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Here are the top 10 most-read UX Magazine articles in Q4 of 2022. This collection of articles was read, shared, and discussed the most.

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A case study on how Booking.com leveled up its UX through trial and error.
Introducing Voice Search Experience at Booking.com
  • The author demonstrates the showcase of introducing a voice search experience at one of the global online travel companies – Booking.com.
  • The article leads us through every stage of shipping a product using machine learning and a new UX and interaction:
    • A product discovery process for user requirements led to the initial step in creating conversational interaction and prioritizing MVP features.
    • After that, the team matched the list of software and algorithmic parts to either already-existing or yet-to-be-built capabilities.
    • The next step is to establish a taxonomy of relevant user journeys and intents (actions we should support and map to the appropriate app screens and inputs).
    • The design and initial interface for the app’s home screen were created as the final step to enable users to conduct any post-booking or search action using voice commands.
  • There is always room for improvement when introducing an innovative experience. Constant work in research and development is a key to a smoother and more individualized experience through a better understanding of intents.
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Introducing Voice Search Experience at Booking.com

The I in AI.

How Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence Are Intertwined
  • If we want to understand the mechanisms behind AI, cognitive science might come to the rescue.
  • Artificial intelligence and cognitive science have surprising similarities.
  • AI focuses on artificial minds with human minds as an example.
  • Cognitive science focuses on human minds with artificial minds as an example.
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How Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence Are Intertwined

A deep dive into the map apps rivalry.

Apple Maps vs Google Maps
  • Apple and Google have battled for control of the map applications market for almost ten years. The article provides an illustration of the advantages and disadvantages of each app.
  • The success of Google Maps can be explained by the following aspects:
    • The breadth of data.
    • Better сontextualization of data.
    • Reliability partners for sourcing data.
    • Accuracy of routes and shortcuts for pedestrians.
  • Nevertheless, Apple has some strong features, especially when it comes to handling stressful situations (e.g. calming and very human narration, detailed parking location information).
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Apple Maps vs Google Maps

If it looks like a duck…

Conscious AI models?
  • The author uncovers what LaMDA and consciousness are, and how they correlate.
  • While exploring conscious AI models, there are a few things that need to be considered:
    • Conscious Access
    • Reflexive Processing
    • The Question of Reporting
    • Autonomy
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Conscious AI models?

There seems to be a pervasive idea that using systems to help your work will lead to everything being a homogenous, grey, functional, meh experience. But delight is important! So, how can we design our processes to make sure that delight is a key part in what makes your MVPs ‘viable’?

Building Delight in Your Design System
  • The author shares the edited version of the talk about design systems that he delivered to Design Matters in Copenhagen in September, 2022.
  • The author separates and explains the difference between “Deep Delight vs Surface Delight” in design based on the user experience of McDonalds.
  • The author explains the way the Kano model works (Noriaki Kano developed the Kano model back in the 80s that shows that customer loyalty is connected to our emotional responses to product features.
  • There are 5 types of delight according to Microsoft’s categorizations:
    • Playful experiences
    • Attractive experiences
    • Natural experiences
    • Personal experiences
    • Empowered experiences
  • The author gives tips on how to build delight into your system and how to make that delight repeatable by measuring it and not forgetting your (internal) users.
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Building Delight in Your Design System

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