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Health Trackers & The Product Performance v Confidence Paradox

Health Trackers & The Product Performance v Confidence Paradox

I’m a fan of CBC Radio’s Spark Podcast, and over the weekend, I listened to ep 263 which included an interview with MIT Professor Natasha Dow Schüll. Her 2012 book Addiction by Design, centers around UX design of gambling machines and compulsive online gaming. In…

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My Bicycle Has a Better Nav+Sound System Than My Car

My Bicycle Has a Better Nav+Sound System Than My Car

I’ve been saying for years that auto companies ought to cede their in-dash bravado, and just pipe in the content, UI and capabilities from smartphones and tablets. Given their longer product development cycles and the fact that dashboard user interface is not their primary focus,…

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