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Monday, September 25th, 2017

Constellation charts

Refresh to get a new randomly generated constellation.

A lovely bit of creative JS from Emily

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Magic randomisation with nth-child and Cicada Principle | Charlotte Jackson, Front-end developer

Here’s the really clever technique that Charlotte used on the speakers page for this year’s UX London site.

I remember that Jon was really impressed that she managed to implement his crazy design.

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

The Useless Web

The best of the web is just one click away.

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

A random principle from Adactio’s collection

This is neat—Vasilis has built a one-pager that grabs a random example from my collection of design principles.

I really like that he was able to use the predictable structure of my HTML as an API.

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

The Useless Web

Don’t do it. Don’t click that button just one more time. Don’t.

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Maureen Johnson, THE ADVENTURE OF THE RANDOM HOUSE

There’s a chain of hotels, one of which is in Brighton, called “My Hotel.” I bet they have stories like this one.

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

Random

The party shuffle feature in iTunes is supposed to create a random playlist of songs. Oh yeah? Then how come, out of 6,435 songs, it manages to choose the exact same song performed by two different bands one after the other?

Sick Of Goodbyes in the iTunes Party Shuffle list

Update: The question is rhetorical. The fact that coincidences like this occur is in fact proof that the shuffling is truly random. If there were no coincidences, that would be suspicious. The Cederholm-Fugazi effect is another example. It’s just that, as Daniel Gilbert says, we notice things that are memorable and filter out the vast majority.