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When To Stop Your A/B Test – The Messy Reality Version

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Can the FTC stop the tech industry’s use of ‘dark patterns’?

BY ROB PEGORARO You may not recognize the term dark patterns, but you’ve probably seen enough manipulative interfaces to get the idea. A user experience in a site, app, or gadget is constructed to herd customers into following a company’s dictates, even if those will cost people their money or data. Now one of Washington’s consumer regulators […]

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UX Conference July Announced (Jul 24 – Aug 6)

View the original postTake up to 7 in-depth training courses, teaching user experience best practices for successful design. Conference focused on long-lasting skills for UX professionals. July 24 – August 6, 2021. See Full Schedule and Pricing

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2021 Intranet Design Annual Winners

View the original postCongratulations to the 2021 Intranet Design Annual Award winners! Nielsen Norman Group is proud to recognize the 10 winners of our 2021 Intranet Design Annual. The publication of this year's report was delayed to do COVID-19, but we had many excellent entries. The top of the set are these 10.   Baker Hughes Team members […]

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Unicorns, Foxes, Hedgehogs, the UX Design Bestiary

View the original postA bestiary is a collection of animals, and we don’t want to imply that anyone involved in the UX design profession is an actual animal (well, except for human animals), but there are three animals terms that have become common usage in the UX profession: unicorns, foxes and hedgehogs. It’s useful to […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding UX Roles and Which One You Should Go For

View the original postUX design roles are confusing. You might know what a “UX designer” does, but what about a “visual designer”, “product designer” or “UX unicorn”? Well, worry no more, because we’ll put an end to any confusion you may have. Here, we’ll analyze 6 common UX roles through how they contribute to the […]

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UX Conference June Announced (Jun 12 – Jun 25)

View the original postTake up to 7 in-depth training courses, teaching user experience best practices for successful design. Conference focused on long-lasting skills for UX professionals. June 12 – June 25, 2021. See Full Schedule and Pricing

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How to Design Ethically: Expert Advice from Guthrie Weinschenk

View the original postAs UX designers, we wield immense power to influence our users’ lives. We have the dual responsibility of catering to the interests of our users, as well as that of our sponsors (employers, clients and other business stakeholders). This can sometimes put designers in uncomfortable situations and raise questions about the ethical […]

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8 Talks by Women to Inspire UX Designers

View the original postUser Experience design, like so many other disciplines, has a lower representation of women as compared to men. Things are changing now, though. Slowly, but surely. From strategy to tactics and from ideas to actionable tips, here is a curated playlist of talks by, and stories of just some of the most […]

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How Designers Sneak Products into Users’ Shopping Baskets

View the original postLike a naughty kid who wants the Oreo cookies you just told him he couldn’t have, dark pattern designers are masters at slipping things into your shopping basket without your knowledge. Here, we will show you how they do that, and get away with it. We will give you some examples that […]