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Currently doing a M.Sc. Human Computer Interaction

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UX really is simple:

  1. Ask the users.
  2. Analyze their feedback.
  3. Design a better system.

(Adapted from "Feynman Problem Solving Algorithm")


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comment Self Service Checkouts
Maybe the real answer is: the engineer got conflicting requirement analysis. "We need to trust the user, but control him anyway", is a bad starting assumption.
Jan
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comment Self Service Checkouts
@SchroedingersCat Could you please add a photo or some other context? Or is your question more a usability-process-related one?
Jan
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comment When is something too easy?
Love the princess metaphor for Gamification!
Jan
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comment Traffic lights: why yellow before green?
Traffic lights (in Germany, anyway) have an phase were all lights are red, as to reduce this security risk. The duration of this phase depends on the size of the intersection, because it's at least "the time time to leave the intersection when entering it at the moment the light turned red". So the additional Red-Yellow gives some security margin, actually.
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comment Traffic lights: why yellow before green?
Similar discussions: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/11309/…
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Dec
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comment How to leverage team effects in HCI?
Very interesting comments about why you prefer not to answer the question :-) As far as I understood ANT, it doesn't distinguish humans and tech-agents, they both are "actants". And both can behave as "intermediary" or "mediator", depending on whether they are (assumed to be) fully describable or indeterministic. Of course you are right, Computers are not human. But, Nass claims, we treat them as such (subconciously). "My beloved hammer", "He served me well", "He is faithful to me" and so on. Good points about UX and Usability!
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comment How to leverage team effects in HCI?
It's definitely interesting, although it's written more from a management perspective than an UX one.
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revised How to leverage team effects in HCI?
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answered What are some good books for learning about typography?
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comment Interesting user interfaces from sci-fi movies & tv?
Fixed, thank you.
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answered How to discover what users NEED and not what they WANT?