The Dark Side of UX

The field of UX is the amalgamation of usability and empathy. We design according to user needs and wants. This is the understood goal, which seems noble. We fix the bad and help users have a satisfying experience. But there is another type of bad design. There is a side of user experience that uses …

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Design Critique: Weather Channel (iPhone app, V7.2.1)

This mobile application from the Weather Channel provides users with accurate and up to the minute information. The application also goes beyond basic weather reports, featuring video clips of breaking weather news and broadcasted segments from Weather Channel programs, as well as seasonal tools (i.e. road conditions, local pollen and flu reports, etc.). Issue 1: …

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