The world is full of infuriating, difficult-to-use apps and sites that ignore the needs of real people. We exist to change this.

Author: Dean

User experience strategist, founder and partner at truematter.

@ExperienceDean

When software, apps, or sites confuse or frustrate us, fight or flight responses kick in. That’s bad news for the makers of digital products and services, most of which are downright infuriating. There is hope. Understanding human behavior is a…

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Most websites, apps, and software are hard to use. They’re totally maddening. Why is that? A Valentine’s Day lesson I once learned sheds remarkable light on this. Really. When I was a young man, intensely focused on courting the beautiful…

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When you set out to make something, you don’t just throw a bunch of pieces together and hope for the best — you plan, choose parts carefully, and assemble based on your vision. If you do all of this right,…

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The Modern Digital Tragedy / Part 6 of 6 ‹ Part 5: Upgrading Visuals in a Vacuum As development-centered firms pour their energy into functionality at the expense of usability, their digital products grow more complicated and confusing. Their efforts…

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