Why people don’t understand you and what to do about it

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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4 social psychology experiments that will improve your Ux design

1. Change blindness

Change blindness is the inability to detect subtle changes in objects or situations that would be perfectly obvious upon closer inspection (or after someone told you). Several experiments show that if people are distracted or focus their attention on something else they are oblivious to changes going on around them. Change blindness even includes the recognition of human faces. Continue reading “4 social psychology experiments that will improve your Ux design”

Top 3 blogs that will get you started with UX design

As a quiet “new” discipline (it has been around for some decades but has really taken off the last years), Ux is in continuous evolution. You won’t find big manuals in book stores and to get familiar with the field your best shot is to browse the web: it is full of precious information and the number of blogs and articles is growing exponentially.

Said this, some might feel slightly disoriented by the overload of choices available.
If you want to start reading about UX but don’t know where, I think the following 3 pages are a great read if you’re new to UX.

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Why we like to engage with things – anthropomorphism in design

In his book “Designing for Emotion”, Aaron Walter rightfully states: “As we gaze at the world, we discover ourselves looking back”. We humans are narcissist beings seeking ourselves in the world around us. Our minds are guided by emotions and emotions are to some extent universal. Darwin wrote that we all have a common emotional … Continue reading Why we like to engage with things – anthropomorphism in design