the web. Besides that, the stats above will hopefully give you an insight of what the traffic of a design blog looks like.

We have a lot of other readers who follow us through different channels:

Tumblr followers: 32290

RSS readers: 15076

Twitter followers: 4682

Facebook: 529

A big thank you goes out to the folks at tumblr for making this possible and giving us excellent support throughout the year.

Let us know in the comments if you’d like to see any other statistics or have any questions.

P.S. We’re launching our startup Gidsy in San Francisco in 48 hours, after this we will start posting here again!

"40% of dining consumers use forsquare to check in to a restaurant"..
(via How to Influence Purchasing Decisions On The Web [INFOGRAPHIC])

"40% of dining consumers use forsquare to check in to a restaurant"..

(via How to Influence Purchasing Decisions On The Web [INFOGRAPHIC])

Today, I finally put my finger on it, and it’s not just a desire for the-computer-as-pure-machine, or a spartan aesthetic. It’s quite simple, really: I don’t like the condescending tone. (via The condescending UI | The Verge)

Today, I finally put my finger on it, and it’s not just a desire for the-computer-as-pure-machine, or a spartan aesthetic. It’s quite simple, really: I don’t like the condescending tone. (via The condescending UI | The Verge)

Relationships take time, no matter what kind they are. So the next time you are designing a call-to-action, first make it crystal clear but then go beyond clarity and ask: “Is this the most appropriate time to ask this?”. Too often timing considerations get lost in our rush to get calls-to-action in front of people.
More on Burying the Sign Up Button « Bokardo
This is such a nice way to present corporate guidelines, recruit people and get new employees into the culture. 
(via MailChimp’s Style Guide Is Corporate Communication Done Right | Co. Design)

This is such a nice way to present corporate guidelines, recruit people and get new employees into the culture. 

(via MailChimp’s Style Guide Is Corporate Communication Done Right | Co. Design)

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