What is the balance between total truth and user comfort? Dan Tuner navigates some grey areas and suggests a framework for ensuring your UI white lies aren’t dark patterns.
It seems like each week we hear of a large well designed product failing to find traction. Has a hyper focus on design led us to overvalue its importance? What can we do to ensure we don’t get caught up?
Speaking of which, after 2 years Facebook is shuttering Creative Labs and the apps it spawned (Paper, Slingshot, Rooms etc). While these apps were celebrated for innovative interfaces and interaction patterns it wasn’t enough for them to succeed.