Design Critique: Discord (Web App)

Discord is a communication service which allows users to chat, call, and share files and other media in one hub on the web or their desktop and mobile apps. Users can create or join existing servers, to which they can invite friends and open topic-specific chat threads as well as voice and/or video rooms to …

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Design Critique: Randonautica

By Sara Almai Randonautica is a mobile phone application intended to be used as an aid for exploration. The application generates a random or pseudorandom set of coordinates, called a “point”, for the user, called a “randonaut”, to venture to. The point is generated based on a descriptor selected by the user on the homepage. …

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Design Critique: Coursera (Web Version)

Among all of the online education website, I’ve tried several and even they’re focus on different trajectory, the one that hooks me and motivate me to complete is Coursera which delivering a very “flow” experience. User-centered design employs empathy and in turn increases satisfaction of the end-users. This design critique will be using Norman theories from “The Design of Everyday Things” to analyze the good and bad designs Coursera utilizes.

Design Critique: Venmo (iOS)


What is venmo? Venmo allows you to pay and request money from your friends. At its core, Venmo provides a social way to pay your friends when you owe them money and don’t want to deal with cash.  mY GOAL The goal was to pay $100 to Lillian Yang. I solely focused on the payment …

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Design Critique: Kaave (iOS app)

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Kaave is a fortune telling app based in Turkey that works by reading Turkish coffee cups – which is usually done to spark conversation and gossip. This article will evaluate the IOS version of the Kaave app, based on the usability principles discussed by Donald Norman, in his book: The Design of Everyday Things.

Eye Tracking Study – NYU Langone Health

About Advanced usability analytics for NYU Langone using eye-tracking method. NYU Langone Health is one of the nation’s premier academic medical centers. Located in the heart of Manhattan, with additional facilities throughout the New York City area, NYU Langone is a popular choice for students with insurance health plan. Our study goal is to Evaluate the usability …

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Design Critique: Google Meet

Google Meet is a digital video conferencing application that allows users to join and/or host meetings from remote locations. While steadily gaining popularity over the years, digital conferencing platforms such as this became a standard and daily practice for businesses and education alike when the Covid-19 pandemic began to sweep across the United States. Almost …

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Creating an ethical usability study

Overview Ethical methods and procedures are critical when conducting research of any kind, and usability is no exception.  Processes regarding ethical treatment of study participants’ well-being and privacy have been well documented in a variety of fields including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and other scientific endeavors.  It is within the past decades that these ideals have been …

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