Entries Tagged as 'design'

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

The Human Resistance

Technology has gotten so good at degrading people, even its creators are starting to have enough.       Last year I had what you could call an existential crisis. This psychological hangover was induced by the dissolution of an app I’d launched, which had amassed millions of users but not enough money to keep it […]

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, […]

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Hello, SparkMode!

Created by The Glitch Mob’s Justin Boreta, and BRIGHT, Inc., SparkMode is the first artist-owned app that lets you create, edit, & share digital art and design your own custom art products, from prints to decor, and beyond…     .Get the free app.     . You may have noticed the crickets here at Social-Creature for most of 2014 (eeesh ). I […]

Monday, June 17th, 2013

UX In Advertising

This is where we are now:           In contrast, here’s what it looks like when technology ads rely on pushing the lingua franca of features instead of the native tongue of  *experience*:     The technology pervading our lives has brought with it a new colonizing language. Even the term “UX” […]

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

“Web Design” Is Dead

One of my favorite of Steve Jobs’ quotes — if not THE favorite — is this: People think it’s this veneer — that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it […]