Design & UX
Online privacy is that thing you kind of gave up the moment you embraced the internet. Or, at least, that is my point of view after a two month project on the subject. But there’s hope: more and more companies are taking initiatives in fixing this twisted state of affairs and I gratefully got to be part of one of them.
A couple weekends ago I had the pleasure of participating in a Protohacks event in Toronto. The topic of the hackathon was education, with the challenge centred around creating a product that met the challenges of today regarding at the intersection of education and technology.
Personalisation in product design is dangerous ground. There is a fine line between classy and tacky when it comes down to the user’s perception of your brand or product. Too much choice makes a product feel immature and disregarded, too little choice and your users could cry for more but if you get it just right then it’s a very powerful marketing technique. Head hurt already?
Wasn’t this supposed to be a social network? Something about people and keeping in touch? Unfortunately, it’s impossible to catch up when you are flooded by tweets, retweets, news, and spam and have no sense of start and end. Let’s rethink the design.