It’s hard to waste time on the internet if you aren’t on the social platforms. Not to get all Andy Rooney here, but I miss web rings. It was such a compelling way to dive down a rabbit hole on some random topic. It was always super exciting to seeing those shared navigation bars with… Continue reading
I had the occasion to give this talk at 2 conferences – the first in Seattle in March 2020, right before COVID got serious, and again virtually to UXPA Cleveland later that year.
Yet today it is. Hyper-targeted ads have become an eye-poppingly lucrative business. Unbeknownst to most users, companies suck up our personal data from a growing and often surprising list of sources in order to better target ads in the hopes they can coerce us into buying something.Continue reading
In Enterprise UX, your customers are often different than your users. You are effectively selling a machine, aka your product. The customers have a need for the output of this machine. They are buying a better/faster/cheaper way to get that output, but will not be using this machine themselves. The end users of the machine… Continue reading
Behold three actual, real-life cryptocurrency wallet addresses: EeNpwvEedJeHjBNFk5xPqYGViS6M4iqbey LQ1Xx6Phn2i3iFhhzb8o9ifD3AyXkAJPnw SWx6vLKMD9SSynZ8DAzoutZEVux1K4p7eE Now, having looked at these for a minute; tell me literally anything about them. Do you know what currency these are for? Or what blockchain? Who they belong to? In today’s cryptocurrency landscape, when sending assets to another wallet—be it a person or a business—there… Continue reading
As a former digital nomad, no matter where in the world I am, I need a real place to work. While the location independent lifestyle enables us to be free of geography, working on a computer all day still provides a number of constraints if we need to have a productive workday. Balancing a laptop… Continue reading
As chat bots and other conversational UIs begin to creep into our daily interactions, a few design patterns have begun to emerge. It’s still a very new and rapidly evolving field, and while the jury is still out on best practices, there are some emerging trends around these text based conversational UIs. Suggested, contextual replies… Continue reading
Read the article on Web Designer Depot There are an almost-infinite number of well-written “best practice” articles on the subject of form design that focus on usability, layouts, and length. These articles tend to dive deep into UX tactics to increase form completion. While these tactical recommendations are an important piece of the puzzle, these… Continue reading