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The authors of the Wall Street Journal bestselling business book, Age of Invisible Machines continue their conversation about conversational AI in a new podcast produced by UX Magazine.

Article by UX Magazine Staff
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Article by Joanna Ngai
Design Fictions
  • Nowadays, people tend to change their online behavior because of the constant feeling of surveillance – this phenomenon is called the “chilling effect”. It affects all users, however, younger Internet users are more aware of their privacy navigation.
  • Nothing is private now – every realm of human life stays on the Internet forever.
  • Under such circumstances, the design’s future trajectory is not something the author is comfortable with. She advises always considering whether what you’re building helps increase sustainability while making design decisions.
  • Technology should remain a tool, design should satisfy a need, and neither should cause a decrease in human agency by pandering to our primary instincts. According to the author, negative drawbacks are something a designer should always keep in mind.
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Design Fictions

If it looks like a duck…

Article by Daniel Godoy
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’?

Article by Luke Murphy
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
Article by Jesse Weaver
To Keep a User, Sometimes You Have to Let Them Go
  • Assuming every problem is product-related drives a product-centric approach to fixing them but problems are more complex than simple fixes to content or features.
  • The author uncovers 2 ideas:
    • Not all cancels are created equal
    • Think: User-centered retention
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To Keep a User, Sometimes You Have to Let Them Go

To hear Dave Snowden talk at Design Thinking Ireland was to be treated to an avalanche of fascinating and deeply interconnected ideas like no other. The talk also seriously overwhelmed my sketchnoting abilities.

Article by David Hall
Chaos, Derrida and Pigeons: Things I Learnt From Dave Snowden
  • The article covers a talk Dave Snowden gave at Designing Thinking Ireland telling about his developed Cynefin framework — a powerful decision-making framework that attempts to give us tools to absorb uncertainty, create resilience, and thrive in a complex world.
  • The authors unpacks the following ideas:
    • Consciousness is a distributed function
    • Dark chocolate consumption and Nobel laureates
    • Derrida and aporia
    • Distributive ethnography
    • Embracing ambiguity
    • Exaptation
    • Falcon and the pigeon
    • Frozen Two and the adjacent possible
    • Order, complexity, and chaos
    • Sense-making
    • Triopticon
    • Wisdom of Crowds
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