Refresh for a new design challenge.
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
Thursday, April 5th, 2018
Monday, February 26th, 2018
Really smart thinking from Stuart on how the randomised response technique could be applied to analytics. My only question is who exactly does the implementation.
The key point here is that, if you’re collecting data about a load of users, you’re usually doing so in order to look at it in aggregate; to draw conclusions about the general trends and the general distribution of your user base. And it’s possible to do that data collection in ways that maintain the aggregate properties of it while making it hard or impossible for the company to use it to target individual users. That’s what we want here: some way that the company can still draw correct conclusions from all the data when collected together, while preventing them from targeting individuals or knowing what a specific person said.
Monday, September 25th, 2017
Monday, October 3rd, 2016
Here’s the really clever technique that Charlotte used on the speakers page for this year’s UX London site.
I remember that Jon was really impressed that she managed to implement his crazy design.
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
The best of the web is just one click away.
Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
Don’t do it. Don’t click that button just one more time. Don’t.
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
There’s a chain of hotels, one of which is in Brighton, called “My Hotel.” I bet they have stories like this one.
Sunday, June 4th, 2006
The party shuffle feature in iTunes is supposed to create a random playlist of songs. Oh yeah? Then how come, out of 6,435 songs, it manages to choose the exact same song performed by two different bands one after the other?
Update: The question is rhetorical. The fact that coincidences like this occur is in fact proof that the shuffling is truly random. If there were no coincidences, that would be suspicious. The Cederholm-Fugazi effect is another example. It’s just that, as Daniel Gilbert says, we notice things that are memorable and filter out the vast majority.