„It’s just incredible how our websites are like a hotbed for political and personal strife“
Great podcast – even if it is from 2013 – with Kristina Halvorson about Content Strategy, the differences between Content Inventories and Content audits and how to communicate the benefit of useful content to stakeholders.
I love this so much.
Should designers learn to code
Maybe or they could learn ethics, history, sociology, psychology, or the law first
— Allen Tan (@tealtan) 8. August 2017
When & where:
Friday, 25.08.2017, Doors open:18:30
Massive thanks to our host and sponsor karlmaxberlin .
RSVP here, if you are close by! Please note, as this is a workshop, we will have only limited capacities for participation! See you there!
A lot of designers feel pressure to present full blown design comps or deliverables when we are still working through problems of content, information architecture or unsolved interaction design issues. Page Laubheimer with some tips how to work together on low fidelity and messy designs.
These are my absolute favorite graphics to explain why personas are valuable.
Source: Alan Cooper , Robert Reimann , Dave Cronin, About face 3: the essentials of interaction design, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, NY, 2007
What a great, funny tool! I really like Protobot because it triggers me to think about services and improvements and especially the unknown unknowns! The tool generates random product and service ideas.
„Some are brilliant. Some are bizarre. Some are controversial. Some are hilarious. Some are very, very wrong“
Built by Molly Clare Wilson. Have fun!
When & where:
Tuesday, 25.07.2017, Doors open:18:30
Massive thanks to our host and sponsor edenspiekermann.
RSVP here, if you are close by! See you there!
Is your cute looking, nice sounding assistant (or: robot/chatbot) really that cute as it seems to be?
This article on FastCoDesign gives some food for thought.
Subtle social cues, which are associated with cuteness, friendliness and so forth – originally designed with good intentions for giving you a „better experience“ – may fool you because lack of transparency and can so lead to queasy feelings which are based on cognitive dissonance.
[…]“These new affordances don’t show users what they can do with a technology, they describe what a technology won’t do to users: They won’t hurt us, they won’t spy on us, they won’t reveal our secrets. They are literally user-friendly. Yet could there be hidden costs for users when AI acts like a friend? […] We need design that doesn’t just show people how to use technology, but shows how their technology is using them.“
Photo: My sweet, little,friendly and old beatbot „keepon“ which for sure does not spy on me (it is developed for kids with autism syndroms) Isn’t it cute? :)
Yes for more bling bling in our lives. Photo taken at our Berlin Office/Studiospace on this Monday morning.
How to deal with mobile subnavigation
Better Web Type is an easy-to-follow web typography email course for web designers & web developers.
Hex Codes are words, too
Design studios are UX workshops that combine ideation and design critique with idea prioritization and help teams collaborate and feel invested in the project.
Interested in behavior change? Worrying about social status is a surprisingly good motivator for people to go green
Poncho is a weather service with a personality that gives you the weather every day in a fun way. I first tried the chatbot on facebook messenger. I was really surprised how natural our talk seemed. He definitely passes the Turing test as long as you keep talking to him within his comfort zone (weather & apps). :D
Interesting Radio Interview (in German) about meetings with organizational psychologist Felix Brodbeck (LMU Munich) in which he is talking about decision making and problem-solving in groups and also: group-dynamics and „deutsche Nörgelkultur“. :)
We are trying to build a list of women who want to speak or facilitate a workshop at one of our Ladies that UX Berlin meetups. No worries, you don’t have to talk about rocket science :) – in fact it is a fantastic place to train your speaking skills in a friendly and welcoming community of other women*.
How it works: Simply fill out your details in this form, so we can contact you. We use this list at the moment only within our orga team.
And if you are interested in speaking – also in front of a larger audience – why not sign up at the Ladies that UX mothership speakers list
Plus: We are also looking for a speaker for our July meetup (which will happen on July 25) – so if you are based in Berlin or around and keen on giving a talk or if you know anyone, contact us.
Photo by Anna-Lena König (CC-BY-SA)
The IKEA effect is a cognitive bias in which consumers place a disproportionately high value on products they partially created. Read here how you can make advantage of that principle in your product design. Also, here is the original study: Norton, Michael I., Daniel Mochon, and Dan Ariely. „The IKEA Effect: When Labor Leads to Love.“ Journal of Consumer Psychology 22, no. 3 (July 2012): 453–460.
Menu on hover, category landing page on click: read this great article by Nielsen Norman Group which discusses challenges and solutions for replicating this pattern on touchscreens.
Jim Kalbach shares some good recommendations for effective remote design
„Teams often start with the metrics that come out of the box. Tools like Google Analytics come with metrics that have important sounding names, like Unique Visitors, Bounce Rate, and Time on Page. However, most teams quickly realize these metrics don’t actually track anything that’s meaningful to the users’ experience“
„Can a broken robot break a child?“
Awesome Sherry Turkle about conversation in the digital age and how replacing face-to-face communication with smartphones (or even growing up in company with digital assistants, smart toys, and bots and connect emotionally with them) may diminishing people’s capacity for empathy.