You ain’t a designer until you fail
I was / am / will be a computer science girl and I’ve been writing code since 2014, my whole career being based on mostly self learning. Why? Because my faculty didn’t teach me anything related to my job as a frontend developer and because I was passionate about getting in the visual journey that later took me to becoming a
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Google's Bard Fail and the Major Usability Problem With Conversational AIs
Google’s conversational AI “Bard” failed spectacularly in the very first demo, by providing false information about the James Webb Space Telescope. A mistake that caused parent company Alphabet’s stock value to...
ChatGPT Is Constantly Tricked by People, but Who’s Fooling Who?
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Behavioural Design 101: Psychology mechanisms in persuasive design
Shit’s Broken: Why We Need Mindful Notifications & How to Design Them
Barring those who have made a conscious and concerted effort to turn them off, push notifications disrupt our flow on a daily basis. You pick up your phone to check the time or your to-do list, and the first thing you see is that you’ve received 9 messages from 4 different people, who are waiting for your response. Let’s start with an assessment.
Design Psychology and the Neuroscience Behind Awesome UX
The user experience study of human cognition can be mushy, unscientific, and filled with false assumptions—perhaps it’s the fault of a lazy brain. Cognition is complex, and many factors play into gut reactions or an instant impression. When you ask someone, “Why’d you do that?” there’s a high chance they won’t be able to answer or that you’ll misinterpret their response. Enter neuroscience.
Neurodiversity and Inclusion: Choosing Kinder Design
‘Neurodiversity’ refers to the myriad beautiful ways in which people experience, and interact with, the world. It is the idea that although all brain differences are ‘normal’ (whatever normal may be), no two brains are the same – and thank goodness for that! From night mode to alt tags, Medium’s text-to-speech function and Twitter’s font […]
Designing Better Hyperlinks: A Detailed Guide
Design Through a Neurodiverse Lens: Exclusive vs Inclusive
The Source is a fortnightly letter from Prototypr for its community of ~600k viewers. Written by Sophie Clifton-Tucker, The Source tackles taboo topics, exposes unseen truths, and gets the scoop on the latest in the tech and design sphere. It’s estimated that between 15-20% of us are neurodiverse, so a product that isn’t optimised for […]