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Cataloging the art and science of user experience design
July 2016

Title: Set It and Forget It: How Default Settings Rule the World Context: Don’t like your current user experience? You could change it. Or continue to suffer. Totally your call. Synopsis: Nobody changes their default settings. On anything. Ever. Software,

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Dawn of mankind.

Title: The irreverent (and slightly bloody) history of UX design Context: The user experience of human development could use some process refinements. Synopsis: Humanity is a product. Leaving aside the divine nature of the “intelligent designer” argument (after all, would

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Title: Don Norman: The term “UX” Synopsis: The guy who helped to create the term “user experience” wants you to know that most of you are using it all wrong. Best Bit: “…today that term [user experience] has been horribly

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Title: Unpleasant Design & Hostile Urban Architecture Context: When bad experience equals good design. Synopsis: Most design should be devoted to making people’s lives intentionally better. No, that’s not a misprint. I purposefully did not use the opening phrase “All

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