Autonomy, Relatedness, and Competence in UX Design
Card image

Addressing these 3 fundamental psychological needs in our products increases user motivation and well-being and keeps them engaged and likely to use our designs.

Are you watching your language?
Card image

Wherever you work, we all have stakeholders that we need to win over, and the language we use to communicate with them will have a significant impact on whether we succeed or not.

The Psychology of Design: 101 Cognitive Biases & Principles That Affect Your UX
Card image

Below is a list of cognitive biases and design principles (with examples and tips) for each category. Let’s dive right in.

Cognitive Bias and the Design Process
Card image

This article explores a few cognitive biases I’ve experienced first-hand as well as strategies for mitigating their influence.

Scientists need to become better communicators, but it’s hard to measure whether training works
Card image

The authors of the article "wanted to know more about what really helps scientists talk to the public". Science is essential to solving many of society’s biggest problems, but it doesn’t always find a receptive audience. Today, when curbing COVID-19 ... it’s more urgent than ever for scientists to be able to communicate effectively with the public.

It Is All About the Content, Stupid!
Card image

Probably my biggest frustrations ... is the utter contempt they seem to hold content in. ... they won’t hire a professional copywriter to work on the content ... never teach content creators how to create appropriate web content.

The text will be central to digital media of the future

"understand the digital reader’s brain, and to get a couple of concrete writing tips for your next digital text." "Nothing can surpass a text when it comes to transforming abstract thoughts into concrete expression."

Opening Links in New Browser Windows and Tabs
Card image

"Carefully examine the user’s context, task at hand, and next steps when deciding whether to open links to documents and external sites in the same or a new browser tab."

Skills of a great digital designer

Gerry McGovern on skills needed for digital communication people. For example: - choose the right word to drive action; - make it easy finding content allowing users to complete a task quickly; - design for maintenance and evolution; - love metadata, be an information architect. I wished I had all of those.

The danger of imposter syndrome
Card image

"Never be afraid to speak up, simply because you feel there are more valuable voices in the room. [...] Just be sure to express it as your perspective and not absolute truth!"

SpaceX: Simple, beautiful [ed. beautifully to use] interfaces are the future
Card image

An interface to control a spacecraft - how complex and complicated does it have to be?

No more user stories! There are jobs to be done
Card image

Using "job-stories" instead of "user-stories": "remove any sort of biases that the team might have for that persona. Personas create assumptions about the users that might not be validated."

Cookies disclaimer saves very few cookies onto your device: we need some to monitor site traffic using Google Analytics, while another protects you from a cross-site request forgeries. Nevertheless, you can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing our website without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device. More details in our Privacy Policy.

I agree