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What is identity and how to define it?

How humans understand identity
  • This article explores the different aspects of how a typical user understands concepts related to identity.
  • In order to explicitly understand abstract terms like “identity”, Nima Kamoosi**,** Founder at Universal Identity, suggests looking closely at the following points:
    • Definitions (reiteration of the basic terms and concepts)
    • Economic activities and mental models (our mental models have evolved with significant influence from the economic activities that help sustain us and our societies)
    • Multi-identity (a person’s self-identity morphs depending on the context of the social circle or context it is embedded in)
    • Identity as a tool (identity-related artifacts and tools)
  • The ultimate goal of understanding the mental models of typical users is building intuitive identity systems and applications.
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A few tips by a UX researcher on how to make the utmost of remote interviews

6 Reasons Why Remote Interview Session is Hard to Execute: a reflection by a frustrated, screen-fatigue user researcher
  • In the past year, UX researchers encountered numerous challenges because of the new shift to remote work.
  • Some of the major issues consisted in recruiting respondents, online ghosting, unstable internet connection, and misunderstandings, among others.
  • Gaining some additional data beyond the interview, or repetitively communicating your question might prevent some of the problems and allow to run the interview efficiently for both sides.

Read the full article for perspective from a UX researcher on six relatable struggles of remote interview sessions and ideas on how to solve them.

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How can we use design to prioritize human interaction and spend less time on our screens?

Staying Human in the Age of Big Tech
  • It’s important to evaluate tech’s continued development with a critical eye and define what overreach is and isn’t. UX designers have to use a human-first mindset in their work.
  • Users should be given control of how much screen time or application experience they want to consume. However, many services don’t give that choice using addictive technologies like endless newsfeed or autoplay.
  • When adopting technology to new mediums, it’s vital that we keep two things in mind. One: Are we creating technology for technology’s sake? And two: how does this impact current societal habits?
  • We need to consider the nuances of everyday life and consider the physical and digital realities for how the designs we create are used.
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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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Who could have imagined the new vocabulary, behaviors, and habits we’d all acquire in one short year?

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