Dark patterns present an astonishing—but nonetheless surprising—way to learn more about good design. Content strategist Marli Mesibov shares explores some of the history of dark patterns as well as the positive ends to which they might be used.
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Does maximizing sales come at the expense of a positive user experience? Paul Brooks explains the benefits of focusing on the user goals instead of merely the business objectives, and shows us how to choose good UX instead of dark patterns.
Organizations shouldn’t seek out “do it all” designers; they should find team players. Fabricio suggests that the best of us leave our desks and involve the rest of the team throughout a project’s lifecycle.
Professionals within our industry are completely awash with opportunities by which they can tweak and cajole better user experiences from their projects. The difficult part is maintaining quality across all of these channels. Because of how multifaceted User Experience is, a user experience designer begins to take on a more directorial position within a project/company, which I see as analogous to that of a creative director.
Designing websites is an art form as much as it is a science. That’s why here at the UXBooth, we like to occasionally take a break from sharing our opinions to highlight the experiences of others. This month, we’ve asked Travis Schmeisser of nGenWorks to share the secrets of his company’s trade.
The “Extras on Demand” pattern is described in Jennifer Tidwell’s book, Designing Interfaces. In this tutorial we will explain what that pattern is, and how you can implement this into your interface using jQuery.