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How to Burst the "Filter Bubble" that Protects Us from Opposing Views | MIT Technology Review

How to Burst the "Filter Bubble" that Protects Us from Opposing Views | MIT Technology Review | User Experience + Research | Scoop.it
Computer scientists have discovered a way to number-crunch an individual’s own preferences to recommend content from others with opposing views. The goal?
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It is often useful for us to take a deep look at the experience we are designing -- not just the immediate UI or ecosystem, but the powerful social experience we are shaping. #mit #technologyreview #socialcontext #userexperience #ux

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How to Burst the "Filter Bubble" that Protects Us from Opposing Views | MIT Technology Review

How to Burst the "Filter Bubble" that Protects Us from Opposing Views | MIT Technology Review | User Experience + Research | Scoop.it
Computer scientists have discovered a way to number-crunch an individual’s own preferences to recommend content from others with opposing views. The goal?
Teresa Hernandez's insight:

It is often useful for us to take a deep look at the experience we are designing -- not just the immediate UI or ecosystem, but the powerful social experience we are shaping. #mit #technologyreview #socialcontext #userexperience #ux

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» The UX Professionals’ Guide to Working with Agile Scrum Teams

» The UX Professionals’ Guide to Working with Agile Scrum Teams | User Experience + Research | Scoop.it
Boxes and Arrows is devoted to the practice, innovation, and discussion of design; including graphic design, interaction design, information architecture and the design of business.
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I love that the first topic covered here is "trust and earned respect". It speaks to the need for designers and researchers to get creative about the way they communicate the need and reasoning for UX changes.

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Cognition & The Intrinsic User Experience

Cognition & The Intrinsic User Experience | User Experience + Research | Scoop.it

Cognition is about knowledge and understanding, so there's a ton of psychological principles that fall under the umbrella of cognition. I'll focus on two principles that, once understood, will elevate a UX practitioner’s designs to a whole new level.


Via Mario K. Sakata
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Percieved complexity has been top of mind for me lately. Loved the takeway from that section: 
" The takeaway: Don’t create unnecessarily difficult steps, but don’t immediately discount adding difficulty to limit conversion and increase the quality of the converted...."

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Mario K. Sakata's curator insight, November 10, 2013 8:41 PM

Cognitive Barriers vs Cognitive Load.

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As a former Cognitive Science major, cognition is obviously fascinating to no end - and this article clearly cuts why

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Three Uses for Analytics in User-Experience Practice

Three Uses for Analytics in User-Experience Practice | User Experience + Research | Scoop.it
In order to make the most of analytics data, UX professionals need to integrate this data where it can add value to qualitative processes instead of distract resources.
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Audience Segmentation Models :: UXmatters

Audience segmentation models come in many shapes and sizes. So far, the practice of UX design has focused primarily on the persona as the model of choice. This article explores alternative ways of segmenting audiences and the design research we need to derive each type of model.
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Nice intro, especially if your teams flinch at the thought of using a "persona".
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