A reminder why score averages might not tell the big story.
Via futurist and author Ted Chiang: “The I.B.M. research engineer Emerson Pugh is credited with saying “If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t.”
“…it doesn’t really matter if you mix the terminology up too much in conversation, so long as you understand the impact of your design decisions on users. And think things through.”
IMHO, I think the get-things-done (GTD) space continues to push the state of the art of UX product design. Elegance, charm, and fantastically effective. Form meets/delights function.
“What you may not know is that for years, the Mac also came with a death sound, that would play when the machine was unable to properly boot.”
“People might expect to receive less credit for subtractive solutions than for additive ones. A proposal to get rid of something might feel less creative than would coming up with something new to add…”
“While PM work had overlap with marketing, product owners, and UX, UX work had overlap with PM, product owners, development, marketing, content (which is often synonymous with UX), CX, and other (unknown) roles. This result suggests that UX responsibilities are very ambiguous in most organizations.”
“Rainbow maps are “known to be ineffective,” Professor Cheng said, because the hues do not “map consistently and logically for everyone.”
“We have identified the terms “master/slave” and “whitelist/blacklist” to work on because these are considered most visible and problematic across the industry.”
“Back Tap turns the entire back of your iPhone into a giant touch-sensitive button that you can double or triple tap to trigger specific functions on your phone.”