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Josh Tyson

Editor-at-Large | UX Magazine

Josh Tyson is the co-author of the first bestselling book about conversational AI, Age of Invisible Machines. He is also the Director of Creative Content at OneReach.ai and co-host of both the Invisible Machines and N9K podcasts. His writing has appeared in numerous publications over the years, including Chicago Reader, Fast Company, FLAUNT, The New York Times, Observer, SLAP, Stop Smiling, Thrasher, and Westword. 

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Everything I Really Needed to Know About Technology I Learned on a Skateboard
  • The article explores parallels between skateboarding and technology, highlighting lessons learned from embracing motion, failure, and inclusivity in navigating the dynamic landscape of AI and innovation.
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Meet the Intelligent Digital Worker, Your New AI Teammate
  • The article introduces the concept of Intelligent Digital Workers (IDWs), advanced bots designed to assist humans in various workplace functions, emphasizing their role in augmenting human capabilities and enhancing organizational efficiency.
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A Q&A with celebrated tech leader and design pioneer, Robb Wilson


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Conversational AI Experiences Don’t Have to Suck
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As we careen into the era of conversational AI and hyperautomation, closed systems create bad experiences that stifle innovation and opportunity

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Share:Open vs Closed: a Critical Question for Designing and Building Experiences
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The future of UX, CX, and EX are entwined in one big X … get ready.

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It’s All About Experience

UX Magazine has been at the forefront of experience design for more than 20 years. In that time, the very notion of UX has changed significantly. What was once the purview of a group of niche designers lobbying for a seat at the table with other business concerns, UX now exists at the intersection of customer experience management, employee experience, and the broader management of business and technology.

As technology continues to become more sophisticated and pervasive, experience design is something everyone should be thinking about. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the move toward digital being the primary interface point between most consumers and businesses—a move that was already underway with advanced hyperautomation and AI-powered conversational interfaces becoming viable solutions. As we enter into the era of what Gartner calls “total experience” it’s the fundamental tenets of user-centered design that will best serve organizations and users of every stripe (both internal and external). We look forward to continuing our reporting from these frontlines.

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Podcasting with Alan Cooper: father of Visual Basic, creator of personas, co-founder of Cooper, and all-around toolmaker.

Article by Josh Tyson
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Sometimes the process of paying roadway tolls online can feel worse than waiting in traffic.

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Share:The Trials and Tribulations of the (Not So) Quick Pass #wtfUX
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It’s easy to accidentally subscribe to a company’s newsletter. It’s often very, very hard to get off their mailing list.

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Share:My Mailbox Overfloweth but I Don’t Have Time for Your Unsubscribe #wtfUX
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We talk with Joe Natoli, enterprise UX consultant and author of the new book, Think First.

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The Internet of Things is likely to remain an abstraction to users until it can demonstrate real value … like Sphero’s BB-8 Star Wars toy.

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Share:Samsung’s New IoT Hub or an App-Controlled Star Wars Droid?
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Roger Dooley, author of Brainfluence, has a confusing interaction with a high-tech elevator system.

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Share:A Beginner’s Course in Elevator Operation #wtfUX?
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Creating a culture that inspires your team leads to equally inspired clients—just ask Slice of Lime.

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Share:In UX, Creating the Right Culture is Always à la Mode
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Turning the air conditioning on and off in a rental car finds one user confused by the meaning of a little red light.

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Share:Does the Red Light Mean the AC Is On or Off? #wtfUX
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Excel: “Is it possible the file was moved, renamed or deleted?” User: “OK”

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We talk with Greg Nudelman, CEO of Design Caffeine, mobile strategist, and author of The $1 Prototype.

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Design for Experience award-winner Hackaball bridges digital and physical experiences while teaching kids programming basics.

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Share:What Happens When Kids Can Hack Physical Play?
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A confusing real-life interface at Los Angeles International Airport leaves an interaction designer with too much soap on his hands.

Article by Josh Tyson
Share:Oversoaped in Los Angeles #wtfUX
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We talk with Dan Ward—author of The Simplicity Cycle—about R2D2, design for dentistry, and why simplicity isn’t the point.

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We talk with information architect Alberta Soranzo about mountains of data, mixtapes, and the digital legacy you leave behind.

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A Q&A with Matt Morey, the guy who wrote the book on developing apps for the Apple Watch.

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Are sites slighting members by giving “Sign Up” buttons more prominence than “Sign In” buttons?

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Share:Don’t Make Your Members Feel Small #wtfUX
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By identifying and sharing examples of bad UX, we can rid the world of poorly designed experiences.

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Share:You’re Blocking My View, Subaru! #wtfUX
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By identifying and sharing examples of bad UX, we can rid the world of poorly designed experiences.

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Share:Green Means Stop, Red Means Go? #wtfUX
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How a design team brought the Boston School District into the 21st century (and won a Design for Experience award) by focusing on parents as users.

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Share:Transforming the Public Sector, One Experience at a Time
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Results of the Strategy to Execution category of the Design for Experience awards show how agencies can work together with clients as a defacto lean start-up.

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Share:A Spark of Inspiration Creates the Foundation for an Innovative Experience
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Results of the Promoting Empathy for Users category of the Design for Experience awards show how organizations can keep customers at their core.

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Results of the Work Environment for Digital Practitioners category of the Design for Experience awards show what agencies are doing to stay vibrant and relevant.

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Share:Experiment, Share, Evolve, Repeat
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Results of the Cross-Platform Experience category of the Design for Experience awards show the road to truly ubiquitous computing.

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Share:Building Experiences that Transcend Platforms
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Results of the Consumer Product category of the Design for Experience awards prove that successful design is all about balance.

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Share:If You Build it (Right) They Will Come
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The results of the Bridging Digital and Physical Experiences category of the Design for Experience awards shows how technology affects our perception of reality.

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Share:Bridging the Narrowing Gap between Digital and Physical Experiences
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The results of the Academic Program category of the Design for Experience awards show that great relationships can help make great designers.

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Share:The (Sometimes) Giddy Experience of Learning Design
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A look back at CES 2015 reveals a more connected future filled with bold possibilities and potential pitfalls.

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Share:Are We the “Things” in the Internet of Things?
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Technology can change the ways we collect and arrange our ideas, but can it make you sit down and write that novel?

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The results of the Bottom Line Impact category of the Design for Experience awards highlight the importance of balancing business needs and user needs.

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Share:No Bottom Line? No Experience
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A closer look at results in the Experience for Children category of the international Design for Experience awards, featuring the winner: Night Zookeeper.

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Share:Giving Kids Digital Experiences They Can Really Use
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A closer look at the results in the Accessibility category of the international Design for Experience awards, featuring the winner: Tobii EyeMobile.

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Share:Tobii EyeMobile Takes Eye Tracking Technology to New Heights
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LEGO toys give users a consistently rewarding experience that stays on-brand no matter how weird building projects get.

Article by Josh Tyson
Share:POP UX! LEGO Teaches us About the Power of Near-Perfect User Experience
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Enter to win a new book by Kevin Cheng that explores the persuasive power of comics.

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Share:Win This Book! See What I Mean: How to Use Comics to Communicate Ideas
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