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Cataloging the art and science of user experience design
August 2016
Keep calm and embrace technology

Title: Calm Technology Context: Rather than doing more, better, faster perhaps technology should instead take a chill pill once in a while. Synopsis: We all know what technology is about: speed, ubiquity, efficiency, choice, distractions, confusion, panic! Hold on. Seem

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Windows 10 upgrade fail

Title: Computer-Assisted Embarrassment Context: The only things that regularly embarrass my kids more than I do are their “smart” devices. Synopsis: We’ve all surely been embarrassed by technology at one time in our life whether it be an overly creative

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Really badly designed auto gear shifter.

Title: Looks Can Kill: The Deadly Results of Flawed Design Context: Sometimes the end-user impact of a poor design is a lot higher than “I don’t like how this works.” Synopsis: No designer sets out to intentionally kill his or

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Conversational UI

Title: Die Dashboards Die! Why Conversations Will Reinvent Software Context: You can either show your customers a bunch of data or you can talk to them about what it means. Which do you think they would rather do? Synopsis: Big

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