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John Cleese’s thoughts about creativity

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I think we all know John Cleese as British humorist who entertained millions of us with his unique brand of comedy, but it’s a real treat to see him getting serious about creativity.

I already posted a few of his talks (videos) http://ux4dotcom.blogspot.de/search/label/John%20Cleese and it more than worth taking the time to listen to John Cleese’s thoughts about creativity - today I'd like to share a few quotes:


John Cleese’s philosophy of creativity:
Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating.” 
John Cleese

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play
John Cleese “We don't know where we get our ideas from.
What we do know is that we do not get them from our laptops.” 
John Cleese

Nothing will stop you being creative more effectively as the fear of making a mistake.” 
John Cleese

This is the extraordinary thing about creativity: If just you keep your mind resting against the subject in a friendly but persistent way, sooner or later you will get a reward fro…

Growth in m-commerce today

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What we’re observing is a significant shift in the way people buy products online. As already mentioned in one of my latest articles: Shaping Future eCommerce

Customers are not only using their mobile devices looking for data and searching and comparing prices of products, they are using their mobile to buy when and where they want to. This means consecutive that your service and application or website needs to be optimized and responsive for this particular channel of mobile commerce, and that your information on your website is up-to-date and easily accessible for mobile use - easy to load - easy to read - easy to use..

The uses of mobile devices are continually on-the-go. And you will have to grow and change and adapt, much like the digital landscape continues to on a much greater scale. It is important to observe and understand the market, your customers, clients and user and act fast on them, in order to connect with consumers over a format and device that they are relying on at …

Breadcrumb - secondary navigation aid - safety buoy in distress

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If we talk about navigation elements we are talking about one of the top important element in web design, especially if we keep in mind that the navigation of a page is there to orient and guide the user.

To be oriented and to feel familiar and secure are the basement for a good relationship in the real world and the virtual. If users aren’t oriented on your site, they will quickly leave. Thus, designing effective navigation on your Web site is vital. There are some elementary things to keep in mind. For most of us it is for sure daily business but I see again and again that agencies, clients and even creative people thinking about rollovers or links, images or flash and the appearance of their site before planning the basics.


Information Architecture - taxonomy / structure of your site – Content Inventory, side maps,Organization – User Flows / Scenarios - mental model based on your users’, consumers’ and customers’ expectation and behaviorNavigation Design – Accessible, Meaningful, Und…

UX Quote of the day - My sickness is ...

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My sickness is 
that I'm fascinated by human behavior,
by what's underneath the surface,
by the worlds inside people.
by Johnny Depp

Be careful reading this quote.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before reading this quote. It might just inspire you to do things you dreamed of doing, and a side effect might be it might help you succeed and might even make you happier.