Choice architecture and software design: how Facebook works against your privacy interests
Facebook uses dark patterns and choice architecture to steer customer behavior away from privacy. Understanding how they punish and reward customer behavior is a first step towards regaining control.
When do you need a design system?
Design systems offer a systematic approach to the development of digital products through tools and practices that include interface component modularization, user interface kits, front-end implementation patterns, style guides, and integrated documentation. But they aren’t always needed for every project.
Improve mobile form usability—turn off autocorrect
Simple but ubiquitous WiFi login forms create frustrating usability issues for mobile users. Get it right, and your thoughtfulness and ease-of-use will extend to your brand, too.
Design patterns: one-click account creation via email
How can I easily invite a person I know, such as a client, partner, or customer, to create an account in my system?
Design patterns: trusted user account self-registration
How can I safely help people at organizations I trust, such as clients or business partners, to create user accounts in my system, if I don’t know who the person will be?
How to design effective mobile glance experiences
The user experience of a well-designed glance is fast, non-disruptive, and surprisingly emotive.
Observed: exhibit interactive that lets users "see inside" fragile textbooks
At the Newseum in Washington, D.C., users can peer inside some of the founding documents of freedom.
Observed: successful low-tech museum interactives
At the Jewish Museum in Ferrara, Italy, a successful low-tech interactive room fosters fun interactions for kids.
Design thinking: even WiFi passwords can support your brand message
Can an IT infrastructure requirement break free from frustrating experiences, and express a brand promise of friendliness?
Trends in Interactive Web Design
Explaining the nuances within trending practices: mobile first, material design, typography, flat design, shallow websites, page size and speed, and menus.
Device Manufacturers: Let The Data Go, No One Will Get Hurt
Device manufacturers need to be held accountable on their value proposition. If they are genuinely creating these devices so that we can lead our best, fullest lives, then it's time for them to let our data free.
Could Be Better: Google's Dashboard
Don't let your Dashboard become a dumping ground for alerts, notifications, and promotions. Keep your Dashboard lean and action focused with user dismissible notifications, or notification stacks.
Could be better: Chase cell phone number field
Humans shouldn't be forced to enter phone numbers or zip codes in special formats for machines. Instead, machines should take what we give them, and nicely format them for us.
Could be better: Sub-Zero and Wolf's unsubscribe form
Recently I received a newsletter from Sub-Zero / Wolf. I don't recall ever having signed up. But I'm a foodie, so perhaps I was signed up through a magazine. I'm not in the market for new appliances though. I don't want to receive it. I click the unsubscribe link and came to this web page...