Author name: Kevin Cosenza

Anti-Social Media: Designing for Accountability

  One of the key issues facing social media today is the prevalence of antisocial behavior. This makes user experience worse, and in many cases, it is the site’s design that unintentionally encourages this behavior. What exactly do we mean by antisocial behavior? There are three key points that exemplify this issue: Dissuading users from …

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Design Critique: Goodreads (iOS App)

This design critique is for the mobile iPhone application for Goodreads is a site that helps users keep track of which books they have read and those they want to read. This critique focuses on four different attributes of the app: the scanning feature, the search function, the “want-to-read” button, and duplicate editions. The …

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