We're back after a week off from the Memorial Day weekend with our Week In Review. Although we're sure you've been keeping up with all of the latest content by our RSS Feed or Twitter account (hint hint), we'd love to get you caught up on all the latest posts so that you're fully back up to speed.
Without further ado, let's jump right into the content!
Bit.ly Redesign Gets More Social, Leaves Users Stumped
The new Bit.ly redesign left users confused, upset and ready to boycott. But what exactly left users this way? I dive deep into data from three Verify tests on the new design, and try to put a method to the madness. Bit.ly has already started to adjust their design, but they aren't hitting on what appears to be the biggest problem.
Facebook's Unsupported Browsers Page Leaves Chrome, Safari Out
A Hacker News thread tipped us off to an interesting omission: Chrome and Safari are not listed on Facebook's "Unsupported Browsers" page. We realize that Facebook views Google and Apple as direct competitors, but what if something more is going on? I dive into this interesting omission and examine the possibilities — and want your input as to what could be going on here.
Jeff Atwood Speaks at ZURBsoapbox, Shares Great Insights On The Status Quo
Our May ZURBsoapbox speaker was Jeff Atwood, Co-Founder of Stack Overflow. In case you missed the event, Ryan provided a nice summary of the event as well as a link to the podcast. Addressing small problems may have small solutions, but they add up over time.
We're Solving Everyday Problems ' Even The Stubborn Ketchup Bottle
There's nothing worse than watching your steaming hot fries and not being able to get the ketchup out of the bottle. Ryan highlights a video from MIT that shows a revolutionary new non-stick ketchup bottle that allows for a smooth ketchup pour. Product designers solve everyday problems like this one, even if it may be a mundane, commonplace and widespread annoyance.
Becoming A Timeboxed Storyteller
Providing a nice followup to Alina's post, Ghaida outlines what it means to be a timeboxed storyteller at ZURB. The feedback and iteration loop is the cornerstone of the ZURB design process. We're excited to bring you another perspective from one of our newest designers on how ZURB's design team operates.
The ZURBexpo Redesign: How We Did It
The ZURBexpo comprises our Blog, Playground, Word and News and is one of the key parts of the ZURB website. Alina walks us through how we redesigned this part of our site. It took several iterations but we are all thrilled with the outcome ' and we hope you are too!
The Augmented Reality Reality: Designing For Four Corners and We're Halfway There
Could there be a day when we won't have to touch devices to interact with them? Ryan includes a video of an augmented-reality sandbox and notes a few additional examples of augmented reality devices that could be a reality very soon. He re-emphasizes our approach of designing for four corners and not for any specific device.