"We let the math and the data govern how things look and feel."Marissa Mayer, VP of search and user experience at Google "Good design adds value of some kind, gives meaning, and, not incidentally, can be a sheer pleasure to behold; it respects the viewer's sensibilities and rewards the entrepreneur."Paul Rand, legendary American graphic designer, Design Form and Chaos Recently, the user experience blogosphere was ablaze in controversy over the value of data-driven methods in making design decisions. Not an entirely new topic, but it came up again with the sudden departure of Google's first visual design lead, Douglas…
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