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  1. Book Review: Why We Fail: Learning from Experience Design Failures

    January 21, 2019

    Cover: Why We FailOne of my favorite things to do is to take photos of bad user experiences. I usually do this when I’m traveling or shopping—maybe because my senses are heightened when I’m trying to find my way around unfamiliar places or seeking out some new item to purchase. I would guess that many of you do similar things. I suppose this points to a paradox of experience design: it’s easier to identify examples of bad experiences than good ones. Good experiences just work without effort, so we don’t notice them as readily. When things are going well, they don’t make the news.

    There are lots of examples of good user experience. A casual search online finds a variety of impassioned articles on the value of User Experience and how it contributes to an organization’s bottom line and ultimate success. We see many examples of how User Experience is good and how we can add value. Read More

  2. Book Review: Designing Voice User Interfaces

    December 17, 2018

    Cover: Designing Voice User InterfacesOne of the most common questions I hear when talking with students, prospective students, colleagues, and clients is: what are the emerging trends in User Experience? Most of the time, people seem to be looking for specific product predictions: What is the next device that Apple, Amazon, or Google will roll out? Or maybe, what is the next big social-media trend?

    While predicting specific disruptive innovations can be challenging—and forecasting their precise timing is even more difficult—it is safe to assume that the technology that mediates our interactions with information will become less obstructive and eventually recede into our environment. This may seem obvious to people who have read Adam Greenfield’s Everyware or Peter Morville’s Ambient Findability. Plus, we have been experiencing this shift for some time—longer than many realize. Read More

  3. The Top 5 Books About Form Design

    Good Questions

    Asking and answering users' questions

    A column by Caroline Jarrett
    December 20, 2010

    It’s December, and we’re coming up to the gift-giving season. In case you want to put something professionally relevant on your wish list—or, perhaps more realistically, in case you haven’t yet spent your 2010 book-buying budget—I’m going to devote this column to books. Specifically, books on form design.

    I admit that I am coauthor of one of them, but I’m going to try to be as objective as possible. If you’re a forms geek, you’ll want all of them. Not a forms geek? Read on, and I’ll try to help you pick out the ones that are most relevant to you. Read More

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