We tend to assume that technology is neutral, but is it? Behind every technology, there is a human being. Beliefs, opinions, ideologies are inevitably going to be part of what we create.
Neutrality is inefficient in our world. We take decisions based on frameworks of individual beliefs and social codes. Those are the lens through which we see the world. They allow us to act and respond to our environment efficiently. Inevitably we will have to create frameworks for our “smart” machines, but how will we do that successfully?
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The 5 TED talks on my list are not strictly centered on design and besides talks from Don Norman and Paul Bennett you’ll find a great talk about empathy (a radical experiment in empathy), about storytelling (the clues to a great story) and about the beauty of data visualization. These subjects definitely are worth to be looked into.
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99U.com is my go-to page when it comes to team work and communication. They have plenty of resources and articles and it’s a really helpful site. As almost every job nowadays, Ux requires good communication. As Heidi Grant Halvorson states, we are more often misunderstood than understood.
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As often happens with new technologies, with time unique ways of usage emerge that haven’t been thought of when inventing the technology (think Internet). The IBM Simon was the first phone with a touchscreen. That was 1992. Only with the iPhone smartphones became more popular and mainstream. The first iPhone was released in 2007. That’s less than … Continue reading Top 4 things people use their phones for – improve your Ux design
Mobile use is on the rising. In the United States, people spend an average of 151 minutes on a smartphone and 43 minutes on a tablet. The average British person spends 111 minutes on a smartphone and 55 minutes on a tablet, of which 2.5 hours every week are spend “online while on the move” – … Continue reading The troubles with mobile UX – What to consider when designing for mobile
How often do you use your phone on a typical day? Buzzfeed asked people to give their estimates, and then tracked their usage… the results were surprising and hilarious. Continue reading Your Phone: How Often Do You REALLY Use It?