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Psychology and Human Behavior
Manipulation and Design
Design should be supportive of users, but as design collides with sales and marketing, manipulative techniques are wielded with other goals in mind.
Article - Jon Kolko - July 23, 2013 - 6 Comments
7 Actions that Earn User Trust
When it comes to privacy issues, you need to build trust with users—here are seven actions that engender transparency and control.
Article - Ilana Westerman - July 16, 2013 - 4 Comments
Designing Lunch Boxes: How to battle labels and assumptions
The human brain is built to create associations and, depending on how they are approached, these associations can hinder or elevate a design.
Article - David McGillivray - July 10, 2013 - 1 Comments
Dark UX: The Elements of The Video Gambling Experience
Slots and other electronic gambling machines often employ dark design patterns that encourage users to spend and play more without stopping or burning out.
Article - Marc Miquel - June 25, 2013 - 9 Comments
Quantitative Research and Eye-Tracking: A match made in UX heaven
Usability testing becomes more effective when you combine quantitative data with eye tracking results that have been cross-referenced using qualitative research
Article - James Breeze, Alexis Conomos - June 20, 2013 - 4 Comments
The Evolution of the Online Dating Experience
Getting into the nitty-gritty of online dating reveals a complex user experience evolving toward the ubiquity of social networking.
Article - Jayse Lee - June 5, 2013 - 4 Comments
How to Design for the Gut
Designing for visceral reactions in your users can create experiences that deliver emotional satisfaction and drive habitual use.
Article - Morgan Brown, Chuck Longanecker - May 29, 2013 - 0 Comments
Hiring the Right Designer
An intimate look at the hiring process of a successful, user-centered New York design firm.
Article - Alexa Curtis, John Payne - May 21, 2013 - 0 Comments
The Greatest Secrets of UX Revealed!
Stripping away some of the mysticism and pretense surrounding user experience design.
Article - Joseph Dickerson - May 15, 2013 - 11 Comments
What’s Your Sign? The everyday personas in the stars
The personality types presented by Eastern and Western astrology don't offer full-blooded user profiles, but they can be a good place to start a research session.
Article - Tracy Brown - April 25, 2013 - 0 Comments