Entries Tagged as 'context control'

Monday, April 20th, 2015

UX Cruelty

Don’t blame it on the algorithm — assuming you’re designing experiences for “happy, upbeat, good-life users” might make you a terrible person.   My friend is going through a divorce. Like nearly 5 million other Americans. And recently Facebook greeted her with this careless user experience:   When this UX intrusion happened to her, it reminded me of a similar, […]

Friday, January 9th, 2015

The Possibly Real Trend of Possibly Real Trends

What’s current when nothing is certain.   Health Goth. “Somewhere in between normcore, cyberpunk, goth, and sportswear chic exists the possibly real trend known as “Health Goth,” wrote Allison P Davis in New York Magazine’s The Cut blog back in October. “It’s been kicking around since spring, actually, but it seems to have entered the mainstream this week.” The […]

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Google+: Bringing Context Back

When I was producing music festivals and nightlife events, Facebook changed its membership policy, opening up beyond just the collegiate community. Hundreds of people I didn’t know requested to add me as a friend. At first I balked at the idea of letting complete strangers into a space that had previously been the walled-garden escape […]