As we move toward persuasion engineering we must attend carefully to how our user’s attention is shaped, as well as their emotional reactions. This is important in a simple advertisement. But this is also important, and more complicated, in the interactive world of online media.

We have long modeled and shaped our user’s interaction to ensure good performance. Today that requirement is a given. Now we have to shape the user’s attention to see the things we want seen, and we need to shape the user’s emotional reaction so that we reach our persuasion objectives.

Look Composed- How Visuals Can Draw and Drive Attention

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As we move toward persuasion engineering we must attend carefully to how our user’s attention is shaped, as well as their emotional reactions. This is important in a simple advertisement. But this is also important, and more complicated, in the interactive world of online media.

We have long modeled and shaped our user’s interaction to ensure good performance. Today that requirement is a given. Now we have to shape the user’s attention to see the things we want seen, and we need to shape the user’s emotional reaction so that we reach our persuasion objectives.

Look Composed- How Visuals Can Draw and Drive Attention

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Ben Schneiderman from the University of Maryland, gave a fascinating talk in Cambridge on 5th March 2009 about the topic of “Information Visualization for Knowledge Discovery. Ben concluded his talk with three key points for information visualization to guide knowledge discovery:

  1. Rank-by-Feature Framework, i.e. rank by what people want to know
  2. Decomposition of complex problems into multiple simpler problems
  3. Ranking guides discovery. It is important to provide systematic approaches for discovery

Information Visualization for Knowledge Discovery

 

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Photoshop brush sets can be a great time saver for the designers because these allow the designers to easily and quickly create fantastic artwork without the need to draw all the individual design elements.

Good Photoshop brushes have always been in demand, which is why every designer should have a great collection of Photoshop brushes in their tool boxes. It is not hard to find Photoshop sets but finding those with the highest quality can frustrate any web designer on the lookout.

78 Cool Photoshop Brushes For Your Next Project

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This wiki collects information about tools and resources that can help scholars (particularly in the humanities and social sciences) conduct research more efficiently or creatively.  Whether you need software to help you manage citations, author a multimedia work, or analyze texts, Digital Research Tools will help you find what you’re looking for. They provide a directory of tools organized by research activity, as well as reviews of select tools in which we not only describe the tool’s features, but also explore how it might be employed most effectively by researchers.

Digital Research Tools

 

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Transferring files to and from your web host or server is best done with what’s commonly known an FTP client, though the term is a bit dated because there are more secure alternatives such as SFTP and FTPS.

When I was putting together this list, this was my criteria:

  • Supports secure file transfer protocols: FTP isn’t secure. Among its many flaws, plain FTP doesn’t encrypt the data you’re transferring. If your data is compromised en route to its destination, your credentials (username and password) and your data can easily be read. SFTP (which stands for SHH File Transfer Protocol) is a popular secure alternative, but there are many others.
  • Has a GUI: There are some awesome FTP clients with a command-line interface, but for a great number of people, a graphical user interface is more approachable and easier to use.

1. FileZilla

Topping the list is FileZilla, an open source FTP client. It’s fast, being able to handle simultaneous transmissions (multi-threaded transfers), and supports SFTP and FTPS (which stands for FTP over SSL). What’s more, it’s available on all operating systems, so if you work on multiple computers — like if you’re forced to use Windows at work but you have a Mac at home — you don’t need to use a different application for your file-transferring needs.

FileZilla

Available on Windows, Mac OS and Linux

Download here

2. Cyberduck

Cyberduck can take care of a ton of your file-transferring needs: SFTP, WebDav, Amazon S3, and more. It has a minimalist UI, which makes it super easy to use.

Cyberduck

Available on Windows and Mac OS

Download here

3. FireFTP

This Mozilla Firefox add-on gives you a very capable FTP/SFTP client right within your browser. It’s available on all platforms that can run Firefox.

FireFTP

Available on Windows, Mac OS and Linux

Download here

4. Classic FTP

Classic FTP is a file transfer client that’s free for non-commercial use. It has a very simple interface, which is a good thing, because it makes it easy and intuitive to use. I like its "Compare Directories" feature that’s helpful for seeing differences between your local and remote files.

Classic FTP

Available on Windows and Mac OS

Download Here

5. WinSCP

This popular FTP client has a very long list of features, and if you’re a Windows user, it’s certainly worth a look. WinSCP can deal with multiple file-transfer protocols (SFTP, SCP, FTP, and WebDav). It has a built-in text editor for making quick text edits more convenient, and has scripting support for power users.

WinSCP

Available on Windows

Download here

Honorable Mention: Transmit

For this post, I decided to focus on free software. But it just doesn’t seem right to leave out Transmit (which costs $34) in a post about FTP clients because it’s a popular option used by web developers on Mac OS. It has a lot of innovative features and its user-friendliness is unmatched. If you’ve got the cash to spare and you’re on a Mac, this might be your best option.

TransmitSource: panic.com

Available on Mac OS

Download Here

Which FTP client do you use?

There’s a great deal of FTP clients out there. If your favorite FTP client isn’t on the list, please mention it in the comments for the benefit of other readers. And if you’ve used any of the FTP clients mentioned here, please do share your thoughts about them too.

Jacob Gube is the founder of Six Revisions. He’s a front-end developer. Connect with him on Twitter and Facebook.

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This hands-on resource is a project guide that focuses on content strategy in UX design and is explained through through an imaginary website project.

This guide shows how to embed content-first thinking into popular UX design techniques to reveal useful insights about the content, that lead to a better user experience.

UX Design And Content Strategy: The Project Guide

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This hands-on resource is a project guide that focuses on content strategy in UX design and is explained through through an imaginary website project.

This guide shows how to embed content-first thinking into popular UX design techniques to reveal useful insights about the content, that lead to a better user experience.

UX Design And Content Strategy: The Project Guide

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GoodUI has started sketching on Instagram. The sketches, although experimental, are still very much conversion focused. Every now and then I decided to get back to basics with a pencil, pens, paper and markers. Oh and the better sketches will eventually make it back into the GoodUI Fastforward template set. Enjoy.

Follow GoodUI On Instagram

Credits: Jakub Linowski


GoodUI has started sketching on Instagram. The sketches, although experimental, are still very much conversion focused. Every now and then I decided to get back to basics with a pencil, pens, paper and markers. Oh and the better sketches will eventually make it back into the GoodUI Fastforward template set. Enjoy.

Follow GoodUI On Instagram

Credits: Jakub Linowski

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